Alibi is in a group hugging mood again. That means it’s time for a major party. This Saturday, July 7, head on downtown for some fine, post-Independence Day fun. Starting at 2 p.m., hot rod owners are invited to park their jalopies on Central in front of the KiMo Theatre. Parking spaces are limited, so it’s first-come, first-served. If you don’t own a classic car, just come ogle the awesome rides maintained by several of Albuquerque’s finest car clubs. At 6 p.m., KiMo Theatre will screen the hard-rockin’, clutch-poppin’ 1958 drive-in movie Hot Rod Gang. Tickets are $7 adults and $5 kids/seniors. At 9 p.m., everything moves down the street to the Launchpad for the Rockabilly Blow-Out. Local favorites The Hi-Lo Tones will be rockin’ out alongside El Paso legends Raw Deal. D.J. Lucky will spin tunes between sets and Burque Burlesque will be bringing some of New Mexico’s finest bump-and-grind practitioners to do their thing on stage. Tickets to the concert are $10. Cars, bands, drinks and scantily clad ladies? How can you go wrong?
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Alibi Group Hug Presents Rockabilly Blow-Out, Hot Rod Hop
Music to Your Ears
It’s the child of country and Western and rhythm and blues, the hell-raising brother of rock and roll. Rockabilly roared into its own in the mid-’50s. Its rise was propelled by Sun Records owner Sam Phillips and his work with Elvis, which essentially repackaged a black sound for a white audience. Sixty years later, outfits here in Albuquerque keep that music alive—the acoustic slap bass, the electric guitar twang and the big, jumping beat.
Spring Social tonight
Live music, free photo booth photos, hot dogs, candy and ice cream tonight at Launchpad. Read more about our psychedelic picnic here.
with Roo, Tall Boys, Hyperland, Tropical Girls and DJ Mello
Friday, March 30, 8 p.m.
618 Central SW
Tickets: $5, 21+
Info and RSVP: on.fb.me/
Music to Your Ears
Captain Lionel Gearpunk’s Steam-Powered Ball tonight at Launchpad
The Weekly Alibi’s Group Hug is throwing a steampunk-themed ball tonight at the Launchpad (618 Central SW) with Squash Blossom Boys, September Smith, Godiva Bleu, The Ladies' Society of Grenadiers, Small Game, DJ Caterwaul, Bianca Lily and Strong Man Sam. Tickets to this 21-and-over event are $5. Find out more here, and RSVP here.
What is a Factory Party?
Andy Warhol was among the most iconic and prolific visual artists of the 20th century, a highbrow and low class culture cultivator of profound influence. The pop artist is just as recognized for his soup cans or Marilyn Monroes as he is for the silver New York "Factory" where those works were produced (while his Superstars and other celebrities milled about, glamorously bored). But Warhol was also an avant-garde filmmaker, publisher, producer and dabbler in performance art. One facet of this multidimensional career was The Exploding Plastic Inevitable, a series of traveling multimedia shows that occurred between 1966 and 1967. The shows featured Warhol's films, dancing and performances by Factory regulars and house band The Velvet Underground.
In reverence of these legendary parties, on Saturday, Aug. 27, the Alibi's Group Hug will host its own Factory Party featuring film projections, screen printing and real-live superstars.
The Factory Party
Low on High (with famed auteur Jon Moritsugu)
The Dirty Novels (a reunion and farewell)
Manby's Head (ex-DMZ, Lyres, Customs)
The Scrams (Burque warehouse rock)
DJ Cassyle (your music editor)
With video projections by Basement Films and live screen-printing from 111 Media Collective (BYOShirt $3, or buy one for $5)
Saturday, Aug. 27, 2011
21+ Launchpad $5
Doors at 8 p.m.
The Alibi’s Group Hug greases up
Music to Your Ears
You’re Invited to the SOS Music Fest
Q: What’s better than basking in the sunshine, sipping a cool drink and snacking on a delicious picnic lunch with good company?
Music editor on KUNM this afternoon
The Alibi’s very own Louisianan homegirl will be on 89.9 this afternoon at 2:30 p.m. spinning some New Orleans funky soul with radio darling Mello. Music Editor Jessica Cassyle Carr will be chatting up our Mardi Gras dance party on Saturday, March 5, at Launchpad—an event she’ll also be DJing.
Locals Le Chat Lunatique and Mondo Vibrations will also take the Launchy stage that night. There’s free grub from Peppers Ole Fashion BBQ and a king cake (with a baby inside) from Swiss Alps Bakery. Photo Booth Rentals of New Mexico will be bringing a photo booth and Mardi Gras props from New Orleans.
Doors at 8 p.m. $5. 21+.