Darkness Becomes Him
Xiu Xiu prime mover talks Genesis, gang violence and autoerotic asphyxiation
M. Brianna Stallings chats with Jamie Stewart, the inimitable frontman of Xiu Xiu, in preview of the group’s Albuquerque concert.
Music to Your Ears
From insect-core to polyrhythmics to prog-rock, Music to Your Ears has deets on the coolest shows of the week. Now with A/V!
The Muffs Whoop Dee Doo · Alvvays Alvvays · Shabazz Palaces Lese Majesty
This week we listened to new releases from Alvvays, Shabazz Palaces and The Muffs. Now with A/V!
Moonshine Blind • rock • Hillbilly Homicide • Some Kind of Nightmare • Dirty Brown Jug Band • country, bluegrass
If you've had a ruff week, cozy up to the bar at Launchpad, and then settle in for Rockin for Pitties, a night of music to benefit Babes and Bullies, everybody's favorite local pit bull rescue organization. On tap for the night are sets from Moonshine Blind, Hillbilly Homicide, Some Kind of Nightmare and Dirty Brown Jug Band…
Technophobia • dark electronic • Austin Morrell • Mala in Se • Monogamy
The new wave of popular music has tended toward the electronic side of the musical spectrum, with EDM’s massive drops slowly dominating airwaves and the music festival circuit. Typically, it seems, this electronic movement has grown to be popularly identified with glow sticks, diffraction glasses and inexcusably appropriated Native American headdresses. This Friday, June 23, however, Technophobia and their brooding strain of dark electronic music will grace Burt’s TIki Lounge with an important reminder of the vast realm posed by electronic music for everyone, not just half naked-teenagers slathered in glitter…
Quintron & Miss Pussycat • noise, rock
The summer heat is draining. The news is depressing. Listening to the radio is usually draining and depressing. Step away from it all and rejuvenate yourself this Sunday, June 25, at Sister with a wacky, energetic performance from Quintron and Miss Pussycat, who promise an unparalleled experience complete with outrageous costumes, complex puppet shows, explosions and “Swamp-Tech” dance music imbued with the psychedelic spirit of New Orleans…