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.

twistedrootgallery.com

208-4288

$10

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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.

thebluenotelounge.com

600-1166

$5

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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.

acm-uco.com

974-4700

$5-$8

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High heaven

Glow God with Weed, Feral Future and Power Pyramid

7 p.m. Friday

Capitol House

$5

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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.

diamondballroom.net

677-9169

$24-$29

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The Workweek — Promises, Promises


Stephen Carradini June 1st, 2011

Oklahoma City’s The Workweek follows The Jayhawks and Wilco in making the lines between folk, country and rock negligible on its debut release, “Promises, Promises.”

The highlights of the album are mature, thoughtful songs that fit comfortably into the listener’s ear. The simplest songs here are the strongest, as in the plaintive acoustic ballad “What You Wanted” and the lazy-Sunday vibe and great pedal steel of “Can You Hear Me Now.” That number and “Ain’t So” call up comparisons to influential alt-country band Mojave 3, which is an impressive feat indeed.

The scorned “Just Like Hell” takes a different tack, putting the members’ rock chops to best use. A good vocal performance and memorable guitar work make this a highlight on the opposite end of their sound.

It’s not a perfect album, as some of the tracks blur together, but “Promises, Promises” shows promise in a genre that demands excellent songwriting. It will be interesting to see how The Workweek’s sound develops over future releases. The highlight tracks, however, are already mixtape-worthy.

Catch The Workweek with Gentle Ghost at 9:30 p.m. Friday at The Deli, 309 White in Norman. For more information, call 321-7048 or visit thedeli.us. —Stephen Carradini

 
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