Monday 28 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.
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Commercial rock

Center of the Universe Festival featuring Capital Cities, Young The Giant, AWOLNATION & more
Downtown Tulsa 

07/22/2014 | Comments 0

Mack truckin’

9 p.m. Friday 
Kamp’s Lounge 
1310 NW 25th St. 

07/23/2014 | Comments 0

Chevy cruisin’

Chevy Woods with Kevin Gates & more
9 p.m. Sunday 
Vibe Night Club 
227 SW 25th St. 

07/16/2014 | Comments 0

Rock steady

7 p.m. Saturday
Frontier City
11501 N. Interstate 35 Service Road
Free with park admission 

07/16/2014 | Comments 0
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Red City Radio — The Dangers of Standing Still

No letup of enthusiasm, speed in this debut


Stephen Carradini
There’s something to be said for sticking to your guns, and Red City Radio is saying it.
Thursday, May 19, 2011

Jimi Hendrix — South Saturn Delta

Jaw-dropping B-sides, just in case you forgot how awesome Hendrix is


Stephen Carradini
I am not the type to worship guitarists, as I prefer songwriting to epic solos.
Thursday, May 12, 2011

The Boom Bang — World War Fun

These amps go to 1,000.


Stephen Carradini
There is no substitute for a Boom Bang live show.
Monday, May 9, 2011

Thursday — No Devolución

An impressive first stab at something more than thoughtful screaming


Stephen Carradini
At the very least, Thursday deserves credit for not resting on its laurels.
Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Mansions — Dig Up the Dead

Band doesn’t focus on its strengths


Stephen Carradini
Artists can do whatever they want. But that doesn’t mean they always do what’s best for them.
Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Unwritten Law — Swan

Do you miss rock in '02? You'll love this.


Stephen Carradini
You never really forget your first love, and my initial musical passion was turn-of-the-millenium pop-punk like Blink-182 and Sum 41.
Friday, April 1, 2011

Elbow — Build a Rocket Boys!

Mushy, mid-tempo pop tunes


Stephen Carradini
The raw attitude and stripped-down power of Elbow’s 2008 tune “Grounds for Divorce” make it one of my favorite indie-rock songs ever.
Thursday, March 31, 2011

Yuck — Yuck

Chapel Hill 1994 lives!


Stephen Carradini
Sometimes people buzz about a thing so that they can be excited about something. Some guy will promote a thing so that if more people get on the bandwagon, he can say he discovered it.
Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Billy Joel — Live at Shea Stadium: The Concert

You're sorely missed, Bill.


Rod Lott
Old Billy Joel songs fit like a glove — a baseball glove, in the case of “Live at Shea Stadium,” a recording of the Piano Man’s 2008 concerts at the iconic New York stadium before it was destroyed the following year.
Wednesday, March 9, 2011

The Two Koreas — Science Island

Punk aggression with brains as well as brawn


Stephen Carradini
As a punk album, The Two Koreas’ “Science Island” rocks a heck of a lot more than most “punk” I’ve been unfortunately exposed to over the past decade.
Monday, February 21, 2011

The Ex — Catch My Shoe

Dissonant, horn-laden punk that claims the term


Stephen Carradini
I don’t like punk much these days because it doesn’t mean anything. Strumming a guitar really fast and hard is no longer countercultural; it’s par for the course.
Monday, February 7, 2011

Social Distortion — Hard Times and Nursery Rhymes

Still relevant, 32 years later


Stephen Carradini
On one hand, Social Distortion’s “Hard Times and Nursery Rhymes” is a solid, workman-like set of Southern California punk tunes with three gems.
Thursday, February 3, 2011

Cake — Showroom of Compassion

'Prolonging the Magic' + 'Fashion Nugget' = must buy


Stephen Carradini
Cake is all done trying to make new fans. Content with the listeners they’ve got, they decided to make a fan’s album.
Thursday, February 3, 2011

Cold War Kids — Mine Is Yours

Sounds better, but it's all the worse for it


Joshua Boydston
It’s hard to fault a band for wanting to be successful — there are bills to pay, families to support — but if you are going to sell out, you need to do it the right way, and you’ve got to question Cold War Kids’ judgment...
Tuesday, February 1, 2011

The Morning After Girls — Alone

Reverb-heavy, song-lite rock


Stephen Carradini
Reverb’s been going through a revival lately. After the raw guitar tones of grunge killed the reverb pedal for the better part of 20 years, it’s been coming back everywhere.
Tuesday, January 18, 2011