The Melvins’ Numer-illogical Tour
Lizzy Von Stange chats with King Buzzo about breaking records, making music and collaborating with metrosexuals and ghosts.
Music to Your Ears
Get the skinny on three terrific shows happening this week in Burque and Santa Fe.
Daniel Brigman’s Random Tracks
Experimental musician Daniel Brigman shares five random tracks and gives us the scoop on an all-ages show on Friday at DIY venue Moldspores.
Corin Tucker Band Kill My Blues · The Mountain Goats Transcendental Youth · BRANES Perfection Condition
This week, we listened to Corin Tucker Band, The Mountain Goats and BRANES.
Flyer on the Wall
Candy on the Bus
This sweet, smart flyer for a Tuesday night house show featuring Busdriver, Nocando, Open Mike Eagle and Sapience Christ&Omen20012 brings back memories of passing notes and having crushes.
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Drug Church • alternative, hardcore punk • The Coma Recovery • metal • Boyfriend Armada
Hey man, do you, like, wanna go to drug church? How's does Coma Recovery suit you after a night out and is there a Boyfriend Armada awaiting you in the stormy waters of the Rio Grande? Ask yourself these and other relevant questions on Thursday, May 25, when the fine folks over at ye olde Launchpad bring some of the bestest rocanrol music—made by some of the most archly named musical units in Satan's legion—to our humble, though not quite innocent little town by the river. Get ready to mosh until you melt down when the aforementioned Drug Church, a hardcore quintet from Nueva York, hit the stage. They'll be joined in brutal, sonic ritual by two of this town's loudest and louchest acts, the Coma Recovery and Boyfriend Armada, of course. It'll be fun and maybe you'll even have a bruise or broken bone to show off afterwards … you know, after your parents trundle off to bed and Snapchat is getting hot. This 13+ show is only $8; that should hopefully help the Dark Lord's recruitment efforts for the evening—it begins at 8pm, by the way.
Steve Aoki • EDM, electro house, dubstep • Slushii • future bass, progressive house, trap, hardstyle • Ookay • K?D
Wiggle on over to Downtown this Friday, May 26, to see the extraordinary, world-class electro house musician, record producer, DJ and music executive, Steve Aoki at Downtown's Memorial Day Weekend Block Party. The booty bumpin' party will be held in the parking lot across from the Historic El Rey Theater (technically at Park It Place) and festivities get goin' at 6pm and end at 11pm. General admission costs $49 and VIP tickets (which include a commemorative lanyard, express entry, and access to the VIP area with the best view) cost $83. Supporting the Grammy-nominated DJ are notable musicians in their own right, Slushii, Ookay and K?D.