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

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

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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

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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Green Corn Revival — Bound for Glory


Joshua Boydston December 3rd, 2013

It has been a relatively rocky road for Weatherford alt-country outfit Green Corn Revival, which has seen its share of highs (acting as backing band for rockabilly icon Wanda Jackson) and lows before an (amicable) split in the road led half of the original lineup to forming Honeylark.

It has all shaken out as it should have, though, and the current lineup — led by husband and wife Jared and Jacy Deck — has created the band’s best work to date.

Bound for Glory is an undeniably Southern-sounding record, laying tracks across dusty plain romances (“Pyre in the Blood”), swampy pop ballads (“Hall of Mirrors”), honky-tonk dance floor favorites (“Hoorah at the Hi De Ho”) and Midwestern fist-pumping rock anthems (“Give Me Liberty”), all precisely executed with a charming ease and authenticity.

The best moments, though, are the ones that blur those lines, as GCR does in the vivid, swelling “I’m Alive,” a triumphant rally cry shouted with the sort of grandiose, theatrical energy you’d likely associate more with the likes of Arcade Fire. “Original Sin/The Truth” operates in a similar mode, reading like the Sooner State response to Reflektor.

“Hard Timin’ Monopolizin’ Blues” is another standout, steering its way out of Youth & Young Manhood-era Kings of Leon before veering even deeper into the backwoods, opening up into a near-Jack-White-worthy guitar bridge.

From first note to last, Bound for Glory fulfills the promise of the title — it’s a consistently invigorating journey through the history of Southern music and back again.

Bound for Glory is available now on iTunes. — Joshua Boydston

Hey! Read This:
Green Corn Revival interview
Honeylark interview
Wanda Jackson interview

 
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