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Planting the seed

“We think about it as a team,” she said. “Watching so many bands for so long and standing in the audience, I was like, ‘I want to try that.’ After playing by yourself for so many years and seeing what level you can reach with so many musicians coming in, you pretty much have to.
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Commercial rock

Center of the Universe Festival featuring Capital Cities, Young The Giant, AWOLNATION & more
Downtown Tulsa 

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Mack truckin’

9 p.m. Friday 
Kamp’s Lounge 
1310 NW 25th St. 

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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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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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