Sunday 27 Jul
 
 

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

Mack truckin’

Swizzymack
9 p.m. Friday 
Kamp’s Lounge 
1310 NW 25th St. 
lndrnrs.com 
819-6004 
$10-$15 

07/23/2014 | Comments 0

Chevy cruisin’

Chevy Woods with Kevin Gates & more
9 p.m. Sunday 
Vibe Night Club 
227 SW 25th St. 
$20-$40 

07/16/2014 | Comments 0

Rock steady

Tesla
7 p.m. Saturday
Frontier City
11501 N. Interstate 35 Service Road 
frontiercity.com
478-2140
Free with park admission 

07/16/2014 | Comments 0
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OutKast-Idlewild


None September 21st, 2006

idlewild

Jive

"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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