Music to Your Ears
An interview with the Alibi's fifth Earwig playlist winner
Real Name: Autumn Garrison
Age: 29, Taurus
Winning Earwig mix: Hi ... Story
Hear it at: alibi.com/earwig
What do you do in your free time?
Listen to music constantly and make mixes. Drink wine, play with my dogs, watch movies and the world news
What are you reading?
The Grapes of Wrath by John Steinbeck and Filter magazine.
What was the first concert you went to?
No Doubt with Bush.
How did you cull together your hip, accessible mix?
This playlist is an eclectic hodgepodge of indie pop from 2008. Listening to music and making mixes is my favorite pastime. I made Hi ... Story for this contest because I love these bands and I know a lot of people haven't heard of them, and they’re definitely worth a listen.
Quartet reeds the Albuquerque Jazz Festival with original music
James Brown made his mark as the Godfather of Funk, but he apparently led a second and secret life as a composer of contemporary chamber music, specializing in brief, jazz-inflected pieces for saxophone quartets. He often collaborated simultaneously with several other composers—among them, Steve Reich, Johann Sebastian Bach and Duke Ellington.
Flyer on the Wall
Bring out Your Dead
Punishment Overdue, Burst Into Flames, Futilitarian and AtoicEv turn you into a newt on Saturday, Feb. 21, at The Compound (all-ages, 3206 San Mateo NE). Cover is $8 at the door. First band’s up at 7:30 p.m. (LM)
Dirt City Radio Old Country Blues · P.O.S. Never Better · The Handsome Family Honey Moon
Albuquerque's Dirt City Radio puts forth the kind of country you can sway to while swilling whiskey on your back porch. One acoustic guitar plucks out a melody while the other repeats the chord progression so many times it's hypnotic. Dirt City doesn't go wild, but the energy is high enough to keep you awake in your rocking chair. Slightly ominous and just a wee bit gritty, Old Country Blues remains grounded in its rural roots. (SM)