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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Steven Drozd — The Heart Is a Drum Machine

A Flaming Lip goes solo for soundtrack work


Indie

Stephen Carradini
The Flaming Lips are incredibly self-contained; the members rarely do side projects. So it’s with great interest that multi-instrumentalist Steven Drozd’s score for the music documentary “The Heart Is a Drum Machine” appears.
 
Wednesday, January 26, 2011

The Radio Dept. - Passive Agressive: Singles 2002-2010

Trendy sounds from before the curve


Indie

Stephen Carradini
Dreamy, fuzzed-out psychedelic pop has been given a resurgence lately from both the chillwave people (à la Neon Indian, Baths, Houses, etc.) and from the pop/rock end (Best Coast, Dum Dum Girls, etc.). But before all of those bands, there was The Radio Dept.
 
Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Wye Oak — Civilian

Indie-rock mood pieces that don't bore


Indie

Stephen Carradini
It is helpful to consider Wye Oak in terms of punctuation.
 
Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Broken Records — Let Me Come Home

More emotional Scottish rock!


Indie

Stephen Carradini
Having fallen head over heels for Frightened Rabbit in 2010, I was more than excited to hear another emotion-laden Scottish band when Broken Records’ “Let Me Come Home” was passed my way. The album did not let its Scottish brethren down.
 
Monday, January 17, 2011

Colin Stetson — New History Warfare Vol. 2: Judges

Vastly unusual in an incredibly good way


Indie

Stephen Carradini
Some musicians want to make you dance. Some musicians want to make you rock. Some musicians want your money. Some musicians want to make you think.
 
Monday, January 17, 2011

Foxes in Fiction — Alberto

Good tunes hiding in reverb


Indie

Stephen Carradini
The chillwave bubble has not yet burst. No matter how many dudes appear playing dreamy, reverb-heavy ambient pop, there are people ready to snap it up.
 
Monday, January 17, 2011

Candi & the Strangers — 10th of Always


Indie

Rod Lott
Chimes vocalist Samantha Constant on the third track of "10th of Always," the sophomore album from Candi & the Strangers, "I am a radio."
 
Friday, January 14, 2011

Purple Church - Woodsporn/Hayseed EPs


Indie

Stephen Carradini
I hadn’t even heard the “Woodsporn” EP before I was impressed with Oklahoma City band Purple Church, because anything that comes handnumbered, hand-printed and sporting a mini-zine (complete with fold-out mini-poster!) as liner notes is pretty impressive.
 
Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Rainy Day - The Winter Album

 
Thursday, February 18, 2010

The Skys - Small Dreams in an Elevator

 
Thursday, January 21, 2010

Brother Gruesome - Brother Gruesome

 
Thursday, January 14, 2010

Youth Group - The Night is Ours

 
Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Lou Barlow - Goodnight Unknown

 
Friday, January 1, 2010
 
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