Alibi V.23 No.50 • Dec 11-17, 2014 

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Causes for Celebration

Five festive gigs that engender joy

Whet your aural appetite for EDM, death metal, mariachi, classical, psych and garage rock with our A/V-packed concert preview column.

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Streaming the Holidaze

Screen docs about backup singers, Muscle Shoals and Metallica

Wherein we review three music documentaries available to stream now on Netflix: 20 Feet From Stardom, Muscle Shoals and Metallica Through the Never.

Sonic Reducer

Wu-Tang Clan A Better Tomorrow · Horse Thief ETHNIC/CLEANSING · The Smashing Pumpkins Monuments to an Elegy

We just listened to new releases from The Smashing Pumpkins, Wu-Tang Clan and Horse Thief. Scope reviews and sample A/V in the weekly Sonic Reducer.
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Nas • hip-hop • Mary J. Blige • R&B, soul

On Tuesday, Aug. 20, catch a concert by hip-hop nation gods Mary J. Blige and Nas. The two ’90s rap and soul superstars—famous for hits like Blige's inimitable “Be Without You” or Nas' hip-hop anthem, “It Ain't Hard to Tell,” gig at Isleta Amphitheater at 8pm in a concert guaranteed to move your body, whether or not you have access to the fabled hot sauce recipe reportedly kept in the safe of mystery rapper Nathanial Hörnblowér. The funk cometh, so boogie on down; lawn tickets start at $31 and VIP packages begin at $250.

 

 

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