Alibi V.24 No.6 • Feb 5-11, 2015 
From left, The Wailers and Pharmakon

Show Up!

Daze of Our Lives

Four transformative concerts beckon

Show Up! delivers deets on politically minded punk, legit reggae, wittier-than-average local rock and unimprovised noise shows hitting Burque this week.

Aural Fixation

Sealed with a Kiss

August March examines four love songs performed by Madonna, Clyde McPhatter, Genesis and Joni Mitchell that are perpetually in rotation at the Weekly Alibi headquarters.

Sonic Reducer

Sleater-Kinney No Cities to Love · Five Mile Float Shiloh · Bob Dylan Shadows in the Night

This week we listened to new albums from Sleater-Kinney, Five Mile Float and Bob Dylan. Now with A/V!
Image courtesy of Epitaph Records

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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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