Wednesday 23 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 B-52's - Funplex

None April 10th, 2008


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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