Heartless Bastards Target Albuquerque
Erika Wennerstrom on writing, the desert and spirit animals
Wherein Mark Lopez converses with Heartless Bastards’ Erika Wennerstrom about music of the now, lyricism, inspiration and—yes—spirit animals.
Austra Olympia · Future Bible Heroes Partygoing · Lust for Youth Perfect View
This week music writer M. Brianna Stallings listened to new albums by Austra, Future Bible Heroes and Lust for Youth.
¡Mayday! • Demrick • DJ Stigmata • Septicemia Records • rap, hip-hop
I’m not sure that the concept of “genre” is really relevant anymore in the realm of music. The days of “pure” music are long gone, and while this might leave some “old-heads” grumbling over message boards about the loss of “real rap” or “real jazz,” I think that for the most part this is a good thing. The possibilities are more abundant than ever before as artists dip their fingers in any number of genres and traditions. ¡MAYDAY! is one group embracing this diversity in their quest for success…
Geekon • Arcade Art Show and Pinball Tournament
Break out your quarters! Geekon—Albuquerque's premier arcade cabinet and pinball machine restoration and preservation company—is sponsoring the Arcade Art Show and Pinball Tournament starting at 7pm on Saturday, Aug. 26. Local artists will be exhibiting paintings, sculptures and more inspired by classic video games. There will be DJs, alcohol, food and plenty of video games and pinball machines to play at the local watering hole, Sister. Art will remain up though Aug. 29. This is a free event, but you must be 21+.