Wednesday 30 Jul
 
 

Sobering sounds

Copperheads with Depth & Current, Dudes of America and Oblivious

10 p.m. Saturday

Opolis

113 N. Crawford Ave., Norman

opolis.org

447-3417

$7

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Pony expression

Wild Ponies

8 p.m. Sunday

The Blue Door

2805 N. McKinley Ave.

bluedoorokc.com

524-0738

$15

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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.
07/22/2014 | Comments 0

Commercial rock

Center of the Universe Festival featuring Capital Cities, Young The Giant, AWOLNATION & more
Friday-Saturday
Downtown Tulsa 
centeroftheuniversefestival.com 
$35-$50 

07/22/2014 | Comments 0
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Panic at the Disco - Pretty. Odd.


None April 10th, 2008

PANICDISCO

Fueled by Ramen
Despite having a near-infantile musical and lyrical vocabulary, Panic at the Disco decided to attempt a thematic rock 'n' roll epic with its second release, "Pretty. Odd."

There is nothing pretty about "Pretty. Odd.," which isn't really that odd at all' it's just pretentious and pandering to an audience that couldn't name a true Seventies concept album.

The album's first single, "Nine in the Afternoon," recreates a little of the band's glittery Vegas fanfare, but still oozes a cheerful, happy-go-lucky motif that doesn't mesh well with the song's otherwise interesting rhythms and melodies.

Gone are the band's dance-pop days from "A Fever You Can't Sweat Out," and singer Brendon Urie has notably changed his vocal style as most evident in Beatles-inspired songs like "Pas de Cheval" and the notably upbeat "That Green Gentlemen (Things Have Changed)."

The whole mess is confusing, and not in a funny Electric Light Orchestra kind of way. "Pretty. Odd." is pretty bad.

"”Joe Wertz

 
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