Sunday 20 Apr
 
 

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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Saddle up

Horse Thief with Deerpeople and Pageantry

8:30 p.m. Friday

ACM@UCO Performance Lab

329 E. Sheridan Ave.

acm-uco.com

974-4700

$5-$8

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High heaven

Glow God with Weed, Feral Future and Power Pyramid

7 p.m. Friday

Capitol House

$5

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Darkened tones

Chevelle with Nothing More and Middle Class Rut

6:30 p.m. Monday

Diamond Ballroom

8001 S. Eastern Ave.

diamondballroom.net

677-9169

$24-$29

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The Decemberists-The Crane Wife


None October 19th, 2006

thecranewife

Capitol

There's always an underlying current of anxiety when a beloved indie band makes the leap to the majors, particularly one with as precious and precise an aesthetic as practiced by The Decemberists. Rambling, fey epics about forbidden love in the 18th century, Colin Meloy's bracingly literate pop songs are an anomaly on the modern musical landscape.
    
Thankfully, "The Crane Wife" is just as odd and sonically adventurous as its predecessors' when's the last time you heard some hot bouzouki action on a mainstream pop record? Building, as always, from an obscure fable of murky origin, Meloy fashions one wry tale after another' as well as a pair of 12-minute tracks' channeling the Seventies prog-rock vibe that fueled "The Tain" EP. "The Crane Wife" expands The Decemberists' palette in subtle, strong ways, no doubt reassuring Capitol about money well-spent. They aren't the only ones feeling assuaged; die-hard Decemberists fans are likewise breathing a collective sigh of relief. 
 
- Preston Jones

 
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