Monday 28 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 

07/22/2014 | Comments 0

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. 

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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Swizz Beatz - One Man Band Man

None September 6th, 2007




Hey, guess what? Just because you can flip enough knobs in a studio to make beats for other hip-hop artists doesn't mean you can or need to make an album of your own.


But New York producer, beat-maker and studio guru Swizz Beats didn't learn from his 2002 mistake "Presents G.H.E.T.T.O. Stories," and is trying again with this follow-up.


Swizz Beatz, who was born Kasseem Dean, is hardly a one-man band. With a long list of guest performers' ranging from R. Kelly and Jadakiss to Chris Martin from the band Coldplay' featured on the disc, it's clear that Swizz isn't man enough to carry an album.


"It's Me Bitches," edited on the radio and in other PG settings as "It's Me Snitches," is the first single to be released from the record and is already an MTV and loud-car-stereo staple. It's bouncy, energetic and a good disposable summer club-banger.


It's albums like "One Man Band Man" that make you thank the gods for the Internet, and the ability to pay less than $1 for a song, and save your $15 for rap albums that actually break some new ground.


"”Joe Wertz

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