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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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The Polyphonic Spree - The Fragile Army

None June 21st, 2007



Dallas concoction The Polyphonic Spree is part choir, band, symphony and vaudeville show, and "The Fragile Army"' the follow-up to its critically acclaimed 2004 album "Together We're Heavy"' proves the gimmick is over.


What used to be charming' a rotating cast of dozens of bandmates, a choir, a theremin and French horn' now seems lackluster and forced. The nearest thing the band has to a front man, music orchestrator and arranger Tim DeLaughter, somehow made "The Fragile Army" more meandering and meaningless.


The third track, "Get Up and Go," at least has a beat and a definable structure, and "Mental Cabaret" has a semi-likable dance quality to it. But the rest of the album sounds like a drug-addled anxiety attack set to tape by "Brady Bunch" extras. Take this CD with two Xanax.


"”Joe Wertz

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