Alibi V.22 No.27 • July 4-10, 2013 
This deathstalker scorpion, Leiurus quinquestriatus, will not be in attendance.

Music to Your Ears

I.W.B.L.O.T.O.B.I.H.I.F.O.T.I., la vida loca and purr-fect psych-pop

Whether your aural tastes lean toward enigmatic doom, rockabilly or psych-pop, Music to Your Ears has you covered.

Sonic Reducer

Dirty Beaches Drifters / Love is the Devil · Pharmakon Abandon · Palms Palms

Micro reviews of Dirty Beaches, Pharmakon and Palms.
“Pick up the cry.”

Aural Fixation

American Music

Songs in the key of U.S.A.

As Laurie Anderson once noted, “Yankee Doodle” is a surrealist masterpiece. That sentiment inspired me to create this mixtape for ‘Merica.
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The Ship is Dockin', Interlockin'

17th Annual Breakin' Hearts • Shuga Shane • Element • Knucklehead Zoo • Randy Boogie • Foundations of Freedom • Chief Rocekrz • BZ Beatz • hip-hop

Education, competition and reflection are the themes of the 17th annual Breakin' Hearts Festival, a four day hip-hop party right here in Albuquerque. Featuring regionally known artists, advocates and other interested parties, the main event for this spectacular get down is going down on Saturday, Feb. 23 at the Historic El Rey Theater from noon until 10pm. Preceded by nightly dances and educational opportunities galore, Saturday night's event is hosted by Shuga Shane UHF/XFRX and Speed One and features the renowned DJs Element, Randy B and BZ Beats. Besides Beatbox and breakin' battles, a freestyle dance competition and a Blackbook contest, with performances by Def-i, LETSJUSB, Gravity, Jessica Lopez and Carlos Contreras. All-ages are welcome at this event—it's $20 at the door and $15 in advance from Vibes Dance Studio. Get your body movin' today before that sauce recipe disappears into the vault again.
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Slide That Chord, Dude!

Roosevelt Collier • pedal steel

AMP Concerts presents a concert by pedal steel guitarist Roosevelt Collier at The Cooperage on Sunday, Feb. 24 at 7:30pm. Collier is considered the master of a traditional approach to an instrument that's become familiar to American ears through every sorta sound from straight Country and Western to rocanrol and even indie bands. The artist's slide-style playing is lightning fast and gorgeously executed with a twang and twist. He's jammed with the Allman Brothers, Los Lobos and Tedeschi-Trucks; his latest recording was produced by by Michael League, one of David Crosby's current collaborators. In summary, this show is going to rock out, so be there. Tickets are only $17 in advance and $22 the day of the show. It's an intimate venue replete with meat and cocktails—which means this is a 21+ gig—and you are guaranteed to walk away with a shiny spot in your head that will only disappear with repeated exposure to songs like “Far Away Eyes.”
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