Friday 25 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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Bob Dylan-Modern Times

None October 12th, 2006



The resurrection of Bob Dylan, which began with 1997's "Time Out of Mind," continues with the equally masterful "Modern Times." In true Dylanesque fashion, the album's title is a bit ironic; its sonicscape of blues, rockabilly and country waltzes isn't exactly contemporary, but it is timeless.

Sounding raspier than ever, the 65"‘year"‘old Mr. Zimmerman chews over some mighty lofty subjects' God, love, death' but his precise songwriting and shambling melodies keep the songs firmly earthbound. "Workingman's Blues #2" and "Nettie Moore" are brilliant meditations from rock's greatest poet, while the hushed vibe of "Spirit on the Water" belies a love song steeped in obsession, masochism and betrayal. 

"In the earthly domain, full of disappointment and pain/You'll never see me frown," Dylan croons in the elegiac "When the Deal Goes Down." Thankfully, however, such pain and disappointment still inspires some incredible, and moving, music.
- Phil Bacharach

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