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V.22 No.44 | 10/31/2013
Mos Def photographed by David Scheinbaum

Art News

Marriage Has Two Lenses to Benefit the 516

Two photographers with strikingly different styles and subject matter—who just happen to be married—unveil new photobooks to benefit 516 Arts.
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V.22 No.25 | 6/20/2013
Voces students line up to share their Twitter handles on the Twitter wall
Courtesy of @Voces2013

Art Magnified

Rhyme and Reason

Urban Verbs trio transforms Voces

Burque youth find their writing and speaking voices at the Voces Institute.
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V.22 No.21 | 5/23/2013
Asliani

Last Month in Music

April 2013 Edition

Author Mike Smith recounts his April 2013 aural adventures, and the Alibi is reminded that hip-hop and witch house can be so rock and roll.

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Music

Yeezus comin’ on June 18

Kanye West’s newest LP confirmed

Cover art for Kanye West’s upcoming LP,   Yeezus
Cover art for Kanye West’s upcoming LP, Yeezus
Think what you will about Kanye West. Personally, I’ve always appreciated his music, but his personality always got in the way of me finding him likable. So, I just tend not to focus on him outside of his righteous rhymes. Sure, the rapper has garnered himself some controversy. (Remember that whole Taylor Swift speech interruption? Way to steal a young girl’s spotlight, K-Dubs). But music blogs are going nuts today over the announcement that West’s upcoming record, titled Yeezus, is dropping on June 18 and is already available to preorder on iTunes.

West performed two new tracks from his forthcoming LP on “Saturday Night Live” this past weekend, giving fans a taste of what’s to come. And Kim Kardashian posted a photo on Instragram, which has already been confirmed to be the cover art for the album. You know ... because they gotta keep it in the family (but only if it’s in front of the entire world). So, be on the lookout for what will no doubt be another interesting and thought-provoking record from one of hip-hop’s most notable figures.

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V.22 No.17 | 4/25/2013
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Sovereign Images

Last Month in Music

March 2013

Author and music fanatic Mike Smith shares his March 2013 adventures in live, local music. Hip-hop, folk-punk and acts hailing from the City Different get top billing.

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V.22 No.9 | 2/28/2013

Last Month in Music

January 2013

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

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Music

Move something, keeping up with the Joneses and sailing the post-rock sea

Talib Kweli
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Talib Kweli

Indulge your wildly eclectic taste in music—hip-hop, bluesy rock and roll, country, post-rock, prog and post-metal art-rock—with a smidgen of assistance from this week’s Music to Your Ears. Check out related A/V below. Sister • Talib Kweli • Zoology Crew • Sat Feb 23 • 10 pm • $35 • 21+ • sisterthebar.com

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Talib Kweli and Hi-Tek - “Move Something”
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Talib Kweli - “Get By”
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Zoology - “Don’t Step”
Mr. and Mrs. Jones - “Katie’s on the Levee”
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The Saltine Ramblers - “Thousand Diamond Rings” (The Handsome Family)
Wildewood - “Burden”
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Caspian - “Gone in Bloom and Bough”
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Junius - “Betray the Grave”

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V.22 No.8 | 2/21/2013
Talib Kweli
Talib Kweli

Music to Your Ears

Sate your cravings for hip-hop, rock and roll, art-rock and instrumental post-rock with a little help from Music to Your Ears.

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Music

Venous volume, hip-hop devotional, Burque + klezmer 4EVA and sonic docs for lovers

There's a strong musical connection between Burque and Denver. From Denver "ladyz"-centric music/art/performance fest Titwrench to local solo outsider ladyfest Gatas y Vatas, there's a lot of crossover love. The Meat Heart recital at Synchro Studio (512-B Yale SE) showcases the Denque (did I just coin that?) bond with performances by Denver-based poof-punk trio The Matildas and avant-garage/slop-pop outfit Pacific Pride and local prankster duo The Jeebies (real-life couple Clifford Grindstaff and former Alibi editor Marisa Demarco), supergroup Fando and solo experimental persona Lady Fox (Mauro Woody). Peep the 411 on the Meat Heart concert, hip-hop and klezmer fests and two terrific music docs (Beware of Mr. Baker and Ornette: Made in America) in this week's Music to Your Ears. Check out related A/V below. Synchro Studio • Meat Heart • The Matildas • Pacific Pride • The Jeebies • Lady Fox • Fando • Thurs Feb 14 • 8 pm • $7 • ALL-AGES!

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V.22 No.6 | 2/7/2013
Slim Cessna’s Auto Club
Gary Isaacs
Sate your cravings for alt.country/gothabilly, rarefied postmodern composition and hip-hop with a little help from Music to Your Ears.

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Music

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!

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

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Music

New Mexico News author takes on live music

Mike Smith is a font of hyper-local writ. His long-running My Strange New Mexico column and his current project, New Mexico News, aim to shed some light on the wonderfully weird Land of Enchantment. Smith will contribute a monthly local music column to the Alibi in 2013. Read his first, belated Burque music round-up: This Month in Music. Listen to tracks from featured artists below.

CanyonLands - “I’ll Make You Feel This”
Sad Baby Wolf - “8th Level”
Bigawatt - “Fight Me Then”
mr. Gnome - “The Way”
Jenny Invert - “Stamp Collector”

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