Wednesday 30 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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Wade Crow - The Crazy Social


None August 6th, 2009

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The most interesting music venue in Oklahoma City could very well be inside Wade Crow's mind. Club Crow isn't a dark corner, but it's definitely a hole in the wall' the kind of place one can visit to hide in plain view amongst friendly, staggering strangers. The Oklahoma City musician's latest, "The Crazy Social," is wild and generally inexplicable. At their most simplified, the 15 new songs grow from a singer/songwriter kernel, but what Crow explodes around each varies widely.


Looped jungle electronics and muddled melodies on "Ok Now" open the album. On this track, Crow's voice is droning and cyclical, each verse repeating an "Everything is OK, now" mantra in an addled attempt to convince himself. With its Casio-styled beat, acoustic guitar and distant vocals, "Tell Me to Have Fun Again" is manageably morose and sounds a bit like a late-night Dinosaur Jr. demo.


The screechy "Lala" is buried under synthesizers, a New Kids on the Block drum jam and sampled whistles, while the eponymous track 13 combines a slow-and-steady bass foundation, shimmering electronics and distorted stacks of lyrics.


Individually, each element of "The Crazy Social" might prove annoying, grating even. But stirred and stewed, the album simmers strange' unidentifiable, but oddly tasty."”Joe Wertz

 
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