Tonight, SuperGiant, Anesthesia, Requiem Mass, Caustic Lye, Suspended, Until Chaos, Echoes Of Fallen, Torture Victim, Eve of an End and The Ground Beneath pay their respects to Kirsten Landeau and Dillon Cearfoss. The two, aunt and nephew, were tragically killed in August. Landeau was a member of the Duke City Darlin's, a charitable group of tattooed and pierced women that works with the local music community to better the world. Entry is $10 to the 21+ show, and proceeds benefit the family. Launchpad • 5 pm • $10 • 21+
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It's a form that took shape in the hallways of New Orleans' densely populated projects. Bounce rap began to emerge in the early '90s as a crude yet compelling style of hip-hop. It prominently featured the repetitive "triggerman" beat, while the lyrics, imbued with call and response, discussed topics like Popeyes chicken, second line parades, street life and various areas of New Orleans, all the while soliciting female audience members to perform dance moves, to "shake that thing like a salt shaker." In recent years, bounce rap, once snubbed by the Jazz Fest set, has seen a rise in popularity and national attention thanks to the style sissy bounce and queer artists like Katey Red, Sissy Noby and Big Freedia. Find out what all the mind-bogglingly amazing booty shaking is about tonight when the Queen Diva Big Freedia appears in Albuquerque for the first time. The show, which is sponsored by Meow Wolf, T-Cubed and Maynard Del Mar, takes place at Effex Night Club. Not to be missed, y'all. Effex Nightclub · 9 pm · $10 · 21+
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In the early '80s, Los Angeles was the site of a music scene known as the Paisley Underground, and the Rain Parade was its foremost, most psychedelic, shoegaze denizen. When I first heard them I actually had no idea if this music came from the '60s, '70s, '80s, '90s or aughts.
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It’s the paper’s 20th anniversary this month. To celebrate, we’re putting up an art show that opens tomorrow night and runs for the birthday month of September at Blackbird Buvette (509 Central SW). The opening starts tomorrow at 6 p.m. There will be light snacks and music provided by F. Moore and DJ Tahnee. Read more about the show here: The Art of Alibi.
The 25th annual New Mexico Wine Festival at Bernalillo flows forth Labor Day weekend through Monday. The bacchanalian event features a score of New Mexican grape juice makers and a full live music schedule each day. The festival offers a free shuttle from the 550/Sandoval Rail Runner station. Soak up more information at newmexicowinefestival.com.
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