Thursday 24 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
Friday-Saturday
Downtown Tulsa 
centeroftheuniversefestival.com 
$35-$50 

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Mack truckin’

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

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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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The Fabulous St. Knicholas Cage — Shit Surf


Joshua Boydston January 16th, 2013

The landlocked state of Oklahoma might not seem the most likely breeding ground for excellent surf-punk bands, but it’s bore more than a few in recent years, although none so fabulously named as Tulsa’s The Fabulous St. Knicholas Cage.

The four-piece might become a National Treasure if it keeps producing music as good as it does on Shit Surf; this five-track effort is pretty Kick-Ass, not once rolling Snake Eyes.

Shit Surf departs off like a maddened criminal flying Con Air with “Duane & The Eddies” boasting a guitar lick that will melt your Face/Off. It breaks down into a saucy, Wild at Heart chorus that is Gone in Sixty Seconds. Next is the Moonstruck “Bloody Beach Blanket,” a lo-fi, jangly ode to being Trapped in Paradise.

You can Drive Angry to the raucous pair of “Surfin’ Kill City” and “Can’t Stand You.” The former brings The Rock with G-Force, like an Adaptation of The Beach Boys done under the influence of something The Sorcerer’s Apprentice concocted. The latter is as deadly as a Vampire’s Kiss, downright Bangkok Dangerous with a fiery hook that would do Ghost Rider proud.

The Fabulous St. Knicholas Cage closes with the Knowing, feverish “Lamarckism,” which stumbles off like some sweaty, heartbroken gambler Leaving Las Vegas or some manic, ever-shouting, tax-evading, but lovable actor with a receding hairline ditching the City of Angels. Shit Surf has Stolen my heart; it’s certainly more Raising Arizona than The Wicker Man. That’s high praise. Download it at tfskc.bandcamp.com. —Joshua Boydston



 
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