Born To Do It, the debut album from Craig David is an eclectic mix of pop, R&B, hip-hop, and British dance floor music. David had a break out hit in Britain with Born To Do It and once the United States got a hold of him, he exploded.
Albuquerque may not be the most well-known city in the United States, but it does have some great things going for it: the Rio Grande and Balloon Fiesta are cool, but what connects this area to the rest of the world is historic Route 66.
“La historia no es como crees…” These words, from Ozomatli’s 1998 debut CD, implore the listener to examine history a little closer before making judgments. But if history serves well, the multi-cultural band’s newest musical offering should provide as much joy, musical proficiency and awareness as its predecessor. The band is set to drop Embrace the Chaos on Sept. 11, and if the band has managed to do one thing in its storied six-year career, it is just that.
Now you can have your cake and eat it, too. I know, bad pun, but it’s true because Cake is back and with it comes a new CD Comfort Eagle, a mix of alternative pop, soul, funk, hip groove with some great beats that are all in the true-to-form Cake style.
After listening to The Dolomites’ 2000 release, Lovely Day for a Hogshead of Whiskey, I was encouraged about checking out the band live. With lyrics like, “We’ll drink all day and heave away” and “I was all boozed up and could barely think straight” set to the tune of Irish drinking anthems and Celtic tales of the sea, how could I go wrong?
The Weekly Alibi will present its seventh annual Short Film Fiesta on Friday at 5, 7:30 and 10 p.m. and Saturday at 2:30, 5, 7:30 and 10 p.m. About 12 short films from around the country and world will be shown at the Kimo Theater, Fifth and Central Avenues. It is $5 for the matinees at 2:30 and 5 p.m. and $7 for the 7:30 and 10 p.m. showings. For more information, contact Alibi film editor Devin O’ Leary at 346-0660, ext 230.
Upon viewing the vast expanse of soulless theatrical releases that currently plague cinemas this summer, it’s sometimes refreshing, and cheaper, to meander into a local video store and pick up a great movie. “Magnolia” is one of them.