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V.21 No.17 | 4/26/2012

Spotlight

Guitar Power

Every April for nearly three decades, the Gathering of Nations has brought indigenous groups from around the continent to Albuquerque to celebrate Native culture and traditions. The powwow, which claims the title of North America’s largest, is three days of music, dance, markets, food and cross-culturalism.

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V.21 No.2 | 1/12/2012
Supersucker Dan “Thunder” Bolton appears at right.
Robert John

Music

Supersucker interview

The Supersuckers are playing at the Launchpad tonight. Read an interview with Dan “Thunder” Bolton here.

Supersucker Dan “Thunder” Bolton appears at right.
Robert John

Spotlight

Supersuckers

Too dumb to quit

Guitarist/vocalist Dan “Thunder” Bolton of Seattle punk (and sometimes country) band the Supersuckers talks about longevity, songwriting and owning a record label.
V.20 No.50 | 12/15/2011
The Porter Draw is Russell James Pyle, Ben Wood, Joshua Gingerich, Dandee Fleming and Joey Gonzales.
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Spotlight

High Lonesome

The Porter Draw is a friend to Albuquerque's Americana scene

Alt.country band The Porter Draw is part of a small but prolific Americana movement that has bubbled up in Albuquerque during the past five years. Marked by an unusual amount of camaraderie, the handful of bands within it are friends who are mutually dedicated to making music in and for this town.
V.20 No.31 | 8/4/2011
Behold the Curly Musgrave Stage

Show Up!

Yippee-i-o

Placitas' cozy campfire concerts

There are lawn chairs strewn across a sandy field, the sunset in front of you, Sandia Mountains behind you, people with picnic baskets, gourmet takeout, wine bottles and blankets. A singer stands on a trailer-turned-stage that’s painted to look like the New Mexican desert, complete with cacti and mountains against a blue sky. This is the Placitas Campfire Series.

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V.20 No.14 | 4/7/2011
Caravan East

Music to Your Ears

Caravan East Is an Oasis of Atmosphere

We’ve all driven by the huge sign on Central, east of Louisiana, that looks like it’s from ’40s Vegas and promises “Western Dancing” and “Ladies Special Drink Prices.” I passed it countless times before I realized the sign wasn’t just a leftover landmark and there was actually a building to go with it. The country nightclub Caravan East is set back from the street, behind a field of pitted asphalt. Asking acquaintances for details on the place yielded warnings of sleazy characters, grimy ambience and prevalent violence. The general consensus was if you weren’t already a regular, you should not set foot in the place—you’d most likely get your ass kicked.

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