Wednesday 30 Jul
 
 

Sobering sounds

Copperheads with Depth & Current, Dudes of America and Oblivious

10 p.m. Saturday

Opolis

113 N. Crawford Ave., Norman

opolis.org

447-3417

$7

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Pony expression

Wild Ponies

8 p.m. Sunday

The Blue Door

2805 N. McKinley Ave.

bluedoorokc.com

524-0738

$15

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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.
07/22/2014 | Comments 0

Commercial rock

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

07/22/2014 | Comments 0
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Skating Polly — Taking Over the World


Joshua Boydston November 4th, 2010

 

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Skating Polly isn't your typical band, but Peyton Suitor and Kelli Mayo aren't your typical girls.

At 15 and 10, respectively, they would much rather visit a record store than a mall; they listen to Nirvana instead of Justin Bieber; and they'd opt for Coachella over Disneyland any day.

All that shows on the duo's debut disc, "Taking Over the World," which is far more studied than you'd expect from students who haven't reached high school yet.

Suitor and Mayo hold a dense library of music history close to their chests, and "Taking Over the World" plays like a encyclopedia of all they know, ranging from Pixies ("Don't") and Neutral Milk Hotel ("Sammy Was a Psycho") to Regina Spektor ("Seeing the World") and Pavement ("Rainbows").

That's Skating Polly's greatest weapon: a rich, deep appreciation for good music' most of it made before they existed' that the duo uses as a basis for its own surprisingly well-formed ideas. Those come paired with unexpectedly mature, involved lyrics. While the music itself is still pretty simple, when (not if) Suitor and Mayo's musicianship catches up to the ideas, Skating Polly could very well make good on the album's titular promise.

From local label Nice People, this isn't a record that is good for coming from a pair of preteens — it's a good record made all the more impressive because they were born into a post-Kurt Cobain world.

Skating Polly will release "Taking Over the World" at 7:30 p.m. Friday at Guestroom Records, 125 E. Main in Norman, with The Boom Bang. For more information, call 701-5974. —”Joshua Boydston
 
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