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V.21 No.8 |

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The Daily Word in D3 demolition, thrash metal and glass burrito

By Marisa Demarco [ Thu Feb 23 2012 10:20 AM ]
The Daily Word

City Council approves a plan to carve up District 3 (Downtown, Barelas, UNM area) and ax Benton's seat.

APD officer ends up in the hospital after chewing on a glass burrito.

St. Michael's in Santa Fe to conduct random student drug tests.

Outrage over Quran burning spreads in Afghanistan. At least 10 Afghans and two American soldiers have died.

Midair helicopter smash kills seven marines during training.

9-year-old girl dies after running for three hours as punishment for stealing a candy bar, according to an Alabama sheriff's office.

UN may prosecute Syrian officials of crimes against humanity.

FDA questions inhalable caffeine.

Maybe you don't need eight hours of sleep.

Serious hipster cruise. Like on a ship.

Startups looking to skim carbon dioxide from the atmo. Bill Gates thinks it's a good idea, says his money.

Virginia politicians second-guess mandatory pre-abortion vaginal probing.

Analysts predict soaring national debt under all GOP contenders' tax plans—except for Ron Paul's.

Thrash metal endorsements for 2012: Megadeth dude supports Santorum.

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V.21 No.2 | 1/12/2012

Music

Car Thief Steals Your Face

By Lynn Ambrosino [ Fri Jan 6 2012 6:01 PM ]

Hardcore thrash metal outfit, Car Thief's new self-titled album is a blistering ride down a highway of bite-sized ragers. Short and salty (as opposed to sweet), the album's roster of 2 minute face-shredders blends high-speed guitar and bass stylings with growl/scream vocals to create a noisy melange of slammin' sound. A particular stand out on the record, Pre Load, takes the listener through a litany of change-ups without missing a beat. Their CD Release party at Burt's this Saturday night with DeadMary, Music is the Enemy, and Asscobra is gonna be a balls-out good time.

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V.21 No.1 | 1/5/2012

Sonic Reducer

Monks of the Desert Blessings, Peace & Harmony · Various Artists Red Chilli Samurai Project Vol. 2 · Venus DeMars & All The Pretty Horses 10 Bones

By Geoffrey Plant
We evaluate Monks of the Desert, the Red Chili Samurai Project, and Venus DeMars & All The Pretty Horses.
V.20 No.41 | 10/13/2011

Flyer on the Wall

Doomed

Enjoy an evening of righteous local heaviness this Friday.
V.20 No.32 | 8/11/2011
Sunset Strip veteran Tracii Guns, pictured second from left

Show Up!

Hollywood Vampires

An interview with L.A. Guns’ Tracii Guns

By Jessica Cassyle Carr

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V.20 No.27 | 7/7/2011

Music

The City Kidds are alright!!

By Wrathchild [ Tue Jul 5 2011 2:40 PM ]

The Tesla show sold out last-minute at the Hard Rock on Saturday night. I was sulking alone with my Stoli & Tonic at the smoke-filled Center Bar when a middle-aged, long-haired rocker dressed in camo and white sneakers tried to scalp me a ticket. He wanted $50 but I talked him down to $20, and I was in!

There were no expectations: Just another band I had never seen live that I needed to cross off my list. Little did I know I was in for an ass-kicking surprise.

In 1986, after two years together, the band changed its name from City Kidd to Tesla and took the “Headbangers Ball” viewers by storm.

Tesla was lumped in with glam metal bands despite its lack of spandex, hair spray or makeup. Like many talented bands of the era, they went down with the rock ship as it collided with a glacier known as grunge in 1991. After a brief hiatus, the band was resurrected in the early oughts, and is proudly on tour in celebration of 25 years together.

With four out of five original members, Tesla sounded tight, looked amazing and had a vibrant stage presence. Say what you will about metal, but a live metal show will always deliver if there’s a solid drummer, lightning-fast guitarists, a vocalist with a vast range, and a sound engineer that can bring out the best in the music.

Tesla’s older, harder songs were surprisingly face-melting, while the newer stuff was refreshing—reminiscent but not redundant. Though "Love Song" tempted us all to hug our drunken neighbor, the real shining star was "Paradise," an epic tear-jerker of a power ballad that brought out the lighters and filled a small chasm in my cold, bitter heart.

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V.20 No.18 | 5/5/2011

Alibi Picks

Native American Metal

By Jessica Cassyle Carr [ Fri Apr 29 2011 4:20 PM ]

When Darkness Falls is an all-Native metal band from Acoma Pueblo. Tonight, the six-piece that first came together in 2004 will be releasing its second album, BloodStone, on Mysteria Records. The all-ages party happens in Downtown Albuquerque at El Rey Theater (620 Central SW) at 7:30 p.m.. Special guests Winterlock, Ethnic De Generation, Bear: The Nightmare and Torture Victim open the show. Admission is $10.

V.20 No.14 | 4/7/2011

Flyer on the Wall

Evil Art, Illegible Typeface

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V.20 No.4 | 1/27/2011
Alpha metal midget Dani Filth

Coffin Break

Rocking the Cradle

An interview with Dani Filth

By Michael Henningsen

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V.19 No.50 | 12/16/2010
Frostbite, the band
Frostbite, the band

Music

Food For Rock

Frostbite Food Drive has moved to the Moonlight Lounge

By Diego E. Montoya [ Thu Dec 9 2010 3:57 PM ]

Albuquerque metal four-piece Frostbite will not be getting a lump of coal this year. Tonight the band hosts its Fourth Annual charitable musical affair known as the Frostbite Food Drive. This event is now taking place at the Moonlight Lounge, located at 120 Central SW at the corner of Second Street, NOT at the Launchpad, as previously scheduled. Still rocking for a worthy cause along with Frostbite are Shattered on Stone, Green Street Elite, Just Lazarus and Futilitarian. The food drive benefits the Roadrunner Food Bank of New Mexico, which has been helping struggling families for more than 30 years as the state's largest hunger relief organization. Bring nonperishable food items to the show or drop them off at any Planet Fitness gym and feel like St. Nic himself. This show begins at 9 p.m. and admission is $5.

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