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.
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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

Snow & Lace — Mixtape One

Mature, minimalist, ambient music


Indie

Stephen Carradini
“Movement One” is based in a slowly picked acoustic guitar and features distant drumming for energy. The music and passionate radio sample of an unnamed rock star’s deadly accident create a memorable point in the first cut. The whole thing is underlaid with an easy, noninvasive drone that pulls the multiple parts together.
 
Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Chris Bathgate — Salt Year

He's in the ring with folk's heavy hitters, but he's not a knockout yet


Folk

Stephen Carradini
Close your eyes. Clear your mind. Turn on Chris Bathgate’s “Salt Year.” Let it wash over you. Don’t think about it — just do it.
 
Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Superchunk — Here's Where the Strings Come In

A worthy re-release that will excite 'chunk fans


Indie

Stephen Carradini
Wow. An Album of the Year Grammy, mega sales and sold-out tours almost made me forgot where indie rock came from.
 
Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Ponytail — Do Whatever You Want All the Time

Not as strong as other recent releases similar to it


Indie

Stephen Carradini

Having a singular vision is difficult, especially when it’s so singular that listeners don’t get it.
 
Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Always Be Happy, but Stay Evil — Garage a Trois

A really jazzy post-rock outfit


Jazz

Stephen Carradini
“Always Be Happy, but Stay Evil” by Garage A Trois creates entries in “best album name” and “best band name” contests for 2011.
 
Monday, April 18, 2011

Leon Russell — The Best of Leon Russell

Country rocker gets retrospective


Country

Rod Lott
Last week saw the release of “The Best of Leon Russell,” a 16-track collection of the Oklahoma native’s biggest hits of the 1970s, plus one song from last year’s collaborative album with Elton John.
 
Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Thursday — No Devolución

An impressive first stab at something more than thoughtful screaming


Rock

Stephen Carradini
At the very least, Thursday deserves credit for not resting on its laurels.
 
Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Alison Krauss and Union Station — Paper Airplane

It's good. But you probably knew that already


Country

Stephen Carradini
At this point, Alison Krauss is impervious to criticism.
 
Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Tiny Animals — Our Own Time

So pop it hurts. Draw your own conclusions.


Pop

Stephen Carradini
The All-American Rejects’ self-titled 2003 release is one of my favorite pop albums ever.
 
Monday, April 11, 2011

Hafdis Huld — Synchronised Swimmers

Gorgeous pop that should take America by storm


Pop

Stephen Carradini
She may come by it honestly, but I would not be surprised if I heard that Hafdis Huld’s sound was scientifically crafted to perfectly zeitgeist indie music right now.
 
Friday, April 8, 2011

Generationals — Actor-Caster

Glorious summer music


Indie

Stephen Carradini
Old cars don’t have MP3 hookups, and those radio receivers always dissolve into static.
 
Friday, April 8, 2011

Of God and Science — Black Rabbit

A uniquely varied and genuinely enveloping indie rock album


Indie

Stephen Carradini
Every now and then, I’ll get an album that promises something along the lines of an “AM radio” experience. This is usually a signifier that the disc in hand is a jumbled mess of genres and moods.
 
Friday, April 8, 2011

Steven Boone — Rockabye Baby!: Lullaby Renditions of The Flaming Lips

It works! But maybe only once, unless you've got an infant


Eclectic

Rod Lott
There are more entries in the “Rockabye Baby!” series than there are children in that Duggar family on TV, and I’ve lost count of both.
 
Thursday, April 7, 2011

Rocky Business — A Rebel's Roar

A good taste of what the rap/pop duo can do


Hip Hop/Rap

Stephen Carradini
It’s a hard balance to strike between “masses-pleasing nonsense” and “critically pleasing art.”
 
Thursday, April 7, 2011

GDP — Useless Eaters

He hates everything; listeners win


Hip Hop/Rap

Stephen Carradini
Here’s a partial list of things that rapper GDP is angry about: rampant drug use, alcoholism, loose sex, children as a result of that loose sex, corporations running everything, excess destroying the environment, aimless youth, cult of celebrity, posers and even rappers.
 
Thursday, April 7, 2011
 
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