Alibi V.22 No.27 • July 4-10, 2013 

Music to Your Ears

I.W.B.L.O.T.O.B.I.H.I.F.O.T.I., la vida loca and purr-fect psych-pop

This deathstalker scorpion, Leiurus quinquestriatus, will not be in attendance.
This deathstalker scorpion, Leiurus quinquestriatus, will not be in attendance.
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I.W.B.L.O.T.O.B.I.H.I.F.O.T.I.

Apart from this YouTube vid (bit.ly/weepersf) of a live performance, intelligence on Santa Fe doom outfit Weeper is scarce. Whoever they are, Weeper—whose membership certainly includes a luminescent triangle and a smoke machine—soundtracks a black light-drenched happening at Small Engine Gallery (1413 Fourth Street SW) on Friday, July 5, at 7:30 p.m. Along with enigmatic Weeper, “psychotronic” DJ action sets the tone for an evening of nostalgic yet somehow forward-thinking sentiment.

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The Shadow Men
The Shadow Men

La vida loca

Nuevo Mexicano rockabilly arts and culture mag La Loca Magazine is making the digital-to-print leap, and editor-in-chief Ungelbah Davila and contributors host a launch party at Low Spirits (2823 Second Street NW) on Saturday, July 6. Punk-rockabilly quartet Mr. Right and the Leftovers, rockabilly-country bop act The Shadow Men and rock and roll voodoo duo The Howlin’ Wolves provide hip-swivelin’ sound. Entry to the 21-and-over celebration costs $5, and whole lotta shakin’ begins at 9 p.m.

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The Purrs
The Purrs

Purr-fect psych-pop

Seattle-based psych-rock/pop purveyor The Purrs has a decade of experience layering swirly guitar, earnest harmonies and toe-tappin’ hooks on the festival and DIY tour circuit. The paisley-eschewing quartet shows off at Burt’s Tiki Lounge (313 Gold SW) on Tuesday, July 9. Unknown quantity The Cool Arrows and local garage-psych troupe CanyonLands add to the kaleidoscopic revelry. This 21-and-over concert revs up at 8:30 p.m., and there’s no cover.

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