Tuesday 29 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.
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Commercial rock

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

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Mack truckin’

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

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Chevy cruisin’

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

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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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J Dilla-The Shining

None September 14th, 2006



J Dilla' one of a handful of names James Yancey is known by' is not a producer with the name recognition of a Pharrell, Kanye or Timbaland, but within the hip-hop community, his breathtaking beats have earned him the respect of the movers and shakers; look no further than The Roots' latest, "Game Theory," whose eerie first track, "Dilltastic Vol Won(derful)," is a tip of the hat to Dilla. Indeed, the love doesn't stop there: Roots drummer Ahmir "Questlove" Thompson penned the poignant liner notes for this posthumous release "“ Yancey passed away earlier this year from Lupus-related complications.
This disc, along with the dizzying "Donuts," stands as a towering memorial to one of hip-hop's lesser-known icons. With guest shots from Busta Rhymes, Common and more, "The Shining" is likely one of the only rap albums to drop this year that will make a kazoo sample feel like an impending apocalypse. An essential, futuristic work that makes you miss the genius responsible all the more.
- Preston Jones

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