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


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Grouplovin’ it

Grouplove with MS MR and Smallpools

6:30 p.m. Monday

Diamond Ballroom

8001 S. Eastern Ave.



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Hear and now

Hear the Music Tour with The Warren Brothers and Lance Miller

6-10 p.m. Friday

Rodeo Opry

2221 Exchange Ave.


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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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Tele Mori — Sounds from a Broken Music Box

Rod Lott August 8th, 2012

Nearly six years ago, an Oklahoma City duo by the name of Tympanic Frenzy sent my eardrums into just that with a terrific, if oddly punctuated electronica album in Cerebral Funktion .. in Process …

Henry McMinn, one-half of that twosome, is now back as Tele Mori, and backed by a full band. Not only does that added help grant depth and a richer sound to his programmed melodies, but the resulting disc, Sounds from a Broken Music Box, is more accomplished.

Whereas a good chunk of Funktion’s tracks sported no words, Tele Mori’s debut is vocal-driven, with one exception: “Novembers Ending,” a number that gradually builds to an explosion of beauty.

While not entirely losing the industrial leanings of his former act, McMinn’s work here is better prepared for mass-audience consumption. A good point of comparison is post-Play Moby, where rock met electronics and turned out to like each other after all, or perhaps Team Sleep, the more melodic side project of Deftones’ Chino Moreno.

Sway to the woozy closer “Broken and Free.” Live vicariously through Taylor Fallis’ relentless drumming on “Looking Through Glass Blocks.” Relax with “Listening While I Sleep,” the closet thing this Box has to a ballad. Whatever you do, just listen. —Rod Lott

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