Saturday 19 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.



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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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Saddle up

Horse Thief with Deerpeople and Pageantry

8:30 p.m. Friday

ACM@UCO Performance Lab

329 E. Sheridan Ave.



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High heaven

Glow God with Weed, Feral Future and Power Pyramid

7 p.m. Friday

Capitol House


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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.



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Cass McCombs - Dropping the Writ

None January 31st, 2008



Cass McCombs' latest album, "Dropping the Writ," is a weird, fiery mix of lonely droning songs that combine parts of underground folk and experimental basement rock 'n' roll.


His previous album, "PREfection," met with Internet acclaim and parallels to the Velvet Underground and The Smiths.


The Lou Reed vibe is there, especially on songs like "Lionkiller," the opening track. The third song, "That's That," is determined and great, with retro Blondie bass lines and soft, simple drums backing McCombs' wavering falsetto as he sings about a job cleaning toilets in a night club.


"Morning Shadows" is delicate and fragile, with McCombs' vocals washing in from a distance, sounding like someone hit "record" while he lamented verbally in an empty hallway. The album closer, "Wheel of Fortune," is echoic and atmospheric at the start, with shimmering guitars and piano before melting into a soft tribal drum beat with a subtle harmonica and reverb-laden McCombs softly singing his sweet swirl.


"Dropping the Writ" is different, ambitious and beautiful.


"”Joe Wertz

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