Fall Crawl 2006
A musical night of epic proportions
By Laura Marrich and Marisa Demarco
Citizens of Earth! Nowhere in the great state of New Mexico do some many local and national music acts converge in one bustling metropolitan hub, on a single heroic night. We call it "crawling," and its never been more action-packed! Buy one flat-rate wristband ($10 in advance, $15 day-of-show) and you'll gain access to six hours of original, live performances this Saturday, Aug. 26.
Thanks to a combination of unusually wet weather and a shortage of overtime Albuquerque Police Department officers, our usual Fifth Street outdoor stage wasn't looking like such a super idea. We've rendered it invisible for the time being, but rest assured, it will reappear for our next Crawl in the spring. We hope you'll still have a super time.
Downtown is booming with the strongest, most diverse restaurant scene it’s ever enjoyed. Everything from enchiladas and burgers 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.
Rescue Youth from the Clutches of Boredom!
You don't have to be a barfly to Crawl. Thanks our special all-ages Crawl venue, even under-21 music lovers can take advantage of Downtown's thriving music community. The Sunshine Theater (Central between First and Second Streets) will showcase the immense skills of Albuquerque hip-hop emcees and DJs, plus national headliners KRS-ONE and Saafir. Smoking and alcohol service will be available in segregated areas for those of legal drinking age.
Eliminate Headache and Credit Card Debt!
You'll save time and money by purchasing your Fall Crawl wristbands in advance. They are available for $10 at all Ticketmaster outlets (plus a service fee, www.ticketmaster.com), Natural Sound in Nob Hill (plus a service fee, 255-8295) and online here. Note that you can avoid paying a service fee by purchasing wristbands directly through the Alibi website. If you enjoy standing in line, day-of-show wristbands cost $15 and will be available at the Alibi Info Booth, Sunshine Theater and El Rey Theater on the night of the Crawl.
Your best line of defense is always to drink responsibly. No matter what happens, do not drive drunk. Don't allow anyone you know to drive drunk, either. Instead, check in to one of the many reasonably priced hotels that Downtown has to offer, call a cab or take the $5 JIT Shuttle (departs from Fourth Street and Central between the hours of 11 p.m. and 2 a.m.). All three are especially fun when you've been hitting the sauce. 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 into the Crawl, scan the schedule of bands to see who's playing and where during each time slot. Next, cruise through the Fortress of Amplitude, an alphabetical listing of Fall Crawl 2006 performers. Listings are made up of general information about each musical act, including music genres, where to find them online and a brief superpowered bio.
Note that we've also provided a nifty Crawl map with clearly marked locations of participating venues, the Info Booth and parking. We'll be glad to answer any additional questions you might have at our Info Booth. Now ... to the Fortress of Amplitude!
The Fortress of Amplitude
Ants Have Voices
Alex Maryol Band
The Big Spank
Coke Is Better with Bourbon
Danny Winn and The Earthlings
The Dirty Novels
Dread Pirate Hotchkiss
Feels Like Sunday
Five Minute Sin
The Ground Beneath
Hit By A Bus
The Jenny Gamble Trio
Le Chat Lunatique
Long Gone Trio
Memphis P. Tails
Mystic Vision/One Foundation
Old Man Shattered
Pilot to Bombardier
Rage Against Martin Sheen
Romeo Goes To Hell
The Surf Lords
Unit 7 Drain
The DJ Lair of Doom and Justice
Chatter Sunday: Santa Fe Opera at Las Puertas
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