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V.25 No.42 | 10/20/2016

The Daily Word in Fist Fights, Trees and Bad Neighbors

The Daily Word

Check out popular Halloween costumes over the last 150 years.

Play “Never Have I Ever” with Martha Stewart, Snoop Dogg and Anna Kendrick.

Albuquerque native band The Shins just put out a new song with a trippy music video.

You know how we settle issues out here in the wild west; with a good ol' fist fight.

An alternative to the EpiPen is going to be back in stores soon.

You think your neighbors are bad? Locals complain about their neighbor in Taylor Ranch who lights fires in his yard and is destructive of his neighbors' property.

A tree man was arrested for blocking traffic.

V.25 No.35 | 9/1/2016
Mary + Jane trailer

Idiot Box

Dope Jam

“Mary + Jane” on MTV

“Mary + Jane” on MTV.
V.25 No.33 | 08/18/2016

New Album from De la Soul Coming Next Week

Listen to single "Greyhounds" feat. Usher

Hip-hop veterans De la Soul have been pretty quiet since their 2004 album The Grind Date. That’s about to change: on August 26th, we get a new De la album called and the Anonymous Nobody….

But the collaborators on this album are anything but anonymous. Of the four singles from the new album that De la have released, three feature big name musicians: there’s Snoop Dogg adding a verse to “Pain,” Little Dragon on the ethereal, minimalist track “Drawn,” and now, Usher croons the chorus to “Greyhounds,” a wistful ballad about those who uproot themselves and search for a better life in a new area code.

Along with the new singles comes a tracklist for the upcoming album, which holds even more collaborations with heavy hitters. There’s a track with 2 Chainz, one with Damon Albarn, and even one with David Byrne. Let that sink in: De la Soul and David Byrne made a song together. It’s truly a magnificent time to be alive.

V.24 No.17 | 4/23/2015

Show Up!

What You Came For

Concerts worthy of attention

Show Up! delivers deets on some of finest hip-hop, alt-folk, Native rock and reunion concerts happening this week in Burque.
V.23 No.39 |

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The Daily Word in Sheriff Rodella's conviction, deficit destroying dildos, and outlawing the Confederate flag

The Daily Word

Family Guy mentioned New Mexico in last night's episode.

Rio Arriba County sheriff Tommy Rodella was convicted of abusing his power yesterday.

I don't know what this means but Blue Cross/Blue Shield seems to be preparing for a shakeup.

Kansas is liquidating a large number of sex toys to make up for a budget shortfall.

Leg-lamp.

White House fence jumper made it further into the building than was previously disclosed.

Snoop Dogg interviews the news anchor who quit so abruptly recently.

California outlawed the Confederate flag.

V.22 No.43 | 10/24/2013

It's official. The Donna Summer remix album is set to come out on Oct. 22. This remembrance of a disco-pop icon (titled Love to Love You Donna) will feature various artists from Duke Dumont to Giorgio Moroder. In fact, SPIN is currently streaming an unreleased track, titled “La Dolce Vita,” by Moroder and Summer.

Who says there's a cap on how many alter-egos you can make for yourself? If there is, Snoop hasn't gotten that memo. Snoop Lion (now under the monicker Snoopzilla) has teamed up with Dam-Funk to create a project, titled 7 Days of Funk. They're releasing an eponymous album on Dec. 10, and you can hear a track from said release (“Faden Away”) over at Pitchfork. So if you dig what Snoop does, mark those calendars!

Try as she might, a friend urged me to like Saves The Day for years (years!). Granted they're not bad musicians, but after a while their music seems to get a little samey for my taste. However, when Chris Conley gets an acoustic guitar in his hands, magic happens (see “Take Our Cars Now!”). The band took some time to play at Billboard's Manhattan studio and talk about their new album, one of their most famous tracks (“Cars and Calories”) and more.

You say Creedence Clearwater Revival, and I'm there. One of my all-time favorite bands, it's no wonder that artists are attracted to the allure of these Louisiana-swamp-bayou-centric rockers, what with their fantastic riffs, John Fogerty's voice and their knack for soulful blues tendencies. I could gush all day, so let me get to the point. Social Distortion (that punk band) has covered their track “Up Around The Bend” for the upcoming animated feature Free Birds. You can hear that over at Rolling Stone.

Sufjan Stevens is one of those musicians who experiments and experiments to the point where processed jpegs leak out of the sound bytes he delivers to the masses, which is why I couldn't really come to grips with The Age of Adz. Having said that, sometimes Stevens can make electronic soundscapes sound almost mandatory in that they're so easy on the ears, why say no? He's shared an unreleased demo, titled “Take Me.” You can hear it below.

In my honest opinion, globe-trekking artists are the best kind for one reason and one reason only: They sometimes work with the locals. … which is what Damon Albarn is currently doing in Mali. Recording an album with the likes of Nick Zinner (of Yeah Yeah Yeahs), Idris Elba (of “Rocknrolla”) Brian Eno, aforementioned locals and UK hip-hop artists, Albarn's project is called Africa Express. And you can read more about it at The Guardian.

Screaming Females are one of those revivalist punk rock bands that maintains an air and attitude beyond the constraints of typical self-awareness. What I mean is that they don't give a shit, and it shows in their excellent psych/grunge twinged musicianship and wild rock mantras. Moving along … they've shared a new single that's split with fellow punkers Tenement. The track is is called “Ancient Civilization.”

Blues legend Blind Willie Johnson is just one of many stellar musicians that shaped an iconic sound that many artists still draw from, whether they're yowling blues sentiment over an acoustic guitar or simply touching on love lost. Producer Jeffrey Gaskill has initiated a Kickstarter campaign in an effort to raise money to record a Blind Willie Johnson covers album. Tom Waits, Lucinda Williams, Sinead O'Connor and more have already signed on to partake in the record (if and when the funding comes through).

I think Bruno Mars is a fresh face within the pop realm. His beats and inspirations convey sort of a whimsical throwback to the pop days of old, and I like that about him. Granted his music doesn't always hit the nail on the head, he's still worth looking into as far as top-40 pop is concerned. Now Mars has shared a video for his track, “Gorilla,” from his latest album Unorthodox Jukebox. You can watch that over at Rolling Stone.

If you've never heard The Kelley Deal 6000, they're definitely worth a listen. Kelley Deal (twin of Kim Deal) made an appearance this week on “Lil' BUB's Big SHOW” and even went so far as to have Lil' BUB help her produce a new single, titled “Shirtcrush.” The track is pretty up to par with Deal's earlier work, making it a nice addition to her repertoire and a nice reminder that she's still got some songwriting chops under her belt.

For those who are interested in hearing Katy Perry's new album (Prism) in full, head over to Consequence of Sound. Otherwise, you can wait 'til next week.

V.22 No.37 | 9/12/2013

Idiot Box

Hip Chat For Old People

“Arsenio” on FOX

To put things in perspective, the last time “The Arsenio Hall Show” was on the air, Tom Hanks was acting dumb in Forrest Gump, Boys II Men was spending six months at the top of the Billboard charts and Al Cowlings was chauffeuring O.J. Simpson around LA in a white Bronco. Oh, and the Alibi was still called NuCity Weekly. Twenty years later and the short-lived king of late night is hoping to conquer the world of talk shows once again with his new syndicated series “Arsenio.”

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V.20 No.21 | 5/26/2011

Song Roulette

Random tracks from filmmaker Marie-Michele Jasmin-Belisle

Marie-Michele Jasmin-Belisle is a French Canadian filmmaker and owner of 8H51 Art Design Nouveau Cinema. When she’s not traveling and working around the world, she resides in Albuquerque. A music fan with eclectic taste, we ask the auteur behind Le Chat Lunatique’s upcoming first music video to share five random tracks.

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V.18 No.37 | 9/10/2009
“Host a workshop by The Master of Krump in your city” ...   and   he’s available for birthday parties.

Snoop Dogg Gets With Tommy the Clown

I somehow ended up on Tommy the Clown’s PR list. He’s the “hip-hop clown” originator of crumping, and the subject of David LaChapelle’s 2005 documentary Rize.

Snoop Dogg recently announced his partnership with famed entertainer Tommy the Clown to create an organization called the C.L.O.U.T. (Changing Lives One Youth at a Time) Foundation. The foundation will aim to provide a creative and social outlet for at-risk youth in order to help avoid the misplaced creative energy which too often results in gang violence, crime, and abuse.

The first event organized by C.L.O.U.T. is a monthly Battle Night. Battle Night, held at the Los Angeles Trade-Technical College's Grand Theater and hosted and emceed by Tommy the Clown, allows young people to compete and showcase their individual talents before an audience of their peers.  Youth are encouraged to express themselves through drama, dance, song, poetry or comedy.

Geared toward youngsters from middle to high school from the Los Angeles area (with a focus on the underserved communities), Battle Night promotes a positive and self-affirming lifestyle for kids by developing and showcasing their diverse artistic talents. The partnership has a personal meaning to Snoop.

He says, "As a youth I had one teacher who really pushed me to be the best and gave me an outlet to really feel like I could be somebody, and I became successful partly because of his belief in me.  I want to give that to the kids so they know there is more to life than the street hustle or crime.  I have been friends with Tommy the Clown for years and see what he has done for so many people; this partnership is very important to me."

Tommy the Clown agrees, "I am honored to partner with Snoop and establish an opportunity for the kids in our community.  When you have clout, you have strong influence.  I believe the clout both Snoop and I have will help influence these kids to make some positive decisions about their future."

In addition to C.L.O.U.T., Tommy the Clown is preparing for his first National workshop tour. The tour will give both children and adults the rare opportunity to study with the master of Krump and experience his incredibly positive presence and impeccable technique.

The timing for the workshop tour could not be better, as this once little-known dance form has quickly captured the dance world's spotlight and, more importantly, the hearts of people across the country from all walks of life. To learn more about or make a tax deductible donation to C.L.O.U.T. or to book a workshop with Tommy the Clown in your city, please contact Grit PR & Management at 503/887.2644 or email: gritpr@gmail.com For more information about Tommy the Clown, please visit: www.tommytheclown.com