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 Jan 19 - 25, 2012 
AlbuquerqueIs forLovers

Spotlight

Albuquerque Is for Lovers

But not the kind you’d imagine

By Captain America
Although The Deadtown Lovers says it sounds like “empty storefronts and warehouses,” the music is intelligent, insistent, buzzy garage punk with a hint of pop.
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Music to Your Ears

Le Chat Lunatique Unveils Nouveau Vintage Video

By Jessica Cassyle Carr
See the premiere of Le Chat Lunatique’s “Demonic Lovely” video at Low Spirits—where parts of it were shot—on Friday.
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Lauren Dukoff

Show Up!

Welcome to the Jungle

The infectious vintage revisionings of Dengue Fever

By Jessica Cassyle Carr
Despite Dengue Fever’s inspiration being an obscure but distinct form of music—’60s Cambodian rock—the mixture of East and West / surf and psych / then and now is unparalleled.
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Sonic Reducer

Bill O'Connell Triple Play Plus Three · Tim Foljahn Songs for an Age of Extinction · Secret Colours "EP3"

We listen to Bill O’Connell, Tim Foljahn and Secret Colours.

Flyer on the Wall

See The Saltine Ramblers’ twisted Morton Salt girl.
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EVENT HORIZON (Friday, Sep 30)

'A Lot About Living'

Alan Jackson • country

By Joshua Lee
As Ludwig von Beethoven once said, “Music is the mediator between the spiritual and the sensual life.” Those words still carry weight, even now: a thousand years later. And you'll find no better example than the incomparable Alan Jackson, whose voice and countenance rival those of the gods, as though he were hewn from the heart of the sun itself. His honky tonk tunes are swords of righteous terror and beauty which melt the eardrums…
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Chrome Sparks Courtesy of Landon Speers
Landon Speers

EVENT HORIZON (Friday, Sep 30)

Desert Sound

Chrome Sparks • electronic, indie pop

By Joshua Lee
So Chrome Sparks apparently has a few hours open in his schedule to visit ABQ—somewhere in between juggling his gajillion other projects and fulfilling his role as busiest spacey electro-pop composer on the planet. New Mexico seems like the perfect place for those wide-open, expansive tunes of his…
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EVENT HORIZON (Monday, Oct 3)

Two i's Are Better Than One

Miike Snow • indie, electro-pop

By Monica Schmitt
"I change shapes just to hide in this place, but I'm sure not going to hide from this concert." Ladies and gents, I am happy to report that Miike Snow, the Swedish electro-pop band of your dreams, will be performing at our very own Historic El Rey Theater. Imagine Alt-J and Dan Black created a musically inclined love child…
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EVENT HORIZON (Wednesday, Oct 5)

Tome-ate-o, Tom-ato

Andrew Jackson Jihad • folk-punk • Diners • surf, indie rock • Kepi Ghoulie • punk folk

By Peter Karlsen
Once upon a time, back in 2004, in the distant land of Arizona, there was born a folk-punk band by the name of Andrew Jackson Jihad. It was a mouthful, so they decided to go by the acronym AJJ. Then they decided to formally change their name to that. Soon they'll be at the Launchpad. People in this town like to shit on the folk-punkers, but fuck those jerks…
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