Alibi V.22 No.1 • Jan 3-9, 2013 
Chinese Love Beads (from left) Ernesto Ybarra, Tony Leal and Pablo Novelas

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Paseño Nostalgia Grips Burque

Chinese Love Beads’ 17-year reunion hits home

The dream of the ’90s is alive in Burque, as Chinese Love Beads reunite at Captain America’s fifth Garage & Wax Night.
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Music to Your Ears

This Month in Music

Belated November edition

Author and music fanatic Mike Smith delivers the first installment of his live music column.

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¡Mayday! • Demrick • DJ Stigmata • Septicemia Records • rap, hip-hop

I’m not sure that the concept of “genre” is really relevant anymore in the realm of music. The days of “pure” music are long gone, and while this might leave some “old-heads” grumbling over message boards about the loss of “real rap” or “real jazz,” I think that for the most part this is a good thing. The possibilities are more abundant than ever before as artists dip their fingers in any number of genres and traditions. ¡MAYDAY! is one group embracing this diversity in their quest for success, with dual emcees Wrekonize and Bernz backed by a full band as they delve into the worlds of rap, rock, reggae, pop and more. With the industry experience of Tech N9ne and his Strange Music label behind them, the Miami-based group boasts a live show that is fast, fun and furious. As part of their promotion for upcoming album Search Party, the group will be bringing that energy on Wednesday, Aug. 23, to Launchpad, the perfect venue to witness their smooth, quickfire wordplay shine alongside an impressive and eclectic array of instrumentals and some silkily-sung hooks. Tickets for this 13+ show run a meager $13, making this a show that the youngest and oldest of us alike can attend and enjoy. 
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