Alibi V.23 No.49 • Dec 4-10, 2014 
From left, Dilated Peoples and Jessica Hernandez

Show Up!

Visions of Sugarplums

Five sweet shows to keep you warm at night

Your circadian rhythm now conspires with bleak midwinter to slow your roll. But Show Up! prescribes anti-hibernation supplements in flavors like post-grunge, left-field hip-hop, heavy metal, garage psych and dark soul-slash-gothic pop.
Jenny Lewis
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Aural Fixation

Color Me Curious

Jenny Lewis brings magic to ABQ

Mark Lopez defends his thesis that the solo Jenny Lewis (former Rilo Kiley frontwoman) and Ryan Adams (roots-rock pop star) sonic doubleheader this week at Kiva Auditorium is not to be missed.
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Sonic Reducer

The Velvet Underground The Velvet Underground 45th Anniversary Super Deluxe Edition · AC/DC Rock or Bust · Simple Minds Big Music

This week we listened to new releases from The Velvet Underground, AC/DC and Simple Minds. Now with A/V!
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EVENT HORIZON ()

I'm Not Hppy and I'm Not Sad

Gothic Winter Ball • goth, industrial

For at least the past 14 years and probably long before, especially when Pulse was pounding out the hot Burque Goth jams on Thursday nights in Nob Hill—requerdas, Estuardo?—the vibrantly dark local subculture responsible for drenching this town in the blackest of all musical arts has celebrated themselves and the lifestyle they prefer with a traditional Gothic Winter Ball. This year's event happens on Saturday, Feb. 1 at Sister from 9pm in the evening til 1:30am the next morning—with just enough time to get back to the crypt before sunrise. Just kidding. Now, repeat after me: The Cure, Bauhaus, Joy Division, Siouxsie Sioux … For only $10 and a 21-plus ID you're practically guaranteed to get laid, especially if you know the names of any albums by Dead Can Dance and don't forget to touch up that black nail polish and eyeliner, dudes.

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