Alibi V.22 No.36 • Sept 5-11, 2013 
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Four Up

ISO stoner/doom, a freewheeling improv fest, classical or trombone? Four Up has you covered.
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Aural Fixation

Cold Wave Prayer

Songs for dreaming of winter

If you’re over summer, this cold wave and minimal synth-infused icy playlist may serve as cold comfort.

Sonic Reducer

Zola Jesus and JG Thirlwell Versions · Diarrhea Planet I'm Rich Beyond Your Wildest Dreams · Factory Floor Factory Floor

This week we listened to new and forthcoming releases from Zola Jesus and JG Thirlwell, Diarrhea Planet and Factory Floor. Now with A/V previews!

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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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