Wednesday 30 Jul

Sobering sounds

Copperheads with Depth & Current, Dudes of America and Oblivious

10 p.m. Saturday


113 N. Crawford Ave., Norman



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Pony expression

Wild Ponies

8 p.m. Sunday

The Blue Door

2805 N. McKinley Ave.



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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.
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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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Imitation Electric Piano-Blow It Up, Burn It Down, Kick It 'Til It Bleeds

None December 14th, 2006

Drag City

 To borrow one of its own song titles, Imitation Electric Piano's second album makes for "Relatively Good Times." That it's not better lies in the band's decision to make a marked departure in its signature sound: adding full-time vocals.
One of many offshoots of post-rock giant Stereolab, the band debuted in 2001 with a stellar self-titled EP of instrumental lounge-tronica that suggested what Stereolab might sound like if orchestrated by Burt Bacharach. A proper LP, "Trinity Neon," followed in 2003, also terrific.
So if it ain't broke, why bring twee-voiced singer Mary Hampton into the fold? Her pipes don't complement the music, but diffuse its charm. In full, "Blow It Up "¦ " isn't bad, but it's a disappointment; one can imagine how much better it'd be sans vocals.  
- Dave Bond

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