Tuesday 22 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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Gob Iron-Death Songs for the Living

None December 21st, 2006


Transmit Sound/Legacy

Son Volt's dour Jay Farrar continues his quest for the world's slowest tempo, this time enlisting Varnaline leader Anders Parker in a (probably) one-off duo.
Gob Iron specializes in traditional folk and blues, with Farrar frequently reworking the lyrics. Stephen Foster's "Hard Times" is changed to great effect, though it bears little resemblance to the original. Farrar's sour drawl never has sounded better; he harmonizes with the significantly less-distinctive Parker seamlessly, and sounds more committed than he has in years.
The mostly acoustic instrumentation is fine' it will remind you of Uncle Tupelo's "March 16-20, 1992" album. One new Farrar track, "Buzz and Grind," an electric call to arms at the end of the disc, changes things up a little. All in all, it's a casual album that sounds like it was made in someone's house, behind the screen door.
- Rod Lott

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