Sunday 20 Apr

Odyssey of the mind

Jacob Fred Jazz Odyssey 

with Culture Cinematic and ADDverse Effects

9 p.m. Friday

Twisted Root Gallery

3012 N. Walker Ave.



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Frndz with benefits

Boyfrndz with Bored Wax and The Hitt Boyz

9 p.m. Sunday

Blue Note Lounge

2408 N. Robinson Ave.



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Saddle up

Horse Thief with Deerpeople and Pageantry

8:30 p.m. Friday

ACM@UCO Performance Lab

329 E. Sheridan Ave.



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High heaven

Glow God with Weed, Feral Future and Power Pyramid

7 p.m. Friday

Capitol House


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Darkened tones

Chevelle with Nothing More and Middle Class Rut

6:30 p.m. Monday

Diamond Ballroom

8001 S. Eastern Ave.



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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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