Tuesday 29 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.
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

Mack truckin’

Swizzymack
9 p.m. Friday 
Kamp’s Lounge 
1310 NW 25th St. 
lndrnrs.com 
819-6004 
$10-$15 

07/23/2014 | Comments 0

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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All Tiny Creatures — Harbors

A blissful experience for fans of optimistic prog-rock


Indie

Stephen Carradini
I’ve been making as much racket as I can about optimistic prog-rock.
 
Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Toro Y Moi — Underneath the Pine

Chillwaver goes disco/funk


Indie

Stephen Carradini
I’m pretty sure the whole chillwave genre was born of nervousness. New artists, afraid of their own voice, cloaked everything in waves of reverb.
 
Wednesday, March 23, 2011

The Mountain Goats — All Eternals Deck

Great songs that aren't cohesive at all


Indie

Stephen Carradini

It’s hard to be on the other side of a masterpiece.

 
Monday, March 21, 2011

Adebisi Shank — This Is the Second Album of a Band Called Adebisi Shank

More mostly instrumental, relentlessly fun, technical rock.


Indie

Stephen Carradini
The positive prog-rock movement that Fang Island helped break last year has been a blast to listen to.
 
Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Iron & Wine — Kiss Each Other Clean

It's a good album, but old fans will hate it.


Indie

Stephen Carradini
Imagine that “Kiss Each Other Clean” isn’t by Iron & Wine, and you could really like the album.
 
Monday, March 7, 2011

Kite Flying Robot — Solid Gold

Here's to cool.


Indie

Stephen Carradini
For an album that boasts 13 different instruments, eight vocalists and a bling-tastic title, I expected the Oklahoma City-based Kite Flying Robot’s debut to be a giddy, stuffed-to-the-hilt affair.
 
Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Braids — Native Speaker

All the indie kids are gonna get cooties


Indie

Stephen Carradini
I’m pretty excited about Braids.
 
Thursday, February 24, 2011

Typhoon — A New Kind of House

Astounding acoustic/folk/indie/Arcade Fire, etc. music


Indie

Stephen Carradini
I love music with depth. Give me a complicated arrangement with lots of instruments and a gnarly lyric to be parsed, and I’m happy as a clam.
 
Thursday, February 24, 2011

The Caribbean — Discontinued Perfume

Bizarre, experimental, sort-of indie-pop for adults


Indie

Stephen Carradini
Any album that starts off with a song called “Thank You for Talking to Me About Israel” is not going to be your average disc.
 
Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Jonquil — One Hundred Suns

Do you like Vampire Weekend?


Indie

Stephen Carradini
Vampire Weekend may not have pioneered African rhythms and melodies in Western music, but they’ve certainly made it hip in the post-“Graceland” years.
 
Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Chikita Violenta — Tre3s

Incredibly cohesive, uniquely fulfilling experience


Indie

Stephen Carradini
Chikita Violenta’s “Tre3s” is the sort of album that makes me wonder what type of band the members label themselves as. 
 
Monday, February 21, 2011

Ruby Coast — Whatever This Is

Do you like Tokyo Police Club?


Indie

Stephen Carradini
So, there’s a band. It has a particular sound that’s unique. People love that sound and love that band. Then another band comes along, sounding exactly the same as the first band, but writing just as good, if not better, songs than the first band.
 
Thursday, February 10, 2011

Destroyer — Kaputt

Manages to feel both dated and hip


Indie

Joshua Boydston
The vaguely defined universe of indie music has had every sort of entry, from rock and pop to hip-hop and dance. It’s about time adult contemporary got its representation.
 
Thursday, February 3, 2011

Cloud Nothings — Cloud Nothings

Fuzzy, sunny, distorted, colorful and wholesome


Indie

Joshua Boydston
Punk music doesn’t have to be political, violent, sexy or cool. Sometimes it’s just good, clean fun. Enter Cleveland, Ohio upstart Cloud Nothings.
 
Thursday, February 3, 2011

Esben and the Witch — Violet Cries

Artsy, detailed, Björk-esque


Indie

Stephen Carradini
A quiz is in order.
 
Thursday, February 3, 2011
 
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