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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Ryan Adams & The Cardinals - Cardinology


None December 11th, 2008

Lost Highway

Building on last year's "Easy Tiger," Ryan Adams entered the same New York studio with the same pack of players to record a collection of consistent country-rock songs.

Having staved off a breakdown, "Cardinology" could be considered a breakthrough for Adams, who' while not laying stellar songs to tape' is coherent and seems, at least momentarily, committed to a sound.

He shares more of his ambling agony in "Fix It," a song solidly in the singer's wheel house. The brisk "Cobwebs" features a similarly familiar, arena-anthem Adams. Both "Sink Ships" and "Magick" have a cocky confidence that is immediately appealing.

The two aren't quite there yet, but the Cardinals and Adams have found a nice place to live: a comfortable country home with life-worn walls. 

Let's hope Adams can stand sitting still long enough to tell more stories and to see where this road takes his songs.

"”Joe Wertz

 
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