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“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
Friday-Saturday
Downtown Tulsa 
centeroftheuniversefestival.com 
$35-$50 

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Mack truckin’

Swizzymack
9 p.m. Friday 
Kamp’s Lounge 
1310 NW 25th St. 
lndrnrs.com 
819-6004 
$10-$15 

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Chevy cruisin’

Chevy Woods with Kevin Gates & more
9 p.m. Sunday 
Vibe Night Club 
227 SW 25th St. 
$20-$40 

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Rock steady

Tesla
7 p.m. Saturday
Frontier City
11501 N. Interstate 35 Service Road 
frontiercity.com
478-2140
Free with park admission 

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Dave Koz - At the Movies' Double Feature


None February 21st, 2008

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Capitol

 

Finally, something other than cell phone usage and Internet piracy comes along to put a damper on the magic of cinema: Dave Koz's "At the Movies" double album. With a CD and DVD, it rapes the memories of classic films both aurally and visually.

 

The jazz saxophonist turns his chosen-instrument prowess into a tool for evil by covering 14 mostly iconic theme songs from motion-picture history. While beginning cuts with dialogue clips is a nice touch, the performances are a detriment.

 

The problem isn't song choice; after all, who among us can't hum at least a few bars of "Over the Rainbow," "Moon River"? or "As Time Goes By"? What's problematic is Koz's super-slick approach to instrumental music: studio-smooth and readymade for the CD changers of investment bankers everywhere. So polished is the production, it should come with a five-year payment plan and 100,000-mile warranty. It's music so sanitized and corporate, the notes have been neutered of all power.

 

Several guest stars like Barry Manilow and Donna Summer drop by to lend vocals, not a one having the strength to say, "No. Please. Don't."

 

"”Rod Lott

 
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