Thursday 24 Jul

Planting the seed

“We think about it as a team,” she said. “Watching so many bands for so long and standing in the audience, I was like, ‘I want to try that.’ After playing by yourself for so many years and seeing what level you can reach with so many musicians coming in, you pretty much have to.
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Commercial rock

Center of the Universe Festival featuring Capital Cities, Young The Giant, AWOLNATION & more
Downtown Tulsa 

07/22/2014 | Comments 0

Mack truckin’

9 p.m. Friday 
Kamp’s Lounge 
1310 NW 25th St. 

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Chevy cruisin’

Chevy Woods with Kevin Gates & more
9 p.m. Sunday 
Vibe Night Club 
227 SW 25th St. 

07/16/2014 | Comments 0

Rock steady

7 p.m. Saturday
Frontier City
11501 N. Interstate 35 Service Road
Free with park admission 

07/16/2014 | Comments 0
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Portishead - Third

None May 1st, 2008


It's been a decade since English electronic trio Portishead have released a proper album, but the trip-hop silence has been broken with "Third"' a terrific collection of songs that would make any fan further lament the group's years of stillness.

"Machine Gun" is familiar, but strikes a new tone: more visceral and industrial with haunting synthesizer, pummeling drums and contrastingly isolated and gorgeous vocal bellows from Beth Gibbons.

The frantic "Silence" is a breakneck race of a song, immediately addictive and panicky' a delightfully dangerous driving tune that urges you to weave through urban traffic while speed-dialing a computer hacker buddy to set up a mysterious airport transaction.

"Plastic" perhaps sounds the most like late-Nineties Portishead, with a washing wave of guitar distortion and seams of sound sifting and fizzing.

With so many new bands incorporating electronic elements, keyboards, synthesizers, samplers and such, it's a relief to know that some of the tools' pioneers can still do it better than anyone else.

"”Joe Wertz

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