Alibi V.23 No.29 • July 17-23, 2014 
Mötley Crüe circa ’80s

Show Up!

God Bless the Children of the Beast

Crüe shouts at the devil one last time

Wherein August March chronicles the aural history of the best damn hair band in the world.
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Arrested Development
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Festival News

Jazzin’ Up Summertime

This year’s New Mexico Jazz Festival proffers concerts by Arrested Development, The Memphis P. Tails, Omar Sosa and a slew of other mega-talented artists.
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Sonic Reducer

Old Crow Medicine Show Remedy · Cabaret Voltaire #7885 (Electropunk to Technopop 1978-1985) · Lana Del Rey Ultraviolence

This week we listened to new releases by Lana Del Rey, Old Crow Medicine Show and Cabaret Voltaire. 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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