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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The Republic Tigers - The Republic Tigers


None February 28th, 2008

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Chop Shop/Atlantic

Kansas City, Mo.'s The Republic Tigers have released a four-song EP that is interestingly ambient, yet catchy enough not to fade into background noise.

 

"Sinkin' Annie, Down, Down, Down, Down" sounds sweet, with pursed vocal melodies on top of slow keyboard-backdrop bleeps. Secondary vocals ride just behind the lead voice, layering harmonies and lush, pleasing tones.

 

The most exciting song on the band's self-titled disc is "The Drums," which has Casio-inspired, quick-step stammering drums, with soft synthesizer pads echoing beneath it. Backup vocals peg bell-tone notes while languished lyrics dance from the lead voice.

 

The final song on the CD, "Rollercoaster," starts with acoustic guitar strumming, tambourine and piano before a walking bass line works its way through the the paced, pleasing instrumental intro, eventually giving way to echoic vocals just before the album's end.

 

This EP is easy on the ears, but interesting enough to keep your attention.

 

"”Joe Wertz

 
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