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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 

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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 

07/16/2014 | Comments 0
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Green Corn Revival — Bound for Glory


Joshua Boydston December 3rd, 2013

It has been a relatively rocky road for Weatherford alt-country outfit Green Corn Revival, which has seen its share of highs (acting as backing band for rockabilly icon Wanda Jackson) and lows before an (amicable) split in the road led half of the original lineup to forming Honeylark.

It has all shaken out as it should have, though, and the current lineup — led by husband and wife Jared and Jacy Deck — has created the band’s best work to date.

Bound for Glory is an undeniably Southern-sounding record, laying tracks across dusty plain romances (“Pyre in the Blood”), swampy pop ballads (“Hall of Mirrors”), honky-tonk dance floor favorites (“Hoorah at the Hi De Ho”) and Midwestern fist-pumping rock anthems (“Give Me Liberty”), all precisely executed with a charming ease and authenticity.

The best moments, though, are the ones that blur those lines, as GCR does in the vivid, swelling “I’m Alive,” a triumphant rally cry shouted with the sort of grandiose, theatrical energy you’d likely associate more with the likes of Arcade Fire. “Original Sin/The Truth” operates in a similar mode, reading like the Sooner State response to Reflektor.

“Hard Timin’ Monopolizin’ Blues” is another standout, steering its way out of Youth & Young Manhood-era Kings of Leon before veering even deeper into the backwoods, opening up into a near-Jack-White-worthy guitar bridge.

From first note to last, Bound for Glory fulfills the promise of the title — it’s a consistently invigorating journey through the history of Southern music and back again.

Bound for Glory is available now on iTunes. — Joshua Boydston

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Green Corn Revival interview
Honeylark interview
Wanda Jackson interview

 
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