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V.24 No.47 | 11/19/2015

Event Horizon

Tryptophan and THC

Friday, Nov 27: Danksgiving 2015 • Mondo Vibrations • Dre Z • Pocket Full Of Dub

By Maggie Grimason [ Wed Nov 25 2015 7:00 PM ]
Work up some post-Thanksgiving munchies or dance off your food guilt this week at Danksgiving 2015.
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Megan Reneau

Stevie Stone Rolls into the Launchpad

By Megan Reneau [ Tue Nov 24 2015 3:16 PM ]

Launchpad was graced with Yung Knowledge, YAK Boy Fresh, BINGX and Stevie Stone on Sunday, Nov. 22. Yung Knowledge officially began the show. The duo were exceptionally charismatic and engaging. Easily captivating the crowd, they initiated audience participation and used that as a flawless segue between songs. YAK Boy Fresh (Y.ou A.lready was backed by a band – atypical for his work – but they all had incredible chemistry. YAK Boy Fresh’s flow was effortless, rhythmic and rousing. BINGX was extraordinarily entertaining and receptive to audience members. His high energy was relentless and unmatched.

Stevie Stone took the stage after a short film showing him escaping from a mental institution looking like Hannibal Lecter. Working with DJ Picasso, he was commanding and powerful. Stone’s passion for his music was easy to see and feel. He wanted his fans at Launchpad to know he appreciated them. He performed songs primarily from Strangeulation Vol. II; the crowd was wild and reflected Stone’s enthusiasm. With all the excitement and energy he was putting into the show, Stone took small breaks at the beginning of some songs before jumping up and dancing through his set. He invited a few groups of people from the crowd to join him, his touring crew and the other musicians on stage. All who joined him were eager to do so.

Stevie Stone is an unpretentious performer with outstanding content and flow. He subtly harmonizes with the music. He can stay in tempo but change rhythms with ease. His voice is profound and authoritative. When he’s on stage, there’s no misidentifying the drive and expertise he exudes.

After the show, Stevie Stone stayed to interact with fans. While his music is aggressive and direct, Stone was very kind and gentle with his fans. I watched him talk with and take photos with at least 20 people before I left. When I talked to him he was thoughtful and was genuinely concerned that I enjoyed myself. I talked with a few of the other musicians at the show; they were the same way. I felt welcomed and very pleased to see them all.

I loved watching the crowd and their energy which reflected the performers. Being unfamiliar with all of these musicians and their work, I looked to the crowd for guidance. The group was enthusiastic, wild, blissful, and passionate. Everyone was happy to be there, perhaps most of all Stevie Stone.

Now if you’ll excuse me, I need a chilly rub.

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Stefan Raduta

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A Rose in the Garden of Doom

SubRosa • Black Maria • The Ditch And The Delta • Chicharra

By Geoffrey Plant [ Thu Sep 10 2015 6:00 PM ]
Rulers of the Salt Lake City metal scene fronted by a trio of massively talented women.
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V.24 No.33 | 08/13/2015
Kurt Hudson

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Give in to Authority

Authority Zero • Counterpunch • Rubedo

By Renee Chavez [ Fri Aug 21 2015 10:00 AM ]
Join in the punk movement.
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V.24 No.29 | 07/16/2015

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Juxtaposition of Them and You

Andrea Gibson at Launchpad

By Renee Chavez [ Tue Jul 21 2015 3:30 PM ]
See champion slam poet Andrea Gibson perform at Launchpad, along with singer-songwriter Chris Pureka.
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V.24 No.28 | 07/09/2015

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How to Say I Love/Hate You

Eyes Set to Kill at Launchpad

By Renee Chavez [ Tue Jul 14 2015 3:00 PM ]
Catch Eyes Set to Kill's set at Launchpad, along with Empty Sails, BlindDryve and Louder Than Sirens.
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V.24 No.27 | 07/02/2015
Photo by Julie Simon

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Rockabilly Soul, Secret Evil

Jessica Hernandez & The Deltas at Launchpad

By Renee Chavez [ Fri Jul 10 2015 12:00 PM ]
Catch Jessica Hernandez & The Deltas at Launchpad, supported by Red Light Cameras and DJ Chach.
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V.24 No.22 | 05/28/2015

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Attack of The Supervillains!

By Renee Chavez [ Tue Jun 2 2015 10:58 AM ]
The Supervillains, along with Mondo Vibrations and Burque Sol, play a show at Launchpad.
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V.24 No.18 | 04/30/2015

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Oh Say, Thee Oh Sees!

By M. Brianna Stallings [ Fri May 8 2015 2:00 PM ]
Psych-garage-rock group Thee Oh Sees performs at Launchpad.
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V.24 No.14 | 04/02/2015

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We've Got the [English] Beat

By August March [ Fri Apr 10 2015 12:00 PM ]
The English Beat bring their brand of ska to Launchpad.
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V.24 No.11 | 03/12/2015

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Max Out on Corners

By Samantha Anne Carrillo [ Fri Mar 20 2015 12:00 PM ]
Corners brings their brand of post-punk to Launchpad on Monday.
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V.24 No.12 | 3/19/2015

Show Up!

Meeting of the Minds

Four perspective-changing concerts

By August March
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

By August March
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

By August March
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.
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Dirty Southern Whores.

By M. Brianna Stallings [ Fri Feb 6 2015 12:00 PM ]
Whores. take over Launchpad.
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