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.
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

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
Reviews
 
Top Articles from Reviews

Dr. Pants — The Trip Side 1: Illusion & Truth

Tight pop songwriting with a sense of humor


Pop

Stephen Carradini
The cumbersomely named “The Trip Side 1: Illusion & Truth” by Dr. Pants suffers no such songwriting problems in its six tracks.
 
Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Death Cab for Cutie — Codes and Keys

Indie-poppers' best album since the early 2000s


Indie

Stephen Carradini
To its benefit and ill, Death Cab for Cutie has never made the same album twice.
 
Thursday, May 26, 2011

Red City Radio — The Dangers of Standing Still

No letup of enthusiasm, speed in this debut


Rock

Stephen Carradini
There’s something to be said for sticking to your guns, and Red City Radio is saying it.
 
Thursday, May 19, 2011

Man-made Objects — EP

Beautifully recorded psych and shoegaze tunes


Indie

Stephen Carradini
Man-Made Objects’ shoegaze and psych tunes rely heavily on songcraft, relegating reverb to an effect on guitar and vocals instead of the featured element.
 
Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Laura Stevenson and the Cans — Sit Resist

Disparate genres tie into an incredibly coherent sound


Indie

Stephen Carradini
I lauded Emily Arin’s latest earlier this year because of its ability to seamlessly fuse disparate genres into one thing.
 
Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Brandi Carlile — Live at Benaroya Hall with the Seattle Symphony

Singer/songwriter's powerful voice successfully gets the 'with strings!' treatment


Folk

Stephen Carradini
Brandi Carlile’s singer/songwriter tunes subsist on two things: her powerful voice and pop sensibility.
 
Monday, May 16, 2011

Roy Orbison — The Monument Singles Collection (1960-1964)

Classic songwriter gets a massive, well-deserved re-release


Pop

Stephen Carradini
Having long enjoyed Roy Orbison’s radio singles, I’m glad to see a massive set of his tunes see a re-release.
 
Friday, May 13, 2011

Jimi Hendrix — South Saturn Delta

Jaw-dropping B-sides, just in case you forgot how awesome Hendrix is


Rock

Stephen Carradini
I am not the type to worship guitarists, as I prefer songwriting to epic solos.
 
Thursday, May 12, 2011

MilkDrive — Road from Home

Average 'newgrass' release filed next to Nickel Creek


Country

Stephen Carradini
Average must be the most frustrating thing to be labeled.
 
Thursday, May 12, 2011

Robert Johnson — The Centennial Collection

All of the blues great's tunes on two CDs.


Folk

Stephen Carradini
I don’t like blues. I appreciate that it beget most music I listen to, but I just can’t stand to hear the repetitive form.
 
Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Empty Space Orchestra — Empty Space Orchestra

Brilliant, jazz-influenced post-rock


Indie

Stephen Carradini
I’m not sure why I’ve encountered large amounts of jazz-influenced post-rock this year, but I’ve heard so much of it that I’ve got Colin Stetson’s mindblowing “New History Warfare Vol. 2: Judges” atop my current best of 2011 list.
 
Tuesday, May 10, 2011

The Boom Bang — World War Fun

These amps go to 1,000.


Rock

Stephen Carradini
There is no substitute for a Boom Bang live show.
 
Monday, May 9, 2011

Colourmusic — My _____ Is Pink

Intriguing, excellent rock songwriting


Indie

Stephen Carradini
Although Colourmusic spent a great amount of time talking about the sex-related aspects of “My _____ Is Pink” here, a secondary theme of the record is the most immediately noticeable part: Ryan Hendrix wanted to make an album that people could play when they work out.
 
Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Other Lives — Tamer Animals

Lush, thoughtful and detailed indie beauty


Indie

Stephen Carradini
Not listening closely to “Tamer Animals” by Other Lives will cause you to miss most of what makes it so great.
 
Wednesday, May 4, 2011

The Unthanks — Last

Brilliant when brooding, and greatest when gloomy


Folk

Stephen Carradini
“Disappointment is everywhere,” an Unthank sister sings in “Give Away Your Heart,” one of the many highlights of The Unthanks’ new album, “Last.”
 
Wednesday, May 4, 2011
 
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