OKGazette.com - Music http://www.okgazette.com/oklahoma/articles.sec-124-1-music.html <![CDATA[Music Made Me: Josh Hogsett - The Tallows frontman tells us what records had the biggest influence on the band’s captivating brand of indie pop.]]> 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.]]> <![CDATA[Sobering sounds - Raucous garage rockers Copperheads have — believe it or not — matured over the years.]]>

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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<![CDATA[Pony expression - Honesty is the name of the game for Nashville-based trio Wild Ponies.]]>

Wild Ponies

8 p.m. Sunday

The Blue Door

2805 N. McKinley Ave.

bluedoorokc.com

524-0738

$15

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<![CDATA[Mack truckin’ - Philadelphia DJ Swizzymack’s hard-hitting club bangers hit the dance floor — and your eardrums — with authority.]]>

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

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<![CDATA[Commercial rock - L.A. pop band Capital Cities — one of the many acts on display at Tulsa’s Center of the Universe Festival — has always had a penchant for the spotlight.]]>

Center of the Universe Festival featuring Capital Cities, Young The Giant, AWOLNATION & more
Friday-Saturday
Downtown Tulsa 
centeroftheuniversefestival.com 
$35-$50 

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<![CDATA[Planting the seed - No longer just a solo act, singer-songwriter Chelsey Cope is embarking on a more collaborative and organic endeavor.]]> 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.]]> <![CDATA[Narrative verse - Oklahoma City rapper L.T.Z.’s improbable story is best told atop a beat.]]>

L.T.Z. with Jabee, Frank Black & more
8 p.m. Saturday
The Conservatory 
8911 N. Western Ave. 
conservatoryokc.com 
607-4805
$7 

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<![CDATA[Dancing in the Twilight - This summer, like many before it, Arts Council of Oklahoma City brings a variety of Oklahoma acts to serenade you under the stars.]]>

Sunday Twilight Concert Series with The Wurly Birds
7:30 p.m. Sunday
Myriad Botanical Gardens 
301 W. Reno Ave. 
myriadgardens.org 
445-7080
Free 

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<![CDATA[Rock steady - ’80s heroes Tesla are back on the road, feeling refreshed and ready to rock.]]>

Tesla
7 p.m. Saturday
Frontier City
11501 N. Interstate 35 Service Road 
frontiercity.com
478-2140
Free with park admission 

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<![CDATA[Chevy cruisin’ - A string of mixtapes and prestigious guest spots has Steel City emcee Chevy Woods on the rise.]]>

Chevy Woods with Kevin Gates & more
9 p.m. Sunday 
Vibe Night Club 
227 SW 25th St. 
$20-$40 

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<![CDATA[Sheriff Woody - Red Dirt icon Jimmy LaFave has become synonymous with the Woody Guthrie Folk Festival.]]>

Woody Guthrie Folk Festival featuring Jimmy LaFave, Arlo Guthrie and more

Wednesday through Sunday

Okemah

woodyguthrie.com

Free

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<![CDATA[Next big thing - Despite wowing her fair share of crowds, 11-year-old phenom Olivia Kay is balancing the life of a normal kid with that of a rising star.]]>

As far as songs go, few prove as challenging to sing as our national anthem.

It’s a technically demanding tune from first note to last, to be sure, beginning with a low bellow that quickly soars toward star-punching high notes, eventually swelling to a show-stopping crescendo that even the most seasoned performer can have trouble mastering.

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<![CDATA[Major League tunes - Texas-based experimental rockers Chipper Jones bring a host of influences and skills to the metaphorical dugout.]]>

Chipper Jones with The Hitt Boyz, Foxburrows and Milk Jr

8 p.m. Saturday

VZD’s Restaurant & Club

4200 N. Western Ave.

vzds.com

524-4200

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<![CDATA[California dreamin’ - L.A.-via-Oklahoma trio Modern Pantheist found its creative spark after moving to the West Coast.]]>

Modern Pantheist with The Wurly Birds and Larry Chin

9 p.m. Sunday

Blue Note Lounge 

2408 N. Robinson Ave.

thebluenotelounge.com

600-1166

$5

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<![CDATA[Oklahoma stampede - OKC Fest brings some of the most popular acts in the world together for a premier music showcase, and we ain’t seen nothin’ like it ’round these parts.]]>

OKC Fest Festival Stage
5 p.m. Friday and Saturday 
Myriad Botanical Gardens 
301 W. Reno Ave. 
okcfest.com
866-977-6849 
$35-$42

FreeFest
4:30 p.m. Friday, noon Saturday and 11:30 a.m. Sunday
Myriad Botanical Gardens
301 W. Reno Ave.
okcfest.com 
866-977-6849 
Free

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<![CDATA[River men - Iowa folk-pop collective The River Monks embodies both the sound and temperament of its home state.]]>
The River Monks with Tallows and Foxburrows
9 p.m. Saturday
Blue Note Lounge 
2408 N. Robinson Ave. 
thebluenotelounge.com 
600-1166
$5
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<![CDATA[Music Made Me: Sardashhh - ]]> Norman beatmaker and instrumental hip-hop artist Sardashhh — born Joseph Sardashti — likes to keep busy over the summer. Last year, he released his debut “beat tape” (think mixtape — but without the rapping), The Feast, and he promptly followed that up with Vol. 2 this June, sampling anything and everything from Key & Peele and Adventure Time to classic R&B and soul jams. Oklahoma Gazette asked Sardashti to spell out what fuels his eclectic sense and style of production.]]> <![CDATA[Technical skills - Rapper Tech N9ne put his talent — and his fondness of women — on display at the Diamond Ballroom.]]> The 30-minute delay before Tech N9ne took the stage gave me time to study how large and diverse the crowd was. Wednesday night’s show at the Diamond Ballroom featured people from all walks of life — including a few Juggalos — but they all seemed to have one thing in common: They were die hard Tech N9ne fans.]]> <![CDATA[Neon colors - Utah-based dance-rockers Neon Trees stopped by Cain’s Ballroom last week, much to the delight of its dedicated fan base.]]> Utah-based rockers Neon Trees spent a hot summer night setting fire to Tulsa’s legendary Cain’s Ballroom on June 19. Rounding out the aural palette were Smallpools, a lively L.A. powerhouse, and Nightmare and the Cat, a cadre of black-clad Brit/American alt-rockers. Neon Trees’ latest record, Pop Psychology, was the night’s flux capacitor, transporting all who were willing to a neon-soaked parallel universe.]]> <![CDATA[Oklahoma stampede: OKC Fest cover story preview - OKC Fest brings some of the most popular acts the world together for a premier music showcase, and we ain’t seen nothin’ like it ’round these parts.]]>