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.

twistedrootgallery.com

208-4288

$10

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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.

thebluenotelounge.com

600-1166

$5

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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.

acm-uco.com

974-4700

$5-$8

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High heaven

Glow God with Weed, Feral Future and Power Pyramid

7 p.m. Friday

Capitol House

$5

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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.

diamondballroom.net

677-9169

$24-$29

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Glen Campbell — Greatest Hits


Rod Lott February 19th, 2009

 

As far as I'm concerned, with his recent comeback album, Glen Campbell has washed the has-been taint of Branson from his reputation. Now, a 16-track collection of his "Greatest Hits" reminds us why we ever loved him in the first place. These songs hold up, sounding very much of their time, yet timeless as well.


His monster '70s country-rock hit "Rhinestone Cowboy" has become somewhat of a punch line, but a fresh listen reveals a still-infectious melody. But it doesn't compare to the standards written by Jimmy Webb: "Wichita Lineman" and "By the Time I Get to Phoenix," which are remarkably dark for tunes unfairly pegged as "easy listening." They're utterly sublime, as is a new-to-me "Dreams of the Everyday Housewife," which sounds positively Bacharachian in its bittersweet way.


Two tracks from the aforementioned comeback disc close out this superb anthology: "Times Like These" and "These Days," which cover Foo Fighters and Jackson Browne, respectively. The only disappointment is that Campbell's version of Travis' "Sing" wasn't also included, because it's the one that boldly showed he still can. —Rod Lott


 
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