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V.22 No.2 | 1/10/2013

Music

Hyper-local listening party reps 505 sound

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

V.20 No.46 | 11/17/2011

Music to Your Ears

The Scrams Are Dead

Trashy, twitchy, loud garage rock band The Scrams will be holding rock and roll funeral services for itself this Saturday.
V.20 No.43 | 10/27/2011
Kenta Henmi
Jamie Drummond

Music

Friends with benefits TONIGHT

For the last year, Kenta Henmi (Suicide Lanes, Teenage Werewolves, High Iron, The Scrams) has been in and out of hospital beds. Considering the decade and a half (and then some) of superior guitar rock Henmi has contributed to the New Mexico music scene, it’s our turn to repay the man. A last-minute benefit show at the Launchpad tonight will donate the proceeds to help defray their outlandish medical expenses. Find out more here.

V.20 No.39 | 9/29/2011
Boom Chick

Music

Boom Chick tonight at Low Spirits with The Scrams and Red Light Cameras

Frank Hoier and Moselle Spiller may be the cutest couple in rock and roll—but that's not why you should see Boom Chick play live tonight at Low Spirits (2823 Second Street NW), says Samantha Anne Scott. She explains what’s-the-fuss about the Brooklyn band here. The show begins at 9 p.m. and will be opened by locals The Scrams and Red Light Cameras—$5 and an ID that proves you’re 21-or-over gets you in.

Moselle Spiller and Frank Hoier love to rock and roll.
Photo courtesy of Boom Chick

Spotlight

Boom-Chicka-Chicka

Q & A with half an atomic duo

Frank Hoier and Moselle Spiller may be the cutest couple in rock and roll—but that's not why you should see Boom Chick play live. The onomatopoetically named Brooklyn duo melds lo-fi electric blues and rockabilly, accented by surf reverb and frenetic punk. Synthesized in jam sessions and loft parties, Boom Chick's multigenred sonic amalgam sets heads bobbing and asses shaking.
V.20 No.38 | 9/22/2011

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Flyer on the Wall

Lucha

It seems like it was over before it even began! Rock and roll duo the Elevator Boys plays for the last time on Friday, Sept. 23. The show—opened by Great White Buffalo and Joe Cardillo (Scrams singer, performing solo for the first time)—happens at 8 p.m. at The Tan (formerly Normal Gallery, 1415 Fourth Street SW). Admission to this all-ages night of loving and fighting and rocking is $5. (Jessica Cassyle Carr)

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V.20 No.35 | 9/1/2011

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Nude Female Rides Beast

Leeches of Lore kicks off an autumn tour by shredding fiercely at Burt’s Tiki Lounge (313 Gold SW) on Friday, Sept. 2. The Scrams and Skulldron open the free show, which starts around 10 p.m. (Jessica Cassyle Carr)

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V.20 No.34 | 8/25/2011
Andy Warhol at the Factory

Music

What is a Factory Party?

Andy Warhol was among the most iconic and prolific visual artists of the 20th century, a highbrow and low class culture cultivator of profound influence. The pop artist is just as recognized for his soup cans or Marilyn Monroes as he is for the silver New York "Factory" where those works were produced (while his Superstars and other celebrities milled about, glamorously bored). But Warhol was also an avant-garde filmmaker, publisher, producer and dabbler in performance art. One facet of this multidimensional career was The Exploding Plastic Inevitable, a series of traveling multimedia shows that occurred between 1966 and 1967. The shows featured Warhol's films, dancing and performances by Factory regulars and house band The Velvet Underground.

In reverence of these legendary parties, on Saturday, Aug. 27, the Alibi's Group Hug will host its own Factory Party featuring film projections, screen printing and real-live superstars.

The Factory Party

starring

Low on High (with famed auteur Jon Moritsugu)

The Dirty Novels (a reunion and farewell)

Manby's Head (ex-DMZ, Lyres, Customs)

The Scrams (Burque warehouse rock)

DJ Cassyle (your music editor)

With video projections by Basement Films and live screen-printing from 111 Media Collective (BYOShirt $3, or buy one for $5)

RSVP here

Saturday, Aug. 27, 2011

21+ Launchpad $5

Doors at 8 p.m.

The Dirty Novels

Aural Fixation

The Exploding Plastic Inevitable

Andy Warhol was among the most iconic and prolific visual artists of the 20th century, a highbrow and low class culture cultivator of profound influence. The pop artist is just as recognized for his soup cans or Marilyn Monroes as he is for the silver New York "Factory" where those works were produced (while his Superstars and other celebrities milled about, glamorously bored). But Warhol was also an avant-garde filmmaker, publisher, producer and dabbler in performance art. One facet of this multidimensional career was The Exploding Plastic Inevitable, a series of traveling multimedia shows that occurred between 1966 and 1967. The shows featured Warhol's films, dancing and performances by Factory regulars and house band The Velvet Underground.

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V.20 No.9 | 3/3/2011
Black Apples
Benancio Blascoe

Spotlight

To the Core

The Black Apples

With elements of surf, soul and garage, The Black Apples has the ability to bring that feel to the fore in a creative way—unlike retro psych bands that merely riff on “Psychotic Reaction” or “Dirty Water” over and over.
V.20 No.6 | 2/10/2011
Sabertooth Cavity unleashes its psychedelic sounds on Saturday night.
myspace.com/sabertoothcavity

Spotlight

Sabertooth Cavity

New Mexico band releases noise freak-out En Lak Ech

Don’t limit it by calling it music, man. Jazz derangements, electronic debris and heaving melts of guitar are just part of it. What Sabertooth Cavity offers up with its first album, En Lak Ech, is a little more meta. Or a little more Dada. However you want to take it.

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V.19 No.52 | 12/30/2010
The Filth Mongers rocked the loading dock at the Factory on 5  h   back in June.
Captain America

Year in Review: Music

Five at Five

Captain America’s top five shows of 2010 at five different venues

Mecca Records & Books, Jan. 16—This last-minute set was Rachel Lujan’s second-to-last Pan!c gig before moving to Denver. Because of the impromptu excitement, it wasn’t all triste like her final appearance two weeks later but pure PBR-fueled fun.

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V.19 No.49 | 12/9/2010

Sonic Reducer

The Scrams The Scrams · Matterhorn "Vol. 1. The World Began Without Man ... " · Various artists World Christmas Party

The Scrams single-handedly fill a long-gaping hole in our local scene: a trashy garage rock combo with frantic hooks and sonic mayhem. “La Llorona” is a far cry from the muy triste folk song of the same name. This original forsakes the sadness of the ghostly mother forlornly searching for the children she drowned when jilted by her lover. It depicts a tortured soul consumed with vengeful fury and indelibly marks the band as New Mexico home boys. The Scrams’ rock and roll is as hot as a bowl of straight green chile with no tortilla on the side. (CA)

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