Tuesday 29 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
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The Antlers — Burst Apart

A baby-makin’ record about not baby-makin’.


Indie

Stephen Carradini
“Burst Apart” by The Antlers is a baby-makin’ record about not baby-makin’.
 
Thursday, June 9, 2011

Saturday Sirens — Saturday Sirens

Rock debut is a highlight of local music so far this year


Indie

Stephen Carradini
Seth Anderson has the sort of confident snarl that turns heads and perks up ears.
 
Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Manchester Orchestra — Simple Math

Passionate, excellent indie-rock tunes


Indie

Stephen Carradini
It’s pretty weird that there hasn’t been any monolithic indie-rock disc to polarize the blog masses so far this year, as we had Beach House to love or hate before January was up in 2010.
 
Friday, June 3, 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

L’Altra — Telepathic

Stately pop tunes turn to mush in the brain


Indie

Stephen Carradini
Sometimes you can get too mature.
 
Thursday, April 7, 2011
 
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