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.
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

Mack truckin’

Swizzymack
9 p.m. Friday 
Kamp’s Lounge 
1310 NW 25th St. 
lndrnrs.com 
819-6004 
$10-$15 

07/23/2014 | Comments 0

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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Vetiver-To Find Me Gone


None August 31st, 2006

tofindmegone

Decristina Stair

If you haven't heard of Devendra Banhart, maybe you heard of him from that short-haired cutie who played his songs at Borders on your night off. Or if you were disgusted by his performance in Dallas. But this stuff is catching on.
 
I knew him before that, when the songs were cut real raw and weird, four-track style. Apparently the gentle, spacey intimacy of his Spanish-influenced songs have launched a cult movement that journalists call "freak folk." Plenty of people like this label, but there was nothing freaky about the Banhart-curated compilation "Golden Apples of The Sun" and there is nothing freaky about the best act on that disc, Vetiver. Finally, a Vetiver voice is audible in full form; Vetiver hammers tribal tom, while Andy Cabic tears through hookah smoke and channels Dylan's "I Want You" on the winsome "Won't Be Me." If you're going to San Francisco, please say hello to these musicians who take themselves and their psychedelia seriously.
 
- Danny Marroquin

 
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