Alibi V.26 No.2 • Jan 12-18, 2017 
Fast Heart Mart

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They Got Me Hypnotized

Concerts that seem like a dream

Alibi music critic August March follows Bob Welch down the rabbit hole only to discover concerts that seem like a dream.

Sonic Reducer

Little Simz Stillness in Wonderland · Various Artists Bobo Yéyé: Belle Époque in Upper Volta · J. Cole 4 Your Eyez Only

Alibi staff writer Robin Babb reviews releases by J. Cole and Little Simz while also investigating a compilation of groovy African music.
Image by Victor Barajas, courtesy Bloodshot Records

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This Train is Bound for Glory

Wayne Hancock • country, Western, blues

Ameripolitan—or juke joint-swing as the genre is known by some Tejanos—advocate extraordinaire Wayne Hancock descends loudly and lovingly onto the stage at Inside Out on Tuesday, March 26. Wayne “The Train” Hancock has been startling audiences, beating up boots and brandishing a guitar since he was a young one; his affinity for finding, deconstructing and then delivering honestly raw and rambunctious roots music is without equal in the land of hillbilly-backed, Grand Ole Opry-certified swinging sounds. As the artist himself puts it, “Man, I'm like a stab wound in the fabric of country music in Nashville. See that bloodstain slowly spreading? That's me.” Entrance to this rodeo-like environment of sights and sounds will run typical 21+ listeners $12 in advance and $15 at the door; the curtain rises on America's representative at 9pm. It'll be better than season one of “Hee-Haw!”
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