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Glitter Dick
Paul Blackburn
Glitter Dick

Glitter Dick performs at a benefit for Amy Clinkscales tonight at the Launchpad. Read Captain America’s article about the show here: Wham, Glam Thank You Ma’am.

V.21 No.14 | 4/5/2012
Glitter Dick
Paul Blackburn

Spotlight

Wham, Glam, Thank You Ma’am

With a name like Glitter Dick, a band isn’t likely to get much commercial airplay. However, as Albuquerque’s newest glam-trash group, Glitter Dick is on everyone’s lips. Figuratively speaking, of course.

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V.20 No.32 | 8/11/2011
Sunset Strip veteran Tracii Guns, pictured second from left

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Hollywood Vampires

An interview with L.A. Guns’ Tracii Guns

A raunchy creation propagated from the Sunset Strip’s infamous ’80s metal scene, L.A. Guns is an old-salt act with nearly 30 years of rock action under its studded belt. Aesthetically, the group is part glam and part punkblack hair, aviators, tattoos and motorcycle jackets laden with skull and pistol imagery have long lent an air of playful toughness. Aurally, the group is quintessential hair metalrock and roll songs that deal with girls and hell-raising punctuated by killer shredding.

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V.20 No.30 | 7/28/2011
Evan Langford

Song Roulette

DJ Evan’s random tracks

Evan Langford is a DJ at Blackbird Buvette, managing the frightful monthly party known as Post Burial. Hear him play post-punk, new wave, disco, electro, glam and/or deathrock there on Saturday, Aug. 6, beginning at 10 p.m. I asked Langford to put his MP3s on shuffle. Below are the random results.

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Group Hug

Party Shots: La Jaula!

Here's what you missed if you missed it

La Jaula hotties
La Jaula hotties

The Alibi's Group Hug Glam Pride Party was a smashing success and dazzlingly fun. Casa Esencia started off really swank and we filled it with beautiful people.
Kicking-off the night was La Jaula, and not only are they terrific musicians, they're also all really good looking.

La Jaula in action
La Jaula in action
Georgina Escobar and Abe Jallad
Georgina Escobar and Abe Jallad
Torchy
Torchy
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Glam dance party tomorrow! Fooooood.

I just got off the phone with Lou French of Standard Diner, which will be providing 300 appetizers at tomorrow’s Pre-Pride Glam Dance Party. Rodeo Grill will also be serving an array of delicious snacks.

All of these canapés come with the $10 door charge. The fabulous affair unfurls tomorrow inside the secluded Casa Esencia, a gorgeous party spot housed in the old Maria Teresa’s restaurant on 800 Rio Grande NW.

DJs Nicolatron, Tahnee, Mello and Cassyle (our music editor!) will spin glam rock, disco and electro. La Jaula will kick off the evening with Cuban boleros, Argentinian tangos and Mexican ballads at 7 p.m. Plus, a drag show!

Self Serve will provide dozens of free goodies, and you can unearth VIP tickets to Saturday’s PrideFest during the scavenger hunt.

Pre-Pride Glam Dance Party!

Casa Esencia

Wednesday, June 8, 7 p.m. to midnight

$10, 21+

In attendance:

From the United Court of the Sandias

Empress Bunnie Fluffy Cruse and Emperor Papi Chulo

New Mexico Pride Title Holders

Mister New Mexico Pride Rocco Steele

Ms. New Mexico Pride Tiffany Mariah Di Marco

Miss New Mexico Pride LaRhya Daniels

Mr. New Mexico Pride Raydon Hawk

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We’re throwing a pre-pride party at Casa Esencia

The Alibi is teaming up with Albuquerque Pride for a glam dance party on Wednesday, June 8 during Pride Week. Enter the gorgeous Casa Esencia at 800 Rio Grande for only $10. (21+).

The DJ lineup is fierce, with NICOLATRON, Tahnee, Mello and Cassyle (our very own music editor). They’ll be spinning glam rock, disco and electro. La Jaula, fronted by torch singer Georgina, will kick the night off with some live entertainment.

The queens and kings will be stepping out, too, for this public affair.

Standard Diner and Rodeo Grill will serve free appetizers.

RSVP on Facebook.

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Hanoi Rocks Tuesday

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“Lightning Bar Blues” by Hanoi Rocks

I always wrote off Hanoi Rocks as another lame, fake-o-tron ‘80s hair band ... until last night, when I was convinced otherwise. Much of the Finnish four piece’s early music, especially the song posted here, sounds like ‘70s power pop and glampunk. Sadly, at some point the dudes did fall victim to the generic ‘80s glam metal formula, but prior to that it’s pretty bitchin.’

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