Alibi V.22 No.11 • March 14-20, 2013 
Venus Bogardus

Music to Your Ears

Venus Bogardus in the Dominion of the Shadow Men

Plan your weekly live music consumption—be it post-punk, electro-industrial, rockabilly, psych-rock, doom or Irish pub songs—with a little help from Music to Your Ears.
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Mark Beyer

MaximumCaterwaul

MAXIMUMCATERWAUL

An Alibi mega-scene report

DJ, DIY promoter and music writer Derek Caterwaul delivers the first installment of his monthly scene report.

Sonic Reducer

Devendra Banhart Mala · Waxahatchee Cerulean Salt · The Men New Moon

This week, we listened to new releases from Devendra Banhart, Waxahatchee and The Men.

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Searching for Something

¡Mayday! • Demrick • DJ Stigmata • Septicemia Records • rap, hip-hop

I’m not sure that the concept of “genre” is really relevant anymore in the realm of music. The days of “pure” music are long gone, and while this might leave some “old-heads” grumbling over message boards about the loss of “real rap” or “real jazz,” I think that for the most part this is a good thing. The possibilities are more abundant than ever before as artists dip their fingers in any number of genres and traditions. ¡MAYDAY! is one group embracing this diversity in their quest for success, with dual emcees Wrekonize and Bernz backed by a full band as they delve into the worlds of rap, rock, reggae, pop and more. With the industry experience of Tech N9ne and his Strange Music label behind them, the Miami-based group boasts a live show that is fast, fun and furious. As part of their promotion for upcoming album Search Party, the group will be bringing that energy on Wednesday, Aug. 23, to Launchpad, the perfect venue to witness their smooth, quickfire wordplay shine alongside an impressive and eclectic array of instrumentals and some silkily-sung hooks. Tickets for this 13+ show run a meager $13, making this a show that the youngest and oldest of us alike can attend and enjoy. 
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