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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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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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Digitalism - Idealism

None July 4th, 2007



Do you want something completely new and original or something really fun? If you don't mind two German kids reworking a Cure song and some sometimes-generic electronic music, "Idealism" is an upbeat dance-the-night-away album.


The pair sampled and reworked The Cure's "Fire in Cairo," rebranding it "Digitalism in Cairo," and adding a deep, foot-stomping kick drum and bassline. Sacrilegious, I'm sure, but get over it.


"Pogo" is the best song on the album, and sounds more like a band than a duet. With rhythmic synthesizers and an arpeggiated lead keyboard line, this sound could find a home on an album by The Killers or The Bravery.


Despite being only a few years old, Digitalism boasts tens of thousands of MySpace "friends" and a robust touring schedule that is taking them everywhere but the United States. So go grab what the kids in Europe are listening to' at least it might make you feel cooler.


"”Joe Wertz


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