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Artist Jaque Fragua returns to the streets

Artist Jaque Fragua, who grew up on the Jemez Pueblo, usually expresses his urgently questioning worldview through bold combinationspartly of materials (from aerosol paint to found objects) and partly of ideas (like technology’s impact on colonization). Fragua collaborated with Chris Stain and Lichiban in 2010 on murals on the south- and west-facing walls of the El Rey Theater, and his William S. Burroughs-influenced series "Separate Savage Realities" is currently available at the NATIVE(X) Gallery in Santa Fe. Now Fragua’s distinctive aesthetic is taking him in a novel direction: a collaboration with Santa Fe clothing brand Not New Worldwide that includes a vintage slub cotton t-shirt and a raw denim jacket. Fragua’s screen-printed “Don’t Believe the Type” tagline “can be a comment on streetwear, graffiti [or] advertising,” said Jack Rael of Not New Worldwide in a press release. The designs will be unveiled at a pop up shop inside Nob Hill menswear store Izzy Martin (3019 Central NE), launching Friday, Aug. 30 from 6:30 to 9pm.

The campaign for the clothing line includes a slick video shot on the streets of Albuquerque. Media artist Dylan McLaughlin says he followed Fragua and Rael over the course of about an hour and a half. “We started in Nob Hill and moved downtown,” he tells me via email. “All the imagery in the that area is iconic and recognizable. Albuquerque has a very great aesthetic when viewed from the right perspective.” Since that perspective here includes what appears to be illicit graffiti-making, it remains to be seen whether the video will bring the right kind of attention to the project. Still, there’s something bewitching about seeing iconic local spots photographed so stylishly. “Jaque sort of just did his thing and I did mine,” says McLaughlin. “Creation and collaboration [are] real when each person is doing what feels right.”

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This Is Not New Pop Up Shop Launch

Friday, Aug. 30, 6:30 to 9pm

Izzy Martin Menswear
3019 Central NE
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Nicole Dextras’ “Nomadik Harvest Dress”

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Fashion season

By Lisa Barrow
This week’s Culture Shock covers wearable plans, a doggy benefit and information on registering for this year’s Zine Fest.
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Music

Cowboys and Indian rock away genre stereotypes

Cowboys and Indian (from left) Gerome Fragua, Jeff Cooper and Matthew Ezzard
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Cowboys and Indian (from left) Gerome Fragua, Jeff Cooper and Matthew Ezzard

It’s refreshing to have your stereotypical notions obliterated by other humans. That’s what happened to me when I interviewed Cowboys and Indian guitarist Gerome Fragua and upright bassist Matthew Ezzard. Expecting fashion-rockabilly cats, I was pleasantly surprised to spend some time gabbing with two intelligent, open-minded, funny and musically diverse dudes who care more about rehearsing than futzing around with Dapper Dan’s pomade.

In the article, Playing Cowboys and Indian, I noted that drummer Jeff Cooper couldn’t make the interview because he was on the road as a short-haul truck driver, but I neglected to explain the other members’ day jobs. Fragua serves as the music director for Paragon Church, a Southern Baptist church in Rio Rancho. The band has even played there. Ezzard is currently immersed in his final semester of fire science studies at CNM and hopes to become a structural firefighter.

Cowboys and Indian

with Anthony Leon & The Chain and Todd and the Fox

Saturday, Oct. 13, at 9 p.m.

Low Spirits

2823 Second Street NW

Tickets: $5, 21-and-over

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Cowboys and Indian (from left) Gerome Fragua, Jeff Cooper and Matthew Ezzard
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Playing Cowboys and Indian

Hillbilly rockers roll through fashion, cars and music

By Samantha Anne Carrillo
Two-thirds of Cowboys and Indian talk pomade (or lack thereof), redux, car culture and recording aspirations.
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A coming-of-age story about pants

Before: The 505 house-party uniform
Before: The 505 house-party uniform

The fashion bloggers at BurqueStyle have embarked upon an age-old endeavor.

You see, there comes a time in every young jerk’s life, when one might want to get the kind of job where clothes matter a little.

I’m not talking about life at the Alibi. Most days, we’re just lucky we’re all wearing pants. (To be fair, some staffers dress very nicely here. I’m not one of them.) However, if I were a lawyer defending you in a triple-homicide case, maybe you’d want me to class it up a little. Like with a hat or something.

Which brings us to Jersey punk transplant J. He once drove a car through a Home Depot. He hangs around Dumpsters, if the photos on the blog are any indication. Soon, he will be a young professional. So BurqueStyle and local clothing shop Toad Road hooked him up with some ideas.

After: Top o the mornin’, guvna!
After: Top o the mornin’, guvna!

I think it’s actually kinda hard to dress professionally but still feel like yourself if you’re coming from an counterculture background. They did nice work. And J still got a chance to point out that if you’re wearing pants that cost $180, it totally blows if you screw them up somehow. But they fit nice, he says, and feel better than the mass-produced, cookie-cutter $15 jeans dangling from plastic hangers at Walmart.

And all the better if you can support local business or avoid child-labor-made goods in the process.

BurqueStyle’s got an event happening this weekend, too. Pop Up ABQ is Saturday, 7 p.m., at the Corrales Bistro Brewery. Details here.

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Fashion

Fashion in Burque

No, for serious

From Burque Style: Sean and Stefanie Montano. He is the co-owner and general manager of Monroe’s. She is owner of Stilo Lifestyle Accessories, a boutique in Nob Hill.
From Burque Style: Sean and Stefanie Montano. He is the co-owner and general manager of Monroe’s. She is owner of Stilo Lifestyle Accessories, a boutique in Nob Hill.

Most fashion writing bugs me. It’s usually snippy, sexist, classist, racist and, above all, anti-local. Women are the primary targets of criticism, everything is absurdly expensive, and white people fashion is the right fashion. Experts usually espouse advice in line with national trends that have nothing to do with your area.

And as we all know, ours is a region with identity.

Which is why I was thrilled to see some locals doing fashion right. The good people at Burque Style embarked on a mission to document our city. (Disclosure: One of their writers, Jessica Del Curto, used to work with me at the Daily Lobo.) The site doesn’t front a nasty tone. Instead, it celebrates the local fashion of regular people.

Today, the team’s posted a boo feature showcasing couples. It’s damn cute.

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Fashion

Missoni for Target stuff unleashed today

The faux designer duds in question
The faux designer duds in question

Missoni’s heavily marketed=highly anticipated line of wares for big box retailer Target hit the shelves/internet today. The brouhaha was so intense, it crashed Target’s website. Admittedly, I kind of want some tumblers ... but think most of the merch is a little tacky.

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