Wednesday 23 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

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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

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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.

songsforsound.com

$35-$50

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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.

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

04/16/2014 | Comments 0
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Cosmostanza — Rad Vibes


Joshua Boydston August 29th, 2012

Some music is meant to be studied — sat down with for extended periods of time with each subsequent listen revealing another layer to savor.

Other music is just a hell of a lot of fun. Oklahoma City garage-rock duo Cosmostanza falls into the latter category with its debut EP, Rad Vibes, which is as gnarly as the title would suggest. The record is charmingly lo-fi and jam-packed with just as much promise as young, nervy energy.

Rad Vibes finds the two-man crew — singer/guitarist Maxwell Moore and drummer Raney Aboud — channeling scuzzy garage-rock outfits Jeff the Brotherhood or Ty Segall in terms of raw power, although the twosome’s ear for sugary hooks and melodies (“Dance Party,” “You Make Things Fun”) recalls Wavves, King Tuff or even The Strokes.

The six-track affair launches with the blistering “Six Feet,” distorted power chords droning over amped drum bashing that would have felt right at home on Japandroids’ celebrated summer release, Celebration Rock. That’s followed by the more bluesy “DTC,” which pairs a snotty, punk-rock snarl over a Big Come Up-era Black Keys base. “Zombie” dashes in a bit of stoner metal influence, and closer “I Need Your Love” is similarly psychedelic and heavy.

Like a sucker punch, Rad Vibes feels like it’s over just as it starts. Hopefully, Cosmostanza proves to be as prolific as the bands from which it so openly draws.

Rad Vibes is available as a free download at cosmostanza.bandcamp.com. —Joshua Boydston



 
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