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 Aug 7 - 13, 2014 
Xiu Xiu

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Darkness Becomes Him

Xiu Xiu prime mover talks Genesis, gang violence and autoerotic asphyxiation

By M. Brianna Stallings
M. Brianna Stallings chats with Jamie Stewart, the inimitable frontman of Xiu Xiu, in preview of the group’s Albuquerque concert.
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Chicharra

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!

Sonic Reducer

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!

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Searching for Something

¡Mayday! • Demrick • DJ Stigmata • Septicemia Records • rap, hip-hop

By Adam Wood
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…
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Pinball Wizards

Geekon • Arcade Art Show and Pinball Tournament

By Devin D. O'Leary
Break out your quarters! Geekon—Albuquerque's premier arcade cabinet and pinball machine restoration and preservation company—is sponsoring the Arcade Art Show and Pinball Tournament starting at 7pm on Saturday, Aug. 26. Local artists will be exhibiting paintings, sculptures and more inspired by classic video games. There will be DJs, alcohol, food and plenty of video games and pinball machines to play at the local watering hole, Sister. Art will remain up though Aug. 29. This is a free event, but you must be 21+.
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