Thursday 31 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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Glen Campbell — Greatest Hits


Rod Lott February 19th, 2009

 

As far as I'm concerned, with his recent comeback album, Glen Campbell has washed the has-been taint of Branson from his reputation. Now, a 16-track collection of his "Greatest Hits" reminds us why we ever loved him in the first place. These songs hold up, sounding very much of their time, yet timeless as well.


His monster '70s country-rock hit "Rhinestone Cowboy" has become somewhat of a punch line, but a fresh listen reveals a still-infectious melody. But it doesn't compare to the standards written by Jimmy Webb: "Wichita Lineman" and "By the Time I Get to Phoenix," which are remarkably dark for tunes unfairly pegged as "easy listening." They're utterly sublime, as is a new-to-me "Dreams of the Everyday Housewife," which sounds positively Bacharachian in its bittersweet way.


Two tracks from the aforementioned comeback disc close out this superb anthology: "Times Like These" and "These Days," which cover Foo Fighters and Jackson Browne, respectively. The only disappointment is that Campbell's version of Travis' "Sing" wasn't also included, because it's the one that boldly showed he still can. —Rod Lott


 
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