Saturday 19 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.

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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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We Are Scientists - Brain Thrust Mastery


None April 16th, 2008

wearescientists

Astralwerks

As far as dance-inspired rock bands go, We Are Scientists have always been decidedly gritty and a little low-fi' kind of like a dirty Duran Duran.

The New York duo's fourth album, "Brain Thrust Mastery," is solid in musicianship and songwriting, but lacks the urgency and excitability of its 2006 release, "With Love and Squalor."

The album's single, "After Hours," is great' a quick, driving rock song with layered guitars and soaring lead vocals by Keith Murray. "Ghouls" and "Let's See It" are fair additions to "Brain Thrust Mastery"' a little boring, but enjoyable. "Lethal Enforcer" trowels on thick globs of dance putty, filling in the cracks that have formed since Eighties groove merchants Human League and Naked Eyes departed the scene.

The darker "Tonight" has an almost industrial feel during much of the song, which is punctuated with a deep synth line and bold bell tones.

"Brain Thrust Mastery" is a good follow-up record for the band, but this better be a calm before the storm. Hopefully the duo will ratchet everything up for the next release.

"”Joe Wertz

 
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