Sunday 20 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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Steve Forbert - Strange Names and New Sensations

None October 18th, 2007



429 Records

Steve Forbert has been recording for 30 years while trying to escape the "new Dylan" albatross hung around his neck by the press.


The truth is, while Dylan has hit a couple of fallow periods, he's also hit altitudes Forbert never will reach. But, by keeping close to home stylistically, Forbert has carved out a remarkably consistent, if somewhat predictable, series of good to great albums.


Listen to the album opener, "Middle Age," and you almost can sense a shrug of resignation from Forbert.


"Simply Spalding Gray" is an arty, synth-heavy tribute to the late, depressed raconteur that sounds like nothing Forbert's done before. Also included are a downright Christian hymn, a good but unnecessary remake of his Seventies hit "Romeo's Tune," a tribute to oddly named New Jersey towns and about four other silly love songs.


"Strange Names and New Sensations" is a worthy addition to the Forbert catalogue, but not a world-beater.


 "”Tory Troutman

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