State Fair Music
The New Mexico State Fair is upon us again and with it brings local, national and even international music. Many bands will be gracing the State Fair with varying musical stylings—this years selection should leave everyone's appetites quenched. These are the bands I am going to check out. Find all of this year’s fair entertainment here.
• Reggae united with native sounds created the outstanding flowing mixture of music that is "Native Roots." The band brings messages of unity and pride to the Indian Village at 7 p.m. on Thursday the 16th.
• Actor Gary Farmer (Arnold Joseph from Smoke Signals) and the Troublemakers also perform at 4 p.m. on Thursday the 16th at the African American Pavilion, and on the Wednesday the 22nd at 7 p.m. at the Indian Village. Farmer steps away from the silver screen to demonstrate his musical abilities with his blues band.
• Los Grammy Award Winners Los Texmaniacs bring Tex-Mex to New-Mex once again on Friday the 17th at 8:30 p.m. Max Baca, founder of Los Texmaniacs, (who was born aqui in Albuquerque), will light the Villa Hispana stage on fire with his Bajo Sexto and make you mover a bote!
• MC Magic founder of Nasty Boy Records and the former NB Ridaz will be at the African American Pavilion on Saturday the 18th at 7:30 p.m. MC Magic is out to prove that Latin R & B and hip-hop is still alive and bumping.
• With all country entertainment iside Tingley Coliseum (no Taylor Swift?), Los Nortenos de Ojinag bring a fresh sonido to the line-up. From Ojinag, Chihuahua, this norteno band gives the Charreada (a traditional Mexican rodeo) a perfect encore on the afternoon of Sunday the 19th.
• An old fashioned family band of two sisters and one brother, The Iveys, bringan indie-acoustic rock sound to the Sate Fair Pavillon on Friday the 24th at 4 p.m. Hailing from West Texas close to El Paso the The Iveys make rich and warm melodies to warm your senses.
• Local band The Noms play at 5:30 p.m. on Friday the 24th the State Fair Pavilion. The Albuquerque based pop band will leave the audience singing along to each of their songs and in a better mood than when they started.
• Beautiful and very talented Jenna Martinez performs on Friday the 24th at 8:30 p.m. Formerly a member of the Fat City Band, Jenna sports quality New Mexican singing with her inate voice and diverse songbook