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Music

Hello, Saturday Night!

SOR All-Stars and Wavves are featured

By August March [ Sat Jul 23 2016 3:43 PM ]

Head on downtown to take advantage of the amazingly audacious variety of live music happening in clubs on Central between First Street and Sixth Street tonight!
There's plenty of action from rap to rock and beyond, but these are the two events that caught my attention.

The Co-Op (415 Central NW) presents a concert by students from the School of Rock. Albuquerque SOR operator Robert Montoya told Weekly Alibi this show features School of Rock students from all over the planet, saying, "There are seven different touring groups that are starting in different cities around the country. Team Five Touring Group had their dress rehearsal at the Co-Op on Friday and will play a full show along with our ABQ School of Rock House Band to kick off their tour! They play Denver and Red Rocks next, then Omaha, Neb. and DeKalb, Kansas before ending up at Lollapalooza in Chicago on July 28."

The SOR Tour kicks off at 6pm at the Co-Op, Tickets cost $10 online or at the door. All ages are welcome.

After you've caught a glimpse of the next generation, troop your rocked out form over to Launchpad (618 Central SW) to check out one of the premier, genre-defining bands of this age. In case you wanna know, they are called Wavves and they are from Califas. Totally worth it, totally talented and totally kings of the beach.

It will cost $17 to interact with this beachy slice of the California Republic and members of the public over the age of 13 are invited to do so. Doors are at 8pm; the gig's at 9pm.

Politics

Politics

The Daily Word in Late Breaking Trump-tastic Tedium

By August March [ Thu Jul 21 2016 9:29 PM ]
The Daily Word

A transcript of the Donald's acceptance speech is available here at Politico.

NPR did some fact-checking regarding that epic oration.

Buzzfeed's calling it a dark vision.

Even Fortune Magazine is concerned.

It's big news in the land down under.

Meanwhile here's a cool video game with which to distract oneself.

And then, the mere ghost of a kindly suggestion.

Plus a song about American politics.

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Courtesy of Bo Huang

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Early Modernism and the Good Old Baroque

Sunday, Jul 17: Chatter Sunday: Joe Johnson and Ashley Vandiver

By August March [ Sat Jul 16 2016 10:00 AM ]
Featuring music by Bach.
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An Odd Adventure (for an Otter)

Wednesday, Jun 1: Otter's Odd Adventure

By August March [ Mon May 30 2016 10:00 AM ]
World premiere performance of a new work for narrator and orchestra by the creator of "Too Much Coffee Man Opera."
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Donald Trump
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Breaking News

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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