Read all about Ken Cornell’s Local Spin, which exclusively showcases Nuevo Mexicano music, in 505 Listening Party. This is an event for everyone who digs local music, not just musicians and obsessives. Cornell whipped up a sampler playlist for Alibi readers. Stream it below. Blackbird Buvette • The Local Spin • Sat Jan 12 • 7 pm • FREE • 21+ • blackbirdbuvette.com
death convention singers
Throwing Metal Dice
Game gigs for role and play
Rock ’n‘ Roll All Week Long
Local concerts offer journey to the stars
In Concert with a Cheshire Cat Grin
Four wondrous, reverie-inducing musical adventures
Darkness Becomes Him
Xiu Xiu prime mover talks Genesis, gang violence and autoerotic asphyxiation
505 Listening Party
Local Spin fuses past and present sound
Sonic reductions of Unwound, Fort Hobo and Death Convention Singers
Music writer M. Brianna Stallings and I listened to new releases by Unwound, Fort Hobo and Death Convention Singers. We share our impressions in this week’s Sonic Reducer. Stream Unwound’s Live Leaves in its entirety over at Pitchfork, and listen to Fort Hobo’s Michael and Death Convention Singers’ new self-titled album below.
Raven Chacon delivers an unconventional Song Roulette
Musician, artist and Small Engine Gallery co-curator Raven Chacon played Song Roulette with us this week. He doesn’t own an iPod, so he got creative and groped around in the dark. Check out his diverse Song Roulette results.
Raven Chacon's Random Tracks
The Handmaidens tonight
Ken Cornell is an audio tech who’s been running sound for bands famous and unknown for more than 16 years. He’s also a musician who plays in multiple acts—Tripping Dogs, Diverje, Cranial Smash Device—along with noise/improvisation projects Alchemical Burn, The Handmaidens and Death Convention Singers. See Cornell perform with The Handmaidens and Alchemical Burn on Saturday, March 17, at Synchro Studios (512-B Yale SE). The all-ages show is $5 and begins at 9 p.m. Basement Babies, Grenadrian and Cinik also play. Peer into this omnipotent local music purveyor’s aural library via the random tracks below.