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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Home · Articles · Reviews · Folk · Bob Dylan-Modern Times

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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