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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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Sheriff Woody

Woody Guthrie Folk Festival featuring Jimmy LaFave, Arlo Guthrie and more

Wednesday through Sunday

Okemah

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California dreamin’

Modern Pantheist with The Wurly Birds and Larry Chin

9 p.m. Sunday

Blue Note Lounge 

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600-1166

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Major League tunes

Chipper Jones with The Hitt Boyz, Foxburrows and Milk Jr

8 p.m. Saturday

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4200 N. Western Ave.

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524-4200

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The B-52's - Funplex


None April 10th, 2008

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Astralwerks
It's been nearly 16 years since the quirky pop-synth stars have put out a studio album, but The B-52's haven't spent the years with ears shut. The band's latest, "Funplex," is a likable assortment of electro-dance songs that are easily enjoyable for old fans and unfamiliar audiences.

"Ultraviolet" is more of the vintage B-52's sound' loud and trashy, as is the fun heart-starter "Hot Corner." The album's opening track, "Pump," showcases the band's fun formula with delicious synthesizer leads, clanky garage guitars, dance drums and a crooning Kate Pierson.

Fred Schneider lyrically gestures with his usual campiness throughout most of the songs on "Funplex," which, true to the spirit of all the group's studio efforts, all sweat sex. "Eyes Wide Open" is a steamy disco floor number with mashed, heaving bodies led and orchestrated by Schneider's exclamations.

"Funplex" doesn't "Rock Lobster," but still shakes the shack.

"”Joe Wertz

 

 
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