Thursday 31 Jul

Sobering sounds

Copperheads with Depth & Current, Dudes of America and Oblivious

10 p.m. Saturday


113 N. Crawford Ave., Norman



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Pony expression

Wild Ponies

8 p.m. Sunday

The Blue Door

2805 N. McKinley Ave.



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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.
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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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Home · Articles · Reviews · Pop · Tiny Animals — Our Own Time

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

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