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

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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

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The Fabulous St. Knicholas Cage — Shit Surf


Joshua Boydston January 16th, 2013

The landlocked state of Oklahoma might not seem the most likely breeding ground for excellent surf-punk bands, but it’s bore more than a few in recent years, although none so fabulously named as Tulsa’s The Fabulous St. Knicholas Cage.

The four-piece might become a National Treasure if it keeps producing music as good as it does on Shit Surf; this five-track effort is pretty Kick-Ass, not once rolling Snake Eyes.

Shit Surf departs off like a maddened criminal flying Con Air with “Duane & The Eddies” boasting a guitar lick that will melt your Face/Off. It breaks down into a saucy, Wild at Heart chorus that is Gone in Sixty Seconds. Next is the Moonstruck “Bloody Beach Blanket,” a lo-fi, jangly ode to being Trapped in Paradise.

You can Drive Angry to the raucous pair of “Surfin’ Kill City” and “Can’t Stand You.” The former brings The Rock with G-Force, like an Adaptation of The Beach Boys done under the influence of something The Sorcerer’s Apprentice concocted. The latter is as deadly as a Vampire’s Kiss, downright Bangkok Dangerous with a fiery hook that would do Ghost Rider proud.

The Fabulous St. Knicholas Cage closes with the Knowing, feverish “Lamarckism,” which stumbles off like some sweaty, heartbroken gambler Leaving Las Vegas or some manic, ever-shouting, tax-evading, but lovable actor with a receding hairline ditching the City of Angels. Shit Surf has Stolen my heart; it’s certainly more Raising Arizona than The Wicker Man. That’s high praise. Download it at tfskc.bandcamp.com. —Joshua Boydston



 
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