aural fixation


V.24 No.17 | 4/23/2015

Aural Fixation

What Is “Art Music”?

Wherein August March breaks down the meaning of the term “art music” and reflects on his own experiences with the lofty genre.
V.24 No.6 | 2/5/2015

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Sealed with a Kiss

August March examines four love songs performed by Madonna, Clyde McPhatter, Genesis and Joni Mitchell that are perpetually in rotation at the Weekly Alibi headquarters.
V.24 No.1 | 1/1/2015
Pilot To Bombardier: From left, Rhian Batson, Travis Williams, Sean McCullough and Miguel Villarreal
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You Can’t Keep a Good Band Down

Pilot To Bombardier returns

Captain America reports on the 2015 reunion of majestic emo crew of yore Pilot To Bombardier.
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V.23 No.51 | 12/18/2014

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Five Christmas Tunes that Don’t Nauseate Us

Our Top 5 holiday tunes come courtesy of The Kinks, Greg Lake, The Who, Bob Dylan and The Flaming Lips.
V.23 No.49 | 12/4/2014
Jenny Lewis
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Color Me Curious

Jenny Lewis brings magic to ABQ

Mark Lopez defends his thesis that the solo Jenny Lewis (former Rilo Kiley frontwoman) and Ryan Adams (roots-rock pop star) sonic doubleheader this week at Kiva Auditorium is not to be missed.
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V.23 No.45 | 11/6/2014

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From virus to solstice

Wherein we preview Björk’s new concert film Biophilia Livescreening this weekend at Guild Cinemaand review new Metallica biography Into the Black: The Inside Story of Metallica (1991-2014).

V.23 No.36 | 9/4/2014

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Round ‘n’ Round She Goes ...

Albuquerque Record Convention brings music home

Mark Lopez waxes nostalgic on an unabating interest in vinyl in Burque.
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V.23 No.35 | 8/28/2014
From left, the Hutchinson Family Singers, Bob Dylan and Joan Baez and N.W.A

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Revolutions Per Century

A brief history of American protest music

American August March examines the storied history of the aural tradition of protest in the USA.
V.22 No.36 | 9/5/2013
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Cold Wave Prayer

Songs for dreaming of winter

If you’re over summer, this cold wave and minimal synth-infused icy playlist may serve as cold comfort.
V.22 No.14 | 4/4/2013

Music

(You gotta) fight for your right to publish

When the Chronicle-gate dust settled, I sought out opinions on the importance of the censorhip incident from New Mexico Foundation for Open Government Executive Director Gwyneth Doland, Daily Lobo Editor-in-Chief Elizabeth Cleary and CNM Chronicle Editor-in-Chief Jyllian Roach. I wrapped those insights up with an editorial bow, and then I slipped a mixtape into CNM’s locker in Stop the Presses. Below, stream our freedom of speech-centric mixtape featuring tracks by Salt-n-Pepa, 2 Live Crew, Beastie Boys, Chamillionaire feat. Slick Rick, Anthrax, Alice Donut, Leonard Cohen, Frank Zappa, the Ramones, NOFX, Steve Earle, Todd Snider and the Dixie Chicks.

In follow-up communication with Cleary, she noted her plan was never to completely halt publication or bankrupt the Daily Lobo. “We were however not going to have our 'regularly scheduled programming' in print,” said Cleary. “We were going to keep up the momentum by either reprinting parts of Chronicle's sex issue in our paper, running a huge editorial from the Chronicle editor on our front page, etc. Basically, it was giant X's the first day, and then in subsequent days, we would have kept looking for the next shocking thing to demonstrate we weren't letting it go, sort of taking it day to day.”

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Stop the Presses

An editorial/mixtape for CNM

Alibi Music Editor Samantha Anne Carrillo editorializes Chronicle-gate and slips a mixtape into CNM’s locker.
V.22 No.10 | 3/7/2013
“I don’t care, I love it. ...”

Music

Girls, girls, girls ...

Alibi Copy Editor and Staff Writer Mark Lopez shares a treatise on the soundtracking of Lena Dunham’s hit HBO comedy/drama in Girls’ Soundtrack Strikes a Chord. Stage an afternoon dance party with our “Girls”-centric playlist below.

V.22 No.9 | 2/28/2013
Manny Rettinger confers with his chuppers
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A Cure for Stockhausen Syndrome

Allay hybrid anxiety with Cabinet of Curiosities

DJ and music writer Derek Caterwaul explores a Cabinet of Curiosities with Manny Rettinger and his chuppers.
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V.22 No.8 | 2/21/2013
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Music

Cover me

My obsessive-compulsive aural tendencies have undoubtedly been noted by careful—and dare I say, patient—readers who’ve been inundated with Halloween, Xmas, Valentine’s Day and themed playlists of all demoninations during my brief tenure. And now ... cover songs. Whether you love ‘em or hate ‘em, they’ve been around forever and appear to be here to stay. Nihil novi sub sole, eh? Refresh your cover memory with this week’s music feature, The Art of the Cover Song. Below, listen to a playlist of covers created by New Mexicans like Veery (Jessica Billey), Mama Coma (Marisa Demarco), The Rondelles, Steve Hammond, Cobra//group, Treadmill, Mistletoe, The Handsome Family, The Rivet Gang, Ant Farmers, Knife City, The Morticians, Sad Baby Wolf and Strawberry Zots.