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V.23 No.17 |
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Alibi Picks

Crazy Like a Fox: Lady Uranium album release

Think for a moment about the word “entrance,” as both a verb and a noun: to captivate or fill with wonder, and a place of entering. In the case of Lady Uranium aka Mauro Woody, her self-released CD Vulpes Vulpes serves as an entrance into her charming synth-pop realm. Okay, that sounds a bit cheesy. No, she isn’t some Belladonna-like enchantress, just a very talented individual who has lent her distinctive stamp to other local outfits like Animals In The Dark, The Glass Menageries and 5 Star Motelles.

But there is a feeling here of being escorted to a private place, not dark or brooding—which has been in vogue for too long now—but sweetly contemplative, inviting you to have conversations with the self. This is no surprise since there are echoes of Cocteau Twins and Kate Bush beneath quietly impassioned vocals, simultaneously robust and fragile. And yes, there are some great pop hooks, too. Vulpes Vulpes is a strong first solo release. As an EP, these five songs feel way too short, but it bears repeated listening; and you will be doing quite a bit of that while awaiting her next release. Perhaps she’s first luring us in with this teaser CD. A cunning strategy. Get captivated tomorrow night at 9pm at Sister (407 Central NW) when Lady U looses her hounds of love. Show is $3. Sister • Sat May 3 • 9pm • $3 • View on Alibi calendar

V.23 No.1 | 1/2/2014
Sleep
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2-Up

Go to Sleep

This week, power up with stoner doom and surf noir. Scope all the deets in 2-Up.
V.22 No.24 | 6/13/2013
A Hawk and a Hacksaw
Adam Faraday

Four Up

Birds of paradise, elder statesman of rock, brutalitarians and galaxy 505

Birds of paradise

Whether you’re ISO Balkans-influenced alt.folk,guitar virtuosity, brutal/technical death metal or psychedelia, the inaugural installment of Caterwaul’s “Four Up” column delivers the goods.
V.22 No.14 | 4/4/2013
Tyler, the Creator

Music

“AssMilk,” Tagore Songs, Garage & Wax and satirical outbreak

There are always more boss concerts afoot than we can cover in our print edition, but we do our utmost to inform y’all about gigs that are particularly worthy of your attention. Fans of hardcore/hip-hop, world music, psych-rock, surf, Elvis homage, singer-songwriters or acoustic folk inflected with punk and stand-up comedy should peep this week’s Music to Your Ears for the deets on four rad shows. Scope related A/V below. Sunshine Theater • Tyler, the Creator • Fri Apr 5 • 7 pm • $22.50• 13+ • sunshinetheaterlive.com

V.21 No.46 | 11/15/2012

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Autumn Chacon

Music

Flyer on the Wall: Gallup / Burque gallop

This week’s Flyer on the Wall depicts the cultural electricity that community-powered radio can generate. It also announces a benefit show-slash-birthday party for Gallup’s KNIZ 90.1 FM. Small Engine is also belatedly celebrating its two-year anniversary at the gig. Check out music from high desert surf band Phantom Lake and Houck, Ariz. rockabilly act ShitOuttaLuck below. Small Engine Gallery • KNIZ 90.1 FM benefit • The Blue Byrds • Phantom Lake • ShitOuttaLuck • Sat Nov 17 • 9 pm • $5 • ALL-AGES! • smallenginegallery.com


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Autumn Chacon

Flyer on the Wall

Gallup / Burque Gallop

This week’s Flyer on the Wall allegorizes the power of community-powered radio and announces a joint birthday party for KNIZ 90.1 FM and Small Engine Gallery.
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V.21 No.17 | 4/26/2012

Show Up!

A rundown of this week’s shows—from Navajo Nation-based queer dance-punk to Pittsburgh witch core.
V.21 No.2 | 1/12/2012

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Music

Rock show tonight

This flyer was this week’s best poster art. The rock show is tonight at the Launchpad and features Leeches of Lore, Fando, Fart House and Phantom Lake.


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Flyer on the Wall

Like a Rhinestone Cowboy

Four Burque bands diddle on gee-tars this Friday the 13th.
V.20 No.27 | 7/7/2011

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Flyer on the Wall

Graphic Menageries

Bears and cheetahs and bears (with silly string or anemone tentacles coming out of their mouths, and it’s on, like, a notebook), oh my! Three truly excellent local bands— The Glass Menageries, Sad Baby Wolf and Phantom Lake—play at Low Spirits (2823 Second Street NW) on Friday, July 8, at 9 p.m. Admission to the 21-and-over show, celebrating the birthday of one Gena, is $5. DJ Dame Diana will preside over interim sonic action. (Jessica Cassyle Carr)

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