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Planting the seed

“We think about it as a team,” she said. “Watching so many bands for so long and standing in the audience, I was like, ‘I want to try that.’ After playing by yourself for so many years and seeing what level you can reach with so many musicians coming in, you pretty much have to.
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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

Mack truckin’

Swizzymack
9 p.m. Friday 
Kamp’s Lounge 
1310 NW 25th St. 
lndrnrs.com 
819-6004 
$10-$15 

07/23/2014 | Comments 0

Chevy cruisin’

Chevy Woods with Kevin Gates & more
9 p.m. Sunday 
Vibe Night Club 
227 SW 25th St. 
$20-$40 

07/16/2014 | Comments 0

Rock steady

Tesla
7 p.m. Saturday
Frontier City
11501 N. Interstate 35 Service Road 
frontiercity.com
478-2140
Free with park admission 

07/16/2014 | Comments 0
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Red City Radio — The Dangers of Standing Still


No letup of enthusiasm, speed in this debut

Stephen Carradini May 19th, 2011

There’s something to be said for sticking to your guns, and Red City Radio is saying it.

red city radio - the dangers of standing still

The last song of the Oklahoma City group’s aptly titled album could be the first, as there’s no letup of enthusiasm, speed or snare drum in their pop-punk debut.

Highlight “Talk Me to Sleep” features the best lyric (“They’re asking us to die for something / While asking us to live for nothing”) and the strongest chorus of the batch. That’s not to say that melodies are in short supply; these tracks are nothing if not catchy. This is the stuff that sweaty, circle-pit sing-a-longs are made of.

There’s nothing here you haven’t heard a bazillion times before: charging guitars, frantic drumming, throat-shredding shouted vocals, melodic sung choruses and young enthusiasm everywhere you can apply it. It’s just that Red City Radio does it better. I remember these songs, where other bands’ similar tunes would bounce right off.

In addition to being life-affirming and enthusiastic, the lyrics name-check Oklahoma and Oklahoma City often, which is a cool feeling (“50th & Western”). If you’ve seen Red City Radio live, you know how much fun they are, and this release is an extension of that. —Stephen Carradini
 
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