Saturday 26 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
Downtown Tulsa 

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Mack truckin’

9 p.m. Friday 
Kamp’s Lounge 
1310 NW 25th St. 

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Chevy cruisin’

Chevy Woods with Kevin Gates & more
9 p.m. Sunday 
Vibe Night Club 
227 SW 25th St. 

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Rock steady

7 p.m. Saturday
Frontier City
11501 N. Interstate 35 Service Road
Free with park admission 

07/16/2014 | Comments 0
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Tiny Animals — Our Own Time

So pop it hurts. Draw your own conclusions.

Stephen Carradini April 11th, 2011

The All-American Rejects’ self-titled 2003 release is one of my favorite pop albums ever.


Tyson Ritter and company put the gas to the floor on the first track and don’t really let up until the end. The guitars roar, the vocal melodies soar, the drums pound, the bass thrums and various keyboards twinkle. Everything is done for high drama, and it’s great.

Tiny Animals’ “Our Own Time” is exactly like that. If you like huge, so-pop-it-hurts music, you’ll like this. If you love that genre, you’ll love the album. If you don’t like it, there’s nothing here to convince you that this genre is a good idea. Don’t be fooled by the wiry electro pop of lead single, “Wait For Me”; this is a guitar record through and through. Tiny Animals’ melodic sense is a bit more tempered than AAR’s, but this is still easily filed next to their work.

Don’t believe me that this is as pop as it gets? This album has a song called “Nah Nah Nah.” I rest my case. —Stephen Carradini

  • Currently 3.5/5 Stars.
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