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.



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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 House of Love-The Complete Peel Sessions

None December 21st, 2006



The House of Love's small catalog works a small bit of magic that sounds not unlike New Order or Echo and the Bunnymen: a pleasant sound that's always agreeable for your soft side in the dark' woozy, cocky vocals; and shimmering guitar lines.  The late UK DJ John Peel saw something with The House of Love that many listeners didn't (hence the band's little-heard death rattle in 1994).

In the liner notes, he writes about how "on" this band got live, and these sessions are clean, spotless proof of a tightness. We glimpse this with cheeky lyrics about "The Beatles and the Stones" making it feel good to be alone. Disc two slackens a bit, but the breezy rush of the first carries the weight. Deep beneath "Nothing to Me" is strobe-light ambiance predicting the Editors and a bass line funkier than Andy Rourke's. "Love in a Car," with any justice, could've played in "Pretty in Pink." These Peel Sessions are documents of a time where there were many bands catering to 24-hour party people and it all sounded good to them. 
- Preston Jones

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