Return of The Roxiehearts—Rejoice! Albuquerque all-girl garage punkers will hit the stage at Burt's Tiki Lounge after a baby-induced breather that lasted just under two years. The Roxiehearts are made up of Cara (drummer and babymaker), Penny (guitarist and singer), Amy (singer) and Burt's manager/bartender/booker Melissa (bassist). Melissa says that this show will be instrumental in helping them get back into the swing of things, adding "we will definitely be playing out more often and there will be new songs in the future." The show is slated for Friday, Jan. 6, at what's being billed as Amanda and Ethan's Going Away Party. (Note to Amanda and Ethan: Your friends will miss you and they wish you the best in New York.) The Roxiehearts are joined by Leche De Hombre, a reportedly kick-ass group of guys from Las Cruces, Swingin' Meat and The El Paso Hot Button, who's actually from Oklahoma City, and is really only made up of one guy. This is the show of the week, without a doubt.
Better Late Than Never—What is it about all-ages New Year's concerts that happen a full week after the fact? (See this week's "Screamo and Skateboards" in “Lucky 7” for one example.) Bah. If you'd like to continue dropping the ball on your New Year's celebration, zoom up to Warehouse 21 in Santa Fe (1614 Paseo de Peralta) for their "Enter the '06" showcase on Friday, Jan. 6. A mix of six bands from Santa Fe and abroad will perform an eclectic, all-ages show, running the gamut from powerpop to post-hardcore, indie-folk to experimental. Bands include Dismal Intensity, Headshot Symphony, Knife The Hero, Bark Bark Bark, Milk:Blood and Sunset Drive. The show starts at 6 p.m. For more information, call the Warehouse 21 info line at (505) 989-4423, or log onto www.warehouse21.org.
And While You're in Santa Fe—Warehouse 21 will host a lineup of quality local poprock the following night on Saturday, Jan. 7, with Zookeeper, The Cherry Tempo, Gingerbread Patriots and August Spies. That show is $7 and starts at 7 p.m. And it's all-ages, of course.