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

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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

04/09/2014 | Comments 0
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Other Lives — Tamer Animals

Lush, thoughtful and detailed indie beauty


Indie

Stephen Carradini
Not listening closely to “Tamer Animals” by Other Lives will cause you to miss most of what makes it so great.
 
Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Snow & Lace — Mixtape One

Mature, minimalist, ambient music


Indie

Stephen Carradini
“Movement One” is based in a slowly picked acoustic guitar and features distant drumming for energy. The music and passionate radio sample of an unnamed rock star’s deadly accident create a memorable point in the first cut. The whole thing is underlaid with an easy, noninvasive drone that pulls the multiple parts together.
 
Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Superchunk — Here's Where the Strings Come In

A worthy re-release that will excite 'chunk fans


Indie

Stephen Carradini
Wow. An Album of the Year Grammy, mega sales and sold-out tours almost made me forgot where indie rock came from.
 
Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Ponytail — Do Whatever You Want All the Time

Not as strong as other recent releases similar to it


Indie

Stephen Carradini

Having a singular vision is difficult, especially when it’s so singular that listeners don’t get it.
 
Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Generationals — Actor-Caster

Glorious summer music


Indie

Stephen Carradini
Old cars don’t have MP3 hookups, and those radio receivers always dissolve into static.
 
Friday, April 8, 2011

Of God and Science — Black Rabbit

A uniquely varied and genuinely enveloping indie rock album


Indie

Stephen Carradini
Every now and then, I’ll get an album that promises something along the lines of an “AM radio” experience. This is usually a signifier that the disc in hand is a jumbled mess of genres and moods.
 
Friday, April 8, 2011

L’Altra — Telepathic

Stately pop tunes turn to mush in the brain


Indie

Stephen Carradini
Sometimes you can get too mature.
 
Thursday, April 7, 2011

All Tiny Creatures — Harbors

A blissful experience for fans of optimistic prog-rock


Indie

Stephen Carradini
I’ve been making as much racket as I can about optimistic prog-rock.
 
Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Toro Y Moi — Underneath the Pine

Chillwaver goes disco/funk


Indie

Stephen Carradini
I’m pretty sure the whole chillwave genre was born of nervousness. New artists, afraid of their own voice, cloaked everything in waves of reverb.
 
Wednesday, March 23, 2011

The Mountain Goats — All Eternals Deck

Great songs that aren't cohesive at all


Indie

Stephen Carradini

It’s hard to be on the other side of a masterpiece.

 
Monday, March 21, 2011

Adebisi Shank — This Is the Second Album of a Band Called Adebisi Shank

More mostly instrumental, relentlessly fun, technical rock.


Indie

Stephen Carradini
The positive prog-rock movement that Fang Island helped break last year has been a blast to listen to.
 
Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Iron & Wine — Kiss Each Other Clean

It's a good album, but old fans will hate it.


Indie

Stephen Carradini
Imagine that “Kiss Each Other Clean” isn’t by Iron & Wine, and you could really like the album.
 
Monday, March 7, 2011

Kite Flying Robot — Solid Gold

Here's to cool.


Indie

Stephen Carradini
For an album that boasts 13 different instruments, eight vocalists and a bling-tastic title, I expected the Oklahoma City-based Kite Flying Robot’s debut to be a giddy, stuffed-to-the-hilt affair.
 
Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Braids — Native Speaker

All the indie kids are gonna get cooties


Indie

Stephen Carradini
I’m pretty excited about Braids.
 
Thursday, February 24, 2011

Typhoon — A New Kind of House

Astounding acoustic/folk/indie/Arcade Fire, etc. music


Indie

Stephen Carradini
I love music with depth. Give me a complicated arrangement with lots of instruments and a gnarly lyric to be parsed, and I’m happy as a clam.
 
Thursday, February 24, 2011
 
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