Alibi V.22 No.24 • June 13-19, 2013 
A Hawk and a Hacksaw

Four Up

Birds of paradise, elder statesman of rock, brutalitarians and galaxy 505

Whether you’re ISO Balkans-influenced alt.folk,guitar virtuosity, brutal/technical death metal or psychedelia, the inaugural installment of Caterwaul’s “Four Up” column delivers the goods.
Ulnae

Music to Your Ears

Bone up on electronics, Tex-Mex meets pop-punk and post-minimalist A/V service

Scope Music to Your Ears for info on live electronic epics, mojado punk and post-minimalist classical music.

Sonic Reducer

Piñata Protest El Valiente · Bass Drum of Death Bass Drum of Death · Little Children "Falling"

This week we listened to new releases by Piñata Protest, Bass Drum of Death and Little Children.

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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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