Alibi V.24 No.48 • Nov 26-Dec 2, 2015 
Five Star Motelles

Music Interview

5 Star Motelles Stun

New record defines solid sound

Is there anything scarier, more emasculating and generally terrifying than a bunch of chicks rocking the fuck out?
Alejandra Deheza and Benjamin Curtis of SVIIB

Aural Fixation

Sirius, Seven Bells and Silence

Reflections on formative experiences, new music

It’s not that SVIIB is my favorite band. It’s not that I thought Curtis was a musical prodigy. It’s because, back when I was in high school and just starting to cut my teeth as a writer with a local music blog, Benjamin Curtis was one of the first musicians I ever interviewed. And he was lovely.
Heather Trost and Jeremy Barnes of a Hawk and a Hacksaw
Courtesy of the artists

Show Up!

At Thanksgiving

Grateful for this town’s sound

The EDM of Kastle, Al Hurricane and son, a rare performance by A Hawk and a Hacksaw, plus the prog-metal of TesseracT
Image courtesy of Epitaph Records

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The Descent of Punk: This Age or That

Descendents • Radkey • Hagfish • punk

Now, on the other hand—and as opposed to your parent's music which you claim to have no knowledge of whatsoever—you probably have heard of the Descendents. The quartet from the beautiful yet threatening beach is ripping it up at Sunshine Theater on Friday, Nov. 16 at 8pm. The band claims rights to a lineage of punk rock from the OC and surrounding area that pretty much branched off from hardcore units in the early '90s to produce a more pop-flavored, personally emotional form of the genre. Their brand of music heavily influenced monstrosities like Jimmy Eat World and Blink-182 as well as perhaps birthing the ultimate in abysmal entities, a thing we'll call emo for the sake of convenience. But before they did profound damage to millions of Californios and as-of-then unborn potential rockers, they did produce some pretty epic songs. Besides that, their front man, Milo Auckerman and his compadres, Bill Stevenson, Karl Alvarez and Stephen Egerton are probably responsible for thousands of totally sick skateboarding injuries over the years due to turned out tuneage like “Myage,” “I'm Not a Loser,” “Cameage,” “Uranus” and my all time favorite, “Clean Sheets.” Just 27 bones gets you in to this 13+ gig. Fuck it dude, life's a risk. 
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