Wednesday 30 Jul

Sobering sounds

Copperheads with Depth & Current, Dudes of America and Oblivious

10 p.m. Saturday


113 N. Crawford Ave., Norman



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Pony expression

Wild Ponies

8 p.m. Sunday

The Blue Door

2805 N. McKinley Ave.



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Music Made Me: Josh Hogsett

Few, if any, Oklahoma bands have seen a rise as meteoric as Tallows over the past year, yet its seemingly overnight ascension didn’t happen by chance. The Oklahoma City four-piece is well-versed in the ways of modern pop songwriting, drawing from both glitchy electronica and cathartic indie rock in equal measure. Last year, the band pulled off a rare musical feat with its debut album, Memory Marrow, which was steeped heavily in the breadth of recent history yet managed to sound like nothing else before it.
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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
Downtown Tulsa 

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Elvis Presley' Viva Elvis: The Album

None November 17th, 2010

That Elvis Presley, he sure is a workhorse! Some three decades and then some following his death, he's the subject of "Viva Elvis," a Cirque du Soleil stage show that brings his music ... well, if not into the 21st century, then certainly to new heights of spectacle.

This 12-tracker is the companion album, and the concept utilizes Elvis' actual voice on more modern renditions of a smattering of his greatest hits, spread out among three producers. While not always your favorite choices, they represent a wide swath of the King's genre-hopping ways over his brilliant career: virginal pop ("Blue Suede Shoes"), puppy-dog ballads ("Love Me Tender"), amphetamine-tempo pomp and circumstance ("Burning Love").

Remember Junkie XL's remix of "A Little Less Conversation" that became the theme to NBC's "Las Vegas"? The effect is somewhat reminiscent of that, although a little less big-beat. The very best is saved for last, with superstar producer Brendan O'Brien's power-ballad mix of "Suspicious Minds." I must've played it two dozen times, and really loud. Don't tell the wife. "”Rod Lott

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