Thursday 31 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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Long Distance Runner-The Fire of Cumulative Hours

None November 16th, 2006


Existential Sounds

Perhaps the best argument for the melding of man and machine since Steve Austin went bionic is "The Fire of Cumulative Hours" EP from Long Distance Runner. Essentially a one-man show starring Portland-based K. Briggs, "Cumulative" marks a masterful DIY debut of breakbeat electronica, both imaginative and playful, like the best of DJ Shadow.
"Los Nihongoristas" kicks off the disc, and serves as the litmus test: Either its repetitive crashing samples will drive you away or wax nostalgic for the Art of Noise. The remaining four tracks settle into a less experimental state of mind, with the title track delving into a smoky, mid-tempo groove. "After the Math" is a purposely odd-paced track of percussion and computer bleeps, recalling both Mogwai and Air.
But where "Fire" really takes spark is with "Mongolian Disco in Exile." Exotic and earthy, this five-minute slice of melodic manna is one the year's most infectious ass-shakers. LDR's full-length is planned for early '07; can't wait.
- Rod Lott

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