Music to Your Ears
A New Name for Morning Wood XXX--It's been eight years since one beloved local ska (or, by their own definition, "chill-
Turns out there are already plenty of Morning Woods competing for audiences, so the Albuquerque group tacked on a delineating triple “X” and re-emerged as Morning Wood XXX. Then in May of 2004, Morning Wood XXX suffered a tragic loss when their lead singer and guitarist Chris Hotchkiss was killed in a car accident on Eubank and I-40. You can still find a memorial in his honor at the site of the incident.
The band has experienced quite a bit of change since they got their start in 1998--so much so that only two founding members are still in the band. Now Morning Wood XXX is moving on. On May 13, they'll make it official at Burt's Tiki Lounge.
"The band has hit a new chapter in its life and zealously welcomes its new name," says guitarist and vocalist Casey Mraz. He'll be tight-lipped about what that name is until the official announcement show on Saturday
Aside from the public rebirth of Morning Wood XXX, the show will feature some creative assistance from local hip-hoppers Mantis Fist and special host emcee Nick Fury (Attention Deficit Disorder). "The Great Name Change" will also act as a testing ground for several new acts, including The Rod Shot Band (a rock project from ex-members of The Darlington Horns), Trans-Gender Manblender (punk, formerly known as Dick Nixon) and a potential "surprise" performance by newly formed hip-hop act, F.ind O.ut L.ater!
The show is free.