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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Emily Arin — Patch of Land


Baffling, awe-inspiring and calming all at once

Stephen Carradini April 5th, 2011

Many artists do what they do within a framework that’s easily named: pop, folk, country, metal, etc.

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But Emily Arin’s “Patch of Land” bursts through those categories and creates a mesmerizing album that can’t be pinned down.

Her instrument is the acoustic guitar, and she sings in a haunting tone that falls just south of soprano. Her songs incorporate modern singer/songwriter, folk, ‘50s pop, country, waltzes and more. The whole album is approached with a crisp, clear-eyed production, which makes each element of the sparse arrangements stand out. It’s very, very clear what she’s playing; it’s just not really clear what genre she’s playing.

It really doesn’t matter once you hear it, however. From the wistful opener “Say” to the uniquely tender “Sweetly Breathe” to the stark beauty of closer “Lyle’s Light,” there’s not a bad tune in the mix. Arin will hook you immediately, but it may take a while to figure out what it is that has drawn you. Even if it takes several listens to wrap your head around the songs, her charms are inescapable. You will be baffled, awed and calmed all at once.  —Stephen Carradini

 
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