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Local band showcases

In coordination with the fine folks over at the historic KiMo Theatre, the City of Albuquerque Cultural Affairs Department presents their second and third iterations of a series of events highlighting local musical culture. The Local Band Showcase II happens tomorrow, and the third show is on Friday, Feb. 27, at the KiMo (423 Central NW). Both gigs run from 11am in the morning until 9pm at night and feature a wide variety of local bands and musicians whose talent and dedication to the local scene make them noteworthy and deserving of an appreciative audience.

On Thursday be prepared to jam out to sets by the likes of Waylaid (jazz and rocking hip-hop), Three Wise Monkeys (1920s through 1950s-style jazz) and the eclectic sounds of Yerba Buena. Friday’s bill is also filled with excellence and variety, as sets by wunderkind indie ensemble Five Mile Float, pop-folk disco enthusiasts Cactus Tractor and Manny Rettinger’s legendary world beat band Animal Opera take the stage. These events are free and open to all ages. A complete list of participating bands and showtimes are available at tinyurl.com/ABQbandshowcase. KiMo Theatre • Thu Feb 26 • 11am • FREE • View on Alibi calendar