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Planting the seed

“We think about it as a team,” she said. “Watching so many bands for so long and standing in the audience, I was like, ‘I want to try that.’ After playing by yourself for so many years and seeing what level you can reach with so many musicians coming in, you pretty much have to.
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Commercial rock

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

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Mack truckin’

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

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Chevy cruisin’

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

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Rock steady

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

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Candi & the Strangers — 10th of Always

Rod Lott January 14th, 2011

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

Well, one wishes radio sounded even half as sweet as the cotton-candy swirls the dreamy space-pop combo whips up in a whirlwind of mid-tempo grooves.
(Perhaps it's fitting, then, that that song closes with her noting, "Just for you.")

The Austin, Texas, quintet comes packaged from the same producer of The Octopus Project, Maserati and Explosions in the Sky, so suffice to say if any of those bands are permanent fixtures to your iTunes playlists, you'll want to check out Candi, even if the songs lean more toward the mainstream than those acts' sometimes sprawling electronic improv-jams.

The one exception can be found at album's end, "The Weather Is Here Wish You Were Beautiful," which starts slowly, at a Percocet-hitting-the-bloodstream pace, as it artfully crafts a soup of Moog-peppered goodness. So long do the instruments take hold that one wonders if Constant will ever come into contact. Nearly two minutes into the seven-minute wonder, she does. —Rod Lott

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