Wednesday 30 Jul
 
 

Sobering sounds

Copperheads with Depth & Current, Dudes of America and Oblivious

10 p.m. Saturday

Opolis

113 N. Crawford Ave., Norman

opolis.org

447-3417

$7

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Pony expression

Wild Ponies

8 p.m. Sunday

The Blue Door

2805 N. McKinley Ave.

bluedoorokc.com

524-0738

$15

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Music Made Me: Josh Hogsett

Few, if any, Oklahoma bands have seen a rise as meteoric as Tallows over the past year, yet its seemingly overnight ascension didn’t happen by chance. The Oklahoma City four-piece is well-versed in the ways of modern pop songwriting, drawing from both glitchy electronica and cathartic indie rock in equal measure. Last year, the band pulled off a rare musical feat with its debut album, Memory Marrow, which was steeped heavily in the breadth of recent history yet managed to sound like nothing else before it.
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Planting the seed

Chelsey Cope’s new band, Elms, is as earthy and native to Oklahoma as the trees that are their namesake. The soulful folk four-piece’s debut EP, Parallel Lines, was recorded at Bell Labs Recording Studio in Norman and is on its way in September. But the band has already given us a tease, with its first single, “Burn,” going live on SoundCloud on July 14.
07/22/2014 | Comments 0

Commercial rock

Center of the Universe Festival featuring Capital Cities, Young The Giant, AWOLNATION & more
Friday-Saturday
Downtown Tulsa 
centeroftheuniversefestival.com 
$35-$50 

07/22/2014 | Comments 0
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Arcade Fire - Neon Bible


None April 19th, 2007

arcade

Merge

It's a little disappointing to get what may be the best record of 2007 so early in the year. It sets a dangerous precedent unlikely to be matched.

The group's second full-length release, "Neon Bible," sounds like its 2004 debut: huge and orchestral, with strings, drones and organs weaving in and out.

The album opens with a thunderstorm-like tympani vamp on "Black Mirror," which could be on the sound track to a modern Gothic melodrama; it contains a ghosty vocal effect that is downright creepy.

But "Keep the Car Running" might be the best track on the album. Quick, poppy rhythms and melodies support echoic vocals, and contrast perfectly with swirling backing tracks made either by the hurdy gurdy or some other archaic stringed instrument. "The Well and the Lighthouse" is similarly paced, but more upbeat.

"Neon Bible" is dense, but fun. The entire album works as one song, perfect for a stormy spring afternoon and a set of headphones.'Joe Wertz

 
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