Thursday 31 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
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GDP — Useless Eaters


He hates everything; listeners win

Stephen Carradini April 7th, 2011

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.

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Example rap: “What kind of person could I possibly become when my personality is dependent on a drug / And usually more than one, ’cause too much of anything is never enough.”

In short, GDP hates modern rap. That’s enough to make me recommend it to you. But before you think this is an “ABC Afterschool Special,” note this choice line: “Fucking gas is too expensive, man / Better send some more fucking troops / Start a fucking draft.”

Yes, he also hates senseless war, poverty, overmedication, taxes, FEMA … OK, pretty much everything. He’s anti-authoritarian and anti-proletariat. I’m not sure who GDP likes, but his upset insights are delivered in a brutal, brittle, confrontational style that grabs my ears and doesn’t let go. Pair his excellent rapping with grimy, grinding, claustrophobic beats, and his “Useless Eaters” album becomes easily my favorite of the year so far in that genre.

You can stream the whole thing here, and I advise you do, no matter what type of rap you like.

 
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