Thursday 31 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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Everclear - The Vegas Years

None April 10th, 2008


If the recession is keeping you from sitting at a blackjack table in Vegas with a vodka tonic, make do at home with a shot of Everclear. The Nineties alt-rock hitmakers are back with "The Vegas Years."

This isn't an album proper from band leader Art Alexakis and company, but a holdover comprised solely of covers. Wanting to take the Frank Sinatra route, Alexakis states he approached much of the material with an ear for a stylistic facelift. In other words, it mostly sounds just like Everclear.

Sometimes, the update works. The band's remake of Okie folk legend Woody Guthrie's "This Land Is Your Land" is spry in its bouncy, sing-along fashion, and the version of Tommy Tutone's "867-5309 (Jenny) is undeniably energetic, likely because it's live.

But most times, the covers can't touch the originals. Hall and Oates' "Rich Girl" is no great song, but Everclear can't wring any juice out of it. The Go-Go's "Our Lips Are Sealed" sounds flat, and the two TV show themes' "Speed Racer" and "Land of the Lost"' are rudimentary at best.

"”Rod Lott

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