So Chrome Sparks apparently has a few hours open in his schedule to visit ABQ—somewhere in between juggling his gajillion other projects and fulfilling his role as busiest spacey electro-pop composer on the planet. New Mexico seems like the perfect place for those wide-open, expansive tunes of his. Maybe someone can talk him into posting up in the middle of the desert next time. Sound carries further at night and can have a a really spooky resonance. Just saying. This Friday, Sept. 30, he'll be wowing the pants off of us at Sister Bar (which is indoors, unfortunately) starting at 9pm. Sister • Fri Sep 30 • 9pm • $10-$12 • 21+ • View on Alibi calendar
V.25 No.44 | 11/03/2016
Courtesy of Nekromantix Facebook
Straight out of Hell
Sunday, Nov 6: Nekromantix • The Loveless • The Despots • surf, punk, blues, rock
Time to crawl out of your coffins and get dressed in your ghoulish best.
Wad Up, Home Fry?
Saturday, Nov 5: Homegirls Records • vinyl • Lindy Vision • electronic • Doer • A. Billi Free
Dance the night away with your local home girls.
Noise of Rebirth
Thursday, Nov 3: Chicharra • glam, metal • Holy Glories • garage rock, psychedelic • I C U M D R U M S • Constant Harmony • pop, alternative
Come for the droning, stay for the drums.
V.25 No.42 | 10/20/2016
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Saturday, Oct 29: The Rebelle Alliance Presents: Aftermath
A burlesque show featuring local favorites Joy Coy and Mayo Lua de Frenchie as well as One Chance Fancy, RiRi Syncyr, Mr. Valdez and comedian Maverick McWilliams.
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There Will Be A Time Warp
Friday, Oct 28: 2nd Annual Rocky Horror Siren Show
A live performance of Rocky Horror Picture Show's soundtrack by Siren Shipwreck. Costumes encouraged.
V.25 No.41 | 10/13/2016
Courtesy of Melanie Martinez's Facebook
Don't Cry About it, Be About it
Monday, Oct 24: Melanie Martinez • indie, pop • Handsome Ghost
Courtesy of Innastate
Stand Up and Be Counted
Friday, Oct 21: We Stand With Standing Rock Benefit • InnaState • rock • The Riddims • roots, reggae • Definition Rare • Clara Natonabah • Lyla June Johnson • K. Benally & LetsJusB • LetsJusB
We stand with Standing Rock.
Courtesy of the Artist
I Want to Believe
Saturday, Oct 15: Mr. Gnome • indie, rock • Leeches of Lore • stoner rock, psychedelic • Italian Rats
Mr. Gnome won't stop short of brilliant.
V.25 No.40 | 10/06/2016
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Yellowcard Gets the Red Card
Tuesday, Oct 11: Yellowcard • pop-punk, alternative • Like Torches • Dryjacket • indie
Your tweenage dreams have been awakened.
Saturday, Oct 8: Moonstone Anniversary Party
Shop local vendors with vintage clothing, botanical skincare, vinyl, terrariums, makeup, locally crafted metalwork and a handful of other desirable lifestyle and beauty products.
V.25 No.37 | 09/15/2016
Saturday, Sep 24: Steampunk Spectacular 5: Cthulhu's Revenge
A science-fiction themed day of workshops, costume contests and entertainment. Teens allowed if accompanied by an adult.
Ripping it Up
Friday, Sep 23: And Tearing it Down
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V.25 No.36 | 09/08/2016
Megafauna Melts Faces
Wednesday, Sep 21: Megafauna, Storming the Beaches with Logos in Hand and GRYGRDNS
Prepare to have your face melted.