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Planting the seed

“We think about it as a team,” she said. “Watching so many bands for so long and standing in the audience, I was like, ‘I want to try that.’ After playing by yourself for so many years and seeing what level you can reach with so many musicians coming in, you pretty much have to.
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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. 

07/16/2014 | Comments 0

Rock steady

7 p.m. Saturday
Frontier City
11501 N. Interstate 35 Service Road
Free with park admission 

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TV on the Radio-Return to Cookie Mountain

None November 23rd, 2006



 One of the things musicians TV on the Radio do so well on "Return to Cookie Mountain" that they failed to do on "Desperate Youth, Blood Thirsty Babes," is find a perfect way to present the band's shambolic mix of poetry, New Wave, electro sampling and guitar by simply not caring. Each track is a single and zeroes in on an experiment. 

The harmonies on "Tonight" are imperfect and the only music they have to accompany them is the distortion squall in a distant space and metallic percussion.  Wind chimes are twinkled into the monitor on "A Method" against a thick bass and group whistling, which evokes a frightening vision of dawn. The wretched vocal plea of "Dirtywhirl" finds salvation in ethereal keys, while the surprisingly straightforward "Playhouses" is a catchy Bo Diddley-esque freak-jam.

Finally, the most forward-thinking act in alternative music has released a disc that will spin its way into the realm of year-end lists.
- Danny Marroquin

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