The Bombpops • Russian Girlfriends • rock, punk

Saturday May 6, 2017

407 Central Ave NW
Albuquerque, NM 87102
US

Phone: 505-242-4900
Website: Click to Visit

Cost:

$5-$10


Ages:

21+

Contact:

Phone: 505-242-4900

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Join Russian Girlfriends, the pop-punk heroes of our Sister family in welcoming The Bombpops! Both bands embark the next day for an awesome month-long US tour so come out to give them a rowdy send-off!

Tickets are $5 in advance at $10 at the door

21+

Doors at 8pm

See also: Show Up!

Saturday

Russian Girlfriends
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After all those doubly deep musical excursions I suggested for Thursday and Friday, I believe that Saturday will provide an opportunity to return forcefully and formidably to planet Earth for some good, old-fashioned, no holds barred, simple and spectacular rocanrol music. The venue next door to Alibi HQ, Sister (407 Central NW), is famous for its rock proclivities, and they'll be in full force on May 6 when The Bombpops play a show with local legends—and honest-to-god, working-class punks—Russian Girlfriends. You probably already know heaps about the Girlfriends. They're poptastic, genuine and have skills that kill, including the presence of one of the most engaging rock front men this town has ever seen—well since Jon Little of the Ant Farmers was dancing and frolicking on the stage of Launchpad all those years ago. For realz, Adam Hooks' singing and on-stage persona are well worth the price of admission. And the rest of the band ain't slouches either. The guitar playing of Ian Jarrell and Colin Dowell has a surprising, melodically authentic punk gravitas attached—while still being fun to listen to. The band's rhythm section (bassist Jeremy Keith and drummer Sasha Horn) keep the whole affair ahead of the rock and roll ball, delivering beats that can be brutally big or scathingly subtle. The Bombpops meanwhile—an outfit outta San Diego—balance and blast out their pop-based pronouncements through the efforts of co-frontwomen Jen Razavi and Poli van Dam; they're touring on the strength of their latest recording on Fat Wreck Chords, Fear of Missing Out. Don't miss out on this demonstration of local and regional punkified power; $5 in advance or $10 at the door plus a valid 21+ ID will get you into a show that goes off at 9pm.

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