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.



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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.



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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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High heaven

Glow God with Weed, Feral Future and Power Pyramid

7 p.m. Friday

Capitol House


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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.



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The Sleepy Jackson-Personality(One Was a Spider, One Was a Bird)

None September 7th, 2006



If you've never heard the Sleepy Jackson before, your initial reaction is likely to be a long, slow shake of the head while wondering, "What the hell is this?"
This is because the band' Luke Steele and a circus of supporting musicians' sounds like a collaboration between Brian Wilson and ABBA or a young Elton John fronting Mercury Rev. Indeed, "Personality" is a very lush, very bizarre affair. Strings swell and angelic voices descend while Steele's glam croon fidgets and poses. The whole affair is equally pleasing and disturbing, but it's definitely original, despite its sometimes obvious influences.
Luckily, Steele's eccentricity is rooted in harmony and melody, making this collection a rewarding challenge. Like Mercury Rev's classic "Deserter's Songs," "Personality" is a strange little gem. At one point, Steele complains: "Witches in my swimming pool / Devils are in my brother's room "¦" Uh, yeah, man. If you've ever wondered what disco sounds like on acid, here you go.
- Michael Franco

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