Monday 28 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
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 

07/16/2014 | Comments 0

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 Wake Up Call - Big Slack


None October 9th, 2008

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POS Productions

Big Slack is officially on the line with "The Wake Up Call," but this phone call isn't for everyone.

The Oklahoma City rapper's full-length album boasts impressive production and consistent beat making. But clocking in 17 tracks long, the biggest hang up of "The Wake Up Call" is its lack of lyrical diversity.

The syrup-thick "John Connor" is Slack at his best. The distorted beat and paced piano stabs mean business, but Big Slack counters the serious, arming himself with a grin, a bit of wit and a "Terminator" reference, lyrically noting his tombstone "says John Connor' that's my government name."

"I'm Hungry" is an uninteresting track highlighting Slack and guest rappers Majik Duce and McNastee (who engineered, mixed and produced much of the album) hustle for money and success. "Sayonara" is a pot-and Patron-fueled battle anthem led by Slack and McNastee. Negating naysayers is not a stretch for a rapper thematically, but Slack carries the clich

 
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