King Kong of Car Shows: KongFusion 2014
A car show featuring live music by Chamillionaire, Paul Wall and more, as well as a bikini contest, Car Limbo, exhibitions and more.
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Think You Know Dick? Try Smut Trivia
Tell the world what you know about the ins and outs of the old in-and-out. Smut Trivia, your chance to put your money where your mouth has been, starts at 8pm.
Ride the Thunder
There's no greater compliment this writer can bestow on Nik Turner's Hawkwind than describing latest single “Fallen Angel STS-51-L” as reminiscent of the psychedelic-punk sound of Chrome and the ongoing work of main man Helios Creed. When Turner's current Hawkwind incarnation played Low Spirits earlier this year, they kicked out the jams with impressive consistency, complete with visuals, writhing, gyrating and go-go dancing. Nik Turner's Hawkwind doesn't just perform standards in the “greatest hits” style so many bands past their prime tend toward; instead, they offer new material that equals the classics in intensity and weirdness.
The extensive Mighty Thunder Rider tour also features heavy sets by self-described Krautrock/prog rock group Hedersleben—also Nik Turner's backing band, featuring excellent guitar work by U.K. Subs' Nicky Garratt—and Witch Mountain, “top-tier purveyors of American doom.” Also on the bill for this Launchpad (618 Central SW) show tomorrow night are Albuquerque's finest stoner rock outfit Black Maria, who are recording a new album slated for release in the near future; look forward to fresh material from these giants among men. As for the concert, don't worry if the volume makes your ears bleed: That's the way all these bands roll. Doors are at 8pm, and $12 gets you in. Launchpad • Sat Aug 30 • 9pm • $12 • 21+ • View on Alibi calendar
Let it Burn: The 90th Burning of Zozobra
Kick off the Fiestas de Santa Fe with the burning of Will Shuster's Zozobra, staged every year by the Kiwanis Club of Santa Fe.
Melt Your Face Off
Hear tunes by Corrosion of Conformity, BL'AST!, Brant Bjork and Lord Dying.
Chill With Some Chile
Benefiting Habitat for Humanity, the event includes green chile roasting, live music, arts & crafts, used books, plants, a silent auction and more.
Shaken and Stirred: ABurlyQ! A Burlesque & Sideshow Spectacular!
Escape your daily grind with some good old-fashioned bump’n’grind this weekend.
The Soul of Maxwell
Hear some neo-soul from one of its most notable progenitors at Legends Theater.
A Farm-Tastic Extravaganza
Featuring blacksmith demonstrations, antique tractors, trucks & machinery, model trucks & tractors and more.
Crazy Legs Heads to Burque: Chris Fonseca is ready to laugh
Featuring three nationally touring stand-up comedians: Chris "Crazy Legs" Fonseca, John Mark Gard and Keith Breckenridge.
Sammy D at Ned's Bar & Grill
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