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Commercial rock

Center of the Universe Festival featuring Capital Cities, Young The Giant, AWOLNATION & more
Friday-Saturday
Downtown Tulsa 
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$35-$50 

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Mack truckin’

Swizzymack
9 p.m. Friday 
Kamp’s Lounge 
1310 NW 25th St. 
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819-6004 
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Chevy cruisin’

Chevy Woods with Kevin Gates & more
9 p.m. Sunday 
Vibe Night Club 
227 SW 25th St. 
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Rock steady

Tesla
7 p.m. Saturday
Frontier City
11501 N. Interstate 35 Service Road 
frontiercity.com
478-2140
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Jumpship Astronaut — Lights Burn Out


Joshua Boydston June 12th, 2013

Oklahoma has never been the haven for electronic rock music that it is for country, folk and, as of late, psychedelic pop, but from the sound of Lights Burn Out, Oklahoma City upstart Jumpship Astronaut seems intent on changing that.

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There’s not an acoustic strum, hoot or holler to be found in the EP’s five offerings; instead, you’ll find cavernous ’80s synth landscapes, glitzy guitar hooks and an obvious penchant for catchy melodies, covering the full axis of electro-bent pop artists in the process.

Standout track “Something to Outrun” does bear a striking resemblance to Chunk of Change-era Passion Pit, although Jumpship Astronaut fills the space that Michael Angelakos left empty with a U2-worthy chorus.
The song is bookended by opener “Romanticize” and “Kaleidoscopes,” the former recalling the more sprawling and jam-groove anchored sound of Pretty Lights or Ghostland Observatory, and the latter ratchets up the noise with Lights’ most guitar-driven moments.

Ballad “Return” builds like a B-side on the Drive soundtrack before giving way to a more conventional, but well-constructed verse-chorus signature. The airy, radio-friendly “Ghost” brings the album to an epic close.

Like a laser shooting up from the dirt, Jumpship Astronaut shows that it’s not impossible to make good electro-pop music in Oklahoma. With time, this five-piece will be able to develop a brand of it that is uniquely its own even beyond the state’s borders.

Lights Burn Out is available at jumpshipastronaut.bandcamp.com. —Joshua Boydston

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