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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.



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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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Nine Inch Nails - The Slip

None August 14th, 2008

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The Null Corporation

The latest full-length Nine Inch Nails album feels more like a trip than a "Slip." Filled to the brim with buzz-saw electronics, distorted drums and Trent Reznor's peculiar lyrical vitriol, the 11-song release fizzes with a distinct digital effervescence last felt on "The Downward Spiral."

Collectively, the songs aren't terribly cohesive, and don't puzzle-piece together as neatly as tracks on "Year Zero" or "With Teeth." However, they manage to stand apart. "Letting You" is like being the last car in a train you can clearly see has headed off the rails' a brisk industrial freak-out, a machine (maybe a "Pretty Hate Machine"?) about to go horribly awry.

"Echoplex" begins with an electro-dance beat and slowly builds with layers of guitars, eerie ambient synthesizers and airy electronics. "Lights in the Sky" is simple and spooky, with Reznor whispering over dour, minor-key piano stabs.

"The Slip" is a good collection of great new songs and is available for free as a digital download from the band's Web site, which will help defray at least some of the $53.50 needed to catch Reznor and company at Friday's Ford Center show.

"”Joe Wertz

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