Whether you’re craving modern jazz, hip-hop, psych-neofolk/rock or sonic docs about cult bands Death and Big Star, Four Up has you covered.
Janelle Monáe The Electric Lady · Blouse Imperium · PINS Girls Like Us
This week we listened to new releases from Janelle Monáe, Blouse and PINS. Now with A/V previews!
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Tasty Brews and Party Tunes
Get hoppin’ with hops at NM Brew Fest
Editorial intern Rebecca Gonzales previews the 4th Annual New Mexico Brew Fest’s sonic lineup.
¡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.