Tuesday 22 Jul
 
 

Chevy cruisin’

Chevy Woods with Kevin Gates & more
9 p.m. Sunday 
Vibe Night Club 
227 SW 25th St. 
$20-$40 

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Rock steady

Tesla
7 p.m. Saturday
Frontier City
11501 N. Interstate 35 Service Road 
frontiercity.com
478-2140
Free with park admission 

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Narrative verse

L.T.Z. with Jabee, Frank Black & more
8 p.m. Saturday
The Conservatory 
8911 N. Western Ave. 
conservatoryokc.com 
607-4805
$7 

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Dancing in the Twilight

Sunday Twilight Concert Series with The Wurly Birds
7:30 p.m. Sunday
Myriad Botanical Gardens 
301 W. Reno Ave. 
myriadgardens.org 
445-7080
Free 

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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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Code 22 — Going Soft: The Acoustic Album!


Louis Fowler May 8th, 2013

The guys of Oklahoma City’s Code 22 seem like a likable group of fellas. Their latest release, Going Soft: The Acoustic Album!, is likable enough as well — so likable that on first listen, I took its clean, acoustic sound and clear, unstressed vocals as an alternative praise-and-worship band.

But after listening to the third track, “Nerdgasm,” I realized they’re not a Christian band at all — just four goofy, kinda nerdy, likable dudes. And we do need those in the world, including for romantic montages on flashback episodes of The Big Bang Theory.

With the lyrics “I get to fight the girl of my dreams and her name’s Chun Li,” the aforementioned “Nerdgasm” is one of the few songs that isn’t a Weezer-like pop ditty about love, whether unrequited, rejected or long-lost.

In “Pining Over You,” the guys are “brokenhearted ever since we parted,” while in “Too Late,” they’re waiting for a girl to get over a guy she just can’t get over.

Even likable guys have their limits, as the final track, “I Don’t Really Miss You,” gets assertive, or at least admirably tries. But they can’t stay mad at you, girl. Then they wouldn’t be likable anymore. —Louis Fowler


 
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