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V.24 No.9 | 2/26/2015
Kim Gordon
Alisa Smirnova

Get Lit


Kim Gordon returns to UNM SUB on memoir tour

We preview founding Sonic Youth member Kim Gordon’s new memoir Girl in a Band. Gordon will appear in conversation with Alibi Managing Editor Samantha Anne Carrillo at the UNM Student Union Building on Sunday, March 1.
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V.21 No.50 | 12/13/2012
Tahnee Udero


DJ Tahnee spins an all-vinyl Roulette

Old-school DJ and noise musician Tahnee Udero played Song Roulette with us this week. She has a serious holiday music fetish—specifically Halloween and Christmas—that makes me dig her shows even more. Hear Udero spin Christmas music with DJ Mello on KUNM’s Afternoon Freeform on Monday, Dec. 24, from 1:30-4 p.m. Listen online at or tune your dial to 89.9 FM. Night owls can also tune in to Udero’s Christmas edition of Music to Soothe the Savage Beast on Tuesday, Dec. 25, from 10 p.m.-1 a.m. Check out sound and video from her random tracks below.

V.21 No.43 | 10/25/2012


Scaring up fun with cover bands, loudness war and Balkans Halloween

To celebrate the creepiest time of the year, get your spook on with 18 cover bands, 14 noise acts and one Bulgarian wedding band. Soak up all the gory details in this week’s Music to Your Ears. Peruse the flyers after the jump.

V.21 No.34 | 8/23/2012
A Hawk and a Hacksaw
Aylin Gungor

Show Up!

Faits Divers

Diverse items coalesce at Small Engine

A Hawk and a Hacksaw with Drake Hardin and Mike Smith light up the Small Engine Gallery
V.20 No.48 | 12/1/2011

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Flyer on the Wall

Desert Stars

An eclectic evening of jazz, noise and beatboxing at the Small Engine
V.20 No.44 | 11/3/2011


High Mayhem this weekend

High Mayhem Emerging Arts, the Santa Fe series that showcases Nuevo Mexicano and international sound art, enters it’s 10th year this weekend. Samantha Anne Scott interviewed Raven Chacon about Mesa Ritual (one of his numerous projects), which will be performing Saturday. Read the article here.

V.20 No.36 | 9/8/2011
“Evangelista + Cat”
LissaIvy Tiegel


Excavating Evangelista

Carla Bozulich speaks an animal language

Carla Bozulich has crooned, screamed and keened her way across the musical spectrum, right to its noisiest end. Her name might ring a bell to fans of the vintage-inspired band The Geraldine Fibbers. Or perhaps she pops into mind for remaking Willie Nelson’s Red Headed Stranger in its entirety. Way back in the early ’90s she was part of the cheeky, sexualized rock group Ethyl Meatplow. Today she’s the linchpin of Evangelista, a group that braids strange, moody threads of sound. The Alibi called Bozulich at home to talk about the creation process, emotional yin and yang, and positivity within the noise.
V.20 No.23 | 6/9/2011

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Flyer on the Wall


A balance of painterly and graphic techniques are lent to gloomy blacks, whites and grayscale in what appears to be a bird-laden landscape print. Raven Chacon, Cristóbal Martínez, Kade L. Twist and Nathan Young make up the interdisciplinary American Indian arts collective Postcommodity. On Friday, June 10, they'll be doing a noise show at the Santa Fe Art Institute's Tipton Hall. The show begins at 6 p.m. Admission is $10 general, $5 for students/seniors/members. (Jessica Cassyle Carr)

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V.20 No.17 | 4/28/2011

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Noisy Tuesday

The “sheeeeeeeee ... wwwuuuhhh” of filmic astronaut breath might be among the sounds you hear at Blackbird Buvette (509 Central NW) on Tuesday, May 3, beginning at 10 p.m. The free show features the psychedelic sounds of Minneapolis’ Daughters of the Sun and local noise purveyors Luperci, Black Leaf #40 and Alan George Ledergerber. (Jessica Cassyle Carr)

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V.20 No.12 | 3/24/2011


Ydestroyde from Japan tonight in Albuquerque

Ydestroyde, a totally unhinged electro punk band from Osaka, Japan, plays tonight at Small Engine Rez (1413 Fourth Street SW) with Free Pop and Streights. The all-ages show is $3 and starts at 8 p.m. Ten percent of the band’s merch sales will be donated to Tohoku, a devastated region of Japan.

V.20 No.6 | 2/10/2011
Sabertooth Cavity unleashes its psychedelic sounds on Saturday night.


Sabertooth Cavity

New Mexico band releases noise freak-out En Lak Ech

Don’t limit it by calling it music, man. Jazz derangements, electronic debris and heaving melts of guitar are just part of it. What Sabertooth Cavity offers up with its first album, En Lak Ech, is a little more meta. Or a little more Dada. However you want to take it.

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V.19 No.41 | 10/14/2010

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Albuquerque Is Awesome

More and more, our remote, wild Western burg is proving to be an oasis of music and art that explores new frontiers. Nay, you say? Here’s evidence: Albuquerque Experimental is a two-day festival composed of 25 performances. The lineup is largely local with notable out-of-town troubadours sprinkled throughout (NYC psych pioneer Silver Apples; John Dieterich of Deerhoof, who’s performing with New Mexico’s own Raven Chacon). This event, masterminded by KUNM music host Peter Mezensky, will take place at The Kosmos (1715 Fifth Street NW) on Friday, Oct. 15, at 7 p.m. and on Saturday, Oct. 16, at 3 p.m. Two-day passes go for $20, while single passes are $10 on Friday and $15 on Saturday. For a full lineup and more information, go to (Jessica Cassyle Carr)

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V.19 No.31 | 8/5/2010
Raven Chacon with the antler cello
Nathan Young

Aural Fixation

The Albuquerque Sound

Raven Chacon curates the city’s underground

In life there are certain truths: What goes up must come down, all's fair in love and war, a stitch in time saves nine and one who makes a synthesizer out of a cougar pelt is wicked awesome. Musician, teacher and installation artist Raven Chacon is familiar with the latter, having made just that as part of a Winnipeg-based project by his interdisciplinary American Indian arts collective, Postcommodity. When the piece is pet, the pelt synth purrs, and when it’s twisted it raars. The group also fashioned an antler cello and antler harp, and made a drum from a boar bladder and a coffee can. The instruments, says Chacon, are meant to be played by a futuristic tribe representing the last of its culture.

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