Speedy Ortizindie, rockThe Good LiferockTancredacoustic, alternative

Tuesday June 7, 2016

618 Central Ave SW
Albuquerque, NM 87102

Phone: (505) 764-8887
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Phone: 505.764.8887

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Speedy Ortiz
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Speedy Ortiz, originally the solo project of poet, multi-instrumentalist and totally awesome guitarist Sadie Dupuis, jam the fuck out at Launchpad (618 Central SW) on Tuesday, June 7. Speedy Ortiz morphed into a full band in 2011 with the release of the highlarious and hellaciously hot single “Taylor Swift;” the album that followed, Major Arcana, as well as the work that came after, Foil Deer, have been rightly classified as some of the most important sounds generated by an American indie outfit; certainly on tracks like “The Graduates” and “Raising the Skate” the band amply demonstrates mastery of a sub-genre populated by the likes of voices like the Breeders and to some extent, Sonic Youth; it’s breathy, fret-conscious guitar rock combined with sometimes cruelly prescient words and flourishing musical lyricism that are stunning. Indie folk rockers The Good Life—featuring Tim Kasher of Cursive—and Tancred, the solo effort of Now guitarist Jess Abbott, provide a further introduction about everything that is right, right now, about American indie rock. This all-ages (13+) rocanrol explosion requires a $10 admission price; it begins at 8pm.

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