Vintners who rock
A grape revolution has made wine accessible to the middle class. It’s also made vintners of some rock stars. Joseph Baca looks at who has taken up the Bacchanalian indulgence.
Music to Your Ears
Burque underground hip-hop vets Def-I and Wake Self collaborate as Definition Rare and release The Desert Heat LP.
Longtime local songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Todd Eric Lovato (Skinnyfat, Fantastic Planet, Felonious Groove Foundation and now Todd & the Fox) put his music library on shuffle.
Flyer on the Wall
Black Friday sees the return of the Kosmos’ answer to the post-Thanksgiving chain store consumption barrage.
¡Mayday! • Demrick • DJ Stigmata • Septicemia Records • rap, hip-hop
I’m not sure that the concept of “genre” is really relevant anymore in the realm of music. The days of “pure” music are long gone, and while this might leave some “old-heads” grumbling over message boards about the loss of “real rap” or “real jazz,” I think that for the most part this is a good thing. The possibilities are more abundant than ever before as artists dip their fingers in any number of genres and traditions. ¡MAYDAY! is one group embracing this diversity in their quest for success…
Geekon • Arcade Art Show and Pinball Tournament
Break out your quarters! Geekon—Albuquerque's premier arcade cabinet and pinball machine restoration and preservation company—is sponsoring the Arcade Art Show and Pinball Tournament starting at 7pm on Saturday, Aug. 26. Local artists will be exhibiting paintings, sculptures and more inspired by classic video games. There will be DJs, alcohol, food and plenty of video games and pinball machines to play at the local watering hole, Sister. Art will remain up though Aug. 29. This is a free event, but you must be 21+.