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V.22 No.50 | 12/12/2013
Ryan Varsi

Aural Fixation

Nihilist Noël

A bleak Xmas mixtape

Old blues, fire-and-brimstone, spoken word and calypso work as a powerful antidote to seasonal muzak and related depression.

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V.22 No.37 | 9/12/2013

Aural Fixation

Soundtracking the Heebie-jeebies

A Voodoo ritual mixtape

Specters of old blues, Voodoo ritual and superstition haunt our decidely anti-triskaidekaphobic mixtape.

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Music

Burqueño blues-rock revivalists confess grand ambitions

The Limbs (from left) Gage Bickerstaff and Jeff Bell
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The Limbs (from left) Gage Bickerstaff and Jeff Bell

Lizzy Von Stange sat down with Gage Bickerstaff and Jeff Bell, aka The Limbs, and shares the resulting reportage in this week’s Show Up!, Articulating The Limbs. Check out tunes from other featured acts below. Launchpad • The Limbs • Full Speed Veronica • Sputniq • Broken Animals • Thurs Nov 15 • 9 pm • $4 • 21+ • launchpadrocks.com

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Sputniq - “Sun Tea”
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Full Speed Veronica - “We Got the Beat” (the Go-Gos)
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Broken Animals - “Changing Channels / Space Between Breaths / Woe, Is You”

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V.21 No.46 | 11/15/2012
The Limbs (from left) Gage Bickerstaff and Jeff Bell
Eric Williams ericwphoto.com

Show Up!

Articulating The Limbs

Blues-rock revival gets hyper-local

Lizzy Von Stange chats with bluesy rock and roll duo The Limbs about classical training, musical influences and touring aspirations.
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Music

Mel Minter talks Zen, baseball and the blues with Chris Smither

Chris Smither
Jeff Fasano
Chris Smither

Singer / songwriter Chris Smither grew up and learned his three first chords in New Orleans, but he’s made his home and the bulk of his music in Boston. Mel Minter chats with Smither about Zen, baseball, blues and existential strategy in this week’s issue. Read all about it here.

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Chris Smither - “Hundred Dollar Valentine”

See and hear Smither conjure those ol’ cosmic blues at Outpost Performance Space on Saturday night. The show starts at 7:30 p.m., and tickets are $25-30.

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V.21 No.39 | 9/27/2012
Chris Smither
Jeff Fasano

Spotlight

Buddha’s Songwriter Gives Voice to Optimism

Chris Smither takes on the imponderables—and wins

Singer/songwriter Chris Smither doesn’t need much to cast his spell, just his blue guitar and a miked particleboard so his tapping foot can keep time.

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V.21 No.32 | 8/9/2012
Heidi Swedberg

Music to Your Ears

Saturday entertainment includes a sukey jump / ukulele workshop, and the final installment of Jazz & Blues Under the Stars.

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Alibi Picks

Blues Under the Bridge

El Madrid—the ancient bar located on First Street and nearly beneath the Coal Ave. bridge—is a place with stories to tell. That's one reason the mission-style watering hole is the perfect spot for a weekly blues night (another is that, once upon a time, it played host to many a blues show). Live music anew kicks off at 9 p.m. tonight with the Albuquerque Blues Connection.

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Bad News: Today Really Sucks!

NO, NO, NO! This CANNOT be happening!
NO, NO, NO! This CANNOT be happening!

The combination Pizza Hut and Taco Bell nearest my house is closed for reconstruction.

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Today Really Sucked!

All my hopes, down the drain.
All my hopes, down the drain.

I had no excuse not to come to work today, my pipes are fine.

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Another Sucky Morning!

Six months of work, down the drain.
Six months of work, down the drain.

My wife didn't like her birthday present.

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What A Sucky Way To Start The New Year!

Time to cancel the cable.
Time to cancel the cable.

We now get the Oprah Channel.

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News Year's Eve: Already Sucking!

How low class.
How low class.

We're trying to drink vodka and Gatorade but only the wine glasses are clean.

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Today Really Sucks!

I guess I'll be holding it this week.
I guess I'll be holding it this week.

The cleaning lady put the toilet paper in upside-down.

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Christmas Sucked At My House!

I should just move.
I should just move.

The garbage was full.

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