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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Smashing Pumpkins - Zeitgeist


None July 19th, 2007

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Reprise

Decide right now, if you haven't already: Are you a Billy Corgan fan or a Smashing Pumpkins fan? If you are the former, then the latest from the Pumpkins might be right up your alley.

 

It surely sounds better than just about everything else out right now, especially if layer upon layer of fuzzy, spaced-out guitars is your thing. "Tarantula" sounds almost like a stoner-rock song, with chugging guitars. Impossibly dark, "Doomsday Clock" is one of the better songs on the album, with tons of guitar and modulating harmonies peeking through the distorted haze.

 

As characteristically punchy, snazzy and stylish as ever, drummer Jimmy Chamberlin shows off some amazing chops and probably has more time in the spotlight now that original members James Iha and D'Arcy Wretzky are out of the loop.

 

As an album, it's OK; as a Smashing Pumpkins record, it's subpar. But hey, at least it's not another Corgan solo record.

 

"” Joe Wertz

 
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