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Norman Music Festival

April 25, 2009

I’m hitting up the Norman Music Festival today. I’ll be tweeting things as I go. I’ll be posting full reviews with some pictures throughout this upcoming week. This does pre-empt some of our scheduled coverage, but we’ll jump right back on track on Wednesday or Thursday. Bands most excited to see: Uglysuit, Man Man, the Non, Sugar-Free Allstars. Default interest on Of Montreal, but I only know two or three of their songs.

But I did enjoy how I described them to a friend who hadn’t heard of them:

“Take Sufjan 33 records and bump the speed up to forty-five, then through in a high-pitched singer. Then they all look like David Bowie, Ziggy Stardust era. Then you add some girls in the mix, and you’ve got Of Montreal.”

It’s a pretty poor description, but hey. It’s Of Montreal. What do you expect?

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On April 27, 2009 musictastesgood wrote...

What a great festival! I was at The Uglysuit's set rocking out at the front and getting lost in the music, when all of the sudden the stage manager came up and told us all that we had to clear the front and eventually leave because the Norman Fire Marshall came in and said the venue was 300 people over capacity. I looked around and realized that every seat in the theater was full, and the front was packed along with the side aisles. What a bummer that we had to leave, but the show was still amazing. Other highlights were: The Non, Other Lives, Mayola, Starlight Mints, and Of Montreal. You can't beat a Saturday full of live music for free.

On April 28, 2009 Stephen Carradini wrote...

I was at the Uglysuit show too. I was equally surprised at the number of people and the Fire Marshal's appearance. The Uglysuit tore it up, though....they were fantastic. I agree with your highlights, although Rainbows are Free and Sugar Free All Stars were also in my highlights.

On April 29, 2009 musictastesgood wrote...

Did you ever write a review of The Uglysuit's album? If not, I'd love to see what you think of their debut that was released last summer. It is one of my favorite records of 2008! It still gets a lot of listens on the old Ipod 8 months later. Solid from start to finish. I'll check out Rainbows are Free and the Sugar Free Allstars.

On April 30, 2009 Stephen Carradini wrote...

We haven't; we'd written reviews of Corban Eldra, but we never got a copy of the Uglysuit album.

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