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Local Trump Protest Turns Violent

Republican candidate spoke at downtown rally

By August March [ Tue May 24 2016 10:41 PM ]

Global, national and local media outlets are reporting that daylong protests over presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump's appearance in Albuquerque have become violent.

The Guardian has obtained photos which appear to show local police forces using pepper spray against protesters.

The Santa Fe New Mexican writes that police and sheriff's deputies in riot gear were deployed when protesters stormed the entrance to the convention center in downtown Albuquerque.

The New York Times reports that protesters threw rocks at police horses outside the event.

In other news, here's a special rocanrol video to provide comfort in these troubled times.

Peace, Albuquerque.

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Painting by  Joseph Karl Stieler / Public Domain

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Roll Over, Beethoven!

Saturday, May 14: Beethoven Festival

By August March [ Thu May 12 2016 11:00 AM ]
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.
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via Rock Jong Il's Facebook Page

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Rock Jong Il Rocks Out

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

By August March [ Fri May 6 2016 12:00 PM ]
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.
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Adult Beverage rocks a house party
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Music

Votives, Adult Beverage at Sister

Album release party also features Crime Lab and crttrz

By August March [ Fri Apr 22 2016 8:37 AM ]

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.

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UNM Honky Tonk via Facebook

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Honky Tonk Yourself on Over

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

By August March [ Thu Apr 21 2016 1:59 PM ]
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.
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Jemez Buffalo dancers via pintrest

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Jemez in the Heart

Sunday, Apr 17: Jemez Pueblo Artisan Fair

By August March [ Fri Apr 15 2016 12:00 PM ]
Jemez Pueblo artisans sell their art and crafts. Jemez Dancers perform.
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Dream Blog #357: Bad Teevee for Bad People

(after Rowdy)

By August March [ Thu Apr 14 2016 9:24 PM ]


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.

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Oliver Abels

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Playing the Guitar for Jazz

Saturday, Apr 9: Kevin Eubanks • jazz

By August March [ Thu Apr 7 2016 2:00 PM ]
The renowned jazz guitarist performs for a night.
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Javi Rojo

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Boogie with Buika

Thursday, Mar 24: Buika

By August March [ Wed Mar 23 2016 12:14 PM ]
One of the most sought-after performers on the world stage today sings in multiple languages and performs world, jazz, flamenco and fusion music.
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Tom Schuch

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It's All Relative

Saturday, Mar 12: Einstein: A Stage Portrait

By August March [ Thu Mar 10 2016 10:30 AM ]
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.
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