Music to Your Ears
The Gracchi Reunite at Garage & Wax
Take part in Burque music history when the original lineup of The Gracchi—including former Alibi Editor in Chief Laura Marrich—reunite at Captain America’s fourth Garage & Wax Night.
Grayson Kilmer graysonkilmer.com
Queering Public Spaces
Glitter Dick’s aesthetic causes kerfuffle at UNM
Owing to a homoerotic flyer, sleaze rock outfit Glitter Dick stumble onto free speech issues and GLBTQ representation at UNM.
Vinyl Archaeologist Shares Random Tracks
Noise musician and DJ Tahnee Udero takes time out from recording her TAHNZzz debut album to spin an all-vinyl Roulette for us.
Acid Baby Jesus and Hell Shovel Acid Baby Jesus and Hell Shovel Present Voyager 8 · Dark Mark Dark Mark Does Christmas · Redd Kross Researching The Blues
This week, we listened to new albums by Redd Kross, Acid Baby Jesus and Hell Shovel and Dark Mark.
Flyer on the Wall
Otherworldly Good Times
Multidimensional art hypes an all-ages Sunday night gig at The Gasworks featuring Rock Island, Ill. singer / songwriter EmJay and local acts.
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少年ナイフ • pop, hardcore punk, metal • Prism Bitch • Crime Lab
Here's an interesting bit of rock history for you to think about before you head on over to one of the best and most badass shows to come our town's way in a little while. Shonen Knife doesn't make J-Pop and were never really part of that tentacled arm of Pacific Rim rock…
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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 waiting you 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, 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 $18; that should hopefully help the dark lord's recruitment efforts for the evening—it begins at 7pm, by the way.
Steve Aoki • EDM, electro house, dubstep • Slushii • future bass, progressive house, trap, hardstyle • Ookay • k?d
Wiggle on over to the parking lot across from El Rey 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 will end at 11pm and general admission costs $49 and VIP tickets (which includes a commemorative lanyard, express entr, and access to the VIP area the best view) cost $83. Supporting the grammy nominated DJ are notable musicians in their own right, Slushii, Ookay and K?D.