Tuesday 22 Jul

Chevy cruisin’

Chevy Woods with Kevin Gates & more
9 p.m. Sunday 
Vibe Night Club 
227 SW 25th St. 

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Rock steady

7 p.m. Saturday
Frontier City
11501 N. Interstate 35 Service Road 
Free with park admission 

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Narrative verse

L.T.Z. with Jabee, Frank Black & more
8 p.m. Saturday
The Conservatory 
8911 N. Western Ave. 

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Dancing in the Twilight

Sunday Twilight Concert Series with The Wurly Birds
7:30 p.m. Sunday
Myriad Botanical Gardens 
301 W. Reno Ave. 

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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.

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William Orbit-Hello Waveforms

None December 28th, 2006



William Orbit is better known for other people's music than his own. He engineered Madonna's late-Nineties comeback by producing "Ray of Light," her Grammy-winning album of plugged-in pop, and when an LP under his own name actually moved units, it was comprised of covers of classical music stalwarts like Beethoven and Barber.
It shouldn't be this way, because as "Hello Waveforms" proves, Orbit's a talented instrumentalist. A proponent of ambient music, Orbit's work here contains' if not relies heavily upon' all his signature flourishes: warm, rich textures; spacey electronic bleeps; and layers of heavenly melody.
The opening "Sea Green" sets the stage perfectly for one of the more laid-back hours you can experience without the aid of a muscle relaxant, and is representative of Orbit's overall ProTools-savvy style. Four tracks employ vocals; not surprisingly, they're the weakest of the bunch, because the man's music speaks volumes when it doesn't say anything at all.
- Rod Lott

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