native music


V.20 No.18 | 5/5/2011

Alibi Picks

Native American Metal

When Darkness Falls is an all-Native metal band from Acoma Pueblo. Tonight, the six-piece that first came together in 2004 will be releasing its second album, BloodStone, on Mysteria Records. The all-ages party happens in Downtown Albuquerque at El Rey Theater (620 Central SW) at 7:30 p.m.. Special guests Winterlock, Ethnic De Generation, Bear: The Nightmare and Torture Victim open the show. Admission is $10.

V.20 No.17 | 4/28/2011
The Jir Project

Spotlight

Rock The 9

Your guide to the three-night Native music festival

It’s been four years since Navajo and Hopi guitarist and vocalist JJ Otero co-founded the first annual Rock The 9 Native Music Festival in Albuquerque. This year the seasoned festival, which unofficially coincides with the Gathering of Nations, takes place over three nights at Low Spirits. Here’s the complete, illustrated schedule for the fest.

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V.19 No.17 | 4/29/2010
George Leach, a blues / rock guitarist from British Columbia, performs tonight at 9:05 p.m. on Stage 49.

Music

The Gathering of Nations is Here

North America’s biggest powwow continues through today and tomorrow, at the University of New Mexico Football Field (University and Avenida Cesar Chavez SE), beginning at 10 a.m. each day. Massive amounts of Native musicians, songwriters and storytellers begin to perform on Stage 49 on Friday. Music includes traditional, blues, rock, jazz, folk, country, hip-hop, metal and reggae. Wristbands for the powwow, Indian Traders Market and music events on Friday and Saturday are $15 per day at the gate (cash only) or $30 for a two-day wristband. See the full schedule of events, and other happenings around the gathering here.