Wednesday 23 Jul

Chevy cruisin’

Chevy Woods with Kevin Gates & more
9 p.m. Sunday 
Vibe Night Club 
227 SW 25th St. 

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Rock steady

7 p.m. Saturday
Frontier City
11501 N. Interstate 35 Service Road
Free with park admission 

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Narrative verse

L.T.Z. with Jabee, Frank Black & more
8 p.m. Saturday
The Conservatory 
8911 N. Western Ave. 

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Dancing in the Twilight

Sunday Twilight Concert Series with The Wurly Birds
7:30 p.m. Sunday
Myriad Botanical Gardens 
301 W. Reno Ave. 

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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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So Far Good - Self Titled

None January 10th, 2008





Distorted guitars and cascading cymbals introduce the first song on Edmond rock band So Far Good's new self-titled CD.


The opening song, "The Drive," gives way to softer melodic verses before increasing both the tempo and volume into a full-on promenade of guitars and brisk, punchy drums. Deft palm muting by guitarists Matt Eldridge and Daniel Weaver cuts through the wash of drums and screams.


Front man Joe White's accurate voice nails every note with spot-on pitch and presentation, at times similar in tone and delivery to Geoff Rickly of the post-hard-core band Thursday.


 Speedy metal and hard-core-inspired guitar work permeate "The Legion," while "To Myself" is the most musically interesting with intertwining guitar work and more stop-and-go erratic drumming by Patrick Eldridge.


The seven-song CD, which was recorded and mixed by Trent Bell in his Norman studio, is sonically sound, but not overwhelmingly innovative in either songwriting or instrumentation. The members of So Far Good are young and the band is relatively new, yet the disc is miles ahead of recording efforts from much older and experienced metro musicians.


With a bit more experimentation, songwriting risk and a focus on arrangement, the Edmond band could easily add its signature energy to some new ideas, creating an enjoyable, accessible sound for those wanting to rock. For more information, visit their site.


-Joe Wertz

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