Leeches of Lore


V.26 No.5 | 02/02/2017

Music

James Whiton and the Leeches of Lore!

Collaborative effort will be mind-blowing, say music experts

On Friday, Feb. 24, 2017 we're all going to head up to Santa for a gig that must not be missed and we'd like you to come along too!

Along with the fantastically funky and audaciously avant-garde folks over at Meow Wolf (1352 Rufina Circle, Santa Fe), Weekly Alibi is proud to present a concert featuring some of the best music this town—this state, this nation, this world, this universe for that matter—has to offer.

James Whiton, a master of the bass in all its forms, whether acoustic or electric, just released a new record entitled Perchance to Dream on Cinder Cone Media Worldwide. He'll perform his new work, the entirety of the album, that night.

And if that ain't enough to knock your head into a distant galaxy, then prepare yourself for Whiton's special guests, Burque's legendary Leeches of Lore, an outfit that knows no sonic boundaries.

Experts say this gig will blow your freaking mind.

As Whiton told Weekly Alibi, "This new record, I made it for my damn self. I wanted it to be beautiful and dark. I didn't want someone telling me I had to make it "poppier" or more accessible. I recorded with Howard Wulkan at the Lab, he's got an indie label called Cinder Cone Media, and he told me he wanted me to make the record I wanted to make.

It's a journey. It's about taking those dark and terrible parts of myself, the parts we all pretend don't exist, and making music out of them. The cover art reflects that aesthetic. My friend Norton Wisdom, a brilliant painter from LA, does a lot of live painting with bands and most of the art for this record comes from those performances.

The album uses a lot of classical compositional techniques; themes and motives come in and out as you progress through the songs. I used a lot of sound design between tracks, like those old Pink Floyd records I love so much. I think it helps the record tell the story, puts the listener right where I want them to be to experience the song.

It's instrumental music, so the listener is free to make their own assumptions, but I also wanted to set the scene a little bit. I use the sound design to let your ears know where I was coming from when I conceived of the piece."

Sounds, pretty cool, eh? Tickets for this 9pm, 21+ elusively genre-busting concert are only $10.

There're available here.

So be there or continue to portray yourself as L7, okay?

V.25 No.41 | 10/13/2016
Courtesy of the Artist

Event Horizon

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.31 | 08/04/2016

Event Horizon

The Stuffed Animal Band

Friday, Aug 12: Shoulder Voices Album Release Party

Local rock'n'roll heavyweights perform live.
V.25 No.4 | 01/28/2016
courtesy of the band

Event Horizon

Punk Ass Girlfriends

Saturday, Feb 6: Russian Girlfriends • rock, punk • Leeches of Lore • stoner rock, psychedelic • Hanta • stoner rock • The Talking Hours

Russian Girlfriends get ready to conquer the US.
V.24 No.47 | 11/19/2015

Music

Three Burque Bands

Three vibrant videos

Leeches of Lore, Youngsville and Red Light Cameras
V.24 No.16 | 4/16/2015

Show Up!

In Good Faith

Concerts you can believe in

Show Up! delivers deets on glam insect metal, post-punk, no wave, experimental, stoner rock, funk and 4/20-friendly party rock gigs happening this week in Burque.
V.24 No.7 | 2/12/2015
From left, Leeches of Lore and Jonathan Richman
Courtesy of artists

Show Up!

An Event Horizon

How we learned to stop resisting gravitational pull

Show Up! delivers deets on this week's Albuquerque concert scene. We're talkin' the blues, country/noise/metal, rockabilly, goth rock, garage-punk and singer/songwriter cred of the highest order.
V.23 No.25 | 6/19/2014
Leeches of Lore
Courtesy of artist

Four Up

Megafauna + LOL

Whether you’re seeking country-fried metal, Latin/American syncretism, an antifolk one-man band or outlaw country, Four Up has you covered. Now with A/V!
V.22 No.35 | 8/29/2013

Music

This Saturday August 24: Leeches of Lore only $5 at Sister.

Sister’s ad in this week’s Alibi erroneously indicated that Saturday’s Leeches of Lore show had a $15 cover charge. Not so. It’s only $5. My fault. Sorry everyone.

V.22 No.34 | 8/22/2013
Leeches of Lorchestra

Ledger Lines

LOL version dos, piano bar swank and punk rock girl

LOL version dos

ISO twang-and-thrash, surf noir, solo piano or a doc on women in the hardcore and punk movements during the past three decades? Let Ledger Lines mark the way.
V.22 No.4 | 1/24/2013
Lauren Anderson
Harry Redus-Brown

Music

Burque unplugged

Jim Phillips got the skinny on the Super Awesome Acoustic Show and pianist Lauren Anderson by hanging out in a bar and pushing a 3-year-old in a stroller. In the process, he may have teared up a bit. Read all about the frisson-inducing showcase in ¡Viva Hyperbole! Check out a Lauren Anderson track below. Low Spirits • Super Awesome Acoustic Show • Fri Jan 25 • 9 pm • $3 • 21+ • lowspiritslive.com

Lauren Anderson
Harry Redus-Brown

Aural Fixation

¡Viva Hyperbole!

Acoustics of a social experiment

Musician and writer Jim Phillips pushes a stroller and braves a bar to bring you the scoop on the Super Awesome Acoustic Show.
V.21 No.35 | 8/30/2012
Andy Lutz, Steve Hammond and Noah Wolters

Spotlight

Leeches of Lore R.I.P. It Up

Hammond ventures to Old Mexico

It’s the end of an era for this twang-and-thrash trio. The Alibi chatted by phone with frontman Steve Hammond in his Nob Hill home before he rushed off to Leeches of Lorchestra practice.
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V.21 No.26 | 6/28/2012

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Bloodletting

If you like your gay on the Rob Halford end of the sonic spectrum, Leeches of Lore, Boar Worship, Fando and Contortionist are here to fill the void of distortion, aggression and medieval/occult imagery. Note that this show isn’t an official part of Pride. It just happens concurrently Downtown at Launchpad (618 Central SW) on Saturday, June 30, at 9:30 p.m. Admission is $5. (JCC)

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