Wednesday 30 Jul

Sobering sounds

Copperheads with Depth & Current, Dudes of America and Oblivious

10 p.m. Saturday


113 N. Crawford Ave., Norman



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Pony expression

Wild Ponies

8 p.m. Sunday

The Blue Door

2805 N. McKinley Ave.



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Music Made Me: Josh Hogsett

Few, if any, Oklahoma bands have seen a rise as meteoric as Tallows over the past year, yet its seemingly overnight ascension didn’t happen by chance. The Oklahoma City four-piece is well-versed in the ways of modern pop songwriting, drawing from both glitchy electronica and cathartic indie rock in equal measure. Last year, the band pulled off a rare musical feat with its debut album, Memory Marrow, which was steeped heavily in the breadth of recent history yet managed to sound like nothing else before it.
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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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Current 93-Black Ships Ate the Sky

None August 24th, 2006



Like Antony Hegarty and his Johnsons, Current 93's "Black Ships Ate the Sky" comes from a place so dark, it's hard to imagine the melodious cubism being consistently imagined by the artists (in this case, industrial veteran David Tibet and the many guests introduced here).
Here, "Sunset" bows down to cello with chivalric Tibetan enunciation. At a final resolution, "Black Ships" is a scary and glorious quid pro quo. For every spine-tingling "The Dissolution of 'The Boat Millions of Years'" buried under the dirt of the skip key, there is an "Idumæa" that allows Bonnie "Prince" Billy to rise from the grave sounding like Ralph Stanley.
Forces stronger than you are at work here, and I'd imagine even Trent Reznor would give this one a listen.
 - Danny Marroquin

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