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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Solomon Burke-Nashville


None December 14th, 2006

nashville

Shout Factory

Solomon Burke was country when country wasn't cool, recording some R&B hits in the Sixties with one foot in Nashville, Tenn. Now he's gone whole hog, recording an entire album at guitarist Buddy Miller's home in Music City. Predictably, there are a lot of unnecessary duets on the disc, but none are obnoxious, as Burke isn't serving up old warhorses. 
 
Dolly Parton surprisingly fares best with Burke on her own "Tomorrow Is Forever." Gillian Welch is almost nonexistent on "Valley of Tears," and even duet queen Emmylou Harris seems a little out of her element, as do Patty Griffin and Patty Loveless. 
 
But the king of rock 'n' soul really doesn't need duet partners. With a voice (and body) as big as a house, and these spare, mostly acoustic arrangements with an excellent group of pickers' including Sam Bush and Al Perkins' further embellishment is superfluous.
 
- Tory Troutman

 
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