Friday 18 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.

twistedrootgallery.com

208-4288

$10

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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.

thebluenotelounge.com

600-1166

$5

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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.

acm-uco.com

974-4700

$5-$8

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High heaven

Glow God with Weed, Feral Future and Power Pyramid

7 p.m. Friday

Capitol House

$5

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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.

diamondballroom.net

677-9169

$24-$29

04/09/2014 | Comments 0
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Arcade Fire - Neon Bible


None April 19th, 2007

arcade

Merge

It's a little disappointing to get what may be the best record of 2007 so early in the year. It sets a dangerous precedent unlikely to be matched.

The group's second full-length release, "Neon Bible," sounds like its 2004 debut: huge and orchestral, with strings, drones and organs weaving in and out.

The album opens with a thunderstorm-like tympani vamp on "Black Mirror," which could be on the sound track to a modern Gothic melodrama; it contains a ghosty vocal effect that is downright creepy.

But "Keep the Car Running" might be the best track on the album. Quick, poppy rhythms and melodies support echoic vocals, and contrast perfectly with swirling backing tracks made either by the hurdy gurdy or some other archaic stringed instrument. "The Well and the Lighthouse" is similarly paced, but more upbeat.

"Neon Bible" is dense, but fun. The entire album works as one song, perfect for a stormy spring afternoon and a set of headphones.'Joe Wertz

 
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