V.21 No.5 | 2/2/2012
Genghis Barbie at Sunday Chatter
Like this video? If so you should head to The Kosmos tomorrow morning. It’s OK, the Superbowl doesn’t start until 4:30 p.m. Read about Genghis Barbie in this week’s Performance Preview: Genghis Barbie brings pop hits and French horns to Sunday Chatter.
V.20 No.22 |
Arts & Lit
Cool Art Show
Chess pieces with eerie human heads. Gluttonous wolves. An interactive wall with Velcro facial hair. They're all part of Black and White, a group show at 5G Gallery inside Factory on 5th. The show opened last Friday, and despite the color-free limitations put on the artists, the array of work is diverse—with themes ranging from philosophical polar bears to broken relationships depicted through geometric chiaroscuro. Gallerist David Cudney says the hours of the show are similar to the next door Kosmos Café's hours—about 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesday through Friday, a few hours after the Church of Beethoven on Sunday, or "whenever there is an event at Kosmos." Black and White runs through June 24th.
V.20 No.23 | 6/9/2011
Church of Idris Goodwin
Poet/rapper/author/nice guy performs at COB
Idris Goodwin has a new book—These Are the Breaks—and a newish album—Break Beat Poems—and both of them are mm mm good. Because he somehow lives in Chicago, Iowa and New Mexico, you never know when you’ll get to catch him, or what crazy project he’ll be popping up in next. BUT see him this Sunday at the Church of Beethoven. You like music, you like poetry and, unless you’ve never heard him, you like Idris Goodwin. Go! Then you’ll be part of the team that knows what’s up.
(Full disclosure: I once acted in a play that Goodwin wrote. And it was awesome.)
This is the program:
Igor Stravinsky: Elegy for Solo Viola
George Gershwin: Preludes for Clarinet and Piano
Maurice Ravel: Sonata for Violin and Piano
Idris Goodwin, poet
V.20 No.9 | 3/3/2011
To the Core
The Black Apples
With elements of surf, soul and garage, The Black Apples has the ability to bring that feel to the fore in a creative way—unlike retro psych bands that merely riff on “Psychotic Reaction” or “Dirty Water” over and over.
V.19 No.19 |
The Kosmos and Beyond
Last weekend ruled!
As a follow up to the Kosmic Weekend blog, I would like to say that the weekend of May 7 was RAD. On Friday Panser Bjourn and Cloud Lantern played out at the Kosmos, it was the first show for both acts and the nervous excitement amplified the acoustic performances on it's own. Panser Bjourn won everyone's heart with complex and melodious mandolin riffs accompanied by his soft, windy vocals. Cloud Lantern is a new sound for Albuquerque, classically trained and unrestrained, the boys put on an impressively tight set using two percussionists, vocal looping, violin, cello and two classical guitars, that playfully dance back and forth.
I didn't make it to the show at the Kosmos on May 8, but I heard it was awesome. I was at the UNM Arts Lab, hearing from some of the experimental composing students there. It was very interesting.
V.19 No.14 | 4/8/2010
Lionhead Bunny, Raven Chacon, and More at Kosmos Tonight
New Venue for stuff.
Lionhead Bunny (mem. Grave of Nobody's Darling)
Raven Chacon (me, solo)
and these characters:
KOSMOS (1715 5th st NW)
come check it out, talk to the girl running it, she is looking for new bands for the summer.
(See the original post here.)
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