Monday 28 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.
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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 

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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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Massive Attack-Collected


None December 28th, 2006

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Since its start in the late Eighties, Massive Attack has been a leading force in electronic music and DJ culture. Even if you don't know the band by name, chances are you've heard one of its oft-licensed songs. When a commercial, movie or TV show needs some down-tempo trip-hop with an icy chill, Massive Attack is the go-to act.
 
"Collected," a best-of compilation spanning all four studio albums, shows why. All of Massive Attack's "hits" (they've never had much sales impact on this side of the globe) are here, including "Karmacoma," "Angel" and the unsettling "Unfinished Sympathy." The act often utilizes guest vocalists, which has resulted in some its finest singles, including "Angel" with Cocteau Twins chanteuse Liz Fraser and the sublime "Protection," which sports the soothing pipes of Everything but the Girl's Tracey Thorn and may be its most upbeat song yet.
 
Another thing "Collected" demonstrates: how similar many Massive Attack songs are. A little goes a long way "¦ but with drum machines. 
 
- Rod Lott

 
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