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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Sonic Youth-Rather Ripped


None August 10th, 2006

ratherripped

Geffen

It's hard to hate an album when the hottest bassist in rock history tells her daughter "you keep me coming home again" while Thurston Moore and Lee Ranaldo tightly wind the baby's stationary with deft riffs, classic Sonic Youth guitar atmospherics  and drums that rumble and subdue with ease.
 
But this album isn't just baby pictures' "Rather Ripped" finds the members of SY distilling their noise-rock experimentation, iconoclast humor and general merrymaking into a lovely record that's better and more urgent than "Sonic Nurse." 
 
This is a complete balance of good taste, gentle noise, beating harmonics and melodic lingering that has inspired decades of work from Pearl Jam to Slint. At this point, there are plenty of smiles to be had, whether Ranaldo's down-tuned "Rats" rocks out or Moore crafts a hallmark ballad with "Do You Believe in Rapture?" wrapped in dissonant musings and tender vocals.
 
- Danny Marroquin

 
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