Wednesday 30 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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Alan Jackson-Like Red on a Rose


None October 12th, 2006

likeredonaorse

Arista Nashville

So melancholy and introspective as to be almost emotionally monochromatic, Alan Jackson's brooding "Like Red on a Rose" is an impressive left turn for the neo-traditionalist Nashville veteran, dialing down the sunshine streaking hits like  "Chattahoochee" and infusing his evocative baritone with an almost palpable sense of pain. Jackson's secret weapon? Placing himself in the hands of multi-Grammy Award-winning bluegrass queen Alison Krauss, whose ear for minor-key lamentations about shattered love gives Jackson some of the most potent and poignant material of his two-decade career. From the subtly overwhelming title track to the almost jazzy "Anywhere on Earth You Are," Jackson fits comfortably into Krauss' impeccable, heavily shadowed production.
 
If "Like Red on a Rose" has any shortcomings, it's that Krauss leans too heavily on dour, lovelorn songs' a quick burst of upbeat honky-tonk country-pop, Jackson's well-honed stock in trade, would've allowed this "Rose" to bloom more fully.
 
- Preston Jones

 
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