Sunday 20 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.



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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.



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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.



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High heaven

Glow God with Weed, Feral Future and Power Pyramid

7 p.m. Friday

Capitol House


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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.



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Black Kids - Partie Traumatic

None August 21st, 2008



Fusing a lo-fi audio aesthetic with delightful, catchy songs, the debut full-length from Florida's Black Kids is diverse and wildly appealing.

Most of the songs on "Partie Traumatic" are surprisingly different, especially for a major-label debut, but contain a commonality of being wonderfully strange and well-written.

Indie sex pools underneath "Hurricane Jane," a track with a mellow, electro-lounge start and crashing group choruses, and "I'm Not Gonna Teach Your Boyfriend How to Dance With You," a song laced with synthesizer strings and vocals by Reggie Youngblood, sounds reared from years with The Cure's "Disintegration."

There isn't a single discardable cut on "Partie Traumatic," an impossibly fun album peppered with underused female background vocal reinforcement, courtesy of the singer's sister, Ali Youngblood, and Dawn Watley, who both add infectious keyboard and riffing synth accents to match discotheque drumming and bubbly bass. 

This "Partie" is positively a party pick.

"”Joe Wertz

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