V.24 No.11 | 3/12/2015
Courtesy of artist
An Interview with Dwight Loop, Pt. II
By August March
August March resumes a conversation about nuevomexicano aural history with electronic/experimental artist, DJ and promoter Dwight Loop.
V.24 No.10 | 3/5/2015
An Interview with Dwight Loop, Pt. I
By August March
Alibi correspondent August March discusses Albuquerque’s electronic/experimental aural history with artist, DJ and promoter Dwight Loop.
V.23 No.42 | 10/16/2014
Stargazing in Autumn
Transcend space and time at four cosmic concerts
By August March
Whatever you’re into—hard-rocking funk à la hometown hero, electro, experimental, dark-psych, futurist grunge or doom metal—Show Up! has your concert needs covered. Now with A/V!
V.22 No.24 | 6/13/2013
Will The Julie Ruin you for all others?
Kathleen Hanna drops Ruin release deets
By Mark Lopez [ Tue Jun 11 2013 12:39 PM ]
Who the hell is Kathleen Hanna ... other than a feminist punk poet with an affinity for zine writing workmanship? Who is this woman who dwells in the netherworld of alternative culture, plotting and demonstrating? Who is this transformative post-whatever icon who keeps pushing the waistband on the pants of pop-rock aesthetics to fit her angry, rabble-rousing agendas? Well, she's just a writer. At least that's how I've pegged her since I first started listening to Bikini Kill and Le Tigre during my formative years as a gay outcast in high school. Granted, her music scorched the silly side of a grounded movement at times. I never took her stances too seriously—at least not as seriously as those who deem themselves riot grrrls—but I always appreciated her mediums. On hearing that she’s resurrected the Julie Ruin moniker to release new material, I was psyched, and I still am.
Putting the word “The” in front of the name—thus making it The Julie Ruin, y'all—Hanna has resurrected not only a name, but an idea and a good one at that. If you haven't heard her post-Bikini Kill bedroom recordings, you should take a listen. They're not groundbreaking, but they were a solid precursor to the “Deceptacon”-era Hanna who would make her mark on the music industry. Maybe she wasn't a chart-topper, but she maintains a loyal fanbase that is keen on hearing her wild vocals inundate them with a little radical mystique—Feminist Sweepstakes, anyone? I digress … Hanna has announced that The Julie Ruin's debut album, titled Run Fast, is set to hit the streets on the 3rd of September (you know ... the day we’ll always remember). So be on the lookout for that, and while you're waiting for that illustrious morn to approach, you still have the old basement recordings of the original incarnation to tide you over. And if Le Tigre's This Island and The Julie Ruin’s first single, “Oh Come On,” are anything to go by, then you know Hanna delivers the goods when she has the proper studio treatment to rely on. Just sayin'.
V.21 No.49 | 12/6/2012
Sonic reductions of Scott Walker, Crystal Castles and The Bryan Ferry Orchestra
By Samantha Anne Carrillo [ Tue Dec 11 2012 11:28 AM ]
In this week’s Sonic Reducer, I weighed in on new albums by Scott Walker, Crystal Castles and The Bryan Ferry Orchestra. Check out videos and sound from featured acts below.
Scott Walker Bish Bosch · Crystal Castles III · The Bryan Ferry Orchestra The Jazz Age
By Samantha Anne Carrillo
This week, we listened to new albums by Scott Walker, Crystal Castles and The Bryan Ferry Orchestra.
V.19 No.52 | 12/30/2010
Best of 2010 mix for ears to hear
The better to see you with, my dear
By Kyle Silfer [ Wed Jan 5 2011 6:12 PM ]
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