Tuesday 22 Jul
 
 

Chevy cruisin’

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

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Rock steady

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

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Narrative verse

L.T.Z. with Jabee, Frank Black & more
8 p.m. Saturday
The Conservatory 
8911 N. Western Ave. 
conservatoryokc.com 
607-4805
$7 

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Dancing in the Twilight

Sunday Twilight Concert Series with The Wurly Birds
7:30 p.m. Sunday
Myriad Botanical Gardens 
301 W. Reno Ave. 
myriadgardens.org 
445-7080
Free 

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Next big thing

As far as songs go, few prove as challenging to sing as our national anthem.

It’s a technically demanding tune from first note to last, to be sure, beginning with a low bellow that quickly soars toward star-punching high notes, eventually swelling to a show-stopping crescendo that even the most seasoned performer can have trouble mastering.

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Josh Sallee — Probable Flaws


Matt Carney March 28th, 2012

It’s pretty obvious that local rapper Josh Sallee graduated college between his debut album, Return to Sender, and his second full-length, Probable Flaws.

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Besides doing away with hooks that skewed frat-boy (“So Chill”), what were spitfire thoughtful lines on Sender have become genuinely compelling storytelling. “Lately wanna rage on the daily / Mainly ’cause the pain go away” is the most easily repeatable lyric on “Like Girl, Like Guy,” but it’s far from the most intriguing. The guy’s getting better, which is exciting.

There’s a nice variety in production, too, and Sallee’s as confident on serious, bass-heavy tracks as he is on cheesier, genuinely fun ones like “Ew,” “OKC to KC” and “Never Ever.” The latter cuts are blessed by a Drake-like sense for funny quips, like when he refers to his dream girl as “the holy grail of ponytails.”

The kid — still just 24 — has room to grow, however. His storytelling’s usually interesting, but it’s still lacking in real emotional connotations. Sallee insists on his love for Oklahoma City, his own determination to “make it” big in hip-hop and such, but he does so by speeding the cadence of his flow, not by exposing his inner conflicts.

Open your heart, dude, and the next one’ll be a gem. In the meantime, thanks for Flaws. It’s a ton of fun, and downloadable for free at joshsallee.com. —Matt Carney  

 
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