There are always more boss concerts afoot than we can cover in our print edition, but we do our utmost to inform y’all about gigs that are particularly worthy of your attention. Fans of hardcore/hip-hop, world music, psych-rock, surf, Elvis homage, singer-songwriters or acoustic folk inflected with punk and stand-up comedy should peep this week’s Music to Your Ears for the deets on four rad shows. Scope related A/V below. Sunshine Theater • Tyler, the Creator • Fri Apr 5 • 7 pm • $22.50• 13+ • sunshinetheaterlive.com
Brunch for Every Possible Situation
Or four hypothetical situations
“AssMilk,” Tagore Songs, Garage & Wax and satirical outbreak
Music to Your Ears
Venus Bogardus struts into town
It takes all kinds, and that’s a very good thing. Whether you’re craving post-punk/art rock, electro-industrial, rockabilly, psych-rock, doom or Irish pub songs, you can find your fix right here in Burque. Tonight, literate post-punk act Venus Bogardus—featuring real-life couple James Reich and Hannah Levbarg—lays down a hypnotic sonic swagger at Burt’s Tiki Lounge, along with Lady Uranium and These Charming Cobras. Read all about this and other terrific local shows in Venus Bogardus in the Dominion of the Shadow Men. Check out related A/V below. Burt's Tiki Lounge • Venus Bogardus • Lady Uranium • These Charming Cobras • Fri March 15 • 9 pm • FREE • 21+ • burtstikilounge.com
Music to Your Ears
Venus Bogardus in the Dominion of the Shadow Men
Hollandaise for dummies
The chickens are laying again, the greens and onions are up, and the days are getting longer: Brunch season is here. I've been practicing a simple dish of poached eggs served on a bed of spinach and asparagus, garnished with crispy pieces of salt pork or bacon. Sometimes I drench the whole business in a blanket of hollandaise sauce. Or more often, it’s a blanket of failed hollandaise that I resurrect to perfection with mayonnaise and a microwave. Read all about it in this week’s Food section.
Food for Thought
Brunching With the Benedicts
Or, hollandaise for dummies
The chickens are laying again, the greens and onions are up, and the days are getting longer: Brunch season is here. I've been practicing a simple dish of poached eggs served on a bed of spinach and asparagus, garnished with crispy pieces of salt pork or bacon. Sometimes I drench the whole business in a blanket of hollandaise sauce. Or more often, it’s a blanket of failed hollandaise that I resurrect to perfection with mayonnaise and a microwave.
Eat brunch with Joel Salatin this weekend!
If you've watched one of the dozens of food industry documentaries that have come out over the past few years (Food, Inc., Fresh, American Meat, Farmageddon) you're already familiar with Joel Salatin. The much-interviewed farmer, author and polyculture advocate is renowned for his wry observations about America's food system. On Saturday, Salatin passes through New Mexico to offer some of his earthy insights to the kids at Camino de Paz Montessori School and Farm. For $60 ($25 children under 11), you can listen in over a brunch assembled from ingredients raised right at the school. Students will also play marimba music and offer tours of the self-sustaining Santa Cruz, N.M., property, about 20 miles outside of Santa Fe. For tickets, which benefit the middle school Montessori, visit caminodepaz.net or call (505) 747-9717.
Farm & Table
This market basket overflows with surprises
The “farm to table” movement—or “field to fork,” or “farm to plate,” and so on—has been gaining traction in every corner of the country, and Albuquerque’s newest member of this growing club didn’t mince words when deciding on its name. After a long winter of teasing us via its Facebook page, Farm & Table finally opened on Fourth Street between Paseo and Alameda. The setting is gorgeous, inside and out. The food walks the walk and is reasonably priced for what you get. And the chef, Ka’ainoa Ravey, is a freaking genius.