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Event Horizon

Roll Over, Beethoven!

Saturday, May 14: Beethoven Festival

A tribute to one of the most influential classical composers. Guest Conductor Ryan McAdams leads the program with special guest, Van Cliburn Crystal Award winner, Sean Chen.
via Rock Jong Il's Facebook Page

Event Horizon

Rock Jong Il Rocks Out

Saturday, May 7: Rock Jong Il • punk • Suspended • metal • Russian Girlfriends • rock • Get Action • punk

Put down that Communist Manifesto you've been perusing and take a stroll Downtown to Launchpad for the album release party of Rock Jong Il.
Adult Beverage rocks a house party
Courtesy of the artist

Music

Votives, Adult Beverage at Sister

Album release party also features Crime Lab and crttrz

Join Albuquerque’s rock and roll community at Sister (407 Central NW) on Saturday, April 23 for the album release party for Votives, a heavy, punk-flavored, ambient-attached shoegaze project. Votives latest release, Trails / Hue begins with a low rumble that ultimately advance toward crashing waves of feedback and guitar badassery.

Joining Votives for this special celebration of all that is rocking will be an Crime Lab, crttrz and Adult Beverage, an outfit fronted by Dillon Cullinan.

Cullinan spoke briefly with the Alibi about his latest undertaking, recalling the many changes Adult Beverage went through as their psychedelic sound took shape.

“By spring 2015 the band had finally found it's ideal configuration with Higinio Martinez on guitar, Zach Leyba on drums, and occasionally Briana Lee on bass. Since 2015 we have played countless house shows and venues in New Mexico. We have played alongside Walter TV (Mac Demarco's live band), Destruction Unit, The Memories, Colleen Green, and LA Witch.

Adult Beverage is currently writing and recording for the first time collaboratively. A new 5 song EP is being recording by Will Byrne of Train Conductor.

Asked to describe their current flavor, Cullinan said, “We've been described as having elements of punk, garage rock, dream-pop, stoner metal, noise rock, and psychedelia.”

The concert, a glimpse into the instrumentally intense and luminously limitless void in these parts, begins at 8pm.

UNM Honky Tonk via Facebook

Event Horizon

Honky Tonk Yourself on Over

Thursday, Apr 21: UNM Honky Tonk Ensemble • Kyle Martin Band • country, rock 'n' roll

On Thursday, April 21, the best kept secret at the UNM Music Department, the school's Honky Tonk Ensemble, opens for New Mexico country music stalwart Kyle Martin.
Jemez Buffalo dancers via pintrest

Event Horizon

Jemez in the Heart

Sunday, Apr 17: Jemez Pueblo Artisan Fair

Jemez Pueblo artisans sell their art and crafts. Jemez Dancers perform.
Tucvbif

Dreams

Dream Blog #357: Bad Teevee for Bad People

(after Rowdy)


Downstairs the teevee was playing the Beverly Hillbillies.

It was the episode where Jethro fancied himself a secret agent capable of manifesting innumerable methodologies especially designed to thwart the communists and their minions—who looked just like Natasha and Boris Badanov, not the cartoon characters, but for realz, yo.

Mr. Drysdale's wife rolled over on the Mayflower, flashing Red Sox memorabilia, fabulous bling and a custom-made fur coat. One of Ellie Mae's pet bears—which looked suspiciously like a flattened photo emulsion when viewed through special eyeglasses exclusively available through publications like Popular Mechanics and the Radio Shack Catalog—ran for cover but collapsed in front of the cement pond.

Loose yellow music was pouring out of a cigarette on the other side of the room, just like smoke, rougher but prettier. And the light from the teevee kept flickering and flickering.

Over there in a world that never really existed, the double-naught agent from the land of large fruit-laden palm trees and hearty, two-cow breakfasts sped off towards the city in search of a new kind of kick. I wanna get hog mad, he gravely intoned, headed toward North Hollywood in a ramshackle truck with broken skateboards for tires.

Oliver Abels

Event Horizon

Playing the Guitar for Jazz

Saturday, Apr 9: Kevin Eubanks • jazz

The renowned jazz guitarist performs for a night.
Javi Rojo

Event Horizon

Boogie with Buika

Thursday, Mar 24: Buika

One of the most sought-after performers on the world stage today sings in multiple languages and performs world, jazz, flamenco and fusion music.
Tom Schuch

Event Horizon

It's All Relative

Saturday, Mar 12: Einstein: A Stage Portrait

Commemorate the 101st anniversary of the General Theory of Relativity and the 100th anniversary of Einstein's 1916 prediction of the existence of gravitational waves.
REIGHNBEAU
Jesse Heidenfeld

Music

REIGHNBEAU Rocks!

Good news, everyone!

Local electro-wizards REIGHNBEAU (Bryce Hample plus collaborators Hannah Daney, Colleen Johnson, Madeline Johnston and James Sturgis) have been recognized by music magazine Stereogum.

Their new album, Blood, is currently streaming—along with a brief yet well-deserved laudatory review—at a site known for its focus on lo más chingón in current musical forms.

Check out the solid and synthetic sound of twenty-first century Burque here.

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