spring social


V.21 No.14 | 4/5/2012
Jess Ruby / Firebrand Photography

Group Hug

A lovely Spring Social

Yesterday’s mini-snow was preceded by a peek at real N.M. spring—days of blissful warmth with little wind.

On such a day, fine folks gathered at Launchpad for a psychedelic picnic. There was much rejoicing. The place looked the best I’ve ever seen it, thanks to the handywork of Bee Bee the Clown, Marya Errin Jones and Tahnee Udero.

Dogs were provided by Chicago Dog. Olo Yogurt Studio arrived with frozen treats. Bee Bee created a candy buffet. Performances by Roo, Hyperland, Tall Boys and Tropical Girls inspired revelry.

Stay tuned for the next Alibi Group Hug event: The legendary Al Hurricane and ¡Ask a Mexican! columnist Gustavo Arellano and El Pinto on Wednesday, April 18.

V.21 No.13 | 3/29/2012

Music

Spring Social tonight

Live music, free photo booth photos, hot dogs, candy and ice cream tonight at Launchpad. Read more about our psychedelic picnic here.

Weekly Alibi’s Group Hug presents the Spring Social (a psychedelic picnic)

with Roo, Tall Boys, Hyperland, Tropical Girls and DJ Mello

Friday, March 30, 8 p.m.

Launchpad

618 Central SW

Tickets: $5, 21+

Info and RSVP: on.fb.me/springsocial2012

Music to Your Ears

Psychedelic picnic

The Alibi’s Spring Social takes place Friday, March 30 at Launchpad with performances by Roo (post rock), Tall Boys (ABQ Boys Choir on stilts), Hyperland (cosmic electro), Tropical Girls (lo-fi beach synth) and DJ Mello (psych-n-soul).
V.20 No.16 | 4/21/2011
Justin Hood

Music

This Week's Music: Spring Social tonight, Double Plow and Justin Hood albums drop, Adam Hurt, All Locos Crabwalk

[ Fri Apr 22 2011 3:00 PM ]

Aural Fixation: Weekly Alibi’s Group Hug presents the Spring Social

Music to Your Ears: Double Plow releases Where the Moon Always Shines; Justin Hood releases The Falling Season

Spotlight: Earl Who? An interview with Adam Hurt

Song Roulette: Local hip-hop musician Justin Hood’s random tracks

Flyer on the Wall: All Locos Crabwalk

Aural Fixation

Sunshine, Lollipops and Rainbows

In a world of nuclear meltdowns, political deception and never-ending piles of laundry, most of us could use a little fantasy. With a frilly and fanciful spirit, the Weekly Alibi’s Group Hug created the Spring Social—an evening of treats, mirror balls, balloons, flowers, unicorn horns and shimmery sounds. You’re invited.
V.20 No.15 | 4/14/2011

Group Hug

Alibi Spring Social

It’s that time again. Love and all her related allergens are in the air. Unicorns mate in the streets.

Yes, it’s springtime in Albuquerque. Gather, bosom buddies, on Friday, April 22, for a dance party at the Launchpad. There will be frosty treats from Ecco Gelato, organic deli from Make My Lunch and donuts from Donut Mart.

Tie-on those homemade unicorn horns, for the photo booth returns! Photo Booth Rentals of New Mexico provides the service free to you. And we’d be remiss if we didn’t mention Georgia at Balloon Express (109 5th Street SW) who will fill our lives with rainbows and flowers.

But the real point of this thing is to float to you, through the marshmallow clouds between us, the sparkly sounds of Monster Paws, Then Eats Them and The Glass Menageries.

Plus, our very own music editor, DJ Cassyle, will spin high-glucose tracks between sets.

Ahhh.

V.20 No.13 | 3/31/2011

Music

New Monster Paws video

Burque electro pop group Monster Paws made a slick new video for its song “Ray of Light.” It depicts a group of hipsters running and frolicking in the sunshine (I hope they put sun block on that beautiful, youthful skin), until an apocalypse happens and transports them to outer space.

See Monster Paws perform live on Friday, April 22, when the Alibi’s Group Hug presents a Spring Social at the Launchpad. Then Eats Them and The Glass Menageries also play, and your truly will deejay sparkly pop music in between sets. For your pleasure, there will be free food, sweet and savory, and free photo booth. Costumes are encouraged. Admission—for those 21-and-over—is only $5. RSVP and invite your friends via Facebook here. See you there!