Burger Records won my heart with their cassette reissue of seminal death-rock band Christian Death’s Only Theatre of Pain. I’m not ultra-familiar with the acts on Burger’s SXSW roster, and that’s exactly as it should be. If you can handle the hyperreal hustle and bustle of the fest, it’s always a great way to discover new music and consequently, to be discovered. As a city, we benefit from pre- and post-SXSW tour traffic every year. With Meow Wolf’s Santa Fe booking on indefinite hiatus, chances are you’ll see more SXSW-adjacent artists in Burque proper during this and coming years; bookmark nmbands.com for deets on local “underground” gigs. On Monday, March 17, see Burger roster-mates Gap Dream, Cosmonauts, The Garden, The Abigails, Curtis Harding, Summer Twins, Mozes and the Firstborn and Vision at Sister (407 Central NW). Admission to this 21-plus mini-fest is $10, and it runs from 6pm 'til the wee hours and ecstatically represents Burger’s sun-kissed West Coast garage/pop/psych/soul/neo-punk/Satanic country prowess.
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