Due to the March 23, 2020 NM DOH Public Health Order, These Event Listings Are Not Accurate!
All non-essential businesses are closed, public gatherings are prohibited!
(One day some of these events will be rescheduled or will resume, but they are not happening now!)

Krampus Show • The Coma RecoverymetalMusic is the Enemy • post punk • The Talking Hoursindie rockDistancespunk, hardcoreFutilitarianmetal

Saturday Dec 23, 2017

618 Central Ave SW
Albuquerque, NM 87102

Phone: (505) 764-8887
Website: Click to Visit


Phone: 505.764.8887

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The Coma Recovery
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For those of you who are as of yet unindoctrinated into the mysteries of northern European yuletide traditions here’s a brief discourse on Krampus: He’s a demonic, goat-looking fellow who—in addition to more instantly recognizable Christmas characters like Sandy Claws—visits humans, especially their offspring, during the beginning of the winter months. While the former entities bring good tidings, Krampus carries painful birch branches or a whip with him and may even be attempting to take bad children back to hell with him as a form of divine punishment. Or he might just be the febrile remnant of pre-Christian beliefs, dredged up with the sort of anxiety the season naturally breathes (it is dark a lot, after all). Anyway, just like Sandy Claws himself, Krampus doesn’t really exist, but pretending he does while quaffing alcoholic beverages at a bar on a cold wintry night seems like a thing. Find out for yourself, for Chrissakes, by visiting with his minions at Launchpad (618 Central Ave. SW) on Saturday, Dec. 23. While you’re there, get a load of the latest sonic shenanigans by bands like The Coma Recovery, Music is the Enemy, The Talking Hours, Distances and Futilitarian. Afterwards you can tell everyone you’ve straddled the poles, been both good and bad and just can’t wait until New Year’s Eve to prove your tenacious moral relativism to anyone still standing. $5 • 9pm • 21+

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