The City of Albuquerque's Cultural Services Department and ABQtodo.com present this year's first Live & Local on Friday, March 31 at the historic KiMo Theatre. Live & Local is a free concert featuring two of Albuquerque's most popular musical artists.
Appearing on stage at 7pm is Lilah Rose, an electronic pop/alternative rock singer-songwriter based out of the Albuquerque. Rose uses vocal looping to showcase the voice as an instrument and continues to explore all genres of music, incorporating melodic synthesizers, rhythms, beats and visuals to her sounds. She continues to grow her video and performance portfolio with co-creators and artists alike. Her latest album Young Together was released in August 2016.
The Real Matt Jones takes over at 7:30pm. The Real Matt Jones is a singer-songwriter who looks to the idiosyncrasies in life and magnifies them to the point where listeners say, "Oh yeah, I can see that."
Originally from Albuquerque, Jones has as performed and toured extensively in many areas throughout the United States and Canada. He wrote the songs for his most recent album, History, over a period of four years. History debuted at #16 on the Amazon.com singer-songwriter charts.
Grub and suds will be available for purchase from Blazin Zia food truck and Bosque Brewery.
Admission is free. The KiMo Theatre turns 90 this year. Opened on September 19, 1927, it is one of the oldest and most unique places in the state to watch a show.
Live & Local is a program designed to showcase local bands. The concert will be recorded and broadcast at a later date on local cable channel GOV TV 16 and will also be available on YouTube. This is the community's chance to discover new music and support their favorite performers.