Sunday 27 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. 

07/16/2014 | Comments 0

Rock steady

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

07/16/2014 | Comments 0
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The Band - The Best of 'A Musical History'

None July 4th, 2007





After hitting home runs with their first two albums, members of The Band have been living down that legacy. This abridged compilation of a 2005 Band boxed set contains 19 tracks, with a deluxe-edition DVD including six film clips. The CD starts with a rousing recording of Ronnie Hawkins and The Hawks, the pre-Band outfit that occasionally cut its teeth at Norman frat parties.


As expected, the compilation provides some definitive Band moments: the trademark sharing of verses ("Ain't No More Cane on the Brazos"), great storytelling ("The Weight") and Richard Manuel's achingly fragile falsetto ("I Shall Be Released"). Try to find a groovier rhythm section than the interplay showcased on "King Harvest (Has Surely Come)" and "Don't Do It."


This compilation of choice cuts should be indispensable, but ultimately misses the mark by trying to please both hard-core fans and uninitiated ears. Obsessive completists probably already own the 2005 collection, and novices would be better served checking out The Band's debut and sophomore efforts. 


"”Rob Collins

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