le chat lunatique


V.25 No.41 | 10/13/2016
Painting by Chaz Bojorquez
Chaz Bojorquez

Event Horizon

An Artful Anniversary

Saturday, Oct 15: Decade Reception

A group exhibition that draws from the diverse local, national and international artists that have been featured at the renowned gallery since their original opening.
V.24 No.35 | 08/27/2015
Wes Naman

Alibi Picks

Get Crazy as a Cat

Le Chat Lunatique • dirty jazz

Le Chat Lunatique plays dirty, mangy jazz.
V.24 No.2 | 1/8/2015
From left, CRTTRZ and Consider Me Dead
Courtesy of artists

Show Up!

For Those Devout to Rock

Six pursuits worth a salute

Show Up! delivers deets on six sweet, upcoming shows. Local and touring math rock, gypsy swing, electro, rockabilly, country and indie garage acts all rock Burque this week.
V.23 No.39 | 9/25/2014

Show Up!

Bird Is the Word

Four flight-ready concerts to fuel your fall

From fuzz to pop-punk and beyond, Show Up! delivers deets on four concerts you shouldn’t miss this week.
V.21 No.3 | 1/19/2012

Music to Your Ears

Le Chat Lunatique Unveils Nouveau Vintage Video

See the premiere of Le Chat Lunatique’s “Demonic Lovely” video at Low Spirits—where parts of it were shot—on Friday.
V.20 No.40 | 10/6/2011
Photo courtesy of Le Chat Lunatique

Troubadour

Coca Leaves, Vinyl and Confiscated Mustache Scissors ...

Le Chat Lunatique goes to Colombia

The mountains are to the east, and there’s a tram to the top of them. Spanish is spoken, tamales are eaten, potholes are plentiful. Albuquerque’s Le Chat Lunatique felt right at home in Bogotá. The gypsy jazz band made its first, but likely not its last, visit to Colombia in early September to take part in the 23rd Festival Internacional de Jazz del Teatro Libre.
V.20 No.28 | 7/14/2011
Heritage House bed and breakfast

Arts

Twilight Gypsy Bazaar

Duke City Rep brings you fortune telling, treasures, Le Chat Lunatique.

The Heritage House bed and breakfast looks like strange good times are always happening inside its four walls. Equal parts warm cheer and old-time magic, it looms over the corner of High Street and Copper. It’s a fitting place for Duke City Repertory Theatre to hold its annual fundraiser, the Twilight Gypsy Bazaar. And who better to play the rollicking tunes than the boys of gypsy swing band Le Chat Lunatique?

During this mystical evening, a market full of treasures and trinkets will bedazzle you, a gypsy psychic will tell your future, and, if you want, a giant will wrestle you. (You should go just to check out that last part.)

More than 30 local businesses donated items to a silent auction, all of which you can bid on throughout the night. Get some great deals! You can have shopping, entertainment, spookiness—and all for a good cause.

Your ticket price includes delectable food and drink and supports the fine work of the nonprofit Duke City Rep. The company’s mission:

“Duke City Repertory Theatre exists to serve the audience. We believe that theatre is a mutual experience between audience and actors. It is not merely witnessing or performing, but something shared and profound. DCRT is accountable to our patrons in providing topnotch, bold theatre that inspires and transforms. It is our aim to make this art accessible and compelling to not only the theatre community, but the entire community at large. Our theatre resides not in bricks and mortar, but in that which can be shared between human beings immersed in a created world.”

Tickets can be had by visiting dukecityrep.com or calling 505.797.7081.

In advance: $30 each, 2/$50

At the door: $35

V.20 No.21 | 5/26/2011

Song Roulette

Random tracks from filmmaker Marie-Michele Jasmin-Belisle

Marie-Michele Jasmin-Belisle is a French Canadian filmmaker and owner of 8H51 Art Design Nouveau Cinema. When she’s not traveling and working around the world, she resides in Albuquerque. A music fan with eclectic taste, we ask the auteur behind Le Chat Lunatique’s upcoming first music video to share five random tracks.

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V.20 No.12 | 3/24/2011
moustache flyer
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Flyer on the Wall

Moustachio Bashio

Celebrate the enduring popularity of male sub-nose facial hair at the fifth annual Moustachio Bashio on Saturday, March 26, at 8 p.m. at the El Rey Theater (620 Central SW). Flyer art, made in the bristly likeness of a woodcut, acknowledges performances by Lost Lingo, Le Chat Lunatique, The Werks and DJ Zenova. Tickets to the 21-and-over event are $10 in advance through gladcastle.com or $15 at the door. (Jessica Cassyle Carr)

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V.20 No.9 | 3/3/2011

Music to Your Ears

Laissez le Group Hug Rouler

Mardi Gras: A time for beads and costumed revelry, spicy food and heady drink, making friends with strangers, and, sometimes, removing your pants in the street.
V.19 No.50 | 12/16/2010

Jazzed

Scientific Absurdities and Orphaned Songs

Le Chat Lunatique’s Jared Putnam releases Brontosaurus on Pluto

When it was suggested to Jared Putnam that his new recording, Brontosaurus on Pluto, indicates a wonderfully imaginative and possibly quite sick mind at work, he responded, “I prefer to think of my mind as possibly imaginative and wonderfully quite sick.”

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Jared Putnam likes Tesla ... Tesla the metal band.

Song Roulette

Jared Putnam is the bassist and a vocalist for Albuquerque’s filthiest jazz act, Le Chat Lunatique. This week he releases a solo album—read all about it after the link below this article. We asked Putnam to put his iPod on shuffle, and below are the first five songs that appeared, along with some intentionally undesirable grammar construction.

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V.19 No.42 | 10/21/2010
Django Reinhardt and co.

Jazzed

Gypsy Jazzers Take Over Albuquerque

Producer John Sandlin gives us the lowdown on the low-down sounds of his Django Festival

The New Mexico Django Festival returns to Albuquerque in its fourth, nearly annual edition after a layoff in 2009 in deference to the imploded economy. Producer John Sandlin, perhaps best known hereabouts as the rakishly handsome, devilishly talented guitarist for Le Chat Lunatique, has once again put together a stellar lineup, including up-and-coming international acts as well as local favorites like Zoltan Orkestar, The Hot Club of Santa Fe and Django Rhythm Meat Grinder. For four days, they’ll all pay homage to the Belgian whiz-kid guitarist Django Reinhardt, who put a unique gypsy spin on swing.

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Muni in his younger days

Song Roulette

Le Chat Lunatique vocalist and violinist Muni Kulasing has never heard most of these songs

Muni Kulasinghe is the talented vocalist and violinist for Le Chat Lunatique. He’s also a friendly, multilingual gentleman who’s always armed with a smile, a wink and maybe a dirty joke. This weekend his gypsy jazz band plays local host to the New Mexico Django Festival. In honor of the event, Kulasinghe was asked to provide shuffled tracks from his music library. “I don’t have an MP3 player, nor an iPod; only my computer, which means the music I happened upon is not necessarily music I have listened to much, if ever,” he explains. “As it turned out, I was wholly unprepared for what spouted forth.”

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V.19 No.9 | 3/4/2010

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Flyer on the Wall

Hitch a Ride to Zoltansville

We’re not so sure what’s pictured in this flyer, but we’re guessing it’s some kind of Eastern European art car. Except everyone knows they don’t have cars in Eastern Europe—just vampires and Yugos. On Wednesday, March 10, Zoltan Szekely[xurl] and Josh English celebrate their birthdays. Beginning at 6 p.m., Black Market Goods (114 Morningside NE) hosts the music of Zoltan Orkestar, Le Chat Lunatique, Squash Blossom Boys and Totem. This all-ages show is $5. Happy birthday, lads. (Jessica Cassyle Carr)

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