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.

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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Cake - B-Sides and Rarities


None November 15th, 2007

 

Upbeat

This new Cake release? It stinks. And I don't mean the songs, but the package itself' a scratch-and-sniff affair with a scent so permeating, there's no need to scrape to get a whiff of what those around the office only can guess is like grape Pez gone bad.

 

But to the music: Nineties indie faves Cake still sound sweet, even if this disc is mostly a holdover until the next album proper. "B-Sides and Rarities" is what it's called and that's exactly what it contains. To Cake fans, it's a natural listen; to the uninitiated, start elsewhere.

 

Most of the tracks are covers, rendered in Cake's deadpan style. There's Black Sabbath's "War Pigs," devoid of all metal leanings (and also in a hidden live track, with guest Steven Drozd of The Flaming Lips); Kenny Rogers' country-fried "Ruby, Don't Take Your Love to Town"; plus standards from Frank Sinatra and Barry White. None are more bizarre' and therefore, Cake-ready' than Piero Umiliani's lounge classic "Mahna Mahna."

 

The band tacks on live versions of "It's Coming Down" and "Short Skirt, Long Jacket" for the faithful.

 

"”Rod Lott

 
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