Alibi V.22 No.51 • Dec 19-25, 2013 
Mary Halvorson

Four Up

If you’re ho-ho-hoping for avant jazz, smashups and vinyl, grindcore and ethereal experimental gigs, Four Up has your number.
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Aural Fixation

Stoned Soul Christmas

Gifting funk, soul, R&B, doo-wop and classic jazz

DJ and noise artist Tahnee Udero celebrates TAHNZZ listmas accolades by wrapping up the funkiest and most soulful Xmas mixtape you’ve never heard.

Sonic Reducer

Steve Hammond Canclo · Neil Young Live at the Cellar Door · Childish Gambino Because the Internet

This week we listened to new and forthcoming releases from Steve Hammond, Neil Young and Childish Gambino.

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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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