alibi.com
Weekly Alibi Podcast
Alibi Bucks

funk


V.25 No.30 | 07/28/2016

Event Horizon

Smart Arts

Thursday, Aug 4: Night of the Arts Opening Reception

By Megan Reneau [ Tue Aug 2 2016 12:08 PM ]
Art exhibit featuring local abstract arists along with music by Moonhat and a screening of the documentary End of the Century.
Google Earth icon Map Icon
V.24 No.51 | 12/17/2015
courtesy of the artist

Event Horizon

Get Funky with the Fam

Wednesday, Dec 30: The Family Stone • soul, funk, psychedelic

By August March [ Mon Dec 28 2015 11:00 AM ]
Dance to the music of The Family Stone!
Google Earth icon Map Icon
V.22 No.22 | 5/30/2013
Jermaine Jackson

Music

Jackson 5 vibe still alive?

Jermaine Jackson aims to create a modern-day Jackson 5

By Mark Lopez [ Fri May 24 2013 1:50 PM ]

Upon reading that Jermaine Jackson was on a quest to find five Australian artists to turn into a modern-day Jackson 5, I was a little perplexed, maybe a little befuddled. Jackson 5 were one of my favorite groups as a youngster because they encapsulated the joy and freedom that many associate with childhood. In other words, they’ve always been a perfect soundtrack to anything resembling happiness (in my humble opinion). C’mon, who doesn’t love “I Want You Back”? Just take a listen to their greatest hits if you’re a skeptic. So, what exactly is Jackson trying to accomplish? Is he trying to revive the soul-group aesthetic of a past generation? Or is he simply trying to realign himself with pop culture to give his name some longevity and weight?

Your guess is as good as mine, but in an interview with UnderCover, Jackson states that “you just don’t see the kind of band or that kind of mania that the Jacksons created any more.” Jackson is even wrangling the kids online by using the Internet to give his endeavor an extra boost. Using online social media and a website, JJ5TV.com, where users and viewers can give their opinions and feedback, Jackson can pick the top five people to take JJ5 to the brink of stardom. (Oh yeah, JJ5 is the name of the group). So, keep your eyes peeled, your mouse in hand, and you could be one of the voices that decides who and what JJ5 will be—assuming you care, of course.

V.22 No.6 | 2/7/2013

Music

Still Bonin’ in the Boneyard

By Wrathchild [ Mon Feb 4 2013 12:23 PM ]

Formed in ’79 while they were in High School, Fishbone were signed by a record label the same year they graduated. For over three decades, they have shared their unique punk/funk/ska hybrid with fans everywhere, breaking down racial barriers and earning street cred with punk rockers and rappers alike.

The newest documentary, Everyday Sunshine: the Story of Fishbone is currently available on Netflix Instant. Narrated by Laurence Fishburne, it takes you on a raw journey through the emotional ups and downs of Fishbone’s founding members. Revered by music heavyweights such as Flea and Mike Watt in the film, the same sentiment is often echoed: As good as their recordings are, they will never compare to the electric frenzy of a live Fishbone show. If you’ve never seen one, you’re in luck. Fishbone will be blowing the roof off Sister Monday night. Thirteen bones will get you in the door (ten in advance through Hold My Ticket).

V.21 No.37 | 9/13/2012

Flyer on the Wall

Flat Top Art

I can’t think of better imagery to represent DJ Wae Fonkey’s ‘80s disco / funk / R & B / hip-hop-based night. Bust a move with the fresh DJ and dancer on Friday, Sept. 14, starting at 10 p.m. at Blackbird Buvette (509 Central NW). (JCC)

Google Earth icon Map Icon

[ more >> ] [ permalink ]

V.20 No.32 | 8/11/2011
boogie affair flyer

5 6 7 8

Get down to nu disco and deep house funk at the Moonlight Lounge (120 Central SW) on Saturday, Aug. 13. The righteous jams will be generated from the record collections of Ni3to, At_One, Dave 12 and Billa starting at 9 p.m. This 21-and-over dance party is free. (Jessica Cassyle Carr)

[ more >> ] [ permalink ]

V.20 No.25 | 6/23/2011
Who knows what he’ll play?
Photo by Rico

Jazzed

Tom McDermott

Big Easy pianist/composer off-kilter and on target

By Mel Minter

You never know where pianist Tom McDermott will go haring off to next. That’s because he often hasn’t a clue, either. A daring and inventive improviser, he’s more than willing to go striding (or ragging or rumba-ing or tango-ing) through doors that lead who-knows-where. In the middle of a Scott Joplin piece, he might find an opening that leads straight to James Booker and start mixing the rag’s more straitlaced syncopation with the saucy funk of New Orleans R & B.

Google Earth icon Map Icon

[ more >> ] [ permalink ]

Music

Gardens and Villa Tuesday

By Jessica Cassyle Carr [ Tue Jun 21 2011 8:52 PM ]

Gardens and Villa sounds like the name of a decorating magazine that I would read. Instead, it’s a funk-laced, intergalactic-feeling Santa Barbara-based band with post-punk undertones. Listen via the link above. See it live on Saturday, July 23, at Corazon in Santa Fe.

NEWSLETTERS Great Alibi stories, events and deals delivered to your inbox each week. No fooling!
View desktop version