Thursday 24 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 

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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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Portishead - Third

None May 1st, 2008


It's been a decade since English electronic trio Portishead have released a proper album, but the trip-hop silence has been broken with "Third"' a terrific collection of songs that would make any fan further lament the group's years of stillness.

"Machine Gun" is familiar, but strikes a new tone: more visceral and industrial with haunting synthesizer, pummeling drums and contrastingly isolated and gorgeous vocal bellows from Beth Gibbons.

The frantic "Silence" is a breakneck race of a song, immediately addictive and panicky' a delightfully dangerous driving tune that urges you to weave through urban traffic while speed-dialing a computer hacker buddy to set up a mysterious airport transaction.

"Plastic" perhaps sounds the most like late-Nineties Portishead, with a washing wave of guitar distortion and seams of sound sifting and fizzing.

With so many new bands incorporating electronic elements, keyboards, synthesizers, samplers and such, it's a relief to know that some of the tools' pioneers can still do it better than anyone else.

"”Joe Wertz

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