Alibi V.23 No.38 • Sept 18-24, 2014 
Ian Anderson, front and center, with his wildly Jethro Tull-literate band

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Passion Play of a Wandering Man

Tull’s Anderson mulls past and present

Alibi music stringer August March interviews Ian Anderson, the prime mover of prog-rock icon Jethro Tull, about his new solo work, his legendary career and retaining hope for humanity.
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Music to Your Ears

Scope Music to Your Ears for coverage of women’s solo experimental music fest Gatas y Vatas and worldly annual happening ¡Globalquerque! Now with A/V!

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The Juan MacLean In a Dream · Summon the Scapegoat Scapegoat · U2 Songs of Innocence

This week, we listened to the latest releases from U2, The Juan MacLean and Summon the Scapegoat. Now with A/V!
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The Descent of Punk: This Age or That

Descendents • Radkey • Hagfish • punk

Now, on the other hand—and as opposed to your parent's music which you claim to have no knowledge of whatsoever—you probably have heard of the Descendents. The quartet from the beautiful yet threatening beach is ripping it up at Sunshine Theater on Friday, Nov. 16 at 8pm. The band claims rights to a lineage of punk rock from the OC and surrounding area that pretty much branched off from hardcore units in the early '90s to produce a more pop-flavored, personally emotional form of the genre. Their brand of music heavily influenced monstrosities like Jimmy Eat World and Blink-182 as well as perhaps birthing the ultimate in abysmal entities, a thing we'll call emo for the sake of convenience. But before they did profound damage to millions of Californios and as-of-then unborn potential rockers, they did produce some pretty epic songs. Besides that, their front man, Milo Auckerman and his compadres, Bill Stevenson, Karl Alvarez and Stephen Egerton are probably responsible for thousands of totally sick skateboarding injuries over the years due to turned out tuneage like “Myage,” “I'm Not a Loser,” “Cameage,” “Uranus” and my all time favorite, “Clean Sheets.” Just 27 bones gets you in to this 13+ gig. Fuck it dude, life's a risk. 
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