Alibi V.22 No.42 • Oct 17-23, 2013 
Konk Pack

Four Up

Whether you’re craving electro, improv, experimental, psych, swamp-tech or an amalgam of genres, Four Up has you covered.
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Last Month in Music

Last Month in Music: September 2013

Author Mike Smith muses on connection, chaos and, of course, live music.

Sonic Reducer

Gary Numan Splinter: Songs From a Broken Mind · Patrick Cowley School Daze · Monuments Age

This week we listened to new releases from Gary Numan, Patrick Cowley and Monuments.

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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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