Tuesday 22 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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Lola Ray - Liars

None December 2nd, 2010

Lola Ray's debut album, 2004's "I Don't Know You," proved the musicians weren't content to be another pop-punk act. With hints of Eighties new-wave woven throughout their songs, the bandmates showed they know how to play melodic leads as well as bang out the power chords.
"Liars" is further proof that Lola Ray wants to be taken seriously, and also that its members are students of Eighties music. Lead singer John Balicanta's melodramatic, pained yelp often sounds like Robert Smith, and Brian Spina's ringing guitar work on "The Way We Argue" is clearly reminiscent of The Edge. Add to this that the album is full of hooks, catchy choruses, decent melodies and some semblance of harmony.
And yet, somehow this album often falls short.  The theatrical vocals coupled with the lyrical content' which is also rather dramatic' severely limits the audience. If you have a mortgage, you probably won't relate.'Michael Franco

  • Currently 3.5/5 Stars.
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