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V.24 No.22 | 05/28/2015

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Attack of The Supervillains!

The Supervillains, along with Mondo Vibrations and Burque Sol, play a show at Launchpad.
V.24 No.18 | 04/30/2015

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Oh Say, Thee Oh Sees!

Psych-garage-rock group Thee Oh Sees performs at Launchpad.
V.24 No.14 | 04/02/2015

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We've Got the [English] Beat

The English Beat bring their brand of ska to Launchpad.
V.24 No.11 | 03/12/2015

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Max Out on Corners

Corners brings their brand of post-punk to Launchpad on Monday.
V.24 No.12 | 3/19/2015

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Meeting of the Minds

Four perspective-changing concerts

Show Up! delivers deets on rad electro/post-pop, blues rock, post-punk/math rock and stoner rock gigs happening this week in Burque.
V.24 No.9 | 2/26/2015
Samantha Anne Carrillo

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Rock ’n‘ Roll All Week Long

Local concerts offer journey to the stars

Show Up! delivers deets on the hottest reggae, post-punk, noise, no wave, folk rock, Southern hip-hop, juggalo/horrorcore and country rap concerts happening this week in Albuquerque.
V.24 No.7 | 2/12/2015
From left, Leeches of Lore and Jonathan Richman
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An Event Horizon

How we learned to stop resisting gravitational pull

Show Up! delivers deets on this week's Albuquerque concert scene. We're talkin' the blues, country/noise/metal, rockabilly, goth rock, garage-punk and singer/songwriter cred of the highest order.
V.24 No.5 |

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Dirty Southern Whores.

Whores. take over Launchpad.
V.23 No.52 |
Black Maria
Eric Williams

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Black Saturday: A rock show at Launchpad

Get the first rocanrol rave-up of 2015 under your belt with Black Maria at Launchpad.
V.23 No.51 | 12/18/2014
From left, Cowboys and Indian and Word Salad circa 1997
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Bah! Hum-What?!

Great concerts hit Burque ... Again?!

Attending country, rockabilly, psych rock, folk and hardcore punk shows may help prevent seasonal depression. Get all the deets in Show Up!
V.23 No.43 | 10/23/2014

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The Doors of Connection

Access blues, EDM, punk and mathy prog rock

Artists and bands repping English house, Malian blues, El Lay-via-Mexico punk and SoCal prog rock make the Albuquerque scene this week. Show Up! has all the deets plus A/V.
V.23 No.39 |

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We're With You, Against Me!

Punk masters Against Me! take the stage at Launchpad.
V.23 No.39 | 9/25/2014

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Bird Is the Word

Four flight-ready concerts to fuel your fall

From fuzz to pop-punk and beyond, Show Up! delivers deets on four concerts you shouldn’t miss this week.
V.23 No.34 |

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Ride the Thunder

There's no greater compliment this writer can bestow on Nik Turner's Hawkwind than describing latest single “Fallen Angel STS-51-L” as reminiscent of the psychedelic-punk sound of Chrome and the ongoing work of main man Helios Creed. When Turner's current Hawkwind incarnation played Low Spirits earlier this year, they kicked out the jams with impressive consistency, complete with visuals, writhing, gyrating and go-go dancing. Nik Turner's Hawkwind doesn't just perform standards in the “greatest hits” style so many bands past their prime tend toward; instead, they offer new material that equals the classics in intensity and weirdness.

The extensive Mighty Thunder Rider tour also features heavy sets by self-described Krautrock/prog rock group Hedersleben—also Nik Turner's backing band, featuring excellent guitar work by U.K. Subs' Nicky Garratt—and Witch Mountain, “top-tier purveyors of American doom.” Also on the bill for this Launchpad (618 Central SW) show tomorrow night are Albuquerque's finest stoner rock outfit Black Maria, who are recording a new album slated for release in the near future; look forward to fresh material from these giants among men. As for the concert, don't worry if the volume makes your ears bleed: That's the way all these bands roll. Doors are at 8pm, and $12 gets you in. Launchpad • Sat Aug 30 • 9pm • $12 • 21+ • View on Alibi calendar

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