Wednesday 23 Apr
 
 

Norman rock well

Norman Music Festival

6 p.m.-2 a.m. Thursday, 3:30 p.m.-2 a.m. Friday and noon-2 a.m. Saturday

Downtown Norman

normanmusicfestival.com

Free

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Grouplovin’ it

Grouplove with MS MR and Smallpools

6:30 p.m. Monday

Diamond Ballroom

8001 S. Eastern Ave.

diamondballroom.net

677-9169

$22-$24

04/23/2014 | Comments 0

Hear and now

Hear the Music Tour with The Warren Brothers and Lance Miller

6-10 p.m. Friday

Rodeo Opry

2221 Exchange Ave.

songsforsound.com

$35-$50

04/22/2014 | Comments 0

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

04/16/2014 | Comments 0

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

04/16/2014 | Comments 0
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Bright Eyes - Cassadaga


None May 3rd, 2007

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Saddle Creek
Get your diaries, plastic framed glasses and ratty Converse sneakers ready, kids' it's time for a new Bright Eyes album.
 
A few tracks on "Cassadaga" are fresh and fun. "Four Winds" is upbeat and twangy, contrasting nicely with front man/loner icon Conor Oberst's shaky and often feminine voice. "Soul Singer in a Session Band" is another standout track, which combines bar-song rhythm with Billy Joel-ish lyrics and delivery.
 
In fact, this song sounds a lot like "Piano Man," but with more disaffected lyrics and no piano.
 
This is Bright Eyes' sixth studio album, and features dozens of guest musicians and collaborators. Singer/songwriter Gillian Welch makes an appearance on "Classic Cars," as does Cursive singer Ted Stevens on the track "Middleman."

Bright Eyes and Oberst might be talented musically, but it's pretty much always boring. And in that respect, "Cassadaga" doesn't disappoint. But, hey ... maybe the group's seventh album will be entertaining.
 
 "”Joe Wertz

 
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