Friday 18 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.

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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Saddle up

Horse Thief with Deerpeople and Pageantry

8:30 p.m. Friday

ACM@UCO Performance Lab

329 E. Sheridan Ave.

acm-uco.com

974-4700

$5-$8

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High heaven

Glow God with Weed, Feral Future and Power Pyramid

7 p.m. Friday

Capitol House

$5

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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.

diamondballroom.net

677-9169

$24-$29

04/09/2014 | Comments 0
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Angels & Airwaves - I-Empire


None January 17th, 2008

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Geffen

Tom DeLonge's post-Blink-182 project of Angels & Airwaves didn't take long to follow up its 2006 debut. Radio stations still were playing its singles from that when "I-Empire" hit stores. The bleed-over is appropriate, as "I-Empire" doesn't stray from the sound that made its predecessor so surprisingly winning; in fact, it has the feel of being disc two of a double album.

 

With A&A comprised of former members of bands I don't like' 30 Seconds to Mars, Rocket from the Crypt' I would've been the first to label this "supergroup" sonically dead. But amazingly, A&A sounds nothing like any of its members' pasts; the sum truly is greater than its parts. Sporting super-crisp production from DeLonge himself, "I-Empire" shimmers with a guitar-driven, arena-rock sound. It's not hard to imagine the dozen songs here unfolding and exploding from an outdoor amphitheater stage on a warm summer evening, with the stars in the sky twinkling in time with the beat.

 

The tunes are written as urgent melodies, both feel-good and headphone-ready. If there's a catch, it's in DeLonge's grating, whiny vocals.

 

"”Rod Lott

 
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