Tuesday 22 Jul
 
 

Chevy cruisin’

Chevy Woods with Kevin Gates & more
9 p.m. Sunday 
Vibe Night Club 
227 SW 25th St. 
$20-$40 

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Rock steady

Tesla
7 p.m. Saturday
Frontier City
11501 N. Interstate 35 Service Road 
frontiercity.com
478-2140
Free with park admission 

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Narrative verse

L.T.Z. with Jabee, Frank Black & more
8 p.m. Saturday
The Conservatory 
8911 N. Western Ave. 
conservatoryokc.com 
607-4805
$7 

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Dancing in the Twilight

Sunday Twilight Concert Series with The Wurly Birds
7:30 p.m. Sunday
Myriad Botanical Gardens 
301 W. Reno Ave. 
myriadgardens.org 
445-7080
Free 

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Next big thing

As far as songs go, few prove as challenging to sing as our national anthem.

It’s a technically demanding tune from first note to last, to be sure, beginning with a low bellow that quickly soars toward star-punching high notes, eventually swelling to a show-stopping crescendo that even the most seasoned performer can have trouble mastering.

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Dirty Vegas — Electric Love


Sunny, optimistic Vegas, this time

Rod Lott March 25th, 2011

If all you know of Dirty Vegas is its dark, omnipresent 2002 hit, “Days Go By,” you’ll be surprised by the trio’s third album, “Electric Love,” its first in seven years.

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For one thing, it’s not dirty-sounding at all. Sayonara, sense of foreboding.

As the lead track “Little White Doves” makes perfectly clear with beats of shiny, sunny optimism, this disc equally aims to put a smile on your face as it does to move your feet. Subsequent songs live up to this promise of positive pop, now more radio-friendly reliant on vocal melodies than slinky grooves. “Weekend” is a buoyant high point; only “Pressure” pushes the clubby beat too far into house territory for these ears.

Electric Love” caps off with an instrumental wind-down in “Round and Round,” serving as a nice decompression from its energetic antecedents. And speaking of instrumentals, OM Records has issued “Electric Love” in a two-disc package, the latter chunk being an all-instrumental version of the album proper, track for track. As nice as those sounds sound, these songs were crafted as deliberate, radio-friendly singles, rather than something by which to drop E, so go for disc one as a pick-me-up, and disc two only when you need aural wallpaper. —Rod Lott

 
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