Alibi V.22 No.35 • Aug 29-Sept 4, 2013 
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Four Up

In the key of XX, a flock of blackbirds, “Jane Says” revolt and alpha Wolfe

Whether you’re hankering for songs written by women, hidden talents of Blackbird Buvette staff, a two-day rock fest or a goth-folk chanteuse, Four Up has you covered.
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Last Month in Music

Last Month in Music: July 2013

Mike Smith reveals his artistic manifesto and recalls a real-life, honest-to-goodness punk gig.

Sonic Reducer

Ebony Bones Behold, A Pale Horse · Chelsea Wolfe Pain is Beauty · The Tumbleweeds Roll On

This week we listened to recent and forthcoming albums from Ebony Bones, The Tumbleweeds and Chelsea Wolfe.

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Why Not?

Why? • indie rock, alt.hip-hop, alt.rock, pop, folk • Go Dark • experimental

If you want a reminder—and not from Radiohead—that hip-hop is everywhere, even in the indie rock that millennials are sorta into (but only after they listen to every goddamn thing they can find by Kendrick Lamar) then trip, trip, trip on down to Sister on Monday, Feb. 19 at 8pm for a recital of sorts by Cincinnati alt-rappers cum indie rock stars, WHY? Founded by a dude named Yoni in the distant and unremembered aughts, WHY? has gained traction among rockish young audiences with their pop-nuanced mash-up of rocanrol and hip-hop. They got all kinda crazy rhythms, jams and flows going on betwixt rock references and may do some drugs; their latest effort is called Moh Lhean, after all. Additionally, the critics at Allmusic have judged their music as “quirky” which oughta count for something, amirite? They do have some pretty righteous tuneage, including works like “George Washington,” “White English” and “Into the Shadows of My Embrace.” Seriously, this one's worth the price of admission and if you're into skinny jeans and man buns, then damn, get out there, girl! The cover is $15 to $18, 21+.
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