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Crazy Like a Fox: Lady Uranium album release

Photo credit: Lisa Lou

Think for a moment about the word “entrance,” as both a verb and a noun: to captivate or fill with wonder, and a place of entering. In the case of Lady Uranium aka Mauro Woody, her self-released CD Vulpes Vulpes serves as an entrance into her charming synth-pop realm. Okay, that sounds a bit cheesy. No, she isn’t some Belladonna-like enchantress, just a very talented individual who has lent her distinctive stamp to other local outfits like Animals In The Dark, The Glass Menageries and 5 Star Motelles.

But there is a feeling here of being escorted to a private place, not dark or brooding—which has been in vogue for too long now—but sweetly contemplative, inviting you to have conversations with the self. This is no surprise since there are echoes of Cocteau Twins and Kate Bush beneath quietly impassioned vocals, simultaneously robust and fragile. And yes, there are some great pop hooks, too. Vulpes Vulpes is a strong first solo release. As an EP, these five songs feel way too short, but it bears repeated listening; and you will be doing quite a bit of that while awaiting her next release. Perhaps she’s first luring us in with this teaser CD. A cunning strategy. Get captivated tomorrow night at 9pm at Sister (407 Central NW) when Lady U looses her hounds of love. Show is $3. Sister • Sat May 3 • 9pm • $3 • View on Alibi calendar

V.22 No.29 | 7/18/2013
powerdove
Daniel Margreth

Four Up

Six degrees of nü-folk, mercury rising, all that jazz and rocking the cat’s cradle

By Samantha Anne Carrillo

Six degrees of nü-folk

Whatever your sonic pleasure—nü-folk, jazz fusion, psychedelic gospel-funk, bhangra-funk, bluegrass, gypsy jazz, traditional New Orleans brass band, witch house or booty bass noise—scope Four Up to make a date with live music.
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V.22 No.23 | 6/6/2013
Elevator Boys
Kenta Henmi

Music to Your Ears

Going up, trip to Cairo and Atlantic showcase

By Derek Caterwaul

Going up?

Music writer Derek Caterwaul delivers deets on three eclectic shows happening this week: garage-psych, post-punk, experimental, industrial, indie-folk and countrified jazz.
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Sci-fi hip-hop, flower power, the Black Spirits and in the key of XX

Kool Keith
Kool Keith
There are more boss concerts coming up than you can shake a stick at. We took a stab at it anyway. But what about the stuff there just wasn't enough dead tree space to explore? Of primary importance is the 42nd Annual John Donald Robb Composers' Symposium, which happens Sunday, March 24, through Wednesday, March 27. Celebrating the centenary of Stravinsky's Rite of Spring, special guest composers and performers include wireless controller-obsessed Duo X, Italian pianist Emanuele Arciuli and local Sunday favorites Chatter, and they're demoing Robb's Moog Synthesizer this year. For the full schedule, visit the trust's site: robbtrust.org

But experimental and classical composition isn't all our fair city has on offer this week. Whether you're into hip-hop, horrorcore, pornocore, strings, Zimbabwean spirituals or songs written by women, Music to Your Ears has you covered. Peep related A/V below. Sister • Kool Keith • Fri Mar 22 • 10 pm • $16 • 21+ • sisterthebar.com

Kool Keith - "Drugs"

Dr. Octagon - "Blue Flowers"

Apple Hill and Dewangga Sakti perform together
Oliver Mtukudzi - "Pindurai Mambo"
Dale Evans and Roy Rogers - "Happy Trails"

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V.22 No.12 | 3/21/2013
Kool Keith

Music to Your Ears

By Samantha Anne Carrillo
Get your horrorcore/pornocore, classical violin, Zimbabwean spirituals and Girl Fight on with a little help from Music to Your Ears.
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V.22 No.9 | 2/28/2013

Last Month in Music

January 2013

By Mike Smith
Music fanatic and author Mike Smith reflects on concerts seen in the first month of 2013.

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Low Culture, genre-palooza and popular music

Low Culture
Ryan Maddox
Low Culture

This week’s Music to Your Ears dishes up the 411 on shows in genres ranging from poppy garage-punk to doomcream R&B to indie rock to folk. Listen to tracks from featured acts below. Synchro Studio • Low Culture • Pregnant, Again • Harbors • Downplay Music • Sat Jan 12 • 7:30 pm • $6 • ALL-AGES!

Low Culture - “Low Culture”
Bigawatt - Bigawatt
Telegraph Canyon - “Safe on the Outside”

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