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
Downtown Tulsa 

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Mack truckin’

9 p.m. Friday 
Kamp’s Lounge 
1310 NW 25th St. 

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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

7 p.m. Saturday
Frontier City
11501 N. Interstate 35 Service Road
Free with park admission 

07/16/2014 | Comments 0
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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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