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V.20 No.49 | 12/8/2011

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Nocturnal Heart

San Diego's The Black Heart Procession has been making somber, lovelorn sounds since 1997. While the music may dwell in the indie rock style, it's informed by murder ballads, the blues and other forms of early Americana. The group uses an ensemble of instruments—most notably the saw—that result in a velvety, gloom-imbued aural texture. See The Black Heart Procession live on Tuesday at Low Spirits at 9 p.m. Admission is $12.

V.20 No.38 | 9/22/2011

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Transcendental Blues

Singer-songwriter, actor and author Steve Earle has never been a conformist, politically or artistically. His music is neither country nor rock and roll. It draws from the deepest roots of each, while the words, wrapped in the spirit of populism, convey folk tales and gritty truths. On tour in support of his new, T Bone Burnett-produced album I'll Never Get Out of This World Alive (he has a new novel of the same name), you can see the master musician work his brash magic at the Lensic in Santa Fe on Saturday. Tickets to the all-ages show run from $29 to $47. Music begins at 7:30 p.m.

V.20 No.33 | 8/18/2011

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Sonic Shower

In the middle of our rainy season Albuquerque is getting a visit from The Dry Season. The Austin four-piece—with Sammy Ragland on lead guitar and synth; Madelyn Carr on vocals, synth and guitar; Alex Salinas on drums; and Seth Tobin on bass—plays music in the psychedelic/post rock/nu-gaze vein. The songs have a trance-like quality that could charm a snake. See it unfold at Burt's Tiki Lounge tonight beginning around 10 p.m. The Dry Season plays with locals The Glass Menageries and Mammoth Life. This 21-and-over show is free.

V.19 No.11 | 3/18/2010

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Winnebago Warriors

Rising gas prices haven't halted the brave legions of road-trippers from conquering the endless highways and byways of America. Armed with only a motor home, a vacation and a dream, the Motorhome Convention presented by the Family Motor Coach Association rolls into town. Running today through Thursday at Expo New Mexico (300 San Pedro NE), the convention offers exhibits, seminars and booth displays honoring all things RV. Admission is $7 per person, and children 12-and-under are free. For more information, visit or call 1-800-543-3622. (Adam Fox)

V.19 No.10 | 3/11/2010

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Four Score and 65 Million Years Ago

Every child and child-at-heart's dream is finally realized when Santa Ana Star Center (3001 Civic Center, Rio Rancho) hosts Walking With Dinosaurs starting today. The arena monstrosity (pun intended) brings 15 life-size moving dinosaurs to the stage to provide a glimpse of what it might have been like way back in the good old days of carnivorous beasts and life-ending asteroids—no DeLorean required. The tour, based on a popular BBC television show, runs through Sunday, March 21, with both afternoon and night showings. For tickets ($20 to $58) and a complete listing of show times, visit (Adam Fox)