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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But I Like It

Prism Bitch • punk • Shitty and the Terribles • garage • Gerunding

Let's be clear: the premier psych-y, slithery rocanrol event of February takes place at (where else) the Launchpad on Friday, Feb. 23. That's when local sultry sound stars and de facto leaders of the soulful garage rock unit of this city's scene, Prism Bitch—that would be Lauren Poole, Lilah Rose, Chris Walsh, Teresa Cruces and Nelson Crane—take the stage to blind you with sonic and spectral divination from out the mouths of prison-bound purveyors of a sort of electric blues that takes plenty of pop turns as it smolders and then catches fire all hot and shit. Shitty and the Terribles, say they're punk rock, but their vibe feels more no-wave to me, complete with Nueva York style aggression and power chords. Whatever, they totally rock; psych-pop pronunciators Gerunding (everything they sing ends in -ing, one hopes)—a duo that features Mag Kim and Racheaella Ceniceros—open up this super psychedelic can of worms that are actually magic mushrooms that are actually … oh my gawd, you better go and see for yourself. 9pm • $7 • 21+.
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Great EXXXpectations

The Open Bra • Mayo Lua de Frenchie • Miss Behavin • Burlesque improv competition • DJ CS Rucker • dance, house

Work up your courage or down a few beers this Saturday, Feb. 24 at Duel Brewing and take the stage for the The Open Bra, a bi-monthly burlesque improv competition. Performers are assigned a song at the beginning of the evening, and then hit the stage to enchant the audience and judges Miss Behavin, Mayo Lua de Frenchie and Annie O'Roar. And hey, if you're too nervous to take a turn dancing, you still get to weigh in on runner-up and winner slots as a member of the kowtowing crowd. This free, 21+ doors at 8pm and the event begins at 9pm. Plan on staying late for a dance party afterwards.
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