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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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Panic at the Disco - Pretty. Odd.

None April 10th, 2008


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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