Wednesday 30 Jul

Sobering sounds

Copperheads with Depth & Current, Dudes of America and Oblivious

10 p.m. Saturday


113 N. Crawford Ave., Norman



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Pony expression

Wild Ponies

8 p.m. Sunday

The Blue Door

2805 N. McKinley Ave.



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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
Downtown Tulsa 

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Ben Rector - Jingles and Bells

None December 10th, 2009

rth unwrapping. "Jingles and Bells" is more cookies and hot cocoa than Scotch and hot toddies, but the six classic tracks are far from candy cane-coated.

With its easy organ, finger snaps and sleigh bells, album opener "Let It Snow" is a delightful swinger that features a baritone Rector intertwining with himself, echoing up-front lyrics with a second, more conversational set of improvised lines. Recorded amid holiday party atmospherics complete with cheers and hand claps, the piano-led "Jingle Bells" is lighthearted and playful. Accompanied by a piano alone, "Away in a Manger" is stark, soft, sweet and short' clocking in at only a minute-and-a-half' but Rector shows the most range with "White Christmas," a jazzy number rife with acoustic guitars and confident falsettos.

"Jingles and Bells" is merry, cheery and available on iTunes."”Joe Wertz

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