Wednesday 16 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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Kerri Arista — 50 Different Ways

Not heart-stopping, but not snooze-inducing either

Stephen Carradini February 23rd, 2011

Kerri Arista’s “50 Different Ways” is a solid acoustic country/pop album all the way through.


Kerri Arista’s “50 Different Ways” is a solid acoustic country/pop album all the way through. If you need a new music fix in the genre, the album is going to be a winner for you. If you’re looking to be wowed, you should look elsewhere. There are good tunes to be had, but this doesn’t break ground that hasn’t been broken many times before.

Arista’s mid-range voice is genial and inviting. She minimizes the drawl, which is a pro for some listeners and a con for others. There’s enough pedal steel to go around, as well as strings. The strings contribute a great deal to album highlight “Unfold,” whose mood lets darkness creep in around the edges. “One of These Days” features similarly excellent string contributions, and it’s another memorable track.
50 Different Ways” isn’t heart-stopping, but it’s not snooze-inducing, either. It’s a solid collection of songs that will appeal to fans of the genre. —Stephen Carradini

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