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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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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 

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The Boom Bang — Bummer Camp 7"

None September 30th, 2010


Oklahoma City's noisiest quartet will release its full-length debut sometime next year, but it sounds like The Boom Bang just can't wait that long.

On Sept. 17, the band teamed up with Guestroom Records to put out a 7-inch that, hopefully, is an early indication of what we can expect in 2011.

At four songs, "Bummer Camp" is a messy, disastrous delight. Two of the tracks, "Tokyo Roll" and "Swamp City," appeared on the act's 2009 "Pizzapocalypse" release, but "We Skeletons" and "Run Way Away" are new.

The latter is the better. Drums scatter like buckshot, and buzzing guitars rev like amplified electric drills while singer James Smith's echoed reverb completely consumes his voice. This is too slapdash to be considered garage' maybe storage-unit rock?

Only 300 copies of "Bummer Camp" were printed. Bummer, indeed. The record is $5 at Guestroom Records, 3701 N. Western, or 125 E. Main in Norman. " —Joe Wertz
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