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The Kosmos and Beyond

Last weekend ruled!

As a follow up to the Kosmic Weekend blog, I would like to say that the weekend of May 7 was RAD. On Friday Panser Bjourn and Cloud Lantern played out at the Kosmos, it was the first show for both acts and the nervous excitement amplified the acoustic performances on it's own. Panser Bjourn won everyone's heart with complex and melodious mandolin riffs accompanied by his soft, windy vocals. Cloud Lantern is a new sound for Albuquerque, classically trained and unrestrained, the boys put on an impressively tight set using two percussionists, vocal looping, violin, cello and two classical guitars, that playfully dance back and forth.

I didn't make it to the show at the Kosmos on May 8, but I heard it was awesome. I was at the UNM Arts Lab, hearing from some of the experimental composing students there. It was very interesting.

On Sunday the Filthmongers rocked outside the Normal Gallery at a BBQ and skate party. It was so amazing that there is a different blog for that altogether. Later in the evening Twig Palace and Letters played Winning Coffee with local wierdos, Yoda's House. I was only able to catch Yoda's House which has had a recent change in lineup. Their set was a theatrical journey through mood and genre and felt very tribal and intimate. They will be out again in June as Yoda's House, but if you just can't wait till then, the Yoda's side project Then Eats Them will be playing Friday with Milch de la Machina at the Kosmos. Check out the Flyer on the Wall for all the info.