Alibi V.14 No.39 • Sept 29-Oct 5, 2005 

Music to Your Ears

Party Hard and Help, N'Awlins Style—It probably won't help your hangover any, but going Downtown this Thursday, Sept. 29, might just make you feel a whole lot better about the world. That's because when you buy a $5 wristband from a participating bar (Maloney's, Sauce/Raw, OPM, Ned's, The Library or the Launchpad), you'll effectively donate your cash to the American Red Cross Katrina Relief Fund. Plus, it's all Mardi Gras-themed, so you might catch sight of some boobs in the name of charity. (LM)

Vote or Die—Don't forget that Oct. 4 (Tuesday) is the municipal election, so if you're sick of city policy that affects local music or your general happiness, take a few minutes to let your feelings be known. (JCC)

Fall Crawl: Now More Prestigious Than Ever—It's no secret that we have a crap-ton of national bands coming down for the Crawl on Oct. 15. But did you know that internationally renowned DJ Irene (Yes! The very same!) actually choose Fall Crawl as a launching point for her new album? Brace yourselves, because this is going to be one hell of a CD release party. Along for the cake will be headlining nationalists The Gossip, Bastard Sons of Johnny Cash, Cephalic Carnage, Between the Buried and Me, Into The Moat, The Black Dahlia Murder, We Are Wolves and Redfield. (LM)

Southern California Freak-Pop Heroes Visit Albuquerque For the First Time—Quem Quaeritis perform from a tent, play cheap instruments (never guitars) and shower their audiences with streamers and candy. Weirdo Begeirdo construct stuff, use toy instruments and conduct yell-alongs. Sounds like those who attend the all-ages Sol Arts performance Sunday, Oct. 2, are going to be up to their ears in conceptuality. (JCC)

Rock Fight IV—Mike Trujillo, host of the popular public access show "Zero Hour Squared" and Channel 27 board of directors member, is at it again this Saturday with Rock Fight, round four! "What we really want to do is just create awareness for the station," Trujillo says. "A lot of people don't realize that we're a nonprofit organization. Channel 27 is always on the brink of oblivion." Don't let a good thing pass you by—show up this Saturday and show your support. See this week's "Lucky 7" for a complete lineup and other helpful brain fodder. (LM)