Thursday 24 Apr

Norman rock well

Norman Music Festival

6 p.m.-2 a.m. Thursday, 3:30 p.m.-2 a.m. Friday and noon-2 a.m. Saturday

Downtown Norman


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Grouplovin’ it

Grouplove with MS MR and Smallpools

6:30 p.m. Monday

Diamond Ballroom

8001 S. Eastern Ave.



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Hear and now

Hear the Music Tour with The Warren Brothers and Lance Miller

6-10 p.m. Friday

Rodeo Opry

2221 Exchange Ave.


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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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Atreyu - Lead Sails Paper Anchor

None September 13th, 2007




If you find yourself in Hot Topic at the local mall' you know, the loud store with the wacky T-shirts, pierced-beyond-recognition staff and the quasi-naughty underwear marketed for tweens' you either are going to hear Atreyu playing over the sound system or overhear a debate regarding its genre categorization from a couple of underfed junior high schoolers.


Atreyu is one of the many bands that tries to ride the line between metal, punk and hardcore music. There is a little less screaming on "Lead Sails Paper Anchor," and a little more push toward classic distorted guitar shredding. More singing is usually good, but vocalist Alex Varkatzas can't seem to come up with interesting lyrics.


"Becoming the Bull," is the album's first single, which is quick and predictable, but one of the better tracks on the album as is "Can't Happen Here," which is more anthem-oriented. Most of the songs are odd mash-ups of hard-rock influences.


Atreyu might be going the way of glam metal, which probably would make its eyeliner army angry. "Lead Sails" lets the wind out of my sails and, frankly, fails.


 "”Joe Wertz

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