Alibi V.23 No.50 • Dec 11-17, 2014 

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Causes for Celebration

Five festive gigs that engender joy

Whet your aural appetite for EDM, death metal, mariachi, classical, psych and garage rock with our A/V-packed concert preview column.

We Like to Watch (Instantly)

Streaming the Holidaze

Screen docs about backup singers, Muscle Shoals and Metallica

Wherein we review three music documentaries available to stream now on Netflix: 20 Feet From Stardom, Muscle Shoals and Metallica Through the Never.

Sonic Reducer

Wu-Tang Clan A Better Tomorrow · Horse Thief ETHNIC/CLEANSING · The Smashing Pumpkins Monuments to an Elegy

We just listened to new releases from The Smashing Pumpkins, Wu-Tang Clan and Horse Thief. Scope reviews and sample A/V in the weekly Sonic Reducer.

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Why Not?

Why? • indie rock, alt.hip-hop, alt.rock, pop, folk • Go Dark • experimental

If you want a reminder—and not from Radiohead—that hip-hop is everywhere, even in the indie rock that millennials are sorta into (but only after they listen to every goddamn thing they can find by Kendrick Lamar) then trip, trip, trip on down to Sister on Monday, Feb. 19 at 8pm for a recital of sorts by Cincinnati alt-rappers cum indie rock stars, WHY? Founded by a dude named Yoni in the distant and unremembered aughts, WHY? has gained traction among rockish young audiences with their pop-nuanced mash-up of rocanrol and hip-hop. They got all kinda crazy rhythms, jams and flows going on betwixt rock references and may do some drugs; their latest effort is called Moh Lhean, after all. Additionally, the critics at Allmusic have judged their music as “quirky” which oughta count for something, amirite? They do have some pretty righteous tuneage, including works like “George Washington,” “White English” and “Into the Shadows of My Embrace.” Seriously, this one's worth the price of admission and if you're into skinny jeans and man buns, then damn, get out there, girl! The cover is $15 to $18, 21+.
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