Thursday 31 Jul
 
 

Sobering sounds

Copperheads with Depth & Current, Dudes of America and Oblivious

10 p.m. Saturday

Opolis

113 N. Crawford Ave., Norman

opolis.org

447-3417

$7

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Pony expression

Wild Ponies

8 p.m. Sunday

The Blue Door

2805 N. McKinley Ave.

bluedoorokc.com

524-0738

$15

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Music Made Me: Josh Hogsett

Few, if any, Oklahoma bands have seen a rise as meteoric as Tallows over the past year, yet its seemingly overnight ascension didn’t happen by chance. The Oklahoma City four-piece is well-versed in the ways of modern pop songwriting, drawing from both glitchy electronica and cathartic indie rock in equal measure. Last year, the band pulled off a rare musical feat with its debut album, Memory Marrow, which was steeped heavily in the breadth of recent history yet managed to sound like nothing else before it.
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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.
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
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Monica Taylor - Cotton Shirt


None January 7th, 2010

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Monica Taylor
Cotton Shirt CD release party
9 p.m. Saturday, $10
The Blue Door, 2805 N. McKinley
524-0738, www.bluedoorokc.com

"Cotton Shirt" is the latest from Perkins singer/songwriter Monica Taylor, an 11-song album that, as its title suggests, provides wellworn stories, dependable chops and durable spirit.
The title track is a bittersweet, finger-picking return to memories of love left behind.

Slide guitar and pedal steel abound as Taylor's sweet twang turns almost breathless: "You make my breathin' stop / On a dime, you pull my heart 'til yours is breathing in time / With mine."
Halfway through "Cotton Shirt," she teams up with Jimmy LaFave to take on his 1988 tune "The Price of Love," a rendition peppered with piano and steel guitar, and split in half, with LaFave taking on the opening and Taylor closing it out.

"Enjoy the Ride," written by Brad Piccalo, Bob Childers and Greg Jacobs, features a host of guest musicians and vocalists, including Piccalo, Don Morris, Jared Tyler, LaFave and local singer/songwriter John Fullbright, who provides an accordion on this and several songs throughout the album.

"Cotton Shirt" is consistent, start to finish. It's a mature, warm and well-performed album that provides a great mix of original songs, collaborations and guest appearances, each delivered alongside Taylor's charming, folksy croon and her deliberate red-dirt delivery.

She will debut the album at a CD release show 9 p.m. Saturday at The Blue Door, 2805 N. McKinley. Tickets are $10. For more information, call 524-0738 or visit www.bluedoorokc.com.'Joe Wertz

 
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