Alibi V.22 No.10 • March 7-13, 2013 
“I don’t care, I love it. ...”

Aural Fixation

Girls’ Soundtrack Strikes a Chord

Staff writer Mark Lopez explores the aural world of buzz-worthy HBO comedy/drama “Girls.”

Music to Your Ears

As SXSW nears, scope which local bands are heading out to rep the 505 in Austin and South by sonic traffic slated for Burque.

Sonic Reducer

The Haxan Cloak Excavation · Chelsea Light Moving Chelsea Light Moving · Johnny Marr The Messenger

This week, we listened to new releases from The Haxan Cloak, Chelsea Light Moving and Johnny Marr.

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Looney for Rooney

Rooney • indie • Run River North • folk rock

There is a striking absence of good rock music on the airwaves today. We have passed the glory days when kids and adults alike bonded over a couple of guitars and a drumset, as new heads try their hand at the more accessible sounds of electronic music and rap. There are those of us, however, who have not forgotten the thrill of playing air guitar and belting along to your favorite song. In his efforts to re-access this primal energy, Robert Schwartzman—the mastermind behind the once-upon-a-time inescapable worm of a tune “Where Did Your Heart Go Missing”—has re-formed his band Rooney. Armed with the upbeat verve of power pop and teeming with inspiration from British Invasion rock, Rooney will be bringing their revival efforts to Launchpad this Tuesday, Aug. 1. The opening performance at this 13+ show will be provided by the somehow simultaneously buoyant and melancholy indie jams of Run River North. The cost to share in the spirit and enthusiasm of revitalized musicians will be a mere $17, so don’t miss out!
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