Alibi V.23 No.23 • June 5-11, 2014 
The Rhythm Shakers vocalist Marlene Perez

Four Up

Whether you’re craving old-school rock and roll, Americana, dark and twisty post-punk psych-rock or an “overdriventape-hissnoisewall-landscape,” Four Up has you covered. Now with A/V!
From left, Wu Han and David Finckel
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Festival News

Heart of Chamber

Wherein August March revisits New Mexico music history in preview of Chamber Music Albuquerque’s June Festival.
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Sonic Reducer

Ben Frost A U R O R A · Röyksopp / Robyn Do It Again · Sleaford Mods Divide and Exit

This week we listened to new releases from Ben Frost, Röyksopp feat. Robyn and Sleaford Mods. Now with A/V!

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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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