Saturday 19 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.



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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.



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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.



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High heaven

Glow God with Weed, Feral Future and Power Pyramid

7 p.m. Friday

Capitol House


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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.



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Wolf Parade - At Mount Zoomer

None August 21st, 2008


Sub Pop

The beast, whose snarly bite once tore through three wild EPs, has been tamed again, with the second full-length release from Montreal's Wolf Parade.

"Apologies to the Queen Mary" was among 2005's most acclaimed releases, although the Canadian five-piece suffered a little backlash for spraying on studio shellac. The production lacquer on "At Mount Zoomer" is thicker still, but should win enough of a new audience to offset any disgruntled diehards.

"Language City" is smooth and flowing, with melodic keyboards padding a wash of drums and vocals. Singer Spencer Krug, who has always demonstrated an interesting vocal timbre, is well-served by the album's production, particularly on songs like the album's opening "Soldier's Grin" and the quirky piano dirge "Call It a Ritual."

The album's strongest offering, "California Dreamer," builds from guitar shimmers and blood-pulse drumming to reveal a grinding organ and a sweeping chorus frenzy.

A domesticated Wolf preys on this parade, but "A Mount Zoomer" is still worth hunting down.

"”Joe Wertz

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