Alibi V.22 No.40 • Oct 3-9, 2013 
Allison Miller

Four Up

Whether you’re craving modern jazz, hip-hop, psych-neofolk/rock or sonic docs about cult bands Death and Big Star, Four Up has you covered.

Sonic Reducer

Janelle Monáe The Electric Lady · Blouse Imperium · PINS Girls Like Us

This week we listened to new releases from Janelle Monáe, Blouse and PINS. Now with A/V previews!
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Festival News

Tasty Brews and Party Tunes

Get hoppin’ with hops at NM Brew Fest

Editorial intern Rebecca Gonzales previews the 4th Annual New Mexico Brew Fest’s sonic lineup.
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48th & Pixel, Phoenix

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Shake, Shimmy and Support Sexy Stripping

Mayo Lua de Frenchie's Golden Legends Variety Show • burlesque, comedy

Tap your way over to the local Downtown tavern Sister this Sunday, July 30, to support Albuquerque's very own nationally renowned burlesque dancer, Mayo Lua de Frenchie. For just $10 (and tips for the performers!), you can watch the best of the best local entertainers perform in Mayo Lua de Frenchie's Golden Legends Variety Show Fundraiser to support of Frenchie, who is a top contender for the Golden Legends Champion Challenge. Come for the sideshows, stay for the stripping … and comedians, live music, dancing, drag and more!
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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 reaccess 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 reformed 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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