Wax and Wane
A panegyric-meets-Record Store Day promo
Music writer Geoffrey Plant shares an open letter to inventors and purveyors of CDs, jewel cases, MP3s and digital downloads while hyping Record Store Day.
Music to Your Ears
This week’s Music to Your Ears has something for everyone; fans of rap, hip-hop, heavy metal, hard rock, Americana, country and folk all have cause to rejoice.
Depeche Mode Delta Machine · We Drew Lightning Glitch · Arrington de Dionyso's Malaikat dan Singa Open the Crown
This week, we listened to new releases from Depeche Mode, We Drew Lightning and Arrington de Dionyso’s Malaikat dan Singa.
¡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…
Geekon • Arcade Art Show and Pinball Tournament
Break out your quarters! Geekon—Albuquerque's premier arcade cabinet and pinball machine restoration and preservation company—is sponsoring the Arcade Art Show and Pinball Tournament starting at 7pm on Saturday, Aug. 26. Local artists will be exhibiting paintings, sculptures and more inspired by classic video games. There will be DJs, alcohol, food and plenty of video games and pinball machines to play at the local watering hole, Sister. Art will remain up though Aug. 29. This is a free event, but you must be 21+.