KRS-ONE to Headline Fall Crawl!--Founding member of Boogie Down Productions and politically explosive, hardcore hip-hop icon KRS-ONE will--and there's no better way to put this—blow the fucking roof off of the Sunshine Theater come Saturday, Aug. 26. To be honest, he's going to scare the crap out of you. But you'll like it, I promise. Advance Crawl wristbands are $10 (they're $15 the day of the show), coming soon to www.alibi.com, Natural Sound (plus service fee) and TicketMaster (plus service fee). Stay tuned!
Hot and Filthy—Some people just like their jazz that way. Few like it filthier than Le Chat Lunatique, a back-room jazz quartet that reeks of speakeasy sweat, perfume and gin. But these cats are no dusty period piece. Le Chat Lunatique gives bloody, glorious guts to standards like “Bei Mir Bist Du Schön.” and they're not afraid to throw in an original mazurka, a gypsy waltz or a blithe, reefery arrangement of “House of the Rising Sun,” of all things.
Le Chat Lunatique is releasing their first live recording this weekend, cheekily titled Puss in Bootleg. The set was captured by freelance fiddler and sound maven Todd Farkas at a springtime gig at the District, which, through my own blundering good luck, I happened to be at. This disc won't disappoint you. See Le Chat Lunatique perform live on the same patio where it was recorded this Friday, Aug. 18, at the District (on the Fourth Street Mall at Copper). I dare you not to dance.
A Plague of Frogs--If there's one fail-safe way to expose the people of Albuquerque to Santa Fe's bubbling roots music community, this is it. For the second year running, Santa Fe's Frogville Records will present two days of live music from noon to midnight at the Santa Fe Brewing Co., Saturday, Aug. 19, and Sunday, Aug. 20. It's all-ages too! Tickets are $40 for both days or $25 per single day in advance, or $30 per day at the door. See the full lineup at