Friday 25 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
Friday-Saturday
Downtown Tulsa 
centeroftheuniversefestival.com 
$35-$50 

07/22/2014 | Comments 0

Mack truckin’

Swizzymack
9 p.m. Friday 
Kamp’s Lounge 
1310 NW 25th St. 
lndrnrs.com 
819-6004 
$10-$15 

07/23/2014 | Comments 0

Chevy cruisin’

Chevy Woods with Kevin Gates & more
9 p.m. Sunday 
Vibe Night Club 
227 SW 25th St. 
$20-$40 

07/16/2014 | Comments 0

Rock steady

Tesla
7 p.m. Saturday
Frontier City
11501 N. Interstate 35 Service Road 
frontiercity.com
478-2140
Free with park admission 

07/16/2014 | Comments 0
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My Chemical Romance-The Black Parade


None November 9th, 2006

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Reprise

Taking a page from the Green Day playbook in a transparent bid for critical and commercial validation, New Jersey-based punk-poppers My Chemical Romance have unleashed the ambitious, somber "The Black Parade." Overdosed on Pink Floyd and Queen to a spectacular degree, My Chemical Romance spend much of their third full-length album providing a nation of tweeners with an emo "The Wall" of their very own; fairly trembling under the weight of its own pretensions, "The Black Parade" features some powerful songs undone by oblique lyrics that rail against nothing. While "American Idiot" is clearly the blueprint here, My Chemical Romance misplaces that other crucial ingredient: relevance. There will always be angry teens, but Green Day's masterwork connected with listeners of all ages because the band had something potent to say. Straining toward art is a trait to be encouraged in these young, MTV-saturating bands, but you need more than a slick aesthetic to make your mark. 
 
- Preston Jones

 
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