Tuesday 29 Jul

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 Black-Fast Man Raider Man

None August 24th, 2006


Back Porch

The ongoing metamorphosis of Frank Black takes another interesting turn in "Fast Man Raider Man," a two-disc outing in which the former Pixies front man veers further away from the diabolical shrieks that made him famous.
Like last year's "Honeycomb," this latest batch of songs from Black brings together an assemblage of first-rate session players' folks like Steve Cropper and Al Kooper' for a soul-and-country gumbo. It is talent well used. Buoyed by drowsily seductive horns and honky-tonk keyboards, the record offers such gems as the Van Morrison-styled "If Your Poison Gets You," the brooding Doors riff of "When the Paint Grows Darker Still" and the New Orleans goof of "Dog Sleep."
But at 27 songs, there is inevitable fodder. Some critics have groused that Black could've shaved some songs and made a bang-up single record. I, for one, appreciate the generosity.
- Phil Bacharach

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