Trio of metro shows pack country charm, Euro trance-metal, organ-laced psychedelia

The Donkeys with Action!
10 p.m. Wednesday, July 8
113 N. Crawford, Norman
$8 advance, $10 door

The Donkeys will make you feel good. The San Diego foursome and indie darlings bring retro charm and sweet, bell-tone vocals that soothe with layered coos and melodic ahhs. The band's latest, the 11-song "Living on the Other Side," is lush, lovely and at times experimental, laced with psychedelic organs and meandering guitars. The Donkeys will perform 9 p.m. Wednesday, July 8, at Norman's Opolis. Expect a sitar.

Corinne Chapman
9 p.m. Tuesday
The Blue Door
2805 N. McKinley

Nashville singer/songwriter Corinne Chapman has a catchy country twang and writes with a wide-eyed wanderlust, tinged with ambling experience. Her voice is sweet, her music is catchy, and the songs on her 2007 self-titled full-length release are unpretentious and immediate. She has penned tunes for Jo Dee Messina and Shanna Lynn, and is currently on tour in Texas and New Mexico. She will pull into Oklahoma City for a 9 p.m. Tuesday show at the Blue Door.  

Asking Alexandria with A Static Lullaby, Vanna, Motionless in White and Tides of Man
6 p.m. Tuesday
The Conservatory
8911 N. Western
$12 advance, $14 door

London five-piece Asking Alexandria will join several metalcore and hardcore acts for a 6 p.m. Tuesday show at The Conservatory. The young band hits heavy, both with wrenching guitar riffing, flak cannon drumming and Cockney accent, and combines elements of American indie metal with European electronica. "Joe Wertz

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