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V.24 No.47 | 11/19/2015

What's going on at Launchpad and Low Spirits this week?

Did you get a feeling of deja vu when you were checking out the Alibi to see what's happening at the Launchpad this week? Me too. Then I realized we reprinted the same listings they sent us last week. Low Spirits, too. And Sunshine. Here's what they've got going on:

Friday, Nov. 27 at 9:00pm
Danksgiving 2015!! Mondo Vibrations • Dre Z • Burque Sol • Pocket Full of Dub

Saturday, Nov. 28 at 9:00pm
Let it Grow (Grateful Dead Tribute Band) • Pink Freud (Pink Floyd Tribute Band)

Sunday, Nov. 29 at 6:30pm
The Noise Presents TesseracT • The Contortionist • Erra • Skyharbor (as seen in Show Up!)

Tuesday, Dec. 1 at 7:30pm
Digitour Slaybells Fire: Sam Pottorff • Grant Landis • Diegosaurs • Andrew Fontenot • Maddie Welborn • Alex Lee

Wednesday, Dec. 2 at 8:30pm
Trapt • First Decree • Throw the Temple

Low Spirits
Friday, Nov. 27 at 9:00pm
5 Star Motelles Record Release Party • Angel Babies • Phantom Lake (Check out Geoff's interview with the lovely Motelles here)

Saturday, Nov. 28 at 9:30pm
Coffin Stuffers • Low Cash Ninjas • The Dying Beds • Silent Crush

Wednesday, Dec. 2 at 7:00pm Between the Buried and Me • Enslaved • Intronaut • Native Construct

Event Horizon

Tryptophan and THC

Friday, Nov 27: Danksgiving 2015 • Mondo Vibrations • Dre Z • Pocket Full Of Dub

Work up some post-Thanksgiving munchies or dance off your food guilt this week at Danksgiving 2015.
Megan Reneau

Stevie Stone Rolls into the Launchpad

Launchpad was graced with Yung Knowledge, YAK Boy Fresh, BINGX and Stevie Stone on Sunday, Nov. 22. Yung Knowledge officially began the show. The duo were exceptionally charismatic and engaging. Easily captivating the crowd, they initiated audience participation and used that as a flawless segue between songs. YAK Boy Fresh (Y.ou A.lready was backed by a band – atypical for his work – but they all had incredible chemistry. YAK Boy Fresh’s flow was effortless, rhythmic and rousing. BINGX was extraordinarily entertaining and receptive to audience members. His high energy was relentless and unmatched.

Stevie Stone took the stage after a short film showing him escaping from a mental institution looking like Hannibal Lecter. Working with DJ Picasso, he was commanding and powerful. Stone’s passion for his music was easy to see and feel. He wanted his fans at Launchpad to know he appreciated them. He performed songs primarily from Strangeulation Vol. II; the crowd was wild and reflected Stone’s enthusiasm. With all the excitement and energy he was putting into the show, Stone took small breaks at the beginning of some songs before jumping up and dancing through his set. He invited a few groups of people from the crowd to join him, his touring crew and the other musicians on stage. All who joined him were eager to do so.

Stevie Stone is an unpretentious performer with outstanding content and flow. He subtly harmonizes with the music. He can stay in tempo but change rhythms with ease. His voice is profound and authoritative. When he’s on stage, there’s no misidentifying the drive and expertise he exudes.

After the show, Stevie Stone stayed to interact with fans. While his music is aggressive and direct, Stone was very kind and gentle with his fans. I watched him talk with and take photos with at least 20 people before I left. When I talked to him he was thoughtful and was genuinely concerned that I enjoyed myself. I talked with a few of the other musicians at the show; they were the same way. I felt welcomed and very pleased to see them all.

I loved watching the crowd and their energy which reflected the performers. Being unfamiliar with all of these musicians and their work, I looked to the crowd for guidance. The group was enthusiastic, wild, blissful, and passionate. Everyone was happy to be there, perhaps most of all Stevie Stone.

Now if you’ll excuse me, I need a chilly rub.

V.24 No.37 | 09/10/2015
Stefan Raduta

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From left, Leeches of Lore and Jonathan Richman
Courtesy of artists

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