The Flaming Lips will ring in 2011 performing their landmark 1999 album, ‘The Soft Bulletin.’ Why did that disc have such a hard impact?
Music Joshua Boydston New Year’s Eve Freakout featuring The Flaming Lips with Stardeath and the White Dwarfs 8:30 p.m. Friday Cox Convention Center 1 Myriad Gardens coxconventioncenter.com 602-8500 $10-$25
Pop Louis Fowler
The guys of Oklahoma City’s Code 22 seem like a likable group of fellas. Their latest release, Going Soft: The Acoustic Album!, is
likable enough as well — so likable that on first listen, I took its
clean, acoustic sound and clear, unstressed vocals as an alternative
Indie Zach Hale
Most bands don’t make their “mature” album until they’re, you know, mature. Chicago trio Smith Westerns is like the indie-rock equivalent of Robin Williams in Jack: just a few years removed from high school, yet appearing to age more rapidly than the majority of their contemporaries.