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Chevy cruisin’

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

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Rock steady

Tesla
7 p.m. Saturday
Frontier City
11501 N. Interstate 35 Service Road 
frontiercity.com
478-2140
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Narrative verse

L.T.Z. with Jabee, Frank Black & more
8 p.m. Saturday
The Conservatory 
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conservatoryokc.com 
607-4805
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Dancing in the Twilight

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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Next big thing

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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Dam Mantle — First Wave


A weird, wonderful electronic anomaly

Stephen Carradini March 25th, 2011

Dam Mantle’s “First Wave” is an weird, wonderful anomaly. It’s some sort of glitchy, electronic music, but instead of being cold and robotic, it’s vivid and full of life.

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The glitch-heavy production only serves to enhance the feeling of life within the tracks, which is the first time I’ve heard that herky-jerky stops and starts have worked that way.

The winner here is “Movement,” which I featured here. A symphony orchestra gets the chopped-up treatment, with the breaks and jumps only serving to make the high points higher. I think this would be a pretty spectacular orchestral, soundtrack-like piece on its own, but it’s even more amazing in its electronic-heavy form.

“Rebong” is a bit more traditional electronic piece, but it still has the same strong sense of melody and life running through its bass and cascading harp. “A Statue That Is Perpetually Unveiled” pulls the same “chopped orchestra” trick as “Movement,” and it works similarly, although with less dramatic power.

For those uninitiated with electronic music (or chillwave, which this resembles, but has much more energy than), the hour length of “First Wave” will be a drag. But for those who dig the sound, it’s a blast to hear Dam Mantle play for that long with a unique sound.

 
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