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V.23 No.34 | 8/21/2014

Sonic Reducer

The Underachievers Cellar Door: Terminus Ut Exordium · Dilated Peoples Directors of Photography · Wiz Khalifa Blacc Hollywood

By August March
This week’s all hip-hop Sonic Reducer takes on new albums from The Underachievers, Dilated Peoples and Wiz Khalifa. Now with A/V!

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V.23 No.29 | 7/17/2014
Arrested Development
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Festival News

Jazzin’ Up Summertime

By August March
This year’s New Mexico Jazz Festival proffers concerts by Arrested Development, The Memphis P. Tails, Omar Sosa and a slew of other mega-talented artists.
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V.23 No.21 | 5/22/2014
Method Man & Redman
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Show Up!

Enter the El Rey

By August March
Wherein August March delineates intersections of hip-hop nation and hyperlocal music history in preview of a Method Man & Redman concert.
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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

By Erik Gamlem
Two photographers with strikingly different styles and subject matterwho just happen to be marriedunveil 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
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Art Magnified

Rhyme and Reason

Urban Verbs trio transforms Voces

By Shawna Brown
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

By Mike Smith
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.

Kanye West performs “Black Skinhead” on SNL

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V.22 No.17 | 4/25/2013
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Last Month in Music

March 2013

By Mike Smith
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

By Mike Smith
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
Talib Kweli
Talib Kweli

Indulge your wildly eclectic taste in musichip-hop, bluesy rock and roll, country, post-rock, prog and post-metal art-rockwith 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

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

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

Music to Your Ears

By Samantha Anne Carrillo
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.7 | 2/14/2013

Music to Your Ears

By Samantha Anne Carrillo
Get your experimental/garage lovefest, hip-hop hooray, klezmer and sonic docs on with a little help from Music to Your Ears.
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