Saturday 12 Jul
 
 

Next big thing

As far as songs go, few prove as challenging to sing as our national anthem.

It’s a technically demanding tune from first note to last, to be sure, beginning with a low bellow that quickly soars toward star-punching high notes, eventually swelling to a show-stopping crescendo that even the most seasoned performer can have trouble mastering.

07/09/2014 | Comments 0

Sheriff Woody

Woody Guthrie Folk Festival featuring Jimmy LaFave, Arlo Guthrie and more

Wednesday through Sunday

Okemah

woodyguthrie.com

Free

07/09/2014 | Comments 0

California dreamin’

Modern Pantheist with The Wurly Birds and Larry Chin

9 p.m. Sunday

Blue Note Lounge 

2408 N. Robinson Ave.

thebluenotelounge.com

600-1166

$5

07/02/2014 | Comments 0

Major League tunes

Chipper Jones with The Hitt Boyz, Foxburrows and Milk Jr

8 p.m. Saturday

VZD’s Restaurant & Club

4200 N. Western Ave.

vzds.com

524-4200

07/02/2014 | Comments 0

Neon colors

Utah-based rockers Neon Trees spent a hot summer night setting fire to Tulsa’s legendary Cain’s Ballroom on June 19. Rounding out the aural palette were Smallpools, a lively L.A. powerhouse, and Nightmare and the Cat, a cadre of black-clad Brit/American alt-rockers. Neon Trees’ latest record, Pop Psychology, was the night’s flux capacitor, transporting all who were willing to a neon-soaked parallel universe.
06/25/2014 | Comments 0
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Various artists - Generation V


None April 24th, 2008

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Dgenetics Musics

Want to know what should be in repeat mode on your iPod all summer long? It's "Skate with Me," a snappy little number from Dgenerate Nation, one of four unknown acts on the indie compilation "Generation V."

"Skate with Me" provides instant buoyancy, fusing Seventies disco-funk with Nineties electronica and a lackadaisical vocal delivery that nevertheless takes hold of your happy cords and yanks down hard. It's a tribute to roller skating, and sounds like it, sporting a twisted melodic bounce similar to The Chemical Brothers' "The Salmon Dance."

Dgenerate Nation's other contribution, "I Want More," is a down-tempo, laid-back track with torchy, half-rap vocals. Old Gold offers super-thick synth licks in "How Can I Be Down?," while Fiore goes the space-lounge route with "Awakening" and "True Story," as if The Doors played your local Holiday Inn.

DJ Pumpkin Patch is the other featured act, reliant on the worst kind of Eighties faux-soul sound, lacquered with Devo-esque lyrics. He's the sole blight on an otherwise healthy crop of talented, creative tapeheads.

"”Rod Lott

 
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