Alibi V.23 No.41 • Oct 9-15, 2014 
A photo from the set of Blondie’s “Rapture” video, picturing Debbie Harry, Jean-Michel Basquiat (in doorway) and Fab Five Freddy (leftmost on ledge).

Show Up!

Mars, Bars, Cars and Guitars

Four rapturous rave-ups to devour

From avant jazz and XX-powered punk to nostalgic pop and “chillout dubstep soul,” Show Up! proffers deets on four diverse, rad concerts. Now with A/V!

Music History

Where You Been, Stranger?

Annals of Albuquerque aural history

August March strolls down memory lane, recalling unforgettable gigs by Ozzy, R.E.M., Coffin Break, Stereolab, Mistletoe, Bestial Mouths and Raven Chacon.
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Sonic Reducer

King Tuff Black Moon Spell · Thom Yorke Tomorrow's Modern Boxes · Prince Art Official Age

This week we listened to and micro-reviewed new albums by King Tuff, Thom Yorke and Prince. Now with A/V!

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Searching for Something

¡Mayday! • Demrick • DJ Stigmata • Septicemia Records • rap, hip-hop

I’m not sure that the concept of “genre” is really relevant anymore in the realm of music. The days of “pure” music are long gone, and while this might leave some “old-heads” grumbling over message boards about the loss of “real rap” or “real jazz,” I think that for the most part this is a good thing. The possibilities are more abundant than ever before as artists dip their fingers in any number of genres and traditions. ¡MAYDAY! is one group embracing this diversity in their quest for success…
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Pinball Wizards

Geekon • Arcade Art Show and Pinball Tournament

Break out your quarters! Geekon—Albuquerque's premier arcade cabinet and pinball machine restoration and preservation company—is sponsoring the Arcade Art Show and Pinball Tournament starting at 7pm on Saturday, Aug. 26. Local artists will be exhibiting paintings, sculptures and more inspired by classic video games. There will be DJs, alcohol, food and plenty of video games and pinball machines to play at the local watering hole, Sister. Art will remain up though Aug. 29. This is a free event, but you must be 21+.
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