Alibi V.22 No.34 • Aug 22-28, 2013 
Kurt Vile and the Violators

Music Interview

A Vile Sincerity

Songwriter Kurt Vile talks music, American fiction and fatherhood

Mark Lopez gabbed with Kurt Vile about fame, schnitzel, family and songwriting.
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Leeches of Lorchestra

Ledger Lines

LOL version dos, piano bar swank and punk rock girl

ISO twang-and-thrash, surf noir, solo piano or a doc on women in the hardcore and punk movements during the past three decades? Let Ledger Lines mark the way.

Sonic Reducer

Sonny & the Sunsets Antenna to the Afterworld · Willis Earl Beal Nobody knows. · Emilíana Torrini Tookah

This week we listened to new releases from Sonny & the Sunsets, Willis Earl Beal and Emilíana Torrini.

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Why Not?

Why? • indie rock, alt.hip-hop, alt.rock, pop, folk • Go Dark • experimental

If you want a reminder—and not from Radiohead—that hip-hop is everywhere, even in the indie rock that millennials are sorta into (but only after they listen to every goddamn thing they can find by Kendrick Lamar) then trip, trip, trip on down to Sister on Monday, Feb. 19 at 8pm for a recital of sorts by Cincinnati alt-rappers cum indie rock stars, WHY? Founded by a dude named Yoni in the distant and unremembered aughts, WHY? has gained traction among rockish young audiences with their pop-nuanced mash-up of rocanrol and hip-hop. They got all kinda crazy rhythms, jams and flows going on betwixt rock references and may do some drugs; their latest effort is called Moh Lhean, after all. Additionally, the critics at Allmusic have judged their music as “quirky” which oughta count for something, amirite? They do have some pretty righteous tuneage, including works like “George Washington,” “White English” and “Into the Shadows of My Embrace.” Seriously, this one's worth the price of admission and if you're into skinny jeans and man buns, then damn, get out there, girl! The cover is $15 to $18, 21+.
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