V.24 No.25 | 6/18/2015
The Beaumonts Hey Y'all, It's The Beaumonts · YOU Phase · Entourage Jazz Things Are Looking Up!
By Geoffrey Plant
This week we listened to YOU, The Beaumonts and Entourage Jazz
V.23 No.51 | 12/18/2014
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Great concerts hit Burque ... Again?!
By August March
Attending country, rockabilly, psych rock, folk and hardcore punk shows may help prevent seasonal depression. Get all the deets in Show Up!
V.23 No.44 | 10/30/2014
Mariners, Monsters and the Iceage
Five rocking rave-ups for restless nights
By August March
From über-theatrical metal to experimental rock to Mike Watt’s sea-punk, Show Up! has deets on five concert treats. Now with A/V!
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Peace, Love and Fuzz
Tip-Top psych band the Pink Mountaintops at Low Spirits TONIGHT!
By Geoffrey Plant [ Tue May 6 2014 2:42 PM ]
The weirder and, in this writer's opinion, the more interesting of Stephen McBean's two mountain-named bands (the other being Black Mountain) the Pink Mountaintops is playing Low Spirits tonight. No self-respecting lover of drug music will miss this. My friend Pierre LaFarge turned me on to this Vancouver-based bunch of weirdoes a week or so ago and there's been nothing else on my speakers since. Can't wait for the sun to set so we can all see the Pink Mountaintops, who are touring in support of their new album Get Back. Did I mention the show is only TEN BUCKS!? C'mon!
V.22 No.41 | 10/10/2013
By Samantha Anne Carrillo
“Hi, how are You?”
Whether you’re hankering for psych-pop, rock and roll, post-’60s avant-garde jazz or gypsy swing, Four Up has you covered.
V.22 No.29 | 7/18/2013
I’m Happy When it’s Sad
Study concludes sad music evokes positive emotions
By Mark Lopez [ Fri Jul 12 2013 2:21 PM ]
A group of researchers from Tokyo University of the Arts and RIKEN Brain Science Institute have decided to tackle an interesting subject: Why do we love sad songs? It's a valid question, considering many sad songs have entered the top-40 and kept listeners on their toes while belting out minor chords over hopeless lyrics. Adele's “Someone Like You” is one example that comes to mind. These researchers not only wanted to discuss the various reasons why people listen to sad music but also to see if they could pinpoint certain characteristics within the music that pique certain emotions.
They had 44 volunteers listen to two pieces of sad music and one piece of happy music, and they basically came to the conclusion that sad music actually made people feel more positive about their own lives. They concluded that while the volunteers listened to these despairing, emotionally-driven opuses, they found “sad music to be more tragic, less romantic, and less blithe than they felt themselves while listening to it,” according to an article in Science Daily. So maybe we do listen to sad music to realize how good we have it?
This got me thinking about what sad songs I enjoy listening to, or better yet, got me thinking what my favorite sad song is. As a music journalist, that's a hard question to answer because I like different things at different times. But one sad song that did come to mind was Joanna Newsom's “Go Long,” from her 2010 album Have One On Me. It's one of those songs that if you see her play it live, it utterly kills you. I witnessed the most rough-looking dudes crying like babies when the song was over. I don't cry when I hear it, but I do really enjoy it. It's a beautiful number that dissects the “Bluebeard” story in its most poetic, morbid sense. But now I'm curious … what's a notable sad song for you?
V.22 No.21 | 5/23/2013
Dead Can Dance
Zombie Dance Party Tonight
By Devin D. O’Leary [ Thu May 16 2013 12:49 PM ]
The Dark Matters Film Festival Zombie Dance Party shambles into Sister Bar (407 Central SW) tonight at 8 p.m. The event promises lots of dead patrons and plenty of live bands, including Hoverbourd, Lindy Vision, Get Action, YOU and First Lovve. It’s the official launch party for Dark Matters—which unspools May 17-19 at Guild Cinema with more than 14 horror, sci-fi and dark fantasy films from around the world. You can pick up your official DMFF programs tonight at the party. Check out the trailer above. When’s the last time you saw a trailer for a party?
V.22 No.20 | 5/16/2013
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Music to Your Ears
ISO brains, sophisticated boom boom and Boi howdy
By Samantha Anne Carrillo
Whether you’re feeling a tad Boi-crazy or hankering for a zombie hoedown and très chic-boom boom, Music to Your Ears has you covered.
V.22 No.15 | 4/11/2013
Around Burque in 30 days with Caterwaul
By Samantha Anne Carrillo [ Tue Apr 16 2013 11:07 AM ]
Saying that Alibi columnist Derek Caterwaul sees a lot of live music would be a major understatement. If he isn’t DJing on KUNM or sorting through his massive archive of obscure A/V and ephemera, it’s a pretty safe bet he’s at a show. In this month’s installment of MAXIMUMCATERWAUL, he shares a quick and dirty overview of 10 shows he caught in March. ... right here in our quirky, beloved burg. Peep related A/V below.
10 shows in 30 days in 500 words
By Derek Caterwaul
DJ, DIY promoter and music writer Derek Caterwaul shares a quick and dirty roundup of the best March shows you may have missed.
Sandra Cisneros Exhibition Tour at National Hispanic Cultural Center
Author of The House on Mango Street shares her thoughts and perspectives about both her own writing and the exhibit.
Remix Culture Revisited at Center for Contemporary Arts
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