Wednesday 16 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.



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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.



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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.



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High heaven

Glow God with Weed, Feral Future and Power Pyramid

7 p.m. Friday

Capitol House


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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.



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Tiny Animals — Our Own Time

So pop it hurts. Draw your own conclusions.

Stephen Carradini April 11th, 2011

The All-American Rejects’ self-titled 2003 release is one of my favorite pop albums ever.


Tyson Ritter and company put the gas to the floor on the first track and don’t really let up until the end. The guitars roar, the vocal melodies soar, the drums pound, the bass thrums and various keyboards twinkle. Everything is done for high drama, and it’s great.

Tiny Animals’ “Our Own Time” is exactly like that. If you like huge, so-pop-it-hurts music, you’ll like this. If you love that genre, you’ll love the album. If you don’t like it, there’s nothing here to convince you that this genre is a good idea. Don’t be fooled by the wiry electro pop of lead single, “Wait For Me”; this is a guitar record through and through. Tiny Animals’ melodic sense is a bit more tempered than AAR’s, but this is still easily filed next to their work.

Don’t believe me that this is as pop as it gets? This album has a song called “Nah Nah Nah.” I rest my case. —Stephen Carradini

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