Friday 11 Jul
 
 

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.

07/09/2014 | Comments 0

Sheriff Woody

Woody Guthrie Folk Festival featuring Jimmy LaFave, Arlo Guthrie and more

Wednesday through Sunday

Okemah

woodyguthrie.com

Free

07/09/2014 | Comments 0

California dreamin’

Modern Pantheist with The Wurly Birds and Larry Chin

9 p.m. Sunday

Blue Note Lounge 

2408 N. Robinson Ave.

thebluenotelounge.com

600-1166

$5

07/02/2014 | Comments 0

Major League tunes

Chipper Jones with The Hitt Boyz, Foxburrows and Milk Jr

8 p.m. Saturday

VZD’s Restaurant & Club

4200 N. Western Ave.

vzds.com

524-4200

07/02/2014 | Comments 0

Neon colors

Utah-based rockers Neon Trees spent a hot summer night setting fire to Tulsa’s legendary Cain’s Ballroom on June 19. Rounding out the aural palette were Smallpools, a lively L.A. powerhouse, and Nightmare and the Cat, a cadre of black-clad Brit/American alt-rockers. Neon Trees’ latest record, Pop Psychology, was the night’s flux capacitor, transporting all who were willing to a neon-soaked parallel universe.
06/25/2014 | Comments 0
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Bruce Springsteen - Magic


None October 25th, 2007

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Easily his best work since "The River," Bruce Springsteen's latest record "Magic," is an energetic, nostalgic rock album that is equally catchy in spirit and profound in scope.

 

The album opener and first single, "Radio Nowhere," is largely driven by the backing (and sorely missed since 2002's "The Rising" ) E Street Band. "Is there anybody alive out there?"' Springsteen asks, lamenting the "last American night" while trying to find his way home.

 

The "way home," has always been a common theme for Springsteen, and in his last few years he has spent considerable public effort talking about the Iraq War, and a way home for American troops. This  made for better talking points than it did music, as evidenced by 2006's "We Shall Overcome: The Seeger Sessions," in which he channeled folk activist Pete Seeger.

 

Not that ever really left, but it seems that The Boss, at least the better one, is back. 

 

"”Joe Wertz

 
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