Alibi V.24 No.37 • Sept 10-16, 2015 ››
Sugar Magnolia in the modern age
Hippie Chick: A Tale of Love, Devotion & Surrender
Rocanrol culture is rife with celebratory rites. This is especially true in it's most lively manifestation, the rock concert—a timeless expression of joy that is sometimes laced with a certain longing for freedom that is a hallmark of the American experience. No group of people has been more successful in realizing that profound joie de vivre than the hippies.
Photographer Jay Blakesberg captures the quintessence of all that in his new, vibrantly realized book of photographs from the scene, Hippie Chick: A Tale of Love, Devotion & Surrender, to be released on Oct. 1, 2015 by Rock Out Books.
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+.