Tuesday 22 Jul

Chevy cruisin’

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

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Rock steady

7 p.m. Saturday
Frontier City
11501 N. Interstate 35 Service Road 
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. 

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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. 

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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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Frank Black-Fast Man Raider Man

None August 24th, 2006


Back Porch

The ongoing metamorphosis of Frank Black takes another interesting turn in "Fast Man Raider Man," a two-disc outing in which the former Pixies front man veers further away from the diabolical shrieks that made him famous.
Like last year's "Honeycomb," this latest batch of songs from Black brings together an assemblage of first-rate session players' folks like Steve Cropper and Al Kooper' for a soul-and-country gumbo. It is talent well used. Buoyed by drowsily seductive horns and honky-tonk keyboards, the record offers such gems as the Van Morrison-styled "If Your Poison Gets You," the brooding Doors riff of "When the Paint Grows Darker Still" and the New Orleans goof of "Dog Sleep."
But at 27 songs, there is inevitable fodder. Some critics have groused that Black could've shaved some songs and made a bang-up single record. I, for one, appreciate the generosity.
- Phil Bacharach

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