Wednesday 23 Jul

Planting the seed

“We think about it as a team,” she said. “Watching so many bands for so long and standing in the audience, I was like, ‘I want to try that.’ After playing by yourself for so many years and seeing what level you can reach with so many musicians coming in, you pretty much have to.
07/22/2014 | Comments 0

Commercial rock

Center of the Universe Festival featuring Capital Cities, Young The Giant, AWOLNATION & more
Downtown Tulsa 

07/22/2014 | Comments 0

Mack truckin’

9 p.m. Friday 
Kamp’s Lounge 
1310 NW 25th St. 

07/23/2014 | Comments 0

Chevy cruisin’

Chevy Woods with Kevin Gates & more
9 p.m. Sunday 
Vibe Night Club 
227 SW 25th St. 

07/16/2014 | Comments 0

Rock steady

7 p.m. Saturday
Frontier City
11501 N. Interstate 35 Service Road
Free with park admission 

07/16/2014 | Comments 0
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None September 21st, 2006



"Hey Ya!" was probably the worst thing that could've happened to OutKast.The mega-enormo 2003 single catapulted the Atlanta duo' Andre 3000 and Big Boi' from avant hip-hopsters creating intense masterpieces to a mainstream pop act; in short, a pair of artists once comfortably under the radar were now undone by their own ambitious achievement. "Idlewild," the first proper album from the pair since the stunning "The Love Below/Speakerboxxx" affair, is as frustrating, uneven and strained as one would expect a project repeatedly pushed back since mid-2005. The lowlights ("A Bad Note," "Peaches") often overwhelm the scant highlights ("Morris Brown," "Hollywood Divorce"), but the troublesome element plaguing "Idlewild" isn't something that necessarily can be fixed by scrapping release dates or re-editing songs.  
"Idlewild" is ostensibly a soundtrack but feels more like a clip job, two men whose professional relationship is quickly disintegrating but who must maintain an united front. 
- Preston Jones

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