Wednesday 16 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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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

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Sporting goods

Bad Sports with Lotta Tuff, Community Pools and Trash Pops

10 p.m. Friday

VZD’s Restaurant & Club

4200 N. Western Ave.

vzds.com

524-4203

$5

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VHS or Beta - Bring on the Comets


None August 30th, 2007

 

Astralwerks

It's rare to slide an album into your CD player and immediately know you are going to love it.

 

VHS or Beta hails from Louisville, Ky., and writes and performs danceable rock-punk tunes that are easily likable and hummable. Many of the songs have just enough keyboards and synthesizer effects to appeal to those who love Eighties electronic music or current European club songs.

 

"Bring on the Comets" which hits shelves this week, is actually better than the band's 2004 "Night on Fire" album, which helped the group secure a tour in 2005 with Eighties synth-dance legends Duran Duran.

 

"Love in My Pocket" is a wonderful, guitar-driven rock song with intertwined vocals and a steady dance beat. By contrast, "Take It or Leave It" is more atmospheric and electronic.

 

But the title song easily carries the record. Honest and a little sad, yet triumphant with diving guitar bends, stop-and-hold guitar grabs and drum blasts, the song pours into a giant, anthemic sing-along chorus.

 

Bring home "Bring on the Comets" today.

 

"”Joe Wertz

 
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