Alibi V.21 No.44 • Nov 1-7, 2012 
The Intelligence (clockwise, from left) Jed Mahue, Susanna Welbourne, Lars Finberg, Dave Hernandez, Pete Capponni and Lesley Ishino.

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The Intelligence Quotient

Seattle rockers sound smart

Captain America shares insight into The Intelligence’s sonic evolution, performance style and new album.
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Black Iron Trio

Music to Your Ears

In this week’s Music to Your Ears, Derek Caterwaul reports on High Mayhem Emerging Arts’ third annual Fall Series.
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Rocky Norton

Song Roulette

Kenta Henmi’s random tracks

Kenta Henmi puts his iPod Shuffle to titular use and reflects on five resulting, random tracks.

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Flyer on the Wall

Trip Out

This week’s Flyer on the Wall capitalizes on ‘60s style and promotes a Saturday evening psych rock gig at Sister.
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Ready or Not, Here I Come!

The Delfonics • soul, R&B

The Delfonics Revue, a trio of musicians who are only vaguely associated with the original legendary R&B act, but still roll righteously—we're pretty sure this version doesn't include surviving original member Greg Hill—makes an appearance at Leo's Nightclub on Saturday, Aug. 17. This particular group of R&B musicians with a soulful twist includes Norman Carter, who once sang backup for the band. Although the identities of Carter's ensemble are otherwise obscure, this is a decent show, especially if you're into groovy Delfonics' numbers from their smash hit album, Sound of Sexy Soul. Ch-check it out kidz: Admission to this ill night of deep soul singing costs but one Jackson ($20); you must be over 21 to enter the chambers as doors open at 5pm.

 

 

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Let Me Get Some Action from the Back Section

Nas • hip-hop • Mary J. Blige • R&B, soul

On Tuesday, Aug. 20, catch a concert by hip-hop nation gods Mary J. Blige and Nas. The two ’90s rap and soul superstars—famous for hits like Blige's inimitable “Be Without You” or Nas' hip-hop anthem, “It Ain't Hard to Tell,” gig at Isleta Amphitheater at 8pm in a concert guaranteed to move your body, whether or not you have access to the fabled hot sauce recipe reportedly kept in the safe of mystery rapper Nathanial Hörnblowér. The funk cometh, so boogie on down; lawn tickets start at $31 and VIP packages begin at $250.

 

 

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