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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Home · Articles · CDs · Pop · Wild Nothing — Nocturne

Wild Nothing — Nocturne

Joshua Boydston September 18th, 2012

As clichéd as it is easy, it is nice to stop and smell the roses once in a while. Nocturne is the aural equivalent.

While it’s great to dive into heady, groundbreaking stuff or brilliantly crafted pop songs, it’s just as nice to enjoy something as beautiful and simple as the music that Jack Tatum is writing as Wild Nothing, and while 2010’s Gemini was a great listen, he’s made leaps and strides heading into Nocturne.

It’s easy listening that doesn’t put you to sleep, but makes you just as comfortable. Songs like “Shadow” and “Through the Grass” play like those seconds between being awake and falling asleep — microbursts of nursery rhymes, dreams and plush comfort.

Much like Beach House’s Bloom, Nocturne is inflicted with each song sort of bleeding into the other; also like Bloom, they are all so good that it doesn’t matter. The peppier “This Chain Won’t Break” is the exception, a smart and sophisticated pop track that I haven’t been able to shake.

Whether or not Nocturne is deemed the best album of 2012 by year’s end, there’s little doubt that it will go down as the prettiest. —Joshua Boydston

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