Alibi V.21 No.49 • Dec 6-12, 2012 
Bone Thugs-N-Harmony (from left) Layzie Bone, Krayzie Bone, Wish Bone, Flesh-n-Bone and Bizzy Bone

Show Up!

East 99 Meets Burque

Bone Thugs revisit the ’90s

Securing an interview with members of Bone Thugs-N-Harmony is harder than you might think. So, we meditate on the hip-hop quintet’s influence and history instead.
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Brokencyde

Aural Fixation

Parody or Pabulum

Brokencyde’s best-of is the worst

Music writer Geoffrey Plant deconstructs Burque’s most tasteless and financially successful act, Brokencyde.

Sonic Reducer

Scott Walker Bish Bosch · Crystal Castles III · The Bryan Ferry Orchestra The Jazz Age

This week, we listened to new albums by Scott Walker, Crystal Castles and The Bryan Ferry Orchestra.

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Flyer on the Wall

Psych Out

This week’s Flyer on the Wall uses spirograph style to hip Burque residents to a psych-rock show at Iron Haus.

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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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