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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Mae - Singularity

None August 30th, 2007



Always super-poppy and catchy, Norfolk, Va.-based band Mae has released its third full-length album, "Singularity," easily its most polished to date.


The sheen, mostly due to producer Howard Benson (Relient K, My Chemical Romance) comes at a price, however, but that likely won't be a dearth of record sales.


"Singularity" sounds great sonically. The drums don't have an ounce of dirt in the hits, the amps never distort too much. Synthesizers cut through driving guitar-rock songs and impossibly smooth vocal deliveries by front man Dave Elkins, especially on the track "Sic Semper Tyrannis."


Songs like "Release Me" and "Just Let Go" are safe and benign to a fault. You have to wonder if there really are dudes in rock bands out there who genuinely think of these sugary, harmless, melodic songs on their own, or if they actually are suggested to them by magical happy forest creatures in a dream.


It's only a matter of time (if it hasn't happened yet) before these songs are beamed via satellite to every Hollister Co. or Gap in the country. 


"”Joe Wertz

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