Saturday 26 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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Big Worm — Bench All-Stars


Louis Fowler May 8th, 2013

Fans of the comedy classic Friday may recognize the name Big Worm, but the Big Worm behind Bench All-Stars is rooted not in South Central L.A., but on the streets of Oklahoma City.

His music is so far removed from the East Coast/West Coast style of hip-hop that with each subsequent release, Oklahoma rappers are forging their own coast — Red Dirt Coast, if you will.

After spinning this album, I’m pretty sure Worm could be the mayor of the Red Dirt Coast.

And why not? With their lo-fi, DIY sound, tracks like “Pretty Little Liars (The Mack)” and “Nike” prove Worm achieves excellent results with limited resources. His laid-back flow and lush sampling work hard to compensate for the four-track demo sound. In that respect, it’s actually kinda punk rock.

The Casio-esque tones of “Car Crash” and “Thinking Out L.O.U.D.” are mesmerizing, rolling and swirling in the headphones. This effect is mastered with “Purple Rain” — not a Prince cover, but an attempt to hit on a girl on the first day of school. A high-pitched voice repeats “purple rain” over and over, to intensely trippy results. It’s the standout track on an album filled with them. —Louis Fowler



 
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