Fall Crawl 2007
Music for your inner Sasquatch
By Laura Marrich
Attention, citizens of New Mexico! The creepiest creatures known to man—you know, Yetis, Abominable Snowmen and Giant Squid—have taken over downtown Albuquerque and refuse to leave. But the Alibi has a plan.
We handed out hundreds of instruments to the beasts and, just as we'd hoped, they forgot about eating us. In fact, they've turned out to be amazing musicians! To celebrate the triumph of music over man-eating monsters, we're throwing a great big party. Buy one flat-rate wristband ($10 in advance, $15 day-of-show) and you'll gain access to tons of Downtown venues and six hours of original, live performances by these cryptozoological masterminds. It's all happening this Saturday, Sept. 1.
Save Time and Money
You'll save precious Crawling time and $5 by purchasing your Fall Crawl wristbands in advance. Presale tickets are available for $10 at all Ticketmaster outlets (plus a service fee), Owl Green's Music (121 Seventh Street NW, 243-1889), the UNM-area Mail Station (2118 Central SE, 842-1306) and right here. Note that you can avoid paying a service fee by purchasing wristbands directly from us. If you enjoy standing in line, day-of-show wristbands cost $15 and will be available at the Alibi Info Booth (Central and Fifth Street), the Carom Club (Central and Third Street), Burt's Tiki Lounge (Gold and Fourth Street) and the El Rey Theater (Central and Seventh Street) on the night of the Crawl.
Leave the Kids at Home
This time around, all participating Crawl venues are 21-and-over only. (Our insurance doesn’t cover youths in the event of a monster-releated accident.) Don’t worry kids: We’ll roll out at least one all-ages stage for our upcoming Spring Crawl in 2008.
We know you’ll have fun and drink responsibly. We also know that if you do get wasted, you’ll be smart enough not to try to drive home. We suggest checking in to one of the many reasonably priced hotels that Downtown has to offer or calling a cab. Both are especially fun when you’re sauced. Some taxi numbers are:
Albuquerque Cab: 883-4888
Checker Cab: 243-7777
Yellow Cab: 247-8888
Giant Cab: 293-4222
Customize Your Crawl
Once you're squared away on safely getting to and from the Crawl, scan the schedule of bands to see who's playing and where during each time slot. Next, cruise through our "Compendium of Crawling Cryptids," an alphabetical listing of Fall Crawl 2007 performers. We’ve enlisted the world’s foremost cryptozoological experts, professors Reginald and Archibald Bottomsworth, to give you general information about each act, including music genres, where to find them online and field notes on their general appearance and behavior.
Note that we've also provided a nifty Crawl map with clearly marked locations of participating venues, the Info Booth and other useful information. We'll be glad to answer any additional questions you might have at our Info Booth.
Feeling hungry? Downtown continues to blossom with the most diverse restaurant scene it’s ever enjoyed. Everything from comfort foods to fine dining and exotic fare are within easy reach of the Crawl venues. Thumb through the "Crawl Chow" capsules in this week's food section. You'll find a listing of every late-night dining establishment in the heart of Downtown, plus many that are just a short walk or drive from all the action. Now get Crawling!
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