Friday 18 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

04/09/2014 | Comments 0
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MilitantxMindz — #RIOT


Joshua Boydston May 1st, 2013

It's odd that in this hyperpolitical cross-section of American history, the voices of socially conscious rappers à la Public Enemy or A Tribe Called Quest are being drowned out over the sound of poppin’ bottles, smackin’ booties and the jangle of diamond jewelry.

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It's times like this we need those enlightened messages more than ever, and yet, they’re exceedingly harder to find. Enter MilitantxMindz, a collective of “artists, freedom fighters and poets” who are starting a revolution right here in Oklahoma.

And the revolution sounds pretty damn good.

"Rebel Life" is right on par with the most choice selections of Mos Def and Talib Kweli; it's a soulful, gripping anthem that sounds like it was born out of Bed-Stuy, not the Sooner State. The Eastern-influenced "Exodus" shows shades of Eminem and Wu-Tang Clan, while "Compromise" and the title track recall modern tastemaker Kendrick Lamar.

There's nary a miss on #RIOT, and it's the sort of thoughtful product that doesn't sound like it could have been recorded in this decade or this state, but I'm sure glad it was. —Joshua Boydston

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