Wednesday 30 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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Beck-The Information


None October 19th, 2006

theinformation

Interscope


Beck's ridden his muse like a teeter-totter for the last decade' raunchy and raw, introspective and subdued' yet the slacker musical fusionary rarely has allowed the two distinct sides of his outsized musical personality to meet until now. "The Information," assembled piecemeal over the last three years with help from Radiohead producer Nigel Godrich, might be Beck's most emotionally cohesive effort since the devastating melancholy of "Sea Change."
 
Forlorn and slightly paranoid, "The Information" welds poignant depth to loose, edgy, futuristic-sex-freak, lending tracks like "Cellphone's Dead" and "Soldier Jane" a febrile, funky vitality; the Dylan-esque word collages have, at last, been brought into the bedroom. These 15 tracks dazzle with their range of textures, but the homemade videos on a separate DVD are an exercise in diminishing returns; deliberately low-budget, it conveys a sense of discomfiting overachievement, a great idea stretched way too thin.
 
- Preston Jones

 
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