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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The Offspring - Rise and Fall, Rage and Grace


None July 3rd, 2008

offspring

Columbia

It's been more than four years since the release of "Splinter," a lackluster offering from The Offspring that didn't bring any of the California band's typical catchy punk-inspired wit.

"Rise and Fall, Rage and Grace," is graceful in the delivery of brisk guitar-driven rock songs and sometimes funny lyrics from Dexter Holland, but falls far from sharing any real rage, and doesn't rise to bring anything truly interesting to enjoy.

"A Lot Like Me" brings a more sensitive Offspring armed with electronica-inspired drums, tidal-wave choruses and repetitive melody lines' the horrifying result of which sounds like an Everclear (the band) fan (are there any?) singing lyrics over a Coldplay karaoke track.

"Stuff Is Messed Up" is a high point, finally bringing some humor to weary ears as Holland sings, "Thank God for the media for saving the day / Putting it all into perspective in a responsible way." He lyrically concludes that "shit is fucked up," and after hearing his album, I tend to agree.

"”Joe Wertz

 
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