Alibi V.22 No.26 • June 27-July 3, 2013 
Hot Fruit (from left) Grace Ellis, Sara Blumenthal and Mica Huntley

Aural Fixation

Feminist Compote

Hot Fruit cooks with fire

The Alibi talks feminism, camp, Reddit misogyny and motivation with Olympia, Wash.-based power trio Hot Fruit.
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Music to Your Ears

Southwestern “Street Hassle”

Prose poetry in the vein of queer outrage

Alibi Copy Editor/Staff Writer Mark Lopez shares prose poetry inspired by Lou Reed's "Street Hassle."
A Hawk and a Hacksaw (from left) Jeremy Barnes and Heather Trost

Last Month in Music

May 2013

Mike Smith reminds us that music can be a cure for pain.

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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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