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.



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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 Pernice Brothers-Live a Little

None December 14th, 2006



Praising a new record from The Pernice Brothers is a bit like marveling at a sunrise: It's a wonder, but easy to take for granted. Anyone familiar with the preternaturally melodic sensibilities of band front man Joe Pernice knows that he's incapable of producing anything other than irresistible ear candy. The group's latest offering, "Live a Little," is no exception.
Reunited with producer Michael Deming, The Pernice Brothers sound a little rougher around the edges, particularly on more rock-friendly fare such as "Automaton" and "B.S. Johnson." Pernice's whispery falsetto belies intelligent, often caustic lyrics that transform "Cruelty to Animals" and "Microscopic View" into small epiphanies. From the sun-dappled "PCH One" to the jangle of "Somerville," the band winds its way through an amusement park of luminous hooks and harmonies. "I was half my customary 48 percent," Pernice croons on one song. Don't believe it.
This guy wouldn't even know how to phone it in. 
- H. Barry Zimmerman

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