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V.24 No.11 | 3/12/2015
Blue Öyster Cult ... now
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Bad Oysters: A short, strange evening with Blue Öyster Cult

Alibi resident rocker Wrathchild reports on a concert that left comatose concertgoers feeling blue.
V.24 No.9 | 2/26/2015
Kim Gordon
Alisa Smirnova

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Starpower

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.23 No.46 | 11/13/2014
Get Action
Eric Williams ericwphoto.com

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On the Record with Get Action

Hometown supergroup releases 7-inch

Wherein Captain America relates Get Action’s origin story in preview of their vinyl release party.
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V.23 No.29 | 7/17/2014
Mötley Crüe circa ’80s
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God Bless the Children of the Beast

Crüe shouts at the devil one last time

Wherein August March chronicles the aural history of the best damn hair band in the world.
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V.23 No.27 | 7/3/2014
Ted Nugent of yore
Carl Lender

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Stars, Bars and Guitars

Putting the Nuge in New Mexico

Wherein August March considers the problematic history and extremist, right-wing beliefs of Merican rock star Ted Nugent in preview of his Burque gig.
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V.23 No.12 |

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Ty Segall Band Put Their Finger On It

It took a moment to realize the guy drinking Coca-Cola in front of a van on Central Avenue was Ty Segall. By the time I snapped it would have been awkward to say "Ty Segall!" I did, however, notice that one of his fellow band members had a choice Gram Parsons record at his feet. My girlfriend remarked that Ty was much younger looking than his music sounded. In other words, the show last night was young, beautiful, older than its years—and in good taste.

The excellent Launchpad sound could have been a hundred times louder for my taste, but it was pretty loud. There were a couple complaints that Emily the drummer wasn't hitting her kit hard enough, but I have to disagree. All around groovy fuzz and beats with harmonies on top. The band played tunes from the Castle Face record to Melted, Sleeper and beyond. Please come back to 'Burque soon, Ty Segall.

V.20 No.47 | 11/24/2011
Maynard James Keenan as seen in   Blood Into Wine

Spotlight

Spo-dee-o-dee

Vintners who rock

A grape revolution has made wine accessible to the middle class. It’s also made vintners of some rock stars. Joseph Baca looks at who has taken up the Bacchanalian indulgence.
V.20 No.29 | 7/21/2011
Let’s play doctor.
Sam Adams

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Loosening the Screws

Casual conversation with Those Darlins

The music of Tennessee quartet Those Darlins is like a freight train started in the ’60s and hurtled through the decades to 2011—picking up girl-group sound, garage rock, trash country, some chick punk and a touch of glam—before crashing into an American roots music instrument store. See them live at Low Spirits, July 26.
V.20 No.15 | 4/14/2011
The Joy Formidable posed in the desert
Jeremy Cowart

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The Joy Formidable

Here comes happiness

The Joy Formidable transforms the Welsh landscape into sonic form with fuzzy guitar riffs layered over fast, heavy drum lines, with synth melodies and Ritzy Bryan’s vocals soaring over the chaos. The Joy Formidable’s U.S. tour includes a stop in New Mexico after swinging by Coachella—bringing aural Wales to the Launchpad on Wednesday, April 20.
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