Sunday 20 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.

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

04/09/2014 | Comments 0
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The Uglysuit


None September 18th, 2008

 

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Quarterstick/Touch and Go

Soundtracking the grandiose and poignant scenes of life just became easier, now that local boys The Uglysuit have released their debut, self-titled album. The release is filled to the brim with skin-tingling crescendos, warm harmonies and waves of good vibes sparking out of the speakers.

Remember that ex-girlfriend who seemed gone forever, but a moment of clarity brought the courage needed to make things right? Need a song to express the tension just before the bursting release of emotion? Try the wistful "Chicago," a nod to the town where the album was recorded. Slow, dreamy instrumentation and pensive vocals are the stuff that liberated kisses in the rain are made of.

Taking a long, lonely walk through a sleeping cityscape while reassessing your life's direction? Need a song that ambles until that moment when all life comes into illumination? Check out "Brad's House." Plenty of timid melodies set up a power punch of swirling harmonies guaranteed to leave audiences a bit misty-eyed.

Uglysuit guitarist and vocalist Colin Bray said a series of doors swung open for the band after its "Welcome to Smileville" EP released two years ago. That brought the group to a Chicago recording studio built inside a vintage bank vault. After a couple of shows in the Windy City, the Oklahoma City six-piece was snatched up by Quarterstick Records.

Positive press from Paste, Rolling Stone and MTV.com preceded a summer tour with Iron & Wine, building momentum for a block party with Ratatat and Neko Case in Chicago, and forthcoming tours both home and abroad. 

The Uglysuit's next local gig is Oct. 2 at the UCO Jazz Lab in Edmond with Fires of Atlas. Come revel in the emotionally charged tunes before they get appropriated by sappy teen dramas across the television dial.

—Charles Martin

 
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