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The Daily Word in James M. McGill, West Nile and meta-satellites
In the news: 8-7 on Wednesday night, local mosquitoes tested positive, James M. McGill, meta-satellite, Berry will meet with officials, rescued from a raging arroyo, Nearly half a million humans visited White Sands, Air Force officials and civilians discussed jet fuel clean up, transport water via pipeline from the San Augustin aquifer, mysterious meetings in Albuquerque about flying saucers
Bob Log III
Blues, Booze and Boobs: Bob brings the party to Low Spirits
Driving across the North American continent with only a box of guitars, drum parts and the blues—and prolly the directions to dozens of roadhouses, dimly lit bars and rustic concert venues as companions—Bob Log III makes an appearance on Tuesday night at Low Spirits (2823 Second Street NW). He may or may not have his dinghy on board, but this mysterious and damn talented master of the six-string promises a jam party complete with dancing, boob-stirred drinks and lap sitting as part of the experience. Log wears a human cannonball outfit and microphone-equipped helmet during his performances. He recently chatted with the Alibi on his drive out west. The guitarist now calls Melbourne, Australia home, and stopped in the western desert to talk.
AM: So this is your big summer tour, eh?
The Vortex Beyond: Man or Astro-Man?
Listen up, humans of Earth: There is surf rock in outer space. Like the otherworldly music of Sun Ra, it passed through Alabama before spreading like a crazy, unavoidable virus across this material realm. If you find yourself befuddled by the possibilities, set your mind at ease by checking out Man or Astro-Man? on Sunday, July 20. It's all happening at the perfect venue for hosting excellent extraterrestrial expeditions, the Launchpad (618 Central SW).
After spending the past decade visiting the vasty deep beyond our fragile sphere, band members Birdstuff, Coco the Electronic Monkey and Star Crunch make landfall in Burque to perform tracks from their latest, greatest extra-solar transmission Defcon 5…4…3…2…1, as well as revisiting their wickedly precise and witty tuneage from the '90s, including tracks from Intravenous Television Continuum, Experiment Zero and the What Remains Inside a Black Hole comp. In conjunction with this rare, star-gazing visitation, earthbound Alabaman act Wray supports their self-titled debut with some intense sonic shoe-gazing while Portlandite harbinger of hip Sallie Ford adds a grounded but hard-rocking complement to the acute angles and blurry nebulas being traversed on stage. Tickets for this 21-plus show are 13 Federation Credits. The airlocks engage at 7pm, and the countdown commences at 8pm. Launchpad • Sun Jul 20 • 8pm • $13 • View on Alibi calendar
The Daily Word in Arnold’s oasis, postmodernism, and Meteorite Museum
In the news: This week’s ABQ Journal fishing report, likes to hike Embudito Canyon, an Isotope homered in the PCL All-Star game, Carlito Springs, visiting Albuquerque today, it rained and rained some more, Coyote Canyon, threatened authorities with a BB gun before he was gunned down, investigated by the Securities and Exchange Commission, asbestos removal process
Faster Miles an Hour
Get about as oiled as a diesel train tomorrow night at Launchpad (618 Central SW) with a rumbling, roaring night of metal made from molecular materials similar to those used in locomotives—but much heavier, bro. Move past antimony and thallium on the periodic table, and think instead about lead and uranium when Roadrunner Records presents stoner rock from The Horned God (a band whose Celtic influences touch directly on the same metal mythologies explored by the likes of Slough Feg and Kyuss).
The Daily Word in Uber, APD and APS
In the news: Robinson gets called up to LA, San Pedro Boulevard, at World Socialist Web Site, Uber is denied, arrested when he was 12, violation of the First Amendment, double dip recession, vast nuclear weapons repository and 24-7 hot refueling center, an A+ rating, Robert “caught a 42-inch, 26-pound tiger muskie on Saturday, Bluewater Lake
The Daily Word in BBQ, PRC and descansos
In the news: fraudulent activity occurring, Texas-style barbeque restaurant, Albuquerque Tea Party reacts, Public Regulation Committee continues to have issues with ride-sharing, Del Toro will be in New Mexico, Designer Anders Hsi has some ideas, Statewide e-cig regulation, Hanoi Jane’s New Mexico ranch, decent breakfast burritos, Descansos in Valencia County
Gospel of Juneteenth
Even though folks had the telegram, news was slow coming to Texas after the Civil War. Freedmen there didn't hear of Lincoln’s Emancipation Proclamation until June 19, 1865. That day of discovery and freedom is a time to celebrate black history. Juneteenth is celebrated in Albuquerque with a variety of events. Foremost is Gospelfest, which manifests at the African American Performing Arts Center (310 San Pedro NE) on tomorrow at 7pm. The concert features performances by the Faith Tabernacle Full Gospel Church Choir, The Sons of Shiloh, One Accord and solo artists Norell Banks and Lemar. Traditionally these sorts of commemorative concerts feature a reading of Lincoln’s historic proclamation as well as presentations of work by notable African-American writers and artists. Admission to this popular yearly event is free, and the gathering serves as a poignant reminder to reflect on the outcome of that terrible war and to ensure the battle for civil rights continues unabated. For more information, call 453-4865. African American Performing Arts Center, Expo NM • Fri Jun 20 • 7pm • FREE • View on Alibi calendar
The Daily Word in APD protest, Kit Carson Park and Mr. Clean
In the news: Jaramillo overturned some of David Correia’s conditions of release, Mr. Clean visited the Isotopes, employees of Hotel Albuquerque confronted protesters, partners, yo, Maloney’s is closing, fighter, took home $140,000, New Mexican jumping mouse, "Kit Carson Park" is no more, NM Class-A Six Man High School Football All Star game, 24-hour Denny’s
Bad Moon Revisited
A band called Creedence Clearwater Revisited plays Route 66 Casino tomorrow night. Their repertoire includes a heap of tunes by seminal Americana band Creedence Clearwater Revival, but don’t get the two confused. There will be nary a mention of anyone named Fogerty at this upcoming concert, though I'm sure the latter folks are partially responsible for writing the tuneage being explored on this and subsequent tours. Don’t get confused; it’s a familiar story in rocanrol: Founding members leave a once-mighty band. Sometimes, those remaining still wanna rock out for silver and other treasure. They want to use a name that listeners will be familiar with, buy tickets for and, when called upon, remember favorite songs by …
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