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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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The Dandy Warhols' The Capitol Years 1995-2007


None October 1st, 2010

One of the last great alt-rock acts to make any kind of mainstream waves before Internet killed the CD star, The Dandy Warhols are back' well, sort of' in the label retrospective, "The Capitol Years: 1995-2007." The 15-track collection rounds up the finest of their tenure with Capitol Records. Hot diggity dog!

Perhaps not coincidentally, that decade-and-then-some aligns with the indie group's peak of success, and the bulk of the best comes culled from two albums: the 2000 breakthrough "Thirteen Tales From Urban Bohemia" and its 2003 synth-pop-flavored follow-up, "Welcome to the Monkey House."

Whereas most albums seem front-loaded with the gems, they lie smack in the middle here, arguably starting with the horny' literally' "Godless," which leads into the raunchy, raucous, shit-kickin' anthem to the quickie, "Get Off," wonderfully flavored with Ennio Morricone-style touches. The tongue-in-cheek party continues with "Bohemian Like You" and, in particular, the Warhols' pop pinnacle, "We Used to Be Friends," the very definition of a perfect, infectious, three-minute single.

"Scientist" tinkers a bit too much with its robo-rock approach, but "The Last High" remains a wonderfully slick, sweet, mid-tempo ballad. Other notable tracks include "Not If You Were the Last Junkie on Earth" and the new "This Is the Tide," recorded in April.

It's a solid (and, hey, where's "Solid"?), if ugly-looking package. My concern, however, is that with a lack of liner notes, this introduction to the Warhols may not be as welcome to newcomers as it could. "”Rod Lott

 
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