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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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Sheriff Woody

Woody Guthrie Folk Festival featuring Jimmy LaFave, Arlo Guthrie and more

Wednesday through Sunday

Okemah

woodyguthrie.com

Free

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California dreamin’

Modern Pantheist with The Wurly Birds and Larry Chin

9 p.m. Sunday

Blue Note Lounge 

2408 N. Robinson Ave.

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600-1166

$5

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Major League tunes

Chipper Jones with The Hitt Boyz, Foxburrows and Milk Jr

8 p.m. Saturday

VZD’s Restaurant & Club

4200 N. Western Ave.

vzds.com

524-4200

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Neon colors

Utah-based rockers Neon Trees spent a hot summer night setting fire to Tulsa’s legendary Cain’s Ballroom on June 19. Rounding out the aural palette were Smallpools, a lively L.A. powerhouse, and Nightmare and the Cat, a cadre of black-clad Brit/American alt-rockers. Neon Trees’ latest record, Pop Psychology, was the night’s flux capacitor, transporting all who were willing to a neon-soaked parallel universe.
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Mind the Fox — Songs for the Needy


Joshua Boydston September 26th, 2012

It’s taken four years since Mind the Fox’s formation for the Oklahoma City rock outfit to finally offer a full-length debut album, but from the sounds of Songs for the Needy, it’s been worth the wait.

The 11-track effort has the feel of a product made for and formulated in a dingy basement with dusty floral couches, shag carpet and tacky wood wall paneling … and I mean that in the best of ways.

It’s something of a time capsule uncovered from four or five decades back, neither updated nor refurbished in any way. Luckily, the band has the chops to pull it off.

There’s a difference between being inspired by Led Zeppelin and sounding like Led Zeppelin, and Mind the Fox is accomplished enough to fall into the latter, especially on opener “Libra Lowrider,” “Come Inside” and “She Said.” The group might be even better at playful ’60s pop, as evidenced by the bouncy “Sunshine” and “Contradicting Friend,” with obvious nods to The Beatles.

There’s a misstep or two (“Never Gone” is noticeably out-of-place with a skainspired guitar riff, if a good one), and it’s a tad disjointed, if charmingly so, jumping from psychedelic freak-out to soulful jam to swampy classic-rock groove, all tied together in that general ’70s haze. Luckily for Mind the Fox, that’s one era that never goes out of style.

Songs for the Needy is available as a name-your-price download at mindthefox.bandcamp.com. —Joshua Boydston



 
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