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


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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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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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