Thursday 17 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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The Polyphonic Spree - The Fragile Army

None June 21st, 2007



Dallas concoction The Polyphonic Spree is part choir, band, symphony and vaudeville show, and "The Fragile Army"' the follow-up to its critically acclaimed 2004 album "Together We're Heavy"' proves the gimmick is over.


What used to be charming' a rotating cast of dozens of bandmates, a choir, a theremin and French horn' now seems lackluster and forced. The nearest thing the band has to a front man, music orchestrator and arranger Tim DeLaughter, somehow made "The Fragile Army" more meandering and meaningless.


The third track, "Get Up and Go," at least has a beat and a definable structure, and "Mental Cabaret" has a semi-likable dance quality to it. But the rest of the album sounds like a drug-addled anxiety attack set to tape by "Brady Bunch" extras. Take this CD with two Xanax.


"”Joe Wertz

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