This Week's Music: Voodoo Scooters hosts lo-fi rock show; Monster Paws’ dance-happy CD release

Monster Paws, circa ’75
Monster Paws, circa ’75
Wes Naman

Diction and Contra Diction: New Jersey’s poet laureate, Amiri Baraka, censured by NJ governor for his views, performs with legendary pianist and composer Cecil Taylor this Saturday, Nov. 6, as part of the ongoing STREET ARTS celebration.

Rock out and get your Lambretta repaired simultaneously: Voodoo Scooters doubles as a UNM-area music venue. I Put a Spell on You: Voodoo Scooters hosts lo-fi rock show, Monday, Nov. 8, featuring Oakland’s Shannon and the Clams, Seattle’s The Intelligence, and locals Beyababa a.k.a. Towondo Clayborn and Jenny Invert (formerly Grand Canyon).

Local duo Monster Paws releases an eponymous debut album, expect spontaneous dance parties all over town. Release party Saturday, Nov. 6, at the Launchpad.

Flyer on the Wall: Skull Drawings announce the punk rock show with Cobra Skulls and Dead to Me of Fat Wreck Chords, along with locals Spring-Loaded Hot Dog, The Ill Motion and 3 Times Toxic. Sunday, Nov. 7.

Song Roulette: A peek into the playlist of Scrams drummer Nate Daly