Thursday 24 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


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Grouplovin’ it

Grouplove with MS MR and Smallpools

6:30 p.m. Monday

Diamond Ballroom

8001 S. Eastern Ave.



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Hear and now

Hear the Music Tour with The Warren Brothers and Lance Miller

6-10 p.m. Friday

Rodeo Opry

2221 Exchange Ave.


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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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Glen Campbell — Meet Glen Campbell

Rod Lott August 14th, 2008




The quickest way for a once-superstar singer to rehabilitate his career and recapture relevance among today's audiences is issue a cover album. Rod Stewart can't rape the American standard songbook fast enough, and now it's Glen Campbell's turn.

Except that the former Rhinestone Cowboy and erstwhile Wichita Lineman has his sights set on a younger, hipper crowd.

Here, he brings his country twang to 10 modern rock songs made famous by such unlikely suspects as The Replacements, Green Day and Foo Fighters. In reworking the songs to his own strengths without denigrating the originals, he's taken the Johnny Cash route, and mostly succeeds.

The first song, "Sing," is the best, rendered with far more emotional power than the Brit band Travis did. Other highlights come in the form of Jackson Browne's "These Days" and U2's "All I Want Is You."

Neither novelty nor desperate, "Meet Glen Campbell" marks a welcome return ... or a great first impression.

”Rod Lott

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