Alibi V.21 No.32 • Aug 9-15, 2012 
Charley Patton—father of the Delta blues

Music History

Delta Dawn

How Sears, Roebuck & Co. midwifed the birth of the blues

In the popular telling, Delta blues musicians were tragic figures, singing out for personal solace. Though romantic, this story ignores the spirit of the bluesman himself, and the commercial and technological advances of the early 1900s.
Heidi Swedberg

Music to Your Ears

Saturday entertainment includes a sukey jump / ukulele workshop, and the final installment of Jazz & Blues Under the Stars.

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Flyer on the Wall

Rock and Roll Fantasy

This typeface is not absurdly tough, yet its pointiness and near-illegibility lends a special aura of mystery that suggests magic, action and adventure. Find those things on Friday, Aug. 10, at the Launchpad (618 Central SW). Tenderizor, Glitter Dick, Contortionist and Drought conjure rainbows in the dark (and the like) beginning at 9:30 p.m. Admission is 21-and-over and $5. (JCC)

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Pop-Up Stock Up

Weekly Alibi Record Pop-Up • Asa Martin • folk • Russian Girlfriends • punk • Austin Morrell • rock • The Timewreckers • cosmic country

Tis the season to give to those who you love—and yourself, in our humble opinion—and you'll have the opportunity to this Sunday, Dec. 10, at Sister Bar for the Weekly Alibi Record Pop-Up. Find your favorite local musicians' and bands' best merch, CDs, cassettes, vinyl and more…
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