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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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Frank Zappa - Wazoo

None July 3rd, 2008



How immense was Frank Zappa's "electric orchestra" experimentation circa 1972? The first track on a vintage live recording takes a mind-numbing three minutes and 47 seconds to introduce the band.

The 20-piece symphony bore little resemblance to previous incarnations of traditional rock acts. Maybe it was the euphonium and contrabass sarrusophone? Zappa, then 31, is credited on guitar and white stick with cork handle.

The new two-disc "Wazoo" live recording celebrates the 35th anniversary of Zappa's "The Grand Wazoo" album, which came out during his big-band fusion tangent when noodling progressive rock was commonplace. As evidenced by this fine audio document, he aspired to create a group "capable of performing intricate compositions at the same sound-intensity levels normally associated with other forms of pop music."

The experimentation didn't end onstage. The cover of this archival release pays homage to Salvador Dal

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