Thursday 24 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

04/23/2014 | Comments 0

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

04/16/2014 | Comments 0
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Maximum Homeless Guy - Bums Away


None August 16th, 2007

 

On its MySpace page, Oklahoma City punk-rock trio Maximum Homeless Guy lists liquor and the Salvation Army as primary influences, which sounds just about right.

 

In case the current crop of local Nickelback clones or introspective loner-rock bands has fogged your memory, this is the kind of punk rock you used to make with your friends in a basement after skateboarding and drinking McCormick vodka all day.

 

Most songs off MHG's album "Bums Away" clock in at around a minute and a half. The last song, "Not Jamican," (I think they mean "Jamaican") is an astounding length of three minutes, mostly pseudo-reggae, with lyrics about driving around in a white van smoking pot.

 

This all sounds pretty stupid, and it is, but purposely so, which makes it pretty fun, especially songs like "Robotic Cock" (they must stop robotic cocks!), "Take Lots of Drugs" and "I Killed a Dude."

 

The trio also tackles such complicated moral dilemmas such as whether to have sex with a dirty girl' not kinky dirty, but actual dirt and filth. They decide to "Not Beat Around the Bush," and have sex with her anyway, even though she has a "peg leg" and a "Kermit" face. 

 

The music is impossibly fast, often sounding like early NOFX or (bring on the hate mail) Bad Religion.

 

Maximum Homeless Guy will be playing Aug. 31 at Othello's in Norman, with The Black Tie Event, Bloody Ol' Mule and Psychotic Reaction, and the band claims a CD-release show is scheduled Oct. 2 at Hi-Lo Club.

 

Grab a dirty punk rocker guy or gal and go enjoy some awesome minute-long songs about filth, fury and robotic genitals. 

 

"”Joe Wertz

 
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