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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.
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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 

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Gob Iron-Death Songs for the Living

None December 21st, 2006


Transmit Sound/Legacy

Son Volt's dour Jay Farrar continues his quest for the world's slowest tempo, this time enlisting Varnaline leader Anders Parker in a (probably) one-off duo.
Gob Iron specializes in traditional folk and blues, with Farrar frequently reworking the lyrics. Stephen Foster's "Hard Times" is changed to great effect, though it bears little resemblance to the original. Farrar's sour drawl never has sounded better; he harmonizes with the significantly less-distinctive Parker seamlessly, and sounds more committed than he has in years.
The mostly acoustic instrumentation is fine' it will remind you of Uncle Tupelo's "March 16-20, 1992" album. One new Farrar track, "Buzz and Grind," an electric call to arms at the end of the disc, changes things up a little. All in all, it's a casual album that sounds like it was made in someone's house, behind the screen door.
- Rod Lott

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