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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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Ben Rector - Jingles and Bells

None December 10th, 2009

rth unwrapping. "Jingles and Bells" is more cookies and hot cocoa than Scotch and hot toddies, but the six classic tracks are far from candy cane-coated.

With its easy organ, finger snaps and sleigh bells, album opener "Let It Snow" is a delightful swinger that features a baritone Rector intertwining with himself, echoing up-front lyrics with a second, more conversational set of improvised lines. Recorded amid holiday party atmospherics complete with cheers and hand claps, the piano-led "Jingle Bells" is lighthearted and playful. Accompanied by a piano alone, "Away in a Manger" is stark, soft, sweet and short' clocking in at only a minute-and-a-half' but Rector shows the most range with "White Christmas," a jazzy number rife with acoustic guitars and confident falsettos.

"Jingles and Bells" is merry, cheery and available on iTunes."”Joe Wertz

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