Alibi V.21 No.40 • Oct 4-10, 2012 
Sad Baby Wolf (from left) Jason Ward, Marty Crandall, Neal Langford, Maury Crandall and Sean McCullough

Aural Fixation

Brotherhood of the (Sad Baby) Wolf

I guess we have to talk about The Shins now

Eschewing the Shins-centric perspective Sad Baby Wolf's publicist urged, Marisa Demarco shares the tale of a local indie rock quintet whose members value family, friendship and maintaining a sense of humor as much as they enjoy rocking out in the limelight.
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Music to Your Ears

Dancing About Pueblo Revival Style Architecture

Incoming Alibi Music Editor Samantha Anne Carrillo introduces herself.
Raven Chacon

Song Roulette

Raven Chacon's Random Tracks

Musician Raven Chacon drags five eclectic tracks into the light.

Sonic Reducer

Michael Anthony First Take · The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion Meat And Bone · Dum Dum Girls "End of Daze"

This week, we listened to Michael Anthony, The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion and Dum Dum Girls.

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Flyer on the Wall

Spañapalooza Turns 11

This charmingly jumbled monochrome flyer invites Nuevo Mexicanos of all ages to Española Skate Park on Saturday for the 11th Annual Spañapalooza. Skate demos, graffiti battles, food and performances by enchanted-land bands—ranging from Burqueño hip-hop crew Zoology to Taoseño black metal duo Willow to Española-based glitch / dubstep act SIMpill—make the hour-and-a-half drive well worth it. Learn more at: tinyurl.com/spana2012 (SAC)

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Searching for Something

¡Mayday! • Demrick • DJ Stigmata • Septicemia Records • rap, hip-hop

I’m not sure that the concept of “genre” is really relevant anymore in the realm of music. The days of “pure” music are long gone, and while this might leave some “old-heads” grumbling over message boards about the loss of “real rap” or “real jazz,” I think that for the most part this is a good thing. The possibilities are more abundant than ever before as artists dip their fingers in any number of genres and traditions. ¡MAYDAY! is one group embracing this diversity in their quest for success, with dual emcees Wrekonize and Bernz backed by a full band as they delve into the worlds of rap, rock, reggae, pop and more. With the industry experience of Tech N9ne and his Strange Music label behind them, the Miami-based group boasts a live show that is fast, fun and furious. As part of their promotion for upcoming album Search Party, the group will be bringing that energy on Wednesday, Aug. 23, to Launchpad, the perfect venue to witness their smooth, quickfire wordplay shine alongside an impressive and eclectic array of instrumentals and some silkily-sung hooks. Tickets for this 13+ show run a meager $13, making this a show that the youngest and oldest of us alike can attend and enjoy. 
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