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Topic: alternative

VOTD: Don’t call it a comeback.

’Cause it’s not.

The song’s new, but the band sure isn’t. In fact, when R.E.M. called it a day a few weeks ago, it was really just the beginning of the end, and in between those comes the release of “Part Lies, Part Heart, Part Truth, Part Garbage: 1982 - 2011,” a career-spanning, 40-song retrospective.

“We All Go Back to Where We Belong” is one of the album’s three new songs, and it’s so important that it gets two (!) weird, arty, overexposed, but nonetheless charming videos to go along with it. First up is my personally preferred version, which features Mary Jane Watson Kirsten Dunst who does about 98 percent of the acting here with her lips.

Next is acclaimed poet and activist John Giorno, who appears to suffer separate occurrences of minor brain damage throughout the video, which is lit and arranged exactly the same as Dunst’s. Weird. Good thing the song’s as pretty as anything the band’s ever recorded. The line about “tasting the ocean on your skin” really gets me. Watch both below:




by Matt Carney 10.28.2011 2 years ago
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Anger management

Social Distortion leader Mike Ness may have grown up, but his legendary punk band remains 'Somewhere Between Heaven and Hell.'


Music

Phil Bacharach
Social Distortion with Toadies and Lindi Ortega
6:30 p.m. Tuesday
Diamond Ballroom
8991 S. Eastern
diamondballroom.net
677-9169
$25-$29
 
Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Last chance

For four high school students, At Long Last marks their first step toward rockin’ careers.


Music

Susannah Waite
“I saw them perform for the sixthgrade talent show and I thought, ‘Oh, that’s cool,’ and I liked them and they sounded really good,” Castelli said. “I talked to some of the guys who were in the band, and I tried out and made it.”.
 
Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Helio, you must be going

After all, it’s not every day that celebrated alt-rock act The Helio Sequence performs live for free.


Music

Zach Hale

The Helio Sequence with Ramona Falls
7 p.m. Monday
Oklahoma Memorial Union
900 Asp, Norman
free

 
Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Times bold

Pouring emotion into a new album, local band Defining Times ended up defining itself.


Music

Joshua Boydston
Defining Times with Dead Sea Choir
10 p.m. Saturday
VZD’s Restaurant & Club
4200 N. Western
vzds.com
524-4203
$7-$10
 
Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Who is Is/Is?

Good question. Not even the three members of the alt-rock band know for sure.


Music

Joshua Boydston
Is/Is with Feel Spectres and Power Pyramid
8:30 p.m. Tuesday
The Conservatory
8911 N. Western
conservatoryokc.com
607-4805
$7
 
Wednesday, April 24, 2013

On the Fritz

Ever the unconventional cowboy, alt-country’s Jonny Fritz can’t seem to escape his outlaw image, even with orthopedic shoes.


Music

Zach Hale
Jonny Fritz with The Devil Makes Three
8 p.m. Thursday
Opolis
113 N. Crawford, Norman
opolis.org
820-0951
$15-$18
 
Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Norman Music Festival 6: Day 3

Our ears stopped ringing long enough to bestow these awards for the fest’s Saturday bow.

 
Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Tom Skinner — Tom Skinner


Country

Louis Fowler
Sincerity is nearly dead in songwriting. The image of the earnest singer with eyes tightly shut and a crack in his voice as he plunges to emotional depths has become a joke.
 
Wednesday, May 8, 2013

IndianGiver — Plafond EP


Indie

Zach Hale
If you were to peruse the “About” section of IndianGiver’s Facebook page, you’ll notice how the instruments attributed to each of the Oklahoma City band’s five members are described with downright flippancy: Dylan Jordan plays “sticks & animal skins,” while Jazzton Rodriguez earns his keep with “shanties & loud noises,” and so on.
 
Wednesday, May 22, 2013
 
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