the tan


V.22 No.27 | 7/4/2013
Adrian Toto and Andrew Lyman at The Tan in Barelas, where their exhibit DANGERshow: Things of Death opens on Friday, July 5.
photo by Miguel Villalobos

Art Preview

Peril in the Art World

New exhibit aims to alarm

Wear your ear plugs and your eye protection—no one is safe from DANGERshow: Things of Death!
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V.22 No.13 | 3/28/2013
Albuquerque Boys Choir (from left) Bethany Delahunt, Christy Cook and Stef Graner

Music

Explore February’s sonic psychogeography

Live music hunter-and-gatherer Mike Smith takes us on a trip through his February adventures in live, local music in this month’s Last Month in Music. Scope related A/V below. I particularly recommend watching Boba & Gobi’s performance of “Klaus Klaus Dr. Meatball Dr. Meatball” featuring A Hawk and a Hacksaw’s Jeremy Barnes and Heather Trost.

V.21 No.50 | 12/13/2012

Culture Shock

The Tan Can

This week’s culture shock bring you highlights of some of the city’s best venues, exhibits and shows.
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V.21 No.32 | 8/9/2012
A multimouthed couch and other anthropomorphic miscellany in Jessica Kostelnick’s   Living   room
Photos by Leigh Hile

Gallery Bite

Monster Mash

Jessica Kostelnick’s installation plays house at The Tan

Jessica Kostelnick describes her new installation at the Tan Gallery, Living Hand to Mouth, as “ sort of like a weird Pee-Wee’s Playhouse kind of thing.” The interior—composed of mediums including furniture, sculpture and costume—does evoke a certain fun-house feel, straddling the balance between childlike playfulness and disturbing distortion.
V.20 No.38 | 9/22/2011

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Flyer on the Wall

Lucha

It seems like it was over before it even began! Rock and roll duo the Elevator Boys plays for the last time on Friday, Sept. 23. The show—opened by Great White Buffalo and Joe Cardillo (Scrams singer, performing solo for the first time)—happens at 8 p.m. at The Tan (formerly Normal Gallery, 1415 Fourth Street SW). Admission to this all-ages night of loving and fighting and rocking is $5. (Jessica Cassyle Carr)

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Music

Straight Arrows happening tonight

Super excellent lo-fi Australian garage psych band Straight Arrows plays at The Tan (1415 Fourth Street SW) tonight. I’ve been listening to the 2010 album It’s Happening all day here (”It Happens Again” is my favorite track). Tonight’s show, opened by Fart House, begins at 8 p.m. Donations in exchange for entry are encouraged.