Kim Gordon returns to UNM SUB on memoir tour
How to Do Literally Everything
How to Fall in Love with Music Again
Now Hear This, Vol. II
Are you properly caring for your inner goth? My years of rockin' an all-black wardrobe, a Wite-Out complexion and panda eyes may be over, but I take care to nourish my blackety-black heart and sonic sensibility. If you're feeling the urge to chainsmoke clove cigs, brood and write bad poetry, I recommend channeling that energy into a celebration of Dark Entries Records' fifth anniversary.
DJ Josh Cheon founded the label in July 2009 with the intention of releasing out-of-print and unreleased underground '80s treasures. Named for the first 7-inch released by goth icon Bauhaus, Dark Entries' focus is curation, preserving sound quality and respecting its artists' aural aesthetic . And, yes, the label's output is strictly vinyl.
Dark Entries' lifeblood is the excavation, quality reproduction and distribution of largely unknown pleasures, but it also showcases contemporary acts whose sound harkens back to the heyday of minimal synth, coldwave, dark wave, electro, Italo disco and post-punk. Highlights of the Dark Entries catalog include work by Dark Day, Jeff and Jane Hudson, Starter, Linea Aspera, Kitchen & the Plastic Spoons, Algebra Suicide, Los Microwaves, Patrick Cowley, Victrola, Lè Travo, Crash Course in Science, Lassigue Bendthaus, Cute Heels and Helen.
From Ballard to Wilde
An existentialist/post-punk odyssey
The West is the best, from post-punk to yeehaw, destroy what destroys you and improv rumbles Roost
The West is the best
DJ Bea has No Fun rockin’ the Roulette
Jessica Stone, a.k.a. DJ Bea, got random with us this week in celebration of her hectic weekend DJ schedule. Learn more about the post-punk, garage and soul-lovin’ golden girl and read her thoughts on fate’s reflective assignment in this week’s Song Roulette. Check out video’s from the artists Stone randomly meditated on below. Blackbird Buvette • No Fun Dance Party • Sat Dec 1 • 10 pm • FREE • 21+ • blackbirdbuvette.com
Golden Girl and Friends Throw No Fun Dance Party
Jack Tatum’s indie pop revival
Flyer on the Wall
Coat of Arms
Portland post-punk/shoegaze band The Prids returns to Albuquerque on Saturday, Aug. 20. The performance—part of what is rumored to be the heavily touring band’s final spin around the country—happens at Burt’s Tiki Lounge (313 Gold SW). Albuquerque acts The Glass Menageries and Lady Uranium open. This 21-and-over show is free and begins at 9:30 p.m. (Jessica Cassyle Carr)
DJ Evan’s random tracks
Evan Langford is a DJ at Blackbird Buvette, managing the frightful monthly party known as Post Burial. Hear him play post-punk, new wave, disco, electro, glam and/or deathrock there on Saturday, Aug. 6, beginning at 10 p.m. I asked Langford to put his MP3s on shuffle. Below are the random results.
Gardens and Villa Tuesday
Gardens and Villa sounds like the name of a decorating magazine that I would read. Instead, it’s a funk-laced, intergalactic-