Alibi V.25 No.4 • Jan 28-Feb 3, 2016 
Eileen & the In-Betweens

Show Up!

Songstresses Sing, Rednecks Swing and Weedrat Rocks

A heap of bands this week: Eileen & the In-Betweens and 5 Star Motelles at Sister, Redneck at Dirty Bourbon, Weedrat and Lilith at Launchpad.
Dave Payne
Courtesy of the Artist

Aural Fixation

Dave Payne Will Not Admit Defeat

Some of the tracks on Payne’s new recording Will Not Admit Defeat have that darker, contemporary alt-country sound that our local music scene is so imbued with, but more interestingly, other aspects of the album hearken back to a more classical country sound.
Image courtesy of Rhymesayers

EVENT HORIZON ()

All the Beauty in This Whole Life

Brother Ali • rap, hip-hop

In case you want to know, the headline for this part of Event Horizon is brought to you by the rapper known as Brother Ali. It's the name of his new album and an inducement to go check out one of the finest flows in all of hip-hop nation. Brother Ali is jamming it righteously on Saturday, Dec. 15 with doors at 7:30pm and the show kicking off at 8pm. at the Launchpad as part of a tour that commemorates the 15th anniversary of another Brother Ali masterpiece called Shadows on the Sun. For a dude whose concern for social justice and positive causes have come to dominate the subject matter of his work, Brother Ali still rocks it tenderly on tunes like “Dear Black Son” as well as with definitive sickness on other tracks, namely, “Bitchslap!” For a mere $20 to $75 and a 21+ ID, you can be part of the progressive party! How ill is that?!
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