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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The Meat Purveyors-Someday Soon Things Will Be Much Worse!

None November 16th, 2006


Bloodshot Records

If Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver were mean drunks, they would be The Meat Purveyors. When last I saw them six years ago in Dallas, Jo Stanli Walston was ripping through roots songs about pain and resentment as if she was confronting the audience for doing her wrong. Though the band has tempered that fire a bit since then in order to develop a more sophisticated sound, The Meat Purveyors do not come up short on hostility, thank the Lord.
"Plates a'Spinnin" shows that there is no love lost between the Austin band and the President. Bush-bashin' songs have become tiring standards for any album coming out from now until W leaves the White House, but the vivid metaphor between our oil consumption and the circus trick is charming. The Meat Purveyors invented the idea of the metal mandolin and they go a long way to prove that the traditional roots instrument can add just as much attitude to a band as a Les Paul.
- Charles Martin

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