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Music

Rooster Roundabout: This week’s music highlights

By Mark Lopez [ Fri Nov 21 2014 2:01 PM ]
Writer Mark Lopez muses on The Velvet Underground reissue, the Babes In Toyland reunion and Kim Deal’s new 7”.
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By Mark Lopez [ Fri Nov 7 2014 3:36 PM ]
Writer Mark Lopez muses on FKA Twigs’ Fallon performance, Loretta Lynn’s upcoming records and a new video by Die Antwoord.
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By Mark Lopez [ Fri Oct 31 2014 4:10 PM ]
Writer Mark Lopez muses on a new Soundgarden release, Heart’s ode to Foo Fighters and a new Bleachers video.
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By Mark Lopez [ Fri Oct 24 2014 1:06 PM ]
Writer Mark Lopez muses on new releases by Rancid, Thurston Moore and The Flaming Lips, as well as a new Gwen Stefani video.
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By Mark Lopez [ Fri Oct 17 2014 4:04 PM ]
Writer Mark Lopez muses on an alternate recording of “Rock and Roll,” album reissues from Pixies and Cursive and a slick Rihanna cover.
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By Mark Lopez [ Fri Oct 3 2014 3:45 PM ]
Writer Mark Lopez muses on Lorde’s new Hunger Games track, The Velvet Underground’s massive reissue and Prince’s two new records.
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By Mark Lopez [ Fri Sep 26 2014 4:12 PM ]
Writer Mark Lopez muses on new releases from Bette Midler, Pink Floyd, Team Sleep and Idris Elba.
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By Mark Lopez [ Fri Sep 12 2014 3:55 PM ]
Writer Mark Lopez muses on a new Alicia Keys video, a surprise U2 record and Mary J. Blige’s London sessions.
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By Mark Lopez [ Fri Aug 29 2014 4:30 PM ]
Wherein writer Mark Lopez muses on declining album sales, a new track by Usher and Chuck Berry’s big win!

Music

Now Hear This, Vol. VI

By Samantha Anne Carrillo [ Sat Aug 23 2014 2:06 PM ]

You are about to enter another dimension. A dimension of A/V. This is the middle ground between mediocre and too-good-to-be-true, between something called "reggae" and the sound angels emit. You are traveling deep into the realm of rad tuneage. Next stop, Now Hear This!

Straight outta Oakl&

Zachary James Watkins and Marshall Tramell aka Black Spirituals bring "black resonance" to Spirit Abuse (1103 Fourth Street NW) tonight. Our interview "Postmodern Black Spirituals" yielded more insight than we could fit in print. For instance, the project's name originates from Watkins finding a dusty cassette in a closet; the recording within was a 1970s lecture by activist, scholar and singer Bernice Johnson Reagon on the roots music of black slaves in America. Black Spirituals tour in support of their forthcoming SIGE Records cassette Of Deconstruction. Five bucks gets you in to the most intriguing concert of the week. The sympathetic vibrations amp up at 9pm, and Bigawatt and Mesa Ritual open the show. I'll see you there.

Signs of the horns

If you feelin' more metal than avant-garde, scope Alibi resident hesher Constance Moss' previews of two heavy gigs. Tonight at Sister (407 Central NW) revel in crossover metal, hardcore, "low desert punk" and sludge metal with Corrosion of Conformity, BL'AST!, Brant Bjork and Lord Dying. Scope "Melt Your Face Off" for all the deets.This 21-plus gig starts at 8:30pm, and admission is $15.

On Sunday night at Sunshine Theater (120 Central SW), Geoff Tate's Queensrÿchefeaturing former members of Dio, Ozzy and AC/DCbrings a mishmash of nostalgia and brand-new heavy. Read Moss' Show Up! column to learn more about the drama surrounding Tate's physical and verbal abuse of his bandmates and consequent firing, the ensuing legal battle and future of Queensrÿche. According to our in-house metal expert, this show will not be a "pathetic and flaccid mockery of itself." Irish rock outfit The Voodoos open this all-ages concert, and presale tickets are $25.

Nuevomexicano wizardry

Last week in "Now Hear This, Vol. V" I hyped much-buzzed about hometown swervegaze idol REIGHNBEAU's inclusion in tonight's Nothng Forevr showcase at Burt's Tiki Lounge (313 Gold SW). Burqueño electro standouts BK Beats, The 1960 Sci-Fi Era and Nathan New round out the bill for this 21-plus vowel-eschewing celebration. The aforementioned artists begin casting sonic spells at 9pm, and there's no cover, man.

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