Wednesday 30 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.
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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.
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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Jimi Hendrix — South Saturn Delta


Jaw-dropping B-sides, just in case you forgot how awesome Hendrix is

Stephen Carradini May 12th, 2011

I am not the type to worship guitarists, as I prefer songwriting to epic solos.

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Still, Jimi Hendrix’s “South Saturn Delta” makes my eyes get big and my mouth drop, and it’s only a collection of cast-offs and B-sides. Yes, I make an exception for Jimi Hendrix.

The retrospective covers all the eras of his short but prolific career, from 1967 to 1970. Some of these tracks have been issued as part of other sets and albums, but the best cuts here are the previously unreleased ones. And the highlight of those is “Here He Comes (Lover Man).” The charging track has what he calls on tape “a long beginning” that is a complex, incredible piece of guitar work. The rest of the song is great as well, with Hendrix just going nuts on solos and even doing some vocal scatting, but the intro is repeat-worthy all of its own.

The rest of the album is Hendrix being Hendrix: if you haven’t heard him, this isn’t exactly the place to start, but it’ll work. It’s all good material, even if it isn’t his best (these are, again, B-sides and cast-offs). For fans, I’m gonna go ahead and say you need this, if only for the ripping version of “Here He Comes (Lover Man).”  —Stephen Carradini

 
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05.12.2011 at 01:02 Reply

This is humorous because you said you don't like the blues in your Robert Johnson review, yet you're all about Hendrix.

I think you're learning to like the blues, Stephen!

 

 
 
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