Alibi V.25 No.16 • April 21-27, 2016 
Chelsea Wolfe

Music Interview

The Liminal States of Chelsea Wolfe

In her music the singer bisects all the bullshit and all the beauty

Chelsea Wolfe’s Abyss equals much more than the sum of its fuzzed out guitar and thudding industrial synth, and it's Wolfe's confident voice that is the album's spine. Maggie Grimason speaks to the artist in advance of her April 26 Sister show.

Sonic Reducer

Five Mile Float A Colour · PJ Harvey The Hope Six Demolition Project · Wire Nocturnal Koreans

Robin Babb listened to new albums by PJ Harvey and Wire; August March tunes into the latest from Five Mile Float.

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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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