Alibi V.15 No.6 • Feb 9-15, 2006 

Spotlight

The Empty Orchestra

Seven Days of Karaoke

What started in Japan in the '80s has, over the years, come to practically infest our fair city with poor renditions of yesterday's hits. And why not? Everyone loves to watch other people make fools of themselves. See, I've found that for maximum entertainment, the trick with karaoke is not to sing as well as you possibly can, but with as much tuneless and tone-deaf harmony as you can muster, being sure to botch the lyrics with swear words and humorous twists. Of course, there are those who take it seriously, but that's probably not you.

So here's our guide to karaoke in Albuquerque. We were sure to keep in mind that going to places you typically don't is part of karaoke's beauty. (Silver Fox Lounge, anyone?) If we've left anyone out, please contact us so you can be a part of our website. Now I will sing Bonnie Tyler's "Total Eclipse of the Heart."

Monday

Caravan East, 6 p.m., 265-7877
District, 9 p.m., 243-0003
Ned's on the Rio Grande, 9 p.m., 243-5100
Retro's Bar, 8:30 p.m., 292-2038
Our Place II, 9 p.m., 890-6890
Sidelines, 8 p.m., 897-4633

Tuesday

Atomic Cantina, 9 p.m., 242-2200
District, 9 p.m., 243-0003
The Barley Room, 8 p.m., 332-0800
Dragon Horn Tavern, 8 p.m., 275-3401
Ground Zero, 7 p.m., 275-5739
Howie's Sports Page, 9 p.m., 292-4263
Perfect Shotz Sports Bar and Grill, inside Tenpins and More, 9 p.m., 892-7117
Retro's Bar, 9 p.m., 292-2038
Joker's Pub, 9 p.m., 884-4151

Wednesday

Coaches Sports Grill, 9 p.m., 242-7111
Malarky's, 8 p.m., 323-9380
Exhale, 9 p.m., 342-0049
Foxes Lounge, 9 p.m., 255-3060
Graham Central Station, 6 p.m., 883-3041
Ground Zero, 7 p.m., 275-5739
Harlow's, 9 p.m., 268-0182
La Mesa Inn, 8 p.m., 881-9931
Sneakerz, 9 p.m., 837-1708

Thursday

Dragon Horn Tavern, 8 p.m., 275-3401
Malarky's, 8 p.m., 323-9380
Graham Central Station, 7 p.m., 883-3041
Ground Zero, 7 p.m., 275-5739
Holiday Bowl, 9:30 p.m., 268-3308
Lucky 66 Bowl, 9 p.m., 345-2506
Our Place II, 9 p.m., 890-6890
Penn Station, 9 p.m., 323-2523
Ranch Bar, 8 p.m., 275-1616
Sneakerz, 9 p.m., 837-1708

Friday

Bird of Paradise, 7 p.m., 268-1424.
Caravan East, 9 p.m., 265-7877
Fiestas, 9 p.m., 881-0478
Graham Central Station, 5 p.m., 883-3041
Ground Zero, 7 p.m., 275-5739
Lucky 66 Bowl, 9 p.m., 345-2506
Perfect Shotz Sports Bar and Grill, inside Tenpins and More, 9 p.m., 892-7117
Silver Fox Lounge, 7 p.m., 765-1780
Sneakerz, 9 p.m., 837-1708
Spectators Sports Bar & Grill, 9 p.m., 275-1166

Saturday

Bird of Paradise, 7 p.m., 268-1424
Caravan East, 9 p.m., 265-7877
Fiestas, 9 p.m., 881-0478
Graham Central Station, 6 p.m., 883-3041
Ground Zero, 7 p.m., 275-5739
Jack's Step Inn Lounge, 7 p.m., 275-3714
Lucky 66 Bowl, 9 p.m., 345-2506
Perfect Shotz Sports Bar and Grill, inside Tenpins and More, 9 p.m., 892-7117
Retro's Bar, 9 p.m., 292-2038
Sneakerz, 9 p.m., 837-1708
Spectators Sports Bar & Grill, 9 p.m., 275-1166

Sunday

Exhale, 7:30 p.m., 342-0049
Jack's Step Inn Lounge, 7 p.m., 275-3714
La Mesa Inn, 6 p.m., 881-9931

Everyday

Punky's Place Lounge, inside Silva Lanes-Eucan Bowl, 8 p.m., 298-5583
Ed's Place, Leisure Bowl, 8 p.m., 268-4371