Tuesday 22 Jul
 
 

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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Narrative verse

L.T.Z. with Jabee, Frank Black & more
8 p.m. Saturday
The Conservatory 
8911 N. Western Ave. 
conservatoryokc.com 
607-4805
$7 

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Dancing in the Twilight

Sunday Twilight Concert Series with The Wurly Birds
7:30 p.m. Sunday
Myriad Botanical Gardens 
301 W. Reno Ave. 
myriadgardens.org 
445-7080
Free 

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Next big thing

As far as songs go, few prove as challenging to sing as our national anthem.

It’s a technically demanding tune from first note to last, to be sure, beginning with a low bellow that quickly soars toward star-punching high notes, eventually swelling to a show-stopping crescendo that even the most seasoned performer can have trouble mastering.

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The Decemberists-The Crane Wife


None October 19th, 2006

thecranewife

Capitol

There's always an underlying current of anxiety when a beloved indie band makes the leap to the majors, particularly one with as precious and precise an aesthetic as practiced by The Decemberists. Rambling, fey epics about forbidden love in the 18th century, Colin Meloy's bracingly literate pop songs are an anomaly on the modern musical landscape.
    
Thankfully, "The Crane Wife" is just as odd and sonically adventurous as its predecessors' when's the last time you heard some hot bouzouki action on a mainstream pop record? Building, as always, from an obscure fable of murky origin, Meloy fashions one wry tale after another' as well as a pair of 12-minute tracks' channeling the Seventies prog-rock vibe that fueled "The Tain" EP. "The Crane Wife" expands The Decemberists' palette in subtle, strong ways, no doubt reassuring Capitol about money well-spent. They aren't the only ones feeling assuaged; die-hard Decemberists fans are likewise breathing a collective sigh of relief. 
 
- Preston Jones

 
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