Thursday 17 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

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The Bottle Rockets-Zoysia


None September 7th, 2006

zoysia

Bloodshot

Always melodic, never mundane, "Zoysia," the latest CD from Festus, Mo.'s The Bottle Rockets, finds the band adding political commentary to its usual humorous blue-collar anecdotes and anti-love songs. The result is an expansive Southern rock masterpiece that is both literate and homespun, with touches of irony throughout.
 
The first four tracks' "Better Than Broken," "Middle Man," "I Quit" and "Happy Anniversary"' harken back to the Seventies' heyday of Lynyrd Skynyrd. "Middle Man" is a particularly hard-edged political rocker about the underappreciated "company man," while "Happy Anniversary" is a sweeping, Southern-fried lost love narrative.
 
The remainder of the CD finds the band experimenting with its own brand of old-school country with the twangy, sarcastic "Blind" and the harmonious, largely acoustic "Feeling Down."

With its blend of hard rock and timely, incisive lyrics, "Zoysia" should appeal to those in red and blue states alike.
 
- Tracy M. Rogers

 
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