Alibi V.23 No.38 • Sept 18-24, 2014 
Ian Anderson, front and center, with his wildly Jethro Tull-literate band

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Passion Play of a Wandering Man

Tull’s Anderson mulls past and present

Alibi music stringer August March interviews Ian Anderson, the prime mover of prog-rock icon Jethro Tull, about his new solo work, his legendary career and retaining hope for humanity.
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Music to Your Ears

Scope Music to Your Ears for coverage of women’s solo experimental music fest Gatas y Vatas and worldly annual happening ¡Globalquerque! Now with A/V!

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The Juan MacLean In a Dream · Summon the Scapegoat Scapegoat · U2 Songs of Innocence

This week, we listened to the latest releases from U2, The Juan MacLean and Summon the Scapegoat. Now with A/V!
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On De Grind

Lil Jon • crunk, hip-hop, DJ set

Jonathan Smith, aka Lil Jon, is a master of the hip-hop sound. Lil Jon comes straight outta Atlanta, conquering mainstream pop with tuneage like “Goodies,” “Move Bitch” and the seminal crunk gem “Who U Wit.” In fact, the artist is known as one of the progenitors of crunk, a subgenre of rap derived from Southern hip-hop and marked by a crafty, layered keyboard groove with built-in bass and call and response lyrics meant to get audiences out onto the dance floor. This totally hep cat and former member of The East Side Boyz plays a 21-plus DJ set at Cake Nightclub in downtown Albuquerque on Friday, Nov. 22 beginning at 9pm. A limited number of tickets are available for this event for between $30 and $40.

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Dance This Mess Around

Chubby Checker • rock, oldies

Legendary rocker Chubby Checker plays a matinee concert at The Showroom at Isleta Resort & Casino on Sunday, Nov. 24 at 3pm. Checker, as readers may recall, popularized many new dance styles in the late 1950s and early '60s with hits like “The Twist,” “Pony Time” and “Limbo Rock.” During the 1970s he recorded a psychedelic album and toured as a disco act, too, finally scoring an all-time Number One on Billboard dance chart hit with “The Twist” in 2008. Checker continues to thrill audiences with his silky vocal skills and groovy dance performances. Admission to this 21-plus blast from the past is priced at $25.

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A Very Selena Thanksgiving • Amanda Machon y Los Metamorfos • Latin

Revisit the beloved body of work produced by Selena Quintanilla-Pérez and pay tribute to an artist who was lost to her fans far too young at A Very Selena Thanksgiving at Launchpad on Wednesday, Nov. 27 at 9pm. Shining local star Amanda Machon of Red Light Cameras joins genre-hopping psychedelic world fusion outfit Los Metamorfos in performing their Selena tribute set. Tickets for this 21-plus concert are $10 in advance or $15 at the door.

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