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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Vermillion Lies - What's in the Box?

None March 13th, 2008

Boekbinder, known for their theatrical stage flair and burlesque accompaniment, have long written hilarious songs on topics both topical and nonsensical.

"What's in the Box?" is easy to enjoy, often sounding like a modern take on a low-rent Victorian stage show, especially with songs like "Blue" and the down-South river chorus of "She Comes."


The album's third track, "Global Warming," is a cute commentary on current culture ("It's hot "¦ not cool!"). Science and the solar system are given some tango sex appeal in "The Astronomer," reminding us that "Mercury is the hottest" and that "your Milky Way is all over me" in a funny jingle that should be added to middle-school science classes to encourage class participation.


"What's in the Box?" Simple: a wonderful CD filled with 14 laugh-out-loud and stylishly funny cuts.


"”Joe Wertz

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