Alibi V.23 No.18 • May 1-7, 2014 
The Bad Plus

Four Up

From avant jazz to noise, blues rock to nu-disco, Four Up has you covered. Now with A/V!

Music to Your Ears

“Los 15 Grandes de Nuevo Mexico”

DVD series explores sound of enchantment

Wherein Alibi stringer August March revisits the past of KANW’s ongoing docuseries on the Los 15 Grandes de Nuevo Mexico Music Awards. 2008 fue un buen año.

Sonic Reducer

Eels The Cautionary Tales of Mark Oliver Everett · Fear of Men Loom · Pray for Brain None of the Above

This week we listened to new releases from Eels, Fear of Men and Pray for Brain. Now with A/V!
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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