Music to Your Ears
By Marisa Demarco
Warehouse 21, Resurrected
After months of operating out of Trailer 21, a white mobile office from which young rockers watched the demolition of their original railyard space, Warehouse 21 will finally see the groundbreaking of a new venue. The hardworking under-21 set awaited the funds for the new building for nearly a year. The exact date and time of the groundbreaking is still unknown, but some kind of party/ceremony should happen within the week of Sept. 24. The new teen arts center will be two stories, 16,845 square feet, with two performance spaces, a printmaking studio, a recording studio, a media zone, a fashion design studio, a darkroom, a coffee bar and an outdoor space.
Flyer on the Wall
Friday Night Freakshow
Noisy by Nature
Sicksicksick label showcases music your mamma probably won’t like
By Laura Marrich
"Noise," as music designations go, is like that drawer in your kitchen that becomes a home for stuff that doesn't quite fit elsewhere. Ruler. Questionable batteries. Snow globe from a trip to Florida. Where do we stash these odds and ends? Nowhere in particular. Inevitably, they just find their way into the drawer.
Expo NM's Ford Pavilion Piles on Live Music
By Laura Marrich
Seventeen days out of the year, the New Mexico State Fair cashes in its promise of everything good and golden-fried in America. We go for the chaos of the midway and the crush of Indian dancers, to say nothing of its Pantheon of gewgaws, brimming with air-brushed Virgin Mary T-shirts, Mötley Crüe mirrors and giant ears of corn. We get it. We'll keep coming back for more. You had us at "fry bread."
Puerto Plata Mujer de Cabaret · Black Francis Bluefinger · Crowded House Time On Earth
There are times in life when music stands as joy’s final vestige in a world marred by violence and hate. For years, the 84-year-old Puerto Plata has kept alive the traditions of Dominican acoustic music despite the long, suppressive dictatorship of Rafael Trujillo, who favored more bourgeois forms of music. Mujer is an album serving as a museum for the pure, simple happiness that persisted in the country in spite of this oppression. Plata is a true master of his craft, and this rare recording displays perfection in a sound that’s not to be missed. Plata will be performing at the ¡Globalquerque! Festival in Albuquerque on Sept. 21 and 22, along with shows in Las Cruces on Sept. 20 and Santa Fe on Sept. 22. [TG]
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Chevelle • alternative • Black Map • Dinosaur Pile-Up • rock
By August March
Chevelle, an indie band from the Midwest, portrays their hard soundâ€”expressed with exasperated vocals, a muscular rhythms and chunky guitar riffs that repeatedly drift off into tangential melodiesâ€”as an artful thing, comparable to '90s peers like Tool…
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Mono/Poly • electronic, experimental, alternative hip-hop, glitch • Tsuruda • trap, grime, dubstep • 1960sfe • chill wave
By Megan Reneau
Charles E. Dickerson, aka, Mono/Poly will be breaking down beats hard at Sister Bar on Thursday, Jan. 26. Mono/Poly is known for adroit techniques playing everything from ambient break beats to glitch-hop. He's has worked with Flying Lotus, Kendrick Lamar and Thundercat, and has tracks set to be released with Erykah Badu, Kali Uchis and Kamasi Washington—just by that short, significant list, you can tell he's fucking superb at what he does. Joining Mono/Poly will be Tsuruda, who excellently blends trap, hip-hop and house sounds, as well as local heavyweight DJ, 1960sfe (formerly known as 1960 Sci Fi Era), who creates beautiful chill wave beats. The 21+ show begins at 9pm and is $8.
Photo by Wes Naman
Silver String Band • Americana, blues • Squash Blossom Boys • bluegrass, folk
By August March
The Albuquerque Folk Festival has ebbed and flowed over the years, presumably in a fashion similar to the mythically winding rivers often rhapsodized about in American folklore, literature and music. The ascension of the late, great Gary Libman to the presidency of the festival's board of directors provided structure and growth that has practically guaranteed the source of all the good ol' music will never run dry. Still, given the economic realities in our great nation and the costs of producing such a successful regional music fest, a benefit concert is often in order, to keep things flowing, as it were. With that metaphor in mind, check out the concert featuring two of Burque's authentic Americana units, the Silver String Band and The Squash Blossom Boys when they perform on Friday, Jan. 27. A portion of the proceeds from this 21+ holy hootenanny beginning at 9pm will benefit the festival before its 2017 iteration comes around on June 3, 2017. Tickets are $5.
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