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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Generationals — Actor-Caster


Glorious summer music

Stephen Carradini April 8th, 2011

Old cars don’t have MP3 hookups, and those radio receivers always dissolve into static.

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Old cars don’t have MP3 hookups, and those radio receivers always dissolve into static. Trusty steeds take CDs, and yours needs summer music. Short of burning yourself a copy of this mixtape, you need a new love.

Here it is: “Actor-Caster” by Generationals.

Generationals plays the sort of perky, bouncy indie pop that’s only applicable from April to September. As soon as the mercury hits 70˚, this goes in. As soon as the leaves start to turn, this will be out.

But in between? Goodness gracious.

This is glorious summer music. Ringing pianos, buzzing bass and tidy distorted guitars make this an exuberant experience. If you blast “Black and White” while driving on a county road, it’s as close to a movie as you’re going to get. “Ten-Twenty-Ten” is beginning-of-an-epic-road-trip music. “Greenleaf” is perky exit music for a rom-com. This whole album means little, but “depth” is a relatively unimportant concept when you’re hollering “You Say It Too” or “I Promise” at the top of your lungs. 

The one beef I have with “Actor-Caster” is that several times, the band could have gone for broke with the arrangement (don’t you have any friends with a trumpet?) and holds back. There’s no massive guitar-mashing moment, no triumphant crescendo. It’s just … I mean … it coulda been … oh, well. It’s still great.

But, hey, isn’t that what summer’s like, anyway? —Stephen Carradini

 
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