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.
07/30/2014 | Comments 0

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
Reviews
 
Top Articles from Reviews

John Fullbright - "High Road"


Folk

Zach Hale
Like many of the artists his supporters have likened him to, John Fullbright is a storyteller at heart.
 
Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Tallows - "Soft Water (PLSTKNOVA Remix)"


Electronica

Zach Hale
Much of Tallows’ 2013 album, Memory Marrowseems ripe for the remix treatment. “Soft Water,” however, would probably be the most daunting prospect for a producer to tackle, if for no other reason than it’s probably the record’s most organic, guitar-driven song.
 
Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Husbands - "Aikin"


Pop

Zach Hale
Nobody in their right mind would ever accuse Husbands of remaining stagnant. 
 
Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Tyson Meade - Tomorrow in Progress


Rock

Joshua Boydston

Tyson Meade has nothing to prove.

He might not be a household name (outside of his home state of Oklahoma, at least), but his influence on the scope of alternative music is just as indelible as that of Lou Reed, David Bowie or Morrissey.

 
Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Deus Eyeslow - Lyrical Voodoo


Hip Hop/Rap

Joshua Boydston
Oklahoma has long been viewed as a mecca for songwriters and hell on earth for rappers. But that’s not necessarily the case, certainly not as of late.
 
Tuesday, May 6, 2014

Luna Moth - Celestial Shades


Indie

Zach Hale
Luna Moth is no stranger to experimentation. Joey Paz’s Norman-based project began in 2010 with Shamanic Youtha 10-track exploration of layered guitar and pop deconstruction, but has since evolved into a fleshed-out four-piece. And while the ideas implemented have traversed a diverse range of genres, its conceptual foundation largely remains unchanged.
 
Tuesday, April 29, 2014

IndianGiver - Understudies


Indie

Joshua Boydston
There’s a difference between being derivative and being inspired by something, a line a lot of artists can’t seem to find — or at least don’t care to.
 
Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Dustin Prinz - Eleven


Pop

Joshua Boydston
Few musicians take the time to master their instrument in the way that Oklahoma City singer-songwriter Dustin Prinz has; he’s a guitar virtuoso in every sense of the word, and Eleven gives him the chance to show just how far he can push that skill.
 
Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Horse Thief – Fear in Bliss


Indie

Zach Hale
Listening to Horse Thief’s previous release — the haphazardly melodramatic Grow Deep, Grow Wild — felt like a chore. Whatever potential the Oklahoma City folk-pop act demonstrated on the EP was obscured behind a formulaic, contrived and ultimately hollow cloud. But it at least offered a glimmer of promise for a band consisting of, frankly, five pretty talented dudes. Critics saw it; the band’s management saw it; its current label, Bella Union, saw it; and its increasingly fervid fan base saw it.
 
Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Colourmusic — May You Marry Rich


Rock

Zach Hale
There’s always a sense of danger when debuting songs in a live setting and playing them well. Without having heard the studio versions, expectations are set according to the live incarnations. But capturing the breadth of free-flowing atmosphere and sheer volume on a disc, vinyl or digital file isn’t the easiest thing to do, especially for a band as vociferous as Colourmusic.
 
Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Em and the MotherSuperiors — Churches into Theaters


Rock

Joshua Boydston
As titles go, Churches into Theaters is an apt descriptor for the debut album from Oklahoma City rockers Em and the MotherSuperiors. It’s a reverential record, one that shares the gospel of classic rock, blues and soul but embraces the need to refashion it for modern times, channeling The Dead Weather, Grace Potter and Cage the Elephant along the way.
 
Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Rachel Brashear — Revolution


Rock

Kevin Pickard
Rachel Brashear’s second EP, Revolution, starts with a kick to the shins.
 
Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Oklahoma Cloud Factory — Ancestral Ghosts


Indie

Joshua Boydston

There’s a cinematic quality to Oklahoma Cloud Factory’s debut album, Ancestral Ghosts, one that indie-bent folk-rock outfits always seem to be grasping at. But thanks to a fun set of sonic idiosyncrasies, OCF lands on a different terrain than that of Band of Horses or Lord Huron.

 
Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Josh Sallee — Know Society


Hip Hop/Rap

Ryan Querbach
For years, rapper Josh Sallee has been key in lifting up the Oklahoma music scene. With his new album, Know Societyhe has taken it even higher.
 
Tuesday, March 4, 2014

Skating Polly — Fuzz Steilacoom


Rock

Joshua Boydston
All of Fuzz Steilacoom’s best qualities are revealed in “Alabama Movies” and “A Little Late,” the opening and closing tracks of the Oklahoma City duo’s third full-length. The relationship between them unveils the worst.
 
Tuesday, February 25, 2014
 
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