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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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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