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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Sound Tribe Sector 9 - Peaceblaster


None August 21st, 2008

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 In the realm where jam bands and electronica meet, Sound Tribe Sector 9 rules them all.

"Peaceblaster," the eco-friendly California quintet's fourth studio album, begins with the pulsating rhythms and plugged-in funk that inform its brand of instrumental rock. It's a place where purposeful noodling meshes with instant-hook harmonies, jazz influences and unique instrumentation for an out-of-this-world sonic trip.

Opening the disc, "Peaceblaster '68" heralds like a war cry before segueing into "Peaceblaster '08," a calmer, shorter take on the track. "Metameme" skittles about on a subdued drum-and-bass shuffle, while "The Spectacle" leans toward the industrial, with crunching crashes.

As its name implies, "The Fog" sounds spooky' a vision of darkness continued on the epic, eight-minute "Empire," snatches of which are just menacing enough to merit inclusion on a soundtrack of a Dario Argento suspenser. Finally, an uncharacteristic piano drives "Squishface," a pretty number with an ugly name.

"”Rod Lott

 
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