Alibi V.24 No.15 • April 9-15, 2015 

Show Up!

Into the Wild

Three howl-worthy gigs for your week

Show Up! delivers deets on hip-hop, garage-pop, art-punk, EDM, chillwave and dirty jazz concerts par excellence. Owooooo!
Swans
Samantha Marble

Music Interview

Evian, Cowboy Hats and (Aging) Young Gods

An interview with Swans’ Michael Gira

Wherein Michael Gira talks To Be Kind, St. Vincent, peeing on tour, the Man’s Hat Shop and the Four Corners area.
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Sonic Reducer

This Is The Kit Bashed Out · Polar Bear Same As You · Brian Wilson No Pier Pressure

We blasted new albums by This Is The Kit, Polar Bear and Brian Wilson on our office jambox. Scope our reviews and A/V.
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On De Grind

Lil Jon • crunk, hip-hop, DJ set

Jonathan Smith, aka Lil Jon, is a master of the hip-hop sound. Lil Jon comes straight outta Atlanta, conquering mainstream pop with tuneage like “Goodies,” “Move Bitch” and the seminal crunk gem “Who U Wit.” In fact, the artist is known as one of the progenitors of crunk, a subgenre of rap derived from Southern hip-hop and marked by a crafty, layered keyboard groove with built-in bass and call and response lyrics meant to get audiences out onto the dance floor

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Dance This Mess Around

Chubby Checker • rock, oldies

Legendary rocker Chubby Checker plays a matinee concert at The Showroom at Isleta Resort & Casino on Sunday, Nov. 24 at 3pm. Checker, as readers may recall, popularized many new dance styles in the late 1950s and early '60s with hits like “The Twist,” “Pony Time” and “Limbo Rock.” During the 1970s he recorded a psychedelic album and toured as a disco act, too, finally scoring an all-time Number One on Billboard dance chart hit with “The Twist” in 2008. Checker continues to thrill audiences with his silky vocal skills and groovy dance performances. Admission to this 21-plus blast from the past is priced at $25.

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Ven Conmigo

A Very Selena Thanksgiving • Amanda Machon y Los Metamorfos • Latin

Revisit the beloved body of work produced by Selena Quintanilla-Pérez and pay tribute to an artist who was lost to her fans far too young at A Very Selena Thanksgiving at Launchpad on Wednesday, Nov. 27 at 9pm. Shining local star Amanda Machon of Red Light Cameras joins genre-hopping psychedelic world fusion outfit Los Metamorfos in performing their Selena tribute set. Tickets for this 21-plus concert are $10 in advance or $15 at the door.

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