Visions of Sugarplums
Five sweet shows to keep you warm at night
Your circadian rhythm now conspires with bleak midwinter to slow your roll. But Show Up! prescribes anti-hibernation supplements in flavors like post-grunge, left-field hip-hop, heavy metal, garage psych and dark soul-slash-gothic pop.
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Color Me Curious
Jenny Lewis brings magic to ABQ
Mark Lopez defends his thesis that the solo Jenny Lewis (former Rilo Kiley frontwoman) and Ryan Adams (roots-rock pop star) sonic doubleheader this week at Kiva Auditorium is not to be missed.
The Velvet Underground The Velvet Underground 45th Anniversary Super Deluxe Edition · AC/DC Rock or Bust · Simple Minds Big Music
This week we listened to new releases from The Velvet Underground, AC/DC and Simple Minds. Now with A/V!
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The English Beat • ska
Here's a brief on a band with three names, but unlike Eliot's bunch, these dudes are not a coterie of cats. At home across the pond, they're known as the Beat. In the land down under, kindly refer to them as the British Beat. Here in 'Merica, we call them the English Beat. But no matter what you call them, this estimable ensemble that still includes founder and guitarist Dave Wakeling—but not vocalist Ranking Roger—was partially responsible for the upsurge in popularity that two-tone ska saw on both sides of the Atlantic during the '80s and '90s. …