V.22 No.19 | 5/9/2013
Julia Minamata juliaminamata.com
Many Shades of Gray
Shrubsall deconstructs the banjo’s complex cultural symbolism
Steven Robert Allen reports on the banjo’s complex cultural symbolism and Wayne Shrubsall’s 70th birthday party.
V.22 No.8 | 2/21/2013
Move something, keeping up with the Joneses and sailing the post-rock sea
Indulge your wildly eclectic taste in music—hip-hop, bluesy rock and roll, country, post-rock, prog and post-metal art-rock—with a smidgen of assistance from this week’s Music to Your Ears. Check out related A/V below. Sister • Talib Kweli • Zoology Crew • Sat Feb 23 • 10 pm • $35 • 21+ • sisterthebar.com
Music to Your Ears
Sate your cravings for hip-hop, rock and roll, art-rock and instrumental post-rock with a little help from Music to Your Ears.
V.21 No.22 | 5/31/2012
Courtesy of Elliott’s Ramblers
Banjos on High
Elliott and co. ramble back to Burque
After a long absence, Elliott’s Ramblers, one of the most beloved bluegrass acts in New Mexico history, is returning to Albuquerque for a show.
V.21 No.16 | 4/19/2012
Roots of Bluegrass
This week former Alibi editor-in-chief Steven Robert Allen wrote about The Roots of Bluegrass Show, happening tonight at the South Broadway Cultural Center. Read about the down-home festivities here: Talkin’ Semantic Rhetorical Terminological Blues.
Talkin’ Semantic Rhetorical Terminological Blues
The roots of bluegrass
At a concert this Friday evening at the South Broadway Cultural Center, Blaine Sprouse, Peter Feldmann and Wayne Shrubsall will explore the origins of bluegrass, a genre that hasn’t been around that long, but that’s deeply linked to the ancient, weird, anonymous music sometimes called folk. The idea behind the show is to explore how old-time traditional music from Appalachia, along with elements from gospel and jazz, evolved into the musical form pioneered by Bill Monroe and his Bluegrass Boys in the mid-’40s.
V.20 No.30 | 7/28/2011
Music to Your Ears
A Wild Party
Only 20 minutes east of Albuquerque (in the mountains where it’s 10 degrees cooler) Wildlife West is equipped with venue facilities and hosts regular events. Beginning on Friday, July 29, and running through Sunday, July 31, is the biggest of the year: The ninth Wildlife West Music Festival. The three-day fest features two shaded stages (attendees will not be sitting in the sun, promoters say) and more than a dozen performing acts of the acoustic persuasion—bluegrass, Western swing, old time and folk, to name a few.
V.19 No.42 | 10/21/2010
Eric Williams ericwphoto.com
Squash Blossom Boys’ debut album is sneaking up on you
A pioneering band in Albuquerque’s Americana scene, the Squash Blossom Boys brings expert musicianship and rollicking energy to standard and original tunes. The squashies have played in various locales—bars, growers’ markets, on tour earlier this year opening for the Meat Puppets, maybe even at your backyard barbecue—and the band’s popularity is on a steady upward climb. But even fans may not know the winding path these bluegrass men have traveled.
V.19 No.8 | 2/25/2010
Flyer on the Wall
You Git Now, Vince
Soon Albuquerque’s burliest bluegrass band will lose its bass player, Vince Edgerton, to the northerly mecca of Denver. The Porter Draw will continue to perform, but on Saturday, Feb. 27, the bearded ladies gather together for a special final performance with Vince. Blackbird Buvette (509 Central NW) hosts at 10 p.m., and the show is free. (Jessica Cassyle Carr)
V.19 No.5 | 2/4/2010
Our Haiti Benefit Ruled!
Eleven bands hit the stage on Thursday, Jan. 28, to raise money for the Red Cross relief effort on the ground in Haiti. We took in $1,050, which is fantastic.
We’re grateful to Launchpad, Eclipse Production Services and Ecco Gelato for helping us do this thing. Thanks to Jessica Billey, Minie Gonzales and Maya Malloy, who contributed art for the silent auction. Love to the Alibi family for helping out and chasing down prizes for the raffle. Further ups to all the bands who put on great shows. (Guys, if you want any pictures for your websites, I’ve got tons from that night.)
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