Alibi V.16 No.28 • July 12-18, 2007 
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Music to Your Ears

The 10 Best and Worst Music Videogames of All Time!

In that order

The Best

Michael Jackson's Moonwalker (Sega)

Played on: Sega Arcade, Sega Genesis/Mega Drive and Sega Master System

1990's Moonwalker is the paragon of what pop star licensing should be. Michael Jackson appears in his iconic "Smooth Criminal" panama hat, white suit and lean-heel shoes. He uses sparkly magic dance attacks against the ultimate bad guy and his henchmen--a child-napping drug overlord with a doomsday moon-mounted laser canon. Even Bubbles the chimpanzee gets in on the action (he turns Michael into a dancing robot).

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Pearlene

A natural vintage

"I don't like bein' retro for retro's sake," says Reuben Glaser from the loft space/recording studio where he's resting between two legs of his tour. He speaks with an almost Southern lilt that has nothing to do with his Cincinnati habitat. "We been playin' the South, so maybe it stuck," he laughs. "New Mexico is probably the one place in the country that has less of an accent than we do."

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Flyer on the Wall

Sing a Song of Sixpence

The Prids, Unit 7 Drain and Volume Volume get baked into a pie this Tuesday, July 17, at Burt's Tiki Lounge (21+, free). (LM)

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Alpha Cats and archtops
Anne Hayunga

Jazzed

Alpha Cats Take a Playful Swipe at Swing

Hissing and purring, Lewis Winn brings two-guitar quartet to Albuquerque museum

It didn't take long for guitarist Lewis Winn to realize that Somebody wanted him to swing.

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Felix ... sin los gatos

Show Up!

Felix Y Los Gatos

Friday the 13th Sur Valle CD release

Felix Peralta is old school; and not in a clichéd, doing-it-because-it’s-cool way. It just is who he is and how he plays. Charlie Parker once said, “Music is your own experience, your own thoughts, your wisdom. If you don’t live it, it won’t come out of your horn.” That's the best way to describe Peralta and how he plays his guitar. Every song is a story, every chord an emotion.

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Sonic Reducer

Chromeo Fancy Footwork · The Clientele God Save The Clientele · Eyvind Kang Athlantis

Montreal's Chromeo is back on their second full-length, bumping out another dose of schmaltzy jams. Being new to mine ears, when I first played this album I was sure the cheesy electronica beats and stupid lyrics were a joke. Turns out they're not a joke, but intended to sort of sound like a joke. How post-modern. In any case, the songs are wretched. But would I dance to them after two cocktails? Absolutely—I've danced to much worse.

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