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 Mar 6 - 12, 2014 
Dum Dum Girls’ Kristin Welchez aka Dee Dee Penny

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The Eyes Have It

Dum Dum Girls dim

By Captain America
Captain America examines glum-rock outfit Dum Dum Girls and their latest, Too True, in preview of their Burque gig. Portlandite flannel-meets-leatherette trio Blouse and native theater-rock act Red Light Cameras open.
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Sonic Reducer

Ava Luna Electric Balloon · ScHoolboy Q Oxymoron · Slough Feg Digital Resistance

This week we listened to new albums by Ava Luna, ScHoolboy Q and Slough Feg. Now with A/V previews!
AJ Woods
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Cassette Release

The Genuine Article

AJ Woods proves folk-rock mettle

By Geoffrey Plant
Wherein Geoffrey Plant reminisces about cassettes and previews singer/songwriter AJ Woods’ eponymous tape release party.
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EVENT HORIZON (Thursday, May 25)

Take Me to Drug Church

Drug Church • alternative, hardcore punk • The Coma Recovery • metal • Boyfriend Armada

By August March
Hey man, do you, like, wanna go to drug church? How's does Coma Recovery suit you after a night out and is there a Boyfriend Armada awaiting you in the stormy waters of the Rio Grande? Ask yourself these and other relevant questions on Thursday, May 25, when the fine folks over at ye olde Launchpad bring some of the bestest rocanrol music—made by some of the most archly named musical units in Satan's legion—to our humble, though not quite innocent little town by the river. Get ready to mosh until you melt down when the aforementioned Drug Church, a hardcore quintet from Nueva York, hit the stage. They'll be joined in brutal, sonic ritual by two of this town's loudest and louchest acts, the Coma Recovery and Boyfriend Armada, of course. It'll be fun and maybe you'll even have a bruise or broken bone to show off afterwards … you know, after your parents trundle off to bed and Snapchat is getting hot. This 13+ show is only $8; that should hopefully help the Dark Lord's recruitment efforts for the evening—it begins at 8pm, by the way.
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EVENT HORIZON (Friday, May 26)

Just Hold on, It's Going to Be a Bouncy Ride

Steve Aoki • EDM, electro house, dubstep • Slushii • future bass, progressive house, trap, hardstyle • Ookay • K?D

By Rini Grammer
Wiggle on over to Downtown this Friday, May 26, to see the extraordinary, world-class electro house musician, record producer, DJ and music executive, Steve Aoki at Downtown's Memorial Day Weekend Block Party. The booty bumpin' party will be held in the parking lot across from the Historic El Rey Theater (technically at Park It Place) and festivities get goin' at 6pm and end at 11pm. General admission costs $49 and VIP tickets (which include a commemorative lanyard, express entry, and access to the VIP area with the best view) cost $83. Supporting the Grammy-nominated DJ are notable musicians in their own right, Slushii, Ookay and K?D.
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