Wednesday 23 Jul

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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Narrative verse

L.T.Z. with Jabee, Frank Black & more
8 p.m. Saturday
The Conservatory 
8911 N. Western Ave. 

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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. 

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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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Arcade Fire - Neon Bible

None April 19th, 2007



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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