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V.21 No.29 | 7/19/2012

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Free Neil Young tickets

Respond now and win!

If you feel like rockin’ for free in the free world, comment on this blog post with a favorite Neil Young quote or anecdote. The first five to answer the call will be rewarded with plus-one passes to see Neil Young and Crazy Horse at the Hard Rock Pavilion on Friday, August 3. If you’re not a registered Alibi user, you’ll need to do that to enter. (Also send your full name, Alibi.com user name and a number we can reach you at to sam@alibi.com.)

And in the meantime, give Neil’s latest album Americana a listen. I’ve been blaring it all week, and the 1800s never sounded so badass.

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I want to be Kid Cudi

Well, myself, but with the stellar musical attributes, keen fashion sense and understated but invincible swagger of the man who moonlights as "Mr. Rager." Tonight he played a show for more than 7,000 folks at Albuquerque's Hard Rock Pavilion. It was the Cleveland rapper's first trip to New Mexico, and he certainly felt the fan love. "I've never been to Albuquerque, I've never been to New Mexico—I did not know that there was this much love for me in this state," he said emphatically.

Cudi played for about two hours, and at one point brought out psychedelic death rapper of early-aughts underground fame, Cage, who helped Cudi out on a track and did a solo bit as well. Other highlights included a Hendrix cover and "Mojo So Dope," which is the way my mojo would be ... if I had mojo, and were Kid Cudi. Expect more photos in the near future.