Wednesday 23 Apr
 
 

Norman rock well

Norman Music Festival

6 p.m.-2 a.m. Thursday, 3:30 p.m.-2 a.m. Friday and noon-2 a.m. Saturday

Downtown Norman

normanmusicfestival.com

Free

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Grouplovin’ it

Grouplove with MS MR and Smallpools

6:30 p.m. Monday

Diamond Ballroom

8001 S. Eastern Ave.

diamondballroom.net

677-9169

$22-$24

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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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Two Suns — Dream Familiar


Matt Carney February 1st, 2012

Norman’s Jake Davidson beautifully reconciles his love for tradition-rich acoustic music with old-school English drum ’n’ bass electronica on his full-length debut, “Dream Familiar,” as recording project Two Suns.

While it might be tempting to write this enterprise off as another of many Radiohead tributes, the album’s far too nuanced and interesting to squarely categorize. After “Not the End”’s shoegazey, textured drumming and “Nostalgia”’s chiming Americana, “Dirty Industry” slurps and sizzles with guttural, low-end bass and synths that approach learned dubstep.

Davidson’s songwriting isn’t to be overlooked, either. “My eyes are open to all the problems / Maybe that’s my problem,” he wonders over lost sleep in “Eyes to Hope.” It seems an earnest confession amid the murky sonic haze around it, reminiscent of Radiohead’s warmer, more human sentiments on “In Rainbows.”

I think Two Suns is at its best when it locks into these great, snare-driven, minimalist grooves. “Ran Wild” proves the cream of this crop, chugging along in three distinct, beautiful parts.

At 10 tunes, “Dream Familiar” is being released one track at a time at the act’s Bandcamp page. Readers can keep up with the progress on our music blog, OKSee. —Matt Carney

 
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