Alibi V.23 No.22 • May 29-June 4, 2014 

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Rockin’ the Mother Road

From pinup pageants to film to concerts to car shows, August March reports on the second annual Rockabilly on the Route festival in Tucumcari, N.M.
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Mother Death Queen ... and kids
Kelly Vigil

Music to Your Ears

I Want Kandy

Captain America braves an intimate practice session (replete with whiskey and birthday cake) to deliver the lowdown on what may be Mother Death Queen’s final concert.
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Sonic Reducer

Coldplay Ghost Stories · Led Bib The People in Your Neighbourhood · Plaid Reachy Prints

In this week’s all-U.K. Sonic Reducer, we review new albums by Coldplay, Led Bib and Plaid. Now with A/V!
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Thank You For Sending Me An Angel

Stop Making Sense • Tony O and the Greatest Band Ever • rock

Multiple Best of Burque Music award-winner Tony Orant—one of the giant disembodied brains in impenetrable perspex that is responsible for projects like Pink Freud—is driving his mad musical time machine to the '80s to grok a phenomenon called Talking Heads. The skulls of those four East Coast art school rockers had much influence on music and culture that followed numbly in their wake; just ask Thom Yorke. Anyway, Tony O and the Greatest Band Ever wants to tell you all about that

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Third Eye Vision

Heiroglyphics • hip-hop

Hieroglyphics is on tour this summer because 20 years ago, 3rd Eye Vision was released. As you may recall, this album was one of the most important hip-hop recordings to appear near the end of the 20th century. It had folks like Del the Funky Homosapien wrangling a crew that boasted A-Plus, Opio and Domino

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