Unit 7 Drain


V.25 No.34 | 08/25/2016

Music

VJ Time

Wednesday night at the terminal


Here is one way to spend part of this evening.

Because of the power of the interwebz, it's possible to listen to and view parts the jam-packed history of rocanrol music made here in the Duke City.

This is what I found tonight.


King Richard and the Knights were a mid-sixties Burque band fronted by Dick Stewart. Stewart also started one of this town's first record labels, Lance Records. The original guitarist for the outfit was the father of local '90s guitar legend Lewi Longmire (Apricot Jam).


Then there's Cracks in the Sidewalk. After an art-damaged opening sequence featuring Dirt City new wave progenitor Rodger Venue, Cracks take over. Black Maria's Gordy Andersen, Judson Frondorf, Chris Partain, Jez Velazquez and Mike Rose rock the heck out on Channel 27.


Ah, The Drags. Keith Herrera becomes all drums now while Lorca Wood melts into the rhythm and guitarist/crooner C.J. Stritzel dishes on dark dreams.


Unit 7 Drain was a thing in the early aughts. Two of them are currently engaged with a new thing called Shoulder Voices, which is awesome. Note the creeping glam goodness of Little Bobby Tucker seeping through their sound, signaling the future.


Before I turn the terminal over to a very good friend, who, by the way, plans on rocking nothing but the Smiths, Clan of Xymox and DJ Shadow for the next six hours (she's on fleek), here's the highlight of tonight's outing.

Here is a totally awesome new video by Chicharra, a masterfully multi-layered insect glam ensemble from right here in beautiful Albuquerque, New Mexico.

Happy listening!

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Harry Redus-Brown

Music

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Lauren Anderson
Harry Redus-Brown

Aural Fixation

¡Viva Hyperbole!

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Amy Clinkscales, Cara Tolino, Ella Brown and Alexis Adams Vilorio are Mother Death Queen.
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Spotlight

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A band moniker like Mother Death Queen may indicate a bunch of big, hairy guys with Flying V guitars and too many crash cymbals. Fortunately it’s much more pleasant than that.