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

Show Up!

East 99 Meets Burque

Bone Thugs revisit the ’90s

Securing an interview with members of Bone Thugs-N-Harmony is harder than you might think. So, we meditate on the hip-hop quintet’s influence and history instead.
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Brokencyde

Aural Fixation

Parody or Pabulum

Brokencyde’s best-of is the worst

Music writer Geoffrey Plant deconstructs Burque’s most tasteless and financially successful act, Brokencyde.

Sonic Reducer

Scott Walker Bish Bosch · Crystal Castles III · The Bryan Ferry Orchestra The Jazz Age

This week, we listened to new albums by Scott Walker, Crystal Castles and The Bryan Ferry Orchestra.

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Flyer on the Wall

Psych Out

This week’s Flyer on the Wall uses spirograph style to hip Burque residents to a psych-rock show at Iron Haus.

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Looney for Rooney

Rooney • indie • Run River North • folk rock

There is a striking absence of good rock music on the airwaves today. We have passed the glory days when kids and adults alike bonded over a couple of guitars and a drumset, as new heads try their hand at the more accessible sounds of electronic music and rap. There are those of us, however, who have not forgotten the thrill of playing air guitar and belting along to your favorite song. In his efforts to re-access this primal energy, Robert Schwartzman—the mastermind behind the once-upon-a-time inescapable worm of a tune “Where Did Your Heart Go Missing”—has re-formed his band Rooney. Armed with the upbeat verve of power pop and teeming with inspiration from British Invasion rock, Rooney will be bringing their revival efforts to Launchpad this Tuesday, Aug. 1. The opening performance at this 13+ show will be provided by the somehow simultaneously buoyant and melancholy indie jams of Run River North. The cost to share in the spirit and enthusiasm of revitalized musicians will be a mere $17, so don’t miss out!
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