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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Ben Rector - Jingles and Bells


None December 10th, 2009

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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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