Tuesday 22 Jul

Chevy cruisin’

Chevy Woods with Kevin Gates & more
9 p.m. Sunday 
Vibe Night Club 
227 SW 25th St. 

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Rock steady

7 p.m. Saturday
Frontier City
11501 N. Interstate 35 Service Road 
Free with park admission 

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Narrative verse

L.T.Z. with Jabee, Frank Black & more
8 p.m. Saturday
The Conservatory 
8911 N. Western Ave. 

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Dancing in the Twilight

Sunday Twilight Concert Series with The Wurly Birds
7:30 p.m. Sunday
Myriad Botanical Gardens 
301 W. Reno Ave. 

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Next big thing

As far as songs go, few prove as challenging to sing as our national anthem.

It’s a technically demanding tune from first note to last, to be sure, beginning with a low bellow that quickly soars toward star-punching high notes, eventually swelling to a show-stopping crescendo that even the most seasoned performer can have trouble mastering.

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The Dandy Warhols' The Capitol Years 1995-2007

None October 1st, 2010

One of the last great alt-rock acts to make any kind of mainstream waves before Internet killed the CD star, The Dandy Warhols are back' well, sort of' in the label retrospective, "The Capitol Years: 1995-2007." The 15-track collection rounds up the finest of their tenure with Capitol Records. Hot diggity dog!

Perhaps not coincidentally, that decade-and-then-some aligns with the indie group's peak of success, and the bulk of the best comes culled from two albums: the 2000 breakthrough "Thirteen Tales From Urban Bohemia" and its 2003 synth-pop-flavored follow-up, "Welcome to the Monkey House."

Whereas most albums seem front-loaded with the gems, they lie smack in the middle here, arguably starting with the horny' literally' "Godless," which leads into the raunchy, raucous, shit-kickin' anthem to the quickie, "Get Off," wonderfully flavored with Ennio Morricone-style touches. The tongue-in-cheek party continues with "Bohemian Like You" and, in particular, the Warhols' pop pinnacle, "We Used to Be Friends," the very definition of a perfect, infectious, three-minute single.

"Scientist" tinkers a bit too much with its robo-rock approach, but "The Last High" remains a wonderfully slick, sweet, mid-tempo ballad. Other notable tracks include "Not If You Were the Last Junkie on Earth" and the new "This Is the Tide," recorded in April.

It's a solid (and, hey, where's "Solid"?), if ugly-looking package. My concern, however, is that with a lack of liner notes, this introduction to the Warhols may not be as welcome to newcomers as it could. "”Rod Lott

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