Alibi V.22 No.27 • July 4-10, 2013 
This deathstalker scorpion, Leiurus quinquestriatus, will not be in attendance.

Music to Your Ears

I.W.B.L.O.T.O.B.I.H.I.F.O.T.I., la vida loca and purr-fect psych-pop

Whether your aural tastes lean toward enigmatic doom, rockabilly or psych-pop, Music to Your Ears has you covered.

Sonic Reducer

Dirty Beaches Drifters / Love is the Devil · Pharmakon Abandon · Palms Palms

Micro reviews of Dirty Beaches, Pharmakon and Palms.
“Pick up the cry.”

Aural Fixation

American Music

Songs in the key of U.S.A.

As Laurie Anderson once noted, “Yankee Doodle” is a surrealist masterpiece. That sentiment inspired me to create this mixtape for ‘Merica.

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Looney for Rooney

Rooney • indie • Run River North • folk rock

There is a striking absence of good rock music on the airwaves today. We have passed the glory days when kids and adults alike bonded over a couple of guitars and a drumset, as new heads try their hand at the more accessible sounds of electronic music and rap. There are those of us, however, who have not forgotten the thrill of playing air guitar and belting along to your favorite song. In his efforts to re-access this primal energy, Robert Schwartzman—the mastermind behind the once-upon-a-time inescapable worm of a tune “Where Did Your Heart Go Missing”—has re-formed his band Rooney. Armed with the upbeat verve of power pop and teeming with inspiration from British Invasion rock, Rooney will be bringing their revival efforts to Launchpad this Tuesday, Aug. 1. The opening performance at this 13+ show will be provided by the somehow simultaneously buoyant and melancholy indie jams of Run River North. The cost to share in the spirit and enthusiasm of revitalized musicians will be a mere $17, so don’t miss out!
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