V.23 No.39 | 9/25/2014
Bird Is the Word
Four flight-ready concerts to fuel your fall
From fuzz to pop-punk and beyond, Show Up! delivers deets on four concerts you shouldn’t miss this week.
V.23 No.35 | 8/28/2014
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Music to Your Ears
On droppin’ the mic
From rap battles to world beat fusion to sludge metal, Music to Your Ears has you covered. Now with A/V!
V.23 No.34 |
Now Hear This, Vol. VI
You are about to enter another dimension. A dimension of A/V. This is the middle ground between mediocre and too-good-to-be-true, between something called "reggae" and the sound angels emit. You are traveling deep into the realm of rad tuneage. Next stop, Now Hear This!
Straight outta Oakl&
Zachary James Watkins and Marshall Tramell aka Black Spirituals bring "black resonance" to Spirit Abuse (1103 Fourth Street NW) tonight. Our interview "Postmodern Black Spirituals" yielded more insight than we could fit in print. For instance, the project's name originates from Watkins finding a dusty cassette in a closet; the recording within was a 1970s lecture by activist, scholar and singer Bernice Johnson Reagon on the roots music of black slaves in America. Black Spirituals tour in support of their forthcoming SIGE Records cassette Of Deconstruction. Five bucks gets you in to the most intriguing concert of the week. The sympathetic vibrations amp up at 9pm, and Bigawatt and Mesa Ritual open the show. I'll see you there.
Signs of the horns
If you feelin' more metal than avant-garde, scope Alibi resident hesher Constance Moss' previews of two heavy gigs. Tonight at Sister (407 Central NW) revel in crossover metal, hardcore, "low desert punk" and sludge metal with Corrosion of Conformity, BL'AST!, Brant Bjork and Lord Dying. Scope "Melt Your Face Off" for all the deets.This 21-plus gig starts at 8:30pm, and admission is $15.
On Sunday night at Sunshine Theater (120 Central SW), Geoff Tate's Queensrÿche—featuring former members of Dio, Ozzy and AC/DC—brings a mishmash of nostalgia and brand-new heavy. Read Moss' Show Up! column to learn more about the drama surrounding Tate's physical and verbal abuse of his bandmates and consequent firing, the ensuing legal battle and future of Queensrÿche. According to our in-house metal expert, this show will not be a "pathetic and flaccid mockery of itself." Irish rock outfit The Voodoos open this all-ages concert, and presale tickets are $25.
Last week in "Now Hear This, Vol. V" I hyped much-buzzed about hometown swervegaze idol REIGHNBEAU's inclusion in tonight's Nothng Forevr showcase at Burt's Tiki Lounge (313 Gold SW). Burqueño electro standouts BK Beats, The 1960 Sci-Fi Era and Nathan New round out the bill for this 21-plus vowel-eschewing celebration. The aforementioned artists begin casting sonic spells at 9pm, and there's no cover, man.
V.23 No.33 |
Melt Your Face Off
Hear tunes by Corrosion of Conformity, BL'AST!, Brant Bjork and Lord Dying.
V.23 No.32 | 8/7/2014
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Darkness Becomes Him
Xiu Xiu prime mover talks Genesis, gang violence and autoerotic asphyxiation
M. Brianna Stallings chats with Jamie Stewart, the inimitable frontman of Xiu Xiu, in preview of the group’s Albuquerque concert.
Annual Conversation with Mayor Richard J. Berry at Sheraton Uptown Hotel
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