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V.23 No.43 | 10/23/2014

Show Up!

The Doors of Connection

Access blues, EDM, punk and mathy prog rock

By August March
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.
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V.23 No.39 |

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We're With You, Against Me!

By M. Brianna Stallings [ Wed Oct 1 2014 9:00 AM ]
Punk masters Against Me! take the stage at Launchpad.
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V.23 No.39 | 9/25/2014

Show Up!

Bird Is the Word

Four flight-ready concerts to fuel your fall

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

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Ride the Thunder

By Geoffrey Plant [ Fri Aug 29 2014 12:00 PM ]

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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