Music to Your Ears
An interview with the Alibi's fourth Earwig playlist winner
Screen Name: chaseypoo
Real Name: Chase Carter
Flyer on the Wall
Death Convention Singers, Sabertooth Cavity and Balsamic Garden dress listeners in a bespoke coat of noise this Friday, Jan. 23, at 1kind Studios (1016 Coal SW). All-ages. A $3 to $5 donation gets you in. (LM)
David Eugene Edwards' Wovenhand
Former 16 Horsepower frontman David Eugene Edwards has been a murky American music figure for approaching two decades. Having begat a genre that could be considered alt.country, indie rock, Christian music or, at the same time, none of the above, the Denver-based artist just released his fifth album under the Wovenhand epithet. In support of Ten Stones, Edwards pays New Mexico a visit this week, playing as a three-piece with Pascal Humbert on bass and Ordy Garrison on drums. We rang him up on the old horn for a chat.
In its wintery new EP, Bon Iver siphons out a little more of the atmospheric soul that made its debut, For Emma, Forever Ago, a critical and commercial success. Founder Justin Vernon adds piano and pedal steel to the broth of layered vocals and acoustic guitar that constituted much of the debut. On "Woods," Vernon goes so far as to ape Kanye West by auto-tuning the living hell out of his vocals. Thankfully, "Woods" sounds like a soul ballad recorded under water, not a synthetic, trend-hunting farce. While expanding his pallet, Vernon stays true to the ice-cold but strangely reassuring atmosphere of For Emma. That should make fans happy and keep the folk-experimentation kicking. (SM)
Multiball Mayhem Pinball Tournament
You needn't be a deaf, dumb and blind kid to play pinball—but it obviously helps. If you need to prove you've got what it takes to be a pinball master, grab a blindfold and some ear plugs and get down to the Multiball Mayhem Pinball Tournament at Sister, on Saturday, Oct. 19, from 2 to 7pm. Learn tips and tricks from available experts (all fans of The Who, presumably) and compete for the coveted title of Pinball Wizard. Supple wrists, cash prizes and an IFPA ranking await the winner. Entry to the competition costs $5, but bring your own quarters for the machines. The tournament is open to all players over 21.