Alibi V.17 No.39 • Sept 25-Oct 1, 2008 

Music to Your Ears

Hedwig

Dear Hedwig and the Angry Inch fanatics (you don't really go by "Hedheads," do you?),

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Tilly and the Wall stands in front of a fence.
Rob Walters

Spotlight

Tilly and the Wall

Tapa tapa tapa

The kids love Tilly and the Wall—especially fourth graders.

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Flyer on the Wall

B.Y.O.S.B.*

Noise musicians are the vampires of the music world. Cloaked in black, they like to stay up all night sucking. (Face!) No, but seriously, 20-odd noise acts will shun the light of day in a 12-hour nighttime showcase this Friday, Sept. 26. The Sicksicksick Overnight Festival is from 8 p.m. to 8 a.m. at STOVE (114 Morningside NE) and costs just $7, which includes breakfast. That part I’m not kidding about. (LM)

*Bring Your Own Sleeping Bag

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Sonic Reducer

RTX JJ Got Live RATX · Lindsey Buckingham Gift of Screws · The Ringers Headlocks & Highkicks

Oh, to have long hair. Jennifer Herrema’s got it and you can just picture the RTX frontwoman and rock sorceress whipping it around and around until her brain cells turn to pudding. RTX’s third album has hair-metal galore, and when the band’s not thrashing about, it’s in the midst of a talk-box-heavy space-out. Then Herrema’s voice rises to a scream and another chaotic rant ensues. Not a live album, but intentionally under-produced, JJ Got Live RATX is tight-pants-wearing rock that keeps it real and very loud. (SM)

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I'm Not Hppy and I'm Not Sad

Gothic Winter Ball • goth, industrial

For at least the past 14 years and probably long before, especially when Pulse was pounding out the hot Burque Goth jams on Thursday nights in Nob Hill—requerdas, Estuardo?—the vibrantly dark local subculture responsible for drenching this town in the blackest of all musical arts has celebrated themselves and the lifestyle they prefer with a traditional Gothic Winter Ball. This year's event happens on Saturday, Feb. 1 at Sister from 9pm in the evening til 1:30am the next morning—with just enough time to get back to the crypt before sunrise. Just kidding. Now, repeat after me: The Cure, Bauhaus, Joy Division, Siouxsie Sioux … For only $10 and a 21-plus ID you're practically guaranteed to get laid, especially if you know the names of any albums by Dead Can Dance and don't forget to touch up that black nail polish and eyeliner, dudes.

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