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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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Dean Martin - Forever Cool

None September 6th, 2007



Despite joining forces with the Grim Reaper a dozen years ago, Dean Martin has a new album out. Taking a page from the Frank Sinatra "Duets" cash cow, the record finds the Rat Pack vice president sharing songs with very-much-alive artists of later generations.


Any suspicions that the merger might be jarring are dispelled by the opening notes of track one, in which Martin sings "Who's Got the Action?" to the accompaniment of swing revivalists Big Bad Voodoo Daddy. The styles meld so well, it's difficult to tell whether the cut was recorded yesterday or yesteryear.


Martina McBride's voice may lack the sex appeal of Ann-Margret, but she heats up well alongside Dino for the holiday chestnut "Baby, It's Cold Outside." Actor Kevin Spacey holds his own for two tracks, right down to the seemingly drunken studio banter.


Joss Stone, Shelby Lynne and Robbie Williams are among the other guests, but you're most likely to be floored by the lone solo cut: an a capella version of Brahms' "Lullaby," reminding that headlines aside, Martin had talent in spades.


"”Rod Lott

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