Tuesday 22 Jul
 
 

Chevy cruisin’

Chevy Woods with Kevin Gates & more
9 p.m. Sunday 
Vibe Night Club 
227 SW 25th St. 
$20-$40 

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Rock steady

Tesla
7 p.m. Saturday
Frontier City
11501 N. Interstate 35 Service Road 
frontiercity.com
478-2140
Free with park admission 

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Narrative verse

L.T.Z. with Jabee, Frank Black & more
8 p.m. Saturday
The Conservatory 
8911 N. Western Ave. 
conservatoryokc.com 
607-4805
$7 

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Dancing in the Twilight

Sunday Twilight Concert Series with The Wurly Birds
7:30 p.m. Sunday
Myriad Botanical Gardens 
301 W. Reno Ave. 
myriadgardens.org 
445-7080
Free 

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Next big thing

As far as songs go, few prove as challenging to sing as our national anthem.

It’s a technically demanding tune from first note to last, to be sure, beginning with a low bellow that quickly soars toward star-punching high notes, eventually swelling to a show-stopping crescendo that even the most seasoned performer can have trouble mastering.

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Glen Campbell — Meet Glen Campbell


Rod Lott August 14th, 2008

 

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Capitol

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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