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

07/30/2014 | Comments 0

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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Sarah McLachlan-Wintersong


None November 30th, 2006

wintersong

Arista

Sarah McLachlan is slowly, steadily turning herself into a reliable brand; you know exactly what you're getting when you pick up the latest album. Which is to say, said album will be stuffed with the same damn thing you've heard countless times before.

"Wintersong," McLachlan's crack at a holiday-themed disc, cribs a track from a decade ago (her luminous cover of Gordon Lightfoot's "Song for a Winter's Night") and spends most of the record enveloped in longtime producer Pierre Marchand's thick blanket of distorted guitars and echo-drenched piano. There's also a new song: McLachlan penned the frosty, vivid title track, which fits snugly amid the sleek readings of such yuletide classics as "I'll Be Home for Christmas" and the always-welcome Vince Guaraldi gem "Christmastime Is Here." Sure, it's as banal as your neighbor's needlessly tacky Christmas display, but like those sparkling lights stapled to the gutter, it also has the capacity to be pretty friggin' beautiful.
 
- Preston Jones

 
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