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VOTD: Don’t call it a comeback.

’Cause it’s not.

The song’s new, but the band sure isn’t. In fact, when R.E.M. called it a day a few weeks ago, it was really just the beginning of the end, and in between those comes the release of “Part Lies, Part Heart, Part Truth, Part Garbage: 1982 - 2011,” a career-spanning, 40-song retrospective.

“We All Go Back to Where We Belong” is one of the album’s three new songs, and it’s so important that it gets two (!) weird, arty, overexposed, but nonetheless charming videos to go along with it. First up is my personally preferred version, which features Mary Jane Watson Kirsten Dunst who does about 98 percent of the acting here with her lips.

Next is acclaimed poet and activist John Giorno, who appears to suffer separate occurrences of minor brain damage throughout the video, which is lit and arranged exactly the same as Dunst’s. Weird. Good thing the song’s as pretty as anything the band’s ever recorded. The line about “tasting the ocean on your skin” really gets me. Watch both below:




by Matt Carney 10.28.2011 2 years ago
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In orbit

When half the crew abandoned ship, The Rocketboys had a problem. With its alt-rock mission looking doomed, the Texas band fought to get back on track.


Music

Joshua Boydston
The Rocketboys with Bearcat, Boxing the Stars, Greater Estates and Young Readers
6 p.m. Friday
The Conservatory
8911 N. Western
conservatoryokc.com
607-4805
$8-$10
 
Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Slim chance

As Okie-friendly as its cowpunk tunes are, Slim Cessna’s Auto Club never has motored into these parts before. It’s about to bust that cherry.


Music

Gazette staff
Slim Cessna’s Auto Club with East Dallas Shufflers and Dark Valley Harvesters
8 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 12
The Conservatory
8911 N. Western
conservatoryokc.com
607-4805
$10
 
Wednesday, September 5, 2012

One direction

He’s a little bit country; she’s a little bit musical theater. Together, they’re North Meets South, and happy to be back in Oklahoma.


Music

Louis Fowler
North Meets South
9 p.m. Thursday
Oklahoma City Limits
oclimits.com
619-3939

7 p.m. Friday
Midway Deli
601 W. Eufaula, Norman
321-7004
 
Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Corn’s new crop

After a massive personnel change, Okie alt-country act Green Corn Revival feels ... well, revived.


Music

Joshua Boydston
Green Corn Revival with Gum and The Sunshine Factory
10 p.m. Friday
VZD’s Restaurant & Club
4200 N. Western
vzds.com
524-4203
$5
 
Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Perfect situation

Ooh-whee-ooh, Tweezer looks just like Weezer. Oh-oh, and the tribute band is local.


Music

Bryan Mangieri
Tweezer
10 p.m. Tuesday
Belle Isle Restaurant & Brewing Company
50 Penn Place
belleislerestaurant.com
840-1911  

 
Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Future’s so bright

Ambience abounds in the fluid sounds of synth-pop trio Future Islands.


Music

Zach Hale
Future Islands with Talk Normal and Eureeka!
9 p.m. Wednesday
Opolis
113 N. Crawford, Norman
opolis.org
820-0951
$12
 
Tuesday, November 13, 2012
 
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