Wednesday 16 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.



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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.



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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.



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High heaven

Glow God with Weed, Feral Future and Power Pyramid

7 p.m. Friday

Capitol House


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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.



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17 Pygmies-13 Black Birds

None January 11th, 2007



17 Pygmies have been away for 17 years, but the 10-member 2006 version of the California consortium has returned younger than yesterday to produce its best work yet, a 30-track, two-disc beguiling behemoth.

Even if you discount the fact that disc two is 13 versions of the same song, done in wildly differing ways by different folks, the first disc is enough to satisfy even the heartiest appetites for misty, untethered folk with occasional string flourishes and, on "Lotus"' the oft-repeated song on disc two' heavy beats. It's as if Mazzy Star lost the blues, if Opal rode again or the Cannanes made a decent-sounding record.

The title track stands out for nice percussion and vocals that would sound equally at home at a nice wedding or a Goth funeral. Highly recommended for night driving or as the soundtrack to a snowed-in evening.

- Tory Troutman

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