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V.23 No.40 | 10/2/2014
Indie/Electro/Punk Music Festival

Festival Preview

Outsider Art Thrives in Shiprock

Indie/electro/punk fest as Native soundtrack

By August March
August March delivers deets on the 4th annual Indie/Electro/Punk Music Festival happening this weekend in Shiprock, N.M.
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V.22 No.24 | 6/13/2013
Kathleen Hanna
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Kathleen Hanna

Music

Will The Julie Ruin you for all others?

Kathleen Hanna drops Ruin release deets

By Mark Lopez [ Tue Jun 11 2013 12:39 PM ]

The Julie Ruin - “Oh Come On”
Who the hell is Kathleen Hanna ... other than a feminist punk poet with an affinity for zine writing workmanship? Who is this woman who dwells in the netherworld of alternative culture, plotting and demonstrating? Who is this transformative post-whatever icon who keeps pushing the waistband on the pants of pop-rock aesthetics to fit her angry, rabble-rousing agendas? Well, she's just a writer. At least that's how I've pegged her since I first started listening to Bikini Kill and Le Tigre during my formative years as a gay outcast in high school. Granted, her music scorched the silly side of a grounded movement at times. I never took her stances too seriously—at least not as seriously as those who deem themselves riot grrrls—but I always appreciated her mediums. On hearing that she’s resurrected the Julie Ruin moniker to release new material, I was psyched, and I still am.

Putting the word “The” in front of the name—thus making it The Julie Ruin, y'all—Hanna has resurrected not only a name, but an idea and a good one at that. If you haven't heard her post-Bikini Kill bedroom recordings, you should take a listen. They're not groundbreaking, but they were a solid precursor to the “Deceptacon”-era Hanna who would make her mark on the music industry. Maybe she wasn't a chart-topper, but she maintains a loyal fanbase that is keen on hearing her wild vocals inundate them with a little radical mystique—Feminist Sweepstakes, anyone? I digress … Hanna has announced that The Julie Ruin's debut album, titled Run Fast, is set to hit the streets on the 3rd of September (you know ... the day we’ll always remember). So be on the lookout for that, and while you're waiting for that illustrious morn to approach, you still have the old basement recordings of the original incarnation to tide you over. And if Le Tigre's This Island and The Julie Ruin’s first single, “Oh Come On,” are anything to go by, then you know Hanna delivers the goods when she has the proper studio treatment to rely on. Just sayin'.

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V.22 No.21 | 5/23/2013
Bridgette Bullock’s art hangs at the Wagon Wheel
Erik Gamlem

Art Scenester

Folk Art, Punk Approach

By Erik Gamlem
Bridgette Bullock’s in-your-face embroidery livens up the walls at a local DIY venue.
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V.22 No.6 | 2/7/2013

Music

Labor of love

By Samantha Anne Carrillo [ Fri Feb 8 2013 3:40 PM ]

Staff writer Mark Lopez explores the history of the love song and modern variations on the theme in The Mystic Myth of the Love Song. Peruse lovey-dovey A/V below, and share the love by posting your favorite modern or classic love song as a comment.

Adele - “One and Only”
Fiona Apple - “Anything We Want”
Everly Brothers - “All I Have to Do is Dream”
Turbonegro - “Good Head”
Peter Gabriel - “In Your Eyes”
The Cure - “Lovesong”
John Mayer - “Your Body is a Wonderland”
Alicia Keys - “No One”
India Arie - “Ready for Love”

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Aural Fixation

The Mystic Myth of the Love Song

By Mark Lopez
Staff writer Mark Lopez makes a study of modern and vintage love songs in this Love Issue feature.
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V.22 No.2 | 1/10/2013
Low Culture
Ryan Maddox
Low Culture

Music

Low Culture, genre-palooza and popular music

By Samantha Anne Carrillo [ Fri Jan 11 2013 1:15 PM ]

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!

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

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Low Culture
Ryan Maddox

Music to Your Ears

By Samantha Anne Carrillo
Whether you’re hankering for poppy garage-punk, doomcream R&B, folk or Southern rock, Music to Your Ears has you covered.
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V.21 No.51 | 12/20/2012

Music

Flyer on the Wall: Meet the Monster

By Samantha Anne Carrillo [ Fri Dec 21 2012 12:00 PM ]

This week’s Flyer on the Wall juxtaposes soothing colors with a terrifying creature to promote Lovecraftian metal group Shoggoth’s full theatrical debut at Sister (407 Central NW). The Mayan calendar is ending, but Shoggoth plans to ring in the new era right. Mesa, Ariz. punk act Hate Everything and longtime Burque rowdy rock group Black Maria also perform. Check out a couple of Lovecraftian Christmas carols below. Sister • Shoggoth • Hate Everything • Black Maria • Fri Dec 21 • 9 pm • $5 • 21+ • sisterthebar.com

The H.P. Lovecraft Historical Society - “Carol of the Old Ones”
The H.P. Lovecraft Historical Society - “Silent Night, Blasphemous Night”

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Flyer on the Wall

Meet the Monster

Terrific old ones lurk beneath the softly hued veneer of this week’s Flyer on the Wall.
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V.21 No.48 | 11/29/2012
S.L.F.M.’s Jessica Davis
Brent David Colbert
S.L.F.M.’s Jessica Davis

Music

Uke-punk thrashes Burque

By Samantha Anne Carrillo [ Fri Nov 30 2012 1:31 PM ]

Jessica Davis is a woman on a mission: to lay down righteous riffs on her e-uke and explore America. Learn more about her solo project, S.L.F.M., in SLC Songstress Punks Up the Uke. Listen to the two latest S.L.F.M. samplers below. Synchro Studio • S.L.F.M. • Austin Morrell and the Alchemists • Tapered • The Imperial Rooster • Sat Dec 1 • 8 pm • $7 • ALL-AGES!

S.L.F.M. - Gutterpunch
S.L.F.M. - Sweet Treats

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S.L.F.M.’s Jessica Davis
Brent David Colbert

Show Up!

SLC Songstress Punks Up the Uke

Jessica Davis on code and categories

By Samantha Anne Carrillo
We gabbed with uke-thrash soloist Jessica Davis, a.k.a. S.L.F.M., about touring, acronyms, secrets and uncertainty.
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V.21 No.3 | 1/19/2012
Monica Alisa Padilla

Spotlight

Albuquerque Is for Lovers

But not the kind you’d imagine

By Captain America
Although The Deadtown Lovers says it sounds like “empty storefronts and warehouses,” the music is intelligent, insistent, buzzy garage punk with a hint of pop.
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V.20 No.49 | 12/8/2011

Sonic Reducer

Wounded Lion IVXLCDM · She & Him A Very She & Him Christmas · Bleached "Searching Through the Past / Electric Chair" 7-inch

Our thoughts on Wounded Lion, She & Him, and Bleached
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