Burt's Tiki Lounge on Friday, Feb. 3 (21-and-over); Free: It's shows like this that make me long for my 21st birthday, which is one month, one week and three days from the moment this Alibi officially hits the streets. (But who's counting?) This one finds Santa Fe songsmiths The Hollis Wake trading in their tube amps for some good, clean, unplugged fun in the form of Friday night's acoustic showcase at Burt's Tiki Lounge. The acousticity of the show should make the band's irresistible harmonies take an even larger chunk of the center stage while scaling back some of the external fuzzy-drone that finds its way into many of THW's tracks.
In October, the band walked away with the 2005 New Mexico Music Award for Best Musical Production for alternative rock, which came a year after their 2004 release Lo-fi Highs/Hi-fi Lows received critical acclaim from publications statewide. Joining The Hollis Wake is emo ensemble Feels Like Sunday, who are no slouches when it comes to lofty vocals themselves. Up-and-comers Sincerely and Face Across the Floor round out the bill.