Monday 21 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.

twistedrootgallery.com

208-4288

$10

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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.

thebluenotelounge.com

600-1166

$5

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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.

acm-uco.com

974-4700

$5-$8

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High heaven

Glow God with Weed, Feral Future and Power Pyramid

7 p.m. Friday

Capitol House

$5

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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.

diamondballroom.net

677-9169

$24-$29

04/09/2014 | Comments 0
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Sean Lennon-Friendly Fire


None November 9th, 2006

friendlyfire

Capitol

I'd imagine being of Beatles stock is both a blessing and a burden' on one hand, you've got an impeccable pedigree; on the other, there's not much margin for error, which would explain why John Lennon's sons have stepped cautiously into creative arenas.
 
Sean Lennon, whose debut record, "Into the Sun," dropped way back in 1998, took his time with "Friendly Fire," a sophomore disc rife with maddeningly obtuse pop' clocking in at 37 minutes, it seems over before it's begun. A forlorn song cycle about a relationship's gradual implosion, "Friendly Fire" masks the pain with Jon Brion's quirky production, lending tracks like "Parachute" a beautiful, luminous quality.
 
One track in particular' "Wait for Me"' sounds, melodically, eerily like "I'm Only Sleeping," strongly evoking ghosts of the past and playing into the theory that Sean's pop remains nigh untouchable when it comes to singing about the agonies and ecstasies of love. Try though the son might, the father prevails. 
 
- Preston Jones

 
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