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
Friday-Saturday
Downtown Tulsa 
centeroftheuniversefestival.com 
$35-$50 

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Mack truckin’

Swizzymack
9 p.m. Friday 
Kamp’s Lounge 
1310 NW 25th St. 
lndrnrs.com 
819-6004 
$10-$15 

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Chevy cruisin’

Chevy Woods with Kevin Gates & more
9 p.m. Sunday 
Vibe Night Club 
227 SW 25th St. 
$20-$40 

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Rock steady

Tesla
7 p.m. Saturday
Frontier City
11501 N. Interstate 35 Service Road 
frontiercity.com
478-2140
Free with park admission 

07/16/2014 | Comments 0
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Wade Crow - The Crazy Social


None August 6th, 2009

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The most interesting music venue in Oklahoma City could very well be inside Wade Crow's mind. Club Crow isn't a dark corner, but it's definitely a hole in the wall' the kind of place one can visit to hide in plain view amongst friendly, staggering strangers. The Oklahoma City musician's latest, "The Crazy Social," is wild and generally inexplicable. At their most simplified, the 15 new songs grow from a singer/songwriter kernel, but what Crow explodes around each varies widely.


Looped jungle electronics and muddled melodies on "Ok Now" open the album. On this track, Crow's voice is droning and cyclical, each verse repeating an "Everything is OK, now" mantra in an addled attempt to convince himself. With its Casio-styled beat, acoustic guitar and distant vocals, "Tell Me to Have Fun Again" is manageably morose and sounds a bit like a late-night Dinosaur Jr. demo.


The screechy "Lala" is buried under synthesizers, a New Kids on the Block drum jam and sampled whistles, while the eponymous track 13 combines a slow-and-steady bass foundation, shimmering electronics and distorted stacks of lyrics.


Individually, each element of "The Crazy Social" might prove annoying, grating even. But stirred and stewed, the album simmers strange' unidentifiable, but oddly tasty."”Joe Wertz

 
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