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V.22 No.2 | 1/10/2013
Low Culture
Ryan Maddox
Low Culture

Music

Low Culture, genre-palooza and popular music

This week’s Music to Your Ears dishes up the 411 on shows in genres ranging from poppy garage-punk to doomcream R&B to indie rock to folk. Listen to tracks from featured acts below. Synchro Studio • Low Culture • Pregnant, Again • Harbors • Downplay Music • Sat Jan 12 • 7:30 pm • $6 • ALL-AGES!

Low Culture - “Low Culture”
Bigawatt - Bigawatt
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Telegraph Canyon - “Safe on the Outside”

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V.22 No.1 | 1/3/2013

Music

New Mexico News author takes on live music

Mike Smith is a font of hyper-local writ. His long-running My Strange New Mexico column and his current project, New Mexico News, aim to shed some light on the wonderfully weird Land of Enchantment. Smith will contribute a monthly local music column to the Alibi in 2013. Read his first, belated Burque music round-up: This Month in Music. Listen to tracks from featured artists below.

CanyonLands - “I’ll Make You Feel This”
Sad Baby Wolf - “8th Level”
Bigawatt - “Fight Me Then”
mr. Gnome - “The Way”
Jenny Invert - “Stamp Collector”

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V.21 No.49 | 12/6/2012
Bone Thugs-N-Harmony (from left) Layzie Bone, Krayzie Bone, Wish Bone, Flesh-n-Bone and Bizzy Bone
Bone Thugs-N-Harmony (from left) Layzie Bone, Krayzie Bone, Wish Bone, Flesh-n-Bone and Bizzy Bone

Music

Bone up on the ’90s

Seminal Cleveland hip-hop quintet Bone Thugs-N-Harmony have reunited for one final hurrah. The group’s Rock the Bells tour hits Burque on Thursday, Dec. 13, but you might want to study up on Bone Thugs prior to the show. Read all about them in East 99 Meets Burque. Divine harmonies coalescing with crunk melodies and phat beats are the act’s trademark. You’ll want to sing along, right? Refresh your memory with Bone Thugs music videos below. Sunshine Theater • Bone Thugs-N-Harmony • Thu Dec 13 • 8 pm • $27.50 • ALL-AGES! • sunshinetheaterlive.com

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Bone Thugs-N-Harmony - “Tha Crossroads”
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Bone Thugs-N-Harmony - “Thuggish Ruggish Bone”
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Bone Thugs-N-Harmony feat. Eazy-E - “Foe tha Love of $”
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Bone Thugs-N-Harmony - “1st of tha Month”

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V.21 No.46 |

News

The Daily Word in BP, poorest president and Pong

The Daily Word

BP's looking at a $4.5 billion fine and criminal charges against staff members.

The gap between rich and poor in New Mexico is the widest in the nation.

Pit bull terriers killed a Chihuahua and sent her owner to the hospital.

Debbie O'Malley might remain on the Council and take a seat on the County Commission.

Remember when 48 women training for the military said they'd been sexually assaulted or harassed by their instructors? The Air Force has a weird solution: Trainees must have a wingman all the time.

Nonstop flights from Albuquerque to New York.

FBI investigates death threats against the guy holding the coyote-killing contest in Los Lunas.

The poorest president in the world. "If you don't have many possessions, then you don't need to work all your life like a slave to sustain them."

Violence escalates in Gaza and Israel. Rockets kill 15 Palestinians and three Israelis.

Louisiana governor is the first Republican to denounce Mitt Romney's notion that he lost the election because President Obama gave gifts to minorities and youth.

5-Hour Energy shot-like drink blamed for 13 deaths.

Colorado Visitors Bureau plans NOT to capitalize on legal recreational marijuana.

Science looks at rappers' brains to find the basis of improvisation.

Pong is 40-years-old and no one has topped it, says this guy.

How to become as observant as Sherlock Holmes. (Also, "Sherlock," the BBC miniseries available on Netflix instawatch, is dope.)

V.21 No.18 | 5/3/2012
Eric Williams ericwphoto.com

Music

MC Lakota Jonez live at Gathering of Nations tonight!

This week's feature story star has undeniable writing and performance chops. Interviewing MC Lakota Jonez was a chief example of one of journalism's many pleasures: A conversation ostensibly about one topic (a woman and her music) wades into deeper waters, and an array of other issues—in this instance, racism, gender dynamics, and the evolution of the artistic and cultural movement that is hip-hop, to name a few.

Tonight presents a special occasion to watch Jonez strut her stuff en vivo, amidst a crowd of already loyal fans. In just a matter of hours, she takes the stage at Stage 49 at the UNM Arena (“The Pit”) for the Gathering of Nations’ multigenre showcase, 7:45 p.m. (On the dot!) $17 general admission at the door not only gets you access to her show, but to all the evening's varied powwow happenings. For more information, check out the Gathering of Nations website and the site of the artist herself.

V.21 No.17 | 4/26/2012
Eric Williams ericwphoto.com

Feature

MC Lakota Jonez Raps on Hip-Hop’s Glass Ceiling

While she grew up listening to all kinds of music, Lakota Jonez says hip-hop always gripped her more than any other genre. “Probably because I have so much to say. With all other types of music, the songs have, like, eight bars,” she says. “With hip-hop, there are 16 bars, so I can say a lot in one song.” Jonez is of Mohawk, Lakota and Cherokee descent, and she’s from a politically active family. She says her ancestry and upbringing infuse her work—but perhaps not overtly.
V.21 No.9 | 3/1/2012
Photo courtesy of Jamalski

Music

Jamalski gets live tonight

MC Jamalski is spending some time in New Mexico and performs at Moonlight Lounge tonight. Read Geoffrey Plant’s interview with him here.

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Spotlight

Jamalski

Joyful Altruistic Metaphysical Ageless Lover Seeks Knowledge Internally

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V.20 No.50 | 12/15/2011
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“I Know” off the Bat Meets Blaine album

Music

Qwazaar at Burt’s tonight

Qwazaar is one-third of Typical Cats—arguably the dopest hip-hop trio ever to rep the Windy City. He just put out an album with DJ/producer Batsauce, and they’re playing tonight at Burt’s Tiki Lounge (313 Gold SW). For free. Above is a video the duo released. Below is an old favorite to give you some classic Qwa flavor. The show starts at 9 p.m. Lady Daisy, Jungle and Audiyo open.

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