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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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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Saddle up

Horse Thief with Deerpeople and Pageantry

8:30 p.m. Friday

ACM@UCO Performance Lab

329 E. Sheridan Ave.



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Spoon - Ga Ga Ga Ga Ga

None July 26th, 2007




Indie rock's Spoon sounds like most too-cool scenester bands rising out of Austin, Texas, these days, but it's fair to assume that most of those bands are trying to sound like Spoon did in the late Nineties.


Spoon's new album, "GaGaGaGa Ga," combines amateur basement studio charm with a hip veneer of savvy professional musicianship. Spoon knows what it is doing, having been doing it for more than a decade. There is a little less emotion and feeling in this album, especially when compared to previous records, especially "Kill the Moonlight."


Already a college-radio mainstay and blogtastic Internet phenomenon, "Ga Ga Ga Ga Ga" lives up to some of its hype.


Songs like "You Got Yr. Cherry Bomb" sound a little less contrived than some of the other tracks. The groove on "Cherry Bomb," with the tambourine and bells, sounds oldies station-inspired. "Finer Feelings" is more chaotic and enjoyable, with reverb-laden handclaps and a punchy walking bassline. Pretty good, but not great.


"”Joe Wertz

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