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“We think about it as a team,” she said. “Watching so many bands for so long and standing in the audience, I was like, ‘I want to try that.’ After playing by yourself for so many years and seeing what level you can reach with so many musicians coming in, you pretty much have to.
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Commercial rock

Center of the Universe Festival featuring Capital Cities, Young The Giant, AWOLNATION & more
Friday-Saturday
Downtown Tulsa 
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$35-$50 

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Mack truckin’

Swizzymack
9 p.m. Friday 
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Chevy cruisin’

Chevy Woods with Kevin Gates & more
9 p.m. Sunday 
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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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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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