Saturday 19 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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Kurt Vile — Smoke Ring for My Halo

Because your lazy Friday night needs a soundtrack

Stephen Carradini March 11th, 2011

It’s Friday, and your girlfriend is having a girls’ night.


Your bros went down to 35 Conferette in advance of their SXSW trip. It was a long week, so you didn’t feel like driving fast to catch up with them. You just want to chill.

If it was last year, the mood from Beach House’s “Teen Dream” would be washing over your room, but it’s played out. All your folk is too sad for you right now. Distinguishable words are just too much work. Psych is really not a very good solo trip. You just want some solid pop songs, but without all the energy-drink saccharine qualities modern pop has gathered up. Like Simon and Garfunkel, only less folky.

What you’d really like is a beautiful, lazy album written by someone who’s playing slow music not because he can’t play fast, but because he wants to write chilled-out music. It would have good melodies and not require a clear comprehension of lyrics or arrangements to love the album. There should be depth to the tunes if you wanted to explore that later, but a top level of graceful immediacy that’s brilliant enough to get anyone by. No gimmicks, no trends, just guitar-based tunes to chillax to.

Good news! Veteran indie-rocker Kurt Vile wrote “Smoke Ring For My Halo,” and it came out Tuesday. Hit up Guestroom on the way home.

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