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V.18 No.33 | 8/13/2009
Quintron before his set-up, which is built to look like the front of a car. Miss Pussycat stands in front of the puppet theater.
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Quintron before his set-up, which is built to look like the front of a car. Miss Pussycat stands in front of the puppet theater.

Wish You Were There

Quintron and Miss Pussycat, Launchpad, 8/9

With the exception of Southern California’s filthy dirty and totally bitchin’ Wooly Bandits, who played at Atomic Cantina earlier last month, beyond excellent shows this summer in Albuquerque have been naught. (And not that I go to every show, but I go to quite a damn few.) That is until last night when New Orleans organist and one man band Quintron, along with puppeteer and singer Miss Pussycat, came to the Launchpad. Can you imagine playing with kittens while eating cotton candy and being showered with metallic confetti on a swing in a funhouse? Add booze ... and maybe remove the swing ... and the good time was on that level. The show was very well attended (good for you, Albuquerque), everybody seemed to be enjoying themselves and half of the audience was dancing. Miss Pussycat’s puppet show immediately prior to Quintron was funny and incredible and cool, plus The Foxx, who opened, were stellar. The whole thing was so good.

Quintron mingles and dances with the audience.
Quintron mingles and dances with the audience.

So, if any of this sounds appealing to you, it’s not too late to catch Quintron and Miss Pussycat tonight in Santa Fe. The two perform an all-ages show at Meow Wolf (1800 Hopewell at Second Street). The show starts at 8 p.m. with Lord Green and Alan George Ledergerber opening. I encourage you to go.

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Meet Drum Buddy

On Sunday Mr. Quintron, a New Orleans musician and inventor, visits the Launchpad along with his wife, a puppeteer by the name of Miss Pussycat (read this week's interviews with them here). To get an idea of what he does, watch Mr. Quintron demonstrate the function of his greatest invention, the Drum Buddy, a rotating photoelectric drum machine. At over 10 minutes, the clip is a bit long, but you'll get the gist of it in the first few.

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