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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Elbow — Build a Rocket Boys!

Mushy, mid-tempo pop tunes


Rock

Stephen Carradini
The raw attitude and stripped-down power of Elbow’s 2008 tune “Grounds for Divorce” make it one of my favorite indie-rock songs ever.
 
Thursday, March 31, 2011

Yuck — Yuck

Chapel Hill 1994 lives!


Rock

Stephen Carradini
Sometimes people buzz about a thing so that they can be excited about something. Some guy will promote a thing so that if more people get on the bandwagon, he can say he discovered it.
 
Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Billy Joel — Live at Shea Stadium: The Concert

You're sorely missed, Bill.


Rock

Rod Lott
Old Billy Joel songs fit like a glove — a baseball glove, in the case of “Live at Shea Stadium,” a recording of the Piano Man’s 2008 concerts at the iconic New York stadium before it was destroyed the following year.
 
Wednesday, March 9, 2011

The Two Koreas — Science Island

Punk aggression with brains as well as brawn


Rock

Stephen Carradini
As a punk album, The Two Koreas’ “Science Island” rocks a heck of a lot more than most “punk” I’ve been unfortunately exposed to over the past decade.
 
Monday, February 21, 2011

The Ex — Catch My Shoe

Dissonant, horn-laden punk that claims the term


Rock

Stephen Carradini
I don’t like punk much these days because it doesn’t mean anything. Strumming a guitar really fast and hard is no longer countercultural; it’s par for the course.
 
Monday, February 7, 2011

Social Distortion — Hard Times and Nursery Rhymes

Still relevant, 32 years later


Rock

Stephen Carradini
On one hand, Social Distortion’s “Hard Times and Nursery Rhymes” is a solid, workman-like set of Southern California punk tunes with three gems.
 
Thursday, February 3, 2011

Cake — Showroom of Compassion

'Prolonging the Magic' + 'Fashion Nugget' = must buy


Rock

Stephen Carradini
Cake is all done trying to make new fans. Content with the listeners they’ve got, they decided to make a fan’s album.
 
Thursday, February 3, 2011

Cold War Kids — Mine Is Yours

Sounds better, but it's all the worse for it


Rock

Joshua Boydston
It’s hard to fault a band for wanting to be successful — there are bills to pay, families to support — but if you are going to sell out, you need to do it the right way, and you’ve got to question Cold War Kids’ judgment...
 
Tuesday, February 1, 2011

The Morning After Girls — Alone

Reverb-heavy, song-lite rock


Rock

Stephen Carradini
Reverb’s been going through a revival lately. After the raw guitar tones of grunge killed the reverb pedal for the better part of 20 years, it’s been coming back everywhere.
 
Tuesday, January 18, 2011

The Del Toros — Come Down


Rock

Stephen Carradini
Informed equally by ’90s rock and modern pop, Tulsa-based The Del Toros infuse each of the 10 tracks on “Come Down” with a sharp sense of melody and a clear vision. Each of the songs is incredibly friendly to the ear, which is good — you’ll have them with you for a while afterward.
 
Tuesday, January 18, 2011

British Sea Power — Valhalla Dancehall

Less rock, no dance, but good music


Rock

Stephen Carradini
British Sea Power is pretty amazing live.
 
Monday, January 17, 2011

Exit Calm — Exit Calm

Shoegaze-type rock that excites


Rock

Stephen Carradini
The unrepentantly arty genre of shoegaze (so much so that they hate their own genre name, of course) died around 1993, when grunge reached its own zenith.
 
Monday, January 17, 2011

Lola Ray - Liars

 
Thursday, December 2, 2010
 
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