V.25 No.19 | 05/12/2016
Saturday, May 21: Celtic Festival and Highland Games
By Renee Chavez [ Thu May 19 2016 10:00 AM ]
See rugby games, sheep herding, horses and a strong man competition.
Not Just a Fish
I don't know what axeman is, but I keep saying it
By Maggie Grimason [ Tue May 17 2016 2:43 PM ]
A X E M A N:
I've trying really hard to insert "axeman" into conversations. Specifically, when referring to myself. But, alas, I am slowly, surely learning to play bass. And, per the stupid dictionary, axeman "esp" refers to guitarists, "esp" male guitarists.
Incidentally, I looked up the logically corresponding word "axewoman." To which I got the polite response: "Did you mean 'axman'?" No, I did not. And then, it provided more suggestions: Did I mean "jazzwoman"? Eh, I'm really not good enough to be called that. And definitely not my genre. "Markswoman"? Definitely not. "Examen"? Oh god, no.
A halfhearted Google search, resulting from the fact that this post has no clear direction, for the word "bass" turns up lots of ads for fishing poles and dead animals with wide mouths and blank eyes staring at me from my screen.
As of late, I've been plucking along with friends who are a bazillion times more talented me and for the first time I'm in a band. Even though I've been dreaming of it since I dressed like Kurt Cobain in high school.
I don't need to be validated with a badass title like "axewoman" but I do need to be validated with cheers and applause, so come to Punk Rock Open Mic at Winning's THIS Friday, May 20 at 7pm.
V.25 No.18 | 05/05/2016
Painting by Joseph Karl Stieler / Public Domain
Roll Over, Beethoven!
Saturday, May 14: Beethoven Festival
By August March [ Thu May 12 2016 11:00 AM ]
A tribute to one of the most influential classical composers. Guest Conductor Ryan McAdams leads the program with special guest, Van Cliburn Crystal Award winner, Sean Chen.
V.25 No.19 | 5/12/2016
Courtesy Cinder Cone Media
Art Groove Celebrates Life
Fundraiser benefits Mental Health Awareness Month
By Robin Babb
This weekend, in honor of Mental Health Awareness Month, Albuquerque’s Cinder Cone Media is hosting Art Groove: Free Your Mind and Shine, an art and music fundraiser unlike any other.
V.25 No.18 | 05/05/2016
Pre-Día de las Madres
Saturday, May 7: Tequila, Taco and Cerveza Fest
By Rini Grammer [ Fri May 6 2016 6:00 PM ]
A showcase of diverse Mexican alcohols, unique local taco recipes, live bands, water pong, Chihuahua racing and much more.
Saturday, May 7: Cinco de Mayo Folk Art and Music Festival
By Taylor Grabowsky [ Fri May 6 2016 3:00 PM ]
Featuring over 35 local artists, music by Alpha Blue and Mariachi Amor Eternal, and Wild Fiesta Apron Contest hosted by Cherie and Pamela Montoya.
Hey Bob, Try a Kebab
Saturday, May 7: Albuquerque Turkish Festival
By Renee Chavez [ Fri May 6 2016 2:00 PM ]
Sample Turkish-Mediterranean cuisine, see cultural exhibits, folk dances, live music, arts and crafts and more.
courtesy of sabakucon.com
Friday, May 6: Sabaku Con
By Devin O'Leary [ Fri May 6 2016 11:00 AM ]
An anime and Japanese pop-culture convention featuring competitive gaming, cosplay workshops and panels with celebrities like Cara Nicole, Brittney Karbowski and Maile Flanagan.
The Daily Word in Millennials, Art and David Cameron
By Megan Reneau [ Thu May 5 2016 12:00 PM ]
People will no longer be jailed if they aren't able to pay court fines in Colorado Springs.
Millennials are so _________.
If you don a sombrero, a fake mustache or utter “Cinco de Drinko” today (or ever) please don't talk to me.
This doctor said the hospital she works at told her not to talk about abortions with her patients.
This feminist artist makes jabs at famous artists.
V.25 No.18 | 5/5/2016
Bodhisattva of the Surf Guitar
A conversation with Dick Dale
By August March
Dick Dale invented summertime. Before he figured out how to channel the power of the ocean and the intensity of non-Western rhythms through an electric guitar, the kids in southern California were mostly square and spent the months between June and September going to barn dances, politely adhering to their parents’ customs, never daring to wander away from 4/4 timing, never craving to turn the volume up to 11.
Summer Guide 2016
Ever Been to Concert Heaven?
Be a good neighbor and go see some shows
By August March
Summertime is concert time.
Born Ruffians XTRA RUFF · Andrew Bird Are You Serious · A$AP Ferg Always Strive and Prosper
By Robin Babb
Reviews of new music releases.
V.25 No.17 | 04/28/2016
The Daily Word in Republicans, Harry Potter and Vaginas
By Megan Reneau [ Thu Apr 28 2016 11:33 AM ]
“uz tha debil” –John Boehner to Ted Cruz
I really enjoy Tina Fey but I don't understand how people can just call her perfect when she relies on socially acceptable racism so much.
And this is exactly why, out of all the Harry Potter films, Harry Potter And The Half-Blood Prince is my favorite.
Kesha is recording again!
The next Vice President could be Tom Perez.
Another Doctors Without Borders hospital has been attacked.
This ancient treat fucks eeeeeverything up.
Former House Speaker and life-long sex offender Dennis Hastert has been sentenced to just 15 months in prison.
V.25 No.16 | 04/21/2016
Who Needs Picasso?
Friday, Apr 29: ArtsUnexpected
By Monica Schmitt [ Wed Apr 27 2016 1:00 PM ]
ThisÂ student-curated event features over 250 artists including filmmakers, dancers, thespians, visual artists and musicians performing and showcasing their works across campus.
Allen Russell Photography
Thursday, Apr 28: Gathering of Nations
By Maggie Grimason [ Wed Apr 27 2016 12:00 PM ]
Competitive performances, food, music and art at the largest pow-wow in North America.
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