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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John Calvin' Wish Alloy


None October 7th, 2010

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Norman singer/songwriter John Calvin's second album, "Wish Alloy," is official this week. It's a seven-song folk send-up that dips toes into indie-pop and country Americana.

The self-titled midpoint has pianos, organs and trumpets behind Calvin's youthful, aching croon. At a fast, rhythmic clip, the opening track, "Nonsense," makes a lot of sense, and its tambourines, shakers and high-pitched lead guitar line create a fun, carefree structure.

"Stompkick Blues" is an outright down-home with upright bass, snappy piano parts, snare drum brushing and finger-picked guitars playing as a big a role, as Calvin scats sparsely between the back-porch instrumentals. In all, "Wish Alloy" delivers strong musical metallurgy.

Calvin debuts the disc 9 p.m. Friday at the Second Wind Coffee Shop, 564 Buchanan in Norman. He also performs 4 p.m. Sunday at Norman's Groovefest. For more information, visit www.myspace.com/jcabney. "”Joe Wertz 
 
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