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

normanmusicfestival.com

Free

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Grouplovin’ it

Grouplove with MS MR and Smallpools

6:30 p.m. Monday

Diamond Ballroom

8001 S. Eastern Ave.

diamondballroom.net

677-9169

$22-$24

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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.

songsforsound.com

$35-$50

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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.

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

04/16/2014 | Comments 0
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Alan Jackson-Like Red on a Rose


None October 12th, 2006

likeredonaorse

Arista Nashville

So melancholy and introspective as to be almost emotionally monochromatic, Alan Jackson's brooding "Like Red on a Rose" is an impressive left turn for the neo-traditionalist Nashville veteran, dialing down the sunshine streaking hits like  "Chattahoochee" and infusing his evocative baritone with an almost palpable sense of pain. Jackson's secret weapon? Placing himself in the hands of multi-Grammy Award-winning bluegrass queen Alison Krauss, whose ear for minor-key lamentations about shattered love gives Jackson some of the most potent and poignant material of his two-decade career. From the subtly overwhelming title track to the almost jazzy "Anywhere on Earth You Are," Jackson fits comfortably into Krauss' impeccable, heavily shadowed production.
 
If "Like Red on a Rose" has any shortcomings, it's that Krauss leans too heavily on dour, lovelorn songs' a quick burst of upbeat honky-tonk country-pop, Jackson's well-honed stock in trade, would've allowed this "Rose" to bloom more fully.
 
- Preston Jones

 
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