Thursday 24 Apr
 
 

Norman rock well

Norman Music Festival

6 p.m.-2 a.m. Thursday, 3:30 p.m.-2 a.m. Friday and noon-2 a.m. Saturday

Downtown Norman

normanmusicfestival.com

Free

04/23/2014 | Comments 0

Grouplovin’ it

Grouplove with MS MR and Smallpools

6:30 p.m. Monday

Diamond Ballroom

8001 S. Eastern Ave.

diamondballroom.net

677-9169

$22-$24

04/23/2014 | Comments 0

Hear and now

Hear the Music Tour with The Warren Brothers and Lance Miller

6-10 p.m. Friday

Rodeo Opry

2221 Exchange Ave.

songsforsound.com

$35-$50

04/22/2014 | Comments 0

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

04/16/2014 | Comments 0

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

04/16/2014 | Comments 0
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The Point Blank Band — Sad Songs and Whiskey


Hot country with excellent songwriting

Stephen Carradini June 8th, 2011

The Point Blank Band is a tight unit, as each member contributes to its hot country sound. The title track and opener features great bass and guitar work, a neat fiddle part, and Mike Novotny’s welcoming vocals, which deliver memorable, ear-catching melodies.

Whether it’s country or the Oasis-sounding pop of “I Need Something,” he keeps the listener firmly in place.

“Breaking Promises” lets the fiddle player shine while delivering a wry, humorous tune about the trials of hard living: “Goodbye left brain cells / We’ve had some good times / Breakin’ promises one at a time.” The tune is tailor-made for country radio; it’s that polished and sure.

Acoustic ballad closer “In Too Deep” is another cut that easily could translate to radio success. Novotny flexes his emotive power, and it’s downright convincing. The strong performances throughout only are aided by Trent Bell’s clear, precise engineering.

“Sad Songs and Whiskey” is an excellent release that should be snapped up by fans of hot country. Catch the band every Friday and Saturday at Sliders, 2616 Interstate 35 Service Road. —Stephen Carradini

 
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