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.

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

04/16/2014 | Comments 0

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

04/09/2014 | Comments 0
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Florence + The Machine — Ceremonials

No sophomore slump for this soulful siren.


Pop

Jenn Scott
Pre-2008, only a few knew of Florence Welch of Florence + The Machine. After the release of “Kiss with a Fist” in June that year, followed by “Dog Days Are Over” that December, few could contain themselves awaiting the release of her first album, “Lungs.”
 
Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Ben Folds — The Best Imitation of Myself: A Retrospective

Deserving songwriter gets a career-spanning, three-disc collection that doesn’t overstay its four-hour welcome.


Pop

Matt Carney
Drawing from his three studio albums with Ben Folds Five, three solo studio albums and piles of EPs, compilations and live albums, “The Best Imitation of Myself: A Retrospective” is a highly convenient and well-selected exposition of the two highly developed skills of Mr. Benjamin Scott Folds.
 
Friday, October 28, 2011

Paul Simon — Paul Simon / There Goes Rhymin’ Simon / Still Crazy After All These Years / In Concert: Live Rhymin’

Only one of the four is a true reissue; but c'mon...it's Paul Simon


Pop

Stephen Carradini
Some reissues are chock-full of new bits that entice hardcore fans to go out and buy beloved albums again. Columbia’s reissues of Paul Simon’s first three albums do not fall in that category.
 
Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Nik Freitas — Saturday Night Underwater

Calm, mature pop songs with a deft touch


Pop

Stephen Carradini
We don’t have very many songwriters like Paul Simon anymore.
 
Friday, June 24, 2011

The Gardes — Make Out the Sound

Goofy, fun, low-key pop songs


Pop

Stephen Carradini
The MySpace home of Oklahoma City pop band The Gardes is /TheGardesMustBeCrazy.
 
Wednesday, June 22, 2011

FM Belfast — Don’t Want to Sleep

Dance-pop album contains my favorite song of the year


Pop

Stephen Carradini
I listened to FM Belfast’s brilliant dance-pop tune “I Don’t Want to Go to Sleep Either” 15-plus times on the first day I heard it, including about eight listens in a row. The frequency was only a little bit lower for the next few days.
 
Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Dale Earnhardt Jr. Jr. — It’s a Corporate World

Paul Simon’s resurgence continues via ... gentle electronic music?


Pop

Stephen Carradini
Writing a pop song is a unique and nebulous skill.
 
Thursday, June 16, 2011

Simple Plan — Get Your Heart On!

Guilelessly enthusiastic pop fun


Pop

Stephen Carradini
Three-minute pop songs about the pitfalls of young love have been a staple of radio for the medium’s entire existence.
 
Friday, June 10, 2011

Suzanna Choffel — Steady Eye Shaky Bow

Sultry singer/songwriter tunes with some high highs


Pop

Stephen Carradini
Singer/songwriter Suzanna Choffel sounds best when she’s feeling sinister.
 
Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Barry Manilow — 15 Minutes

A comprehensive overview of the 'Copacabana' hitmaker's latest


Pop

Stephen Carradini
A track-by-track exploration of Barry Manilow’s new album, “15 Minutes,” which drops Tuesday.
 
Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Dr. Pants — The Trip Side 1: Illusion & Truth

Tight pop songwriting with a sense of humor


Pop

Stephen Carradini
The cumbersomely named “The Trip Side 1: Illusion & Truth” by Dr. Pants suffers no such songwriting problems in its six tracks.
 
Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Roy Orbison — The Monument Singles Collection (1960-1964)

Classic songwriter gets a massive, well-deserved re-release


Pop

Stephen Carradini
Having long enjoyed Roy Orbison’s radio singles, I’m glad to see a massive set of his tunes see a re-release.
 
Friday, May 13, 2011

Tiny Animals — Our Own Time

So pop it hurts. Draw your own conclusions.


Pop

Stephen Carradini
The All-American Rejects’ self-titled 2003 release is one of my favorite pop albums ever.
 
Monday, April 11, 2011

Hafdis Huld — Synchronised Swimmers

Gorgeous pop that should take America by storm


Pop

Stephen Carradini
She may come by it honestly, but I would not be surprised if I heard that Hafdis Huld’s sound was scientifically crafted to perfectly zeitgeist indie music right now.
 
Friday, April 8, 2011

Lenka — Two

Pleasant pop songs that don't ask too much of you


Pop

Stephen Carradini
Lenka’s “Two” is a pleasant little release that doesn’t ruffle any feathers and may produce a couple of radio hits.
 
Wednesday, April 6, 2011
 
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