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V.22 No.41 | 10/10/2013
Ungelbah Davila
Carrie Tafoya

Community Profile

Ungelbah Davila

Talking earthy beginnings, rockabilly and the birth of La Loca Magazine

By Rebecca Gonzales
Alibi intern Rebecca Gonzales introduces us to local storyteller Ungelbah Davila.
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V.22 No.22 | 5/30/2013

Music

Who’s playing at Sister this week?

Like, especially, who’s playing Friday and Saturday?

By Carl Petersen [ Wed May 29 2013 1:46 PM ]

Well, you can’t find out from their ad in the Alibi this week because we (I) screwed up and lost the ad for Sister in the shuffle. But most notably at Sister, this week:

Friday, May 31, catch an ear-crunching, face-melting stoner-rock assault from Albuquerque’s super-heavy SuperGiant, teaming up with rockabilly favorite Cowboys and Indian. The show starts at 10 p.m. and tickets are $5.

The following night, Saturday June 1, Sister invites you to pull out your fancy dance moves, drink some delicious Beat Sauce and spend an evening wiggling and jiggling to the spinning of DJ Nicolatron, Brendangerous, Dirt Girl, Ben Bitten and a special visual dessert from Benji Geary.

I heard all of your friends are going to both shows.

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V.21 No.46 | 11/15/2012
Autumn Chacon

Music

Flyer on the Wall: Gallup / Burque gallop

By Samantha Anne Carrillo [ Fri Nov 16 2012 3:05 PM ]

This week’s Flyer on the Wall depicts the cultural electricity that community-powered radio can generate. It also announces a benefit show-slash-birthday party for Gallup’s KNIZ 90.1 FM. Small Engine is also belatedly celebrating its two-year anniversary at the gig. Check out music from high desert surf band Phantom Lake and Houck, Ariz. rockabilly act ShitOuttaLuck below. Small Engine Gallery • KNIZ 90.1 FM benefit • The Blue Byrds • Phantom Lake • ShitOuttaLuck • Sat Nov 17 • 9 pm • $5 • ALL-AGES! • smallenginegallery.com

Phantom Lake - Pine Forest Demos
Phantom Lake - “Shark Bite Girl (live)”
ShitOuttaLuck - “Angel Baby”
ShitOuttaLuck - “Love Me”

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Autumn Chacon

Flyer on the Wall

Gallup / Burque Gallop

By Samantha Anne Carrillo
This week’s Flyer on the Wall allegorizes the power of community-powered radio and announces a joint birthday party for KNIZ 90.1 FM and Small Engine Gallery.
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V.21 No.41 | 10/11/2012
Cowboys and Indian (from left) Gerome Fragua, Jeff Cooper and Matthew Ezzard
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Cowboys and Indian (from left) Gerome Fragua, Jeff Cooper and Matthew Ezzard

Music

Cowboys and Indian rock away genre stereotypes

By Samantha Anne Carrillo [ Sat Oct 13 2012 2:00 PM ]

It’s refreshing to have your stereotypical notions obliterated by other humans. That’s what happened to me when I interviewed Cowboys and Indian guitarist Gerome Fragua and upright bassist Matthew Ezzard. Expecting fashion-rockabilly cats, I was pleasantly surprised to spend some time gabbing with two intelligent, open-minded, funny and musically diverse dudes who care more about rehearsing than futzing around with Dapper Dan’s pomade.

In the article, Playing Cowboys and Indian, I noted that drummer Jeff Cooper couldn’t make the interview because he was on the road as a short-haul truck driver, but I neglected to explain the other members’ day jobs. Fragua serves as the music director for Paragon Church, a Southern Baptist church in Rio Rancho. The band has even played there. Ezzard is currently immersed in his final semester of fire science studies at CNM and hopes to become a structural firefighter.

Cowboys and Indian

with Anthony Leon & The Chain and Todd and the Fox

Saturday, Oct. 13, at 9 p.m.

Low Spirits

2823 Second Street NW

Tickets: $5, 21-and-over

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Cowboys and Indian (from left) Gerome Fragua, Jeff Cooper and Matthew Ezzard
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Show Up!

Playing Cowboys and Indian

Hillbilly rockers roll through fashion, cars and music

By Samantha Anne Carrillo
Two-thirds of Cowboys and Indian talk pomade (or lack thereof), redux, car culture and recording aspirations.
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V.21 No.27 | 7/5/2012

Music to Your Ears

By Jessica Cassyle Carr

Greased Up

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V.21 No.7 |

news

The Daily Word in Hitler, Porsche, Brigitte Bardot, Israel vs. Iran and VLC Player 2.0

By Geoffrey Plant [ Sun Feb 19 2012 11:01 AM ]
The Daily Word

Is Santa Fe's art gallery industry going downhill?

Is Syria the next Bosnia?

Is Israel going to start World War Three with Iran?

Who wants to see Brigitte Bardot in a bikini?

The tiniest chameleon.

Awesome 1965 documentary featuring Buster Keaton.

Unintentionally gay rap lyrics.

There is a new version of the (open source) VLC media player and it is kick-ass.

Hitler's son.

Learn about "jiggle keys."

Design your own Porsche.

Edison was a hard-ass when it came to hiring employees. Check out some sample questions from the tests he gave prospects.

You must watch the "Walk of Shame Shuttle" commercial.

Another dickhead Arizona sheriff.

On this day in 1958 Carl Perkins ditched Sun Records and signed with Columbia.

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V.20 No.27 | 7/7/2011
DJ Lucky cuts the rug

Scene and Heard

Rock Around the Clock

By Sam Adams
The Alibi Group Hug's Rockabilly Blowout went down Saturday, July 2, at the Launchpad. Acts included Jakob Insane, The Hi-Lo Tones, Cowboys and Indian and The .357s. Pompadours and faux orchids decked the night, with patrons trickling in from the Hot Rod Hop—a burlesque show and movie screening at the KiMo and the vintage car show a few blocks east on Central. By the time Cowboys and Indian hit the stage, the place was packed wall-to-wall. The crowd was swingin’ to rockabilly rhythms into the wee hours. Click below for some rockin’ photos.
Big Sandy pictured second from right
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Spotlight

Big Sandy & His Fly-Rite Boys

An interview with the big man himself

By Captain America
California-based Big Sandy & His Fly-Rite Boys are rock and roll with elements of rockabilly, boogie woogie, Western swing, traditional country and fine vocal arrangements. The Rockabilly Hall of Fame members are touring in support of their latest release, Turntable Matinee. They’ll make a long-awaited stop in New Mexico on Friday. The Alibi was able to catch up with Big Sandy via email.
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V.20 No.26 | 6/30/2011

Alibi Picks

Hot Rod Hop

By Adam Fox [ Sat Jul 2 2011 7:00 AM ]

Route 66 has always been synonymous with the culture of cars, and today, the Mother Road gets its vintage groove back with a hefty helping of Rat Fink, rockabilly and pinups during the Hot Rod Hop. Hit up a free classic car show on Central between Fourth and Fifth Streets from 3 to 6 p.m. Afterward, head to the KiMo Theatre (423 Central NW) for a screening of Robert Mitchum's 1958 carsploitation classic Thunder Road. After the 7 p.m. film, watch retro-style performances by Burque Burlesque featuring special guest Miss Orchid Mei from Colorado. Tickets are $10 for the film and performance. If you have anything left in the tank, the Alibi will host a Rockabilly Blowout at the Launchpad (618 Central SW) beginning at 8:30 p.m. featuring the music of The Hi Lo Tones, Cowboys and Indian, the .357's, Jakob Insane, and DJ Lucky. Tickets are $5 at holdmyticket.com.

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

Group Hug

Forget fireworks. Rockabilly Blowout tomorrow at Launchpad!

By Marisa Demarco [ Fri Jul 1 2011 5:32 PM ]

The Alibi’s got you covered this Fourth of July season. Head on down to the Launchpad at 8 p.m. for (in order, first to last):

DJ Lucky

Jakob Insane (ex-12 Step Rebels)

The Hi-Lo Tones (ex-Long Gone Trio)

Cowboys and Indian (ex-Swingin’ Meat)

The .357s

Plus, peruse the wares of:

Nob Hill Music (records)

The Duke City Darlins (merch)

Free Radicals (clothes and gear)

Snacks Viva (vintage hairstylist)

DarkFlash Photography (pinup photos)

66 Pin-Ups (clothes)

Babes and Bullies (merch and calendars)

$5. 21.

RSVP on Facebook!

The show is in conjunction with the Hot Rod Hop, held all afternoon tomorrow along Central. Plus Burque Burlesque performs at KiMo in the evening, and the mother of all carsploitation movies, Thunder Road on the Mother Road will hit the KiMo’s big screen.

Details here.

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V.20 No.24 | 6/16/2011

Mina's Dish

Route 66 Malt Shop Gets Into the Rhythm

Dance studio and diner combo comes out swinging

By Mina Yamashita
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