Thursday 24 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

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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.

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

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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

04/16/2014 | Comments 0
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Wade Crow - The Crazy Social


None August 6th, 2009

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The most interesting music venue in Oklahoma City could very well be inside Wade Crow's mind. Club Crow isn't a dark corner, but it's definitely a hole in the wall' the kind of place one can visit to hide in plain view amongst friendly, staggering strangers. The Oklahoma City musician's latest, "The Crazy Social," is wild and generally inexplicable. At their most simplified, the 15 new songs grow from a singer/songwriter kernel, but what Crow explodes around each varies widely.


Looped jungle electronics and muddled melodies on "Ok Now" open the album. On this track, Crow's voice is droning and cyclical, each verse repeating an "Everything is OK, now" mantra in an addled attempt to convince himself. With its Casio-styled beat, acoustic guitar and distant vocals, "Tell Me to Have Fun Again" is manageably morose and sounds a bit like a late-night Dinosaur Jr. demo.


The screechy "Lala" is buried under synthesizers, a New Kids on the Block drum jam and sampled whistles, while the eponymous track 13 combines a slow-and-steady bass foundation, shimmering electronics and distorted stacks of lyrics.


Individually, each element of "The Crazy Social" might prove annoying, grating even. But stirred and stewed, the album simmers strange' unidentifiable, but oddly tasty."”Joe Wertz

 
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