Alibi V.21 No.44 • Nov 1-7, 2012 
The Intelligence (clockwise, from left) Jed Mahue, Susanna Welbourne, Lars Finberg, Dave Hernandez, Pete Capponni and Lesley Ishino.

Show Up!

The Intelligence Quotient

Seattle rockers sound smart

Captain America shares insight into The Intelligence’s sonic evolution, performance style and new album.
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Black Iron Trio

Music to Your Ears

In this week’s Music to Your Ears, Derek Caterwaul reports on High Mayhem Emerging Arts’ third annual Fall Series.
Kenta Henmi
Rocky Norton

Song Roulette

Kenta Henmi’s random tracks

Kenta Henmi puts his iPod Shuffle to titular use and reflects on five resulting, random tracks.

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Flyer on the Wall

Trip Out

This week’s Flyer on the Wall capitalizes on ‘60s style and promotes a Saturday evening psych rock gig at Sister.
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EVENT HORIZON (Thursday, May 25)

Take Me to Drug Church

Drug Church • alternative, hardcore punk • The Coma Recovery • metal • Boyfriend Armada

Hey man, do you, like, wanna go to drug church? How's does coma recovery suit you after a night out and is there a Boyfriend Armada waiting you you in the stormy waters of the Rio Grande? Ask yourself these and other relevant questions on Thursday, May 25, when the fine folks over at ye olde Launchpad bring some of the bestest rocanrol music—made by some of the most archly named musical units in Satan's legion—to our humble, though not quite innocent little town by the river. Get ready to mosh until you melt down when the aforementioned Drug Church, a hardcore quintet from Nueva York, hit the stage. They'll be joined in brutal, sonic ritual by two of this town's loudest and louchest acts, Coma Recovery and Boyfriend Armada, of course. It'll be fun and maybe you'll even have a bruise or broken bone to show off afterwards … you know after your parents trundle off to bed and Snapchat is getting hot. This 13+ show is only $18; that should hopefully help the dark lord's recruitment efforts for the evening—it begins at 7pm, by the way.
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EVENT HORIZON (Friday, May 26)

Just Hold on, It's Going to Be a Bouncy Ride

Steve Aoki • EDM, electro house, dubstep • Slushii • future bass, progressive house, trap, hardstyle • Ookay • K?D

Wiggle on over to the parking lot across from El Rey this Friday, May 26, to see the extraordinary, world-class electro house musician, record producer, DJ, and music executive, Steve Aoki at Downtown's Memorial Day Weekend Block Party. The booty bumpin' party will be held in the parking lot across from the Historic El Rey Theater (technically at Park It Place) and festivities get goin' at 6pm and will end at 11pm and general admission costs $49 and VIP tickets (which includes a commemorative lanyard, express entr, and access to the VIP area the best view) cost $83. Supporting the grammy nominated DJ are notable musicians in their own right, Slushii, Ookay and K?D.
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