Alibi V.24 No.19 • May 7-13, 2015 

Show Up!

Pride and Joy

Five gigs to make your heart sing

Punk, metal and beyond, walk like an Egyptian to these shows.
Kimo
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Music History

An Interview with Kimo, Pt. I

Resident historian August March talks ABQ history and artistic inspiration with Kimo.

Sonic Reducer

The Mountain Goats Beat the Champ · Blur The Magic Whip · Best Coast California Nights

This week we listened to new releases from The Mountain Goats, Blur and Best Coast.
The Big River
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Dirt City Archives

Hey, Joe

The Big River Band

Captain America remembers The Big River Band and the East Mountains.
Glass Menageries’ practice
Mark Lopez

Straight from the Garage

How a Song Is Made

Looking in on The Glass Menageries

Mark Lopez sits in on a Glass Menageries’ practice session and lives to tell the tale.
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EVENT HORIZON ()

Special Beat Service

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. …
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