Alibi V.23 No.41 • Oct 9-15, 2014 
A photo from the set of Blondie’s “Rapture” video, picturing Debbie Harry, Jean-Michel Basquiat (in doorway) and Fab Five Freddy (leftmost on ledge).

Show Up!

Mars, Bars, Cars and Guitars

Four rapturous rave-ups to devour

From avant jazz and XX-powered punk to nostalgic pop and “chillout dubstep soul,” Show Up! proffers deets on four diverse, rad concerts. Now with A/V!

Music History

Where You Been, Stranger?

Annals of Albuquerque aural history

August March strolls down memory lane, recalling unforgettable gigs by Ozzy, R.E.M., Coffin Break, Stereolab, Mistletoe, Bestial Mouths and Raven Chacon.
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Sonic Reducer

King Tuff Black Moon Spell · Thom Yorke Tomorrow's Modern Boxes · Prince Art Official Age

This week we listened to and micro-reviewed new albums by King Tuff, Thom Yorke and Prince. Now with A/V!
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EVENT HORIZON ()

All the Beauty in This Whole Life

Brother Ali • rap, hip-hop

In case you want to know, the headline for this part of Event Horizon is brought to you by the rapper known as Brother Ali. It's the name of his new album and an inducement to go check out one of the finest flows in all of hip-hop nation. Brother Ali is jamming it righteously on Saturday, Dec. 15 with doors at 7:30pm and the show kicking off at 8pm. at the Launchpad as part of a tour that commemorates the 15th anniversary of another Brother Ali masterpiece called Shadows on the Sun. For a dude whose concern for social justice and positive causes have come to dominate the subject matter of his work, Brother Ali still rocks it tenderly on tunes like “Dear Black Son” as well as with definitive sickness on other tracks, namely, “Bitchslap!” For a mere $20 to $75 and a 21+ ID, you can be part of the progressive party! How ill is that?!
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