The upcoming year for rock music in El Burque could be summarized using the musical produce of the bands playing at Launchpad (618 Central Ave. SW) on Thursday, Jan. 2. These are the rock bands at the top of the rockpile residing in the middle of our desert—with a cool but notoriously fickle river flowing nearby. Constant Harmony is a trio that features multi-instrumentalist siblings Sillery making a beautifully thrashed-out noise that speaks to people through intense rhythmics and sacred guitar profanities. Manhigh, featuring real rock wizard Gabriel Gambino and legendary local Ray Gutierrez, returns to the limelight after a tragic summer while Shrewd is all that. The Directory features Peri Pakroo, a mostly unsung Burque rock god. All those nice words mean you oughta show up for this one, rockers. 9pm • $5 • 21+.