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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.

thebluenotelounge.com

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

07/02/2014 | Comments 0

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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John Calvin' Wish Alloy


None October 7th, 2010

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Norman singer/songwriter John Calvin's second album, "Wish Alloy," is official this week. It's a seven-song folk send-up that dips toes into indie-pop and country Americana.

The self-titled midpoint has pianos, organs and trumpets behind Calvin's youthful, aching croon. At a fast, rhythmic clip, the opening track, "Nonsense," makes a lot of sense, and its tambourines, shakers and high-pitched lead guitar line create a fun, carefree structure.

"Stompkick Blues" is an outright down-home with upright bass, snappy piano parts, snare drum brushing and finger-picked guitars playing as a big a role, as Calvin scats sparsely between the back-porch instrumentals. In all, "Wish Alloy" delivers strong musical metallurgy.

Calvin debuts the disc 9 p.m. Friday at the Second Wind Coffee Shop, 564 Buchanan in Norman. He also performs 4 p.m. Sunday at Norman's Groovefest. For more information, visit www.myspace.com/jcabney. "”Joe Wertz 
 
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