Thursday 24 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 

07/22/2014 | Comments 0

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 Decemberists-The Crane Wife


None October 19th, 2006

thecranewife

Capitol

There's always an underlying current of anxiety when a beloved indie band makes the leap to the majors, particularly one with as precious and precise an aesthetic as practiced by The Decemberists. Rambling, fey epics about forbidden love in the 18th century, Colin Meloy's bracingly literate pop songs are an anomaly on the modern musical landscape.
    
Thankfully, "The Crane Wife" is just as odd and sonically adventurous as its predecessors' when's the last time you heard some hot bouzouki action on a mainstream pop record? Building, as always, from an obscure fable of murky origin, Meloy fashions one wry tale after another' as well as a pair of 12-minute tracks' channeling the Seventies prog-rock vibe that fueled "The Tain" EP. "The Crane Wife" expands The Decemberists' palette in subtle, strong ways, no doubt reassuring Capitol about money well-spent. They aren't the only ones feeling assuaged; die-hard Decemberists fans are likewise breathing a collective sigh of relief. 
 
- Preston Jones

 
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