Alibi V.23 No.23 • June 5-11, 2014 
The Rhythm Shakers vocalist Marlene Perez

Four Up

Whether you’re craving old-school rock and roll, Americana, dark and twisty post-punk psych-rock or an “overdriventape-hissnoisewall-landscape,” Four Up has you covered. Now with A/V!
From left, Wu Han and David Finckel
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Festival News

Heart of Chamber

Wherein August March revisits New Mexico music history in preview of Chamber Music Albuquerque’s June Festival.
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Sonic Reducer

Ben Frost A U R O R A · Röyksopp / Robyn Do It Again · Sleaford Mods Divide and Exit

This week we listened to new releases from Ben Frost, Röyksopp feat. Robyn and Sleaford Mods. Now with A/V!

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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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