Wednesday 23 Apr
 
 

Norman rock well

Norman Music Festival

6 p.m.-2 a.m. Thursday, 3:30 p.m.-2 a.m. Friday and noon-2 a.m. Saturday

Downtown Norman

normanmusicfestival.com

Free

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Grouplovin’ it

Grouplove with MS MR and Smallpools

6:30 p.m. Monday

Diamond Ballroom

8001 S. Eastern Ave.

diamondballroom.net

677-9169

$22-$24

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Hear and now

Hear the Music Tour with The Warren Brothers and Lance Miller

6-10 p.m. Friday

Rodeo Opry

2221 Exchange Ave.

songsforsound.com

$35-$50

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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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Jay Bennett-The Magnificent Defeat


None November 2nd, 2006

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Jay Bennett is best known as that dude that got kicked out of Wilco in that film about Wilco. One could get booted from worse bands, but the whole debacle has haunted Bennett, who has released three albums that hint at his gifts but mainly underscore why he was an excellent sideman.
 
Perhaps this is why Bennett's album is called "The Magnificent Defeat." There are moments, such as the Elvis-Costello-meets-the-Rolling-Stones-inspired "Replace You" and the poignant "Survey the Damage," that are indeed magnificent. Bennett has a habit of placing inspiration above shape, but this album (aside from the extremely messy opener "Slow Beautifully Seconds Faster") sees him balancing the two.
 
Still, Bennett must realize that he'll always be remembered for his days with Wilco, and a timely concession allows him to finally move on. A magnificent defeat? At least an enjoyable one.
 
- Michael Franco

 
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