Alibi V.22 No.34 • Aug 22-28, 2013 
Kurt Vile and the Violators

Music Interview

A Vile Sincerity

Songwriter Kurt Vile talks music, American fiction and fatherhood

Mark Lopez gabbed with Kurt Vile about fame, schnitzel, family and songwriting.
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Leeches of Lorchestra

Ledger Lines

LOL version dos, piano bar swank and punk rock girl

ISO twang-and-thrash, surf noir, solo piano or a doc on women in the hardcore and punk movements during the past three decades? Let Ledger Lines mark the way.

Sonic Reducer

Sonny & the Sunsets Antenna to the Afterworld · Willis Earl Beal Nobody knows. · Emilíana Torrini Tookah

This week we listened to new releases from Sonny & the Sunsets, Willis Earl Beal and Emilíana Torrini.
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The Descent of Punk: This Age or That

Descendents • Radkey • Hagfish • punk

Now, on the other hand—and as opposed to your parent's music which you claim to have no knowledge of whatsoever—you probably have heard of the Descendents. The quartet from the beautiful yet threatening beach is ripping it up at Sunshine Theater on Friday, Nov. 16 at 8pm. The band claims rights to a lineage of punk rock from the OC and surrounding area that pretty much branched off from hardcore units in the early '90s to produce a more pop-flavored, personally emotional form of the genre. Their brand of music heavily influenced monstrosities like Jimmy Eat World and Blink-182 as well as perhaps birthing the ultimate in abysmal entities, a thing we'll call emo for the sake of convenience. But before they did profound damage to millions of Californios and as-of-then unborn potential rockers, they did produce some pretty epic songs. Besides that, their front man, Milo Auckerman and his compadres, Bill Stevenson, Karl Alvarez and Stephen Egerton are probably responsible for thousands of totally sick skateboarding injuries over the years due to turned out tuneage like “Myage,” “I'm Not a Loser,” “Cameage,” “Uranus” and my all time favorite, “Clean Sheets.” Just 27 bones gets you in to this 13+ gig. Fuck it dude, life's a risk. 
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