Monday 21 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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Various artists — Reaching Out


Zach Hale June 4th, 2013

Like so many Oklahomans, the local music scene has responded with generosity and grace in the wake of last month’s tragedy in Moore. In the weeks since, droves of local musicians have banded together for benefit concerts and radio marathons to raise funds for the relief effort, and with extraordinary results.

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Much in the same vein, Reaching Out is a $7 compilation of 22 Oklahoma artists available on Bandcamp, with all proceeds going directly to the American Red Cross tornado-relief fund.

The music itself could easily be overlooked with an undertaking this significant, yet the diverse cast of musicians is more than enough to satisfy. Songs range from quieter, heartfelt ballads (Defining Times’ “Outlaw,” Stewart Whitmarsh’s “I Feel Like a Bad Place”) to the powerful and life-affirming (Tallows’ “Small Talk”). There are even some murkier electronic moments sprinkled in, with Norman upstarts Economy and Eureeka offering strong selections alongside Daniel Huffman’s New Fumes and Bird Flower projects.

That said, Reaching Out’s genre-hopping never impedes its flow. It’s a largely inviting listen, and the conglomeration of sounds serves not only as an introduction to a bevy of talented artists but an engaging collection of songs that typify the neighborly inclusiveness displayed by so many in the storm’s aftermath.

And with this variety comes a common, heartfelt purpose that is palpable throughout each track. For music fans seeking an opportunity to help a community in need, it’s hard to imagine $7 better spent.

Download the album at reachingout.bandcamp.com. —Zach Hale

Hey! Read This:
Defining Times at SXSW 2013    
Eureeka's Polysynthetic Fields album review   
Moore will be more: Dispatches from the May 20 tornado   
Tallows at SXSW 2013 



 
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