V.26 No.52 | 12/28/2017
Best of Burque Ballot
Best of Burque Music 2018 ends March 6
The time is nigh
The people have spoken. The nominations are in for the best local bands, players, albums, venues, engineers and labels of the past year. The second round for all the marbles runs Feb. 21 through Mar. 6. This year you can cast your votes once each week (that’s up to three times if you check your calendar carefully). And the cherry atop the BOBM sundae is a fantastic live showcase of nominees on Mar. 24. This thing was a blast last year, so let’s do it again!
I Dig a Record
Touch the play button and enjoy
Here’s a list of August March’s favorite local albums for the year 2017.
V.26 No.51 | 12/21/2017
We review new releases by Beautiful William, Thollem and Legun.
V.26 No.50 | 12/14/2017
August March continues his autumnal sojourn into local-recording-land, listening to new work by TPC, Noctilucant and Casper The Hoax
V.26 No.49 | 12/7/2017
We review new releases by Voodoo Kid, V1RTUAL D3SCENT and Fred Johnson.
V.26 No.48 | 11/30/2017
This week’s “Sonic Reducer” is all about LM Duplication, a recording outfit in Dirt City, New Mexico.
V.26 No.47 | 11/23/2017
Catching a Buzz with Chicharra
Basses and drums and rocanrol
In Spanish the word for cicada is chicharra—a word that sounds like something the insect might say—but it’s also the name of a local musical project that’s defining the direction rocanrol may likely take in this town. Chicharra is heavy, intricate, informed and affirmatively experimental.
V.26 No.46 | 11/16/2017
Classical Guitar, model number M-1
Give locally-made music or instruments.
An Orgasmic Response to Percussion
Kerby’s project is ecstatically awesome
Kris Kerby's long-running “percussion apocalypse” endeavor, ICUMDRUMS, continues to set sonic standards, divining as well as breaking the boundaries of Albuquerque’s avant-garde. Weekly Alibi chats with him to find out more about one of Burque’s most relevant cultural provocateurs.
V.26 No.44 | 11/2/2017
Reviews of new releases by Get Action, The Talking Hours and WURM.
V.26 No.43 | 10/26/2017
Los Superhéroes de LA
Rolling with Chicano Batman
Chicano Batman creates and performs an informed mix of rousing rocanrol finely intertwined with traditional Latino musical conceits, the soulful R&B of past ages and a progressive political platform that is, at once disarming and infectiously interesting. Weekly Alibi chats with guitarist Carlos Arévalo.