Two of the seven members of Nosotros sat down with me at their recording studio for a pre-SOS Music Fest interview. Randy and Manuel—Cuban Tres and Saxophone respectively—represented the regionally famous Latin rock band. They told me about how the group formed and how it has grown musically. I also learned Nosotros plays many songs about love, be it for people or for mother earth.
Come join Alibi's shindig the SOS Fest tomorrow in the Spanish Village at the Fairgrounds. Nosotros plays at 1 p.m., but check out the full lineup, which includes Ryan McGarvey. The event is all-ages, and tickets are $10 in advance until gates open at noon tomorrow. Then, they’re $15. Kids 10 and under get in free with a parent or guardian.
The Alibi’s Group Hug Events presents live music, beer, food, vendors and art at Expo New Mexico’s Spanish Village. Pace yourselves—there’s a lot to do at this all-day, all-ages affair tomorrow. Let the sun worship begin!
New Downtown music venue opens inside Hotel Andaluz
By Jessica Cassyle Carr
It bummed me out when La Posada de Albuquerque closed in 2005. The lobby bar was one of my favorite places in Albuquerque—it was an elegant, jazz-filled, brown-and-white respite from the Downtown riffraff, the flashing neons, the ill-fitting fashions and questionable taste in mechanical beats. Little did I know that four years later the 1939 building—New Mexico native Conrad Hilton’s fourth hotel, and first outside of Texas—would open anew, having been reinvented as green boutique lodging. Hotel Andaluz not only has 107 rooms and suites, but also a fine Mediterranean-inspired restaurant (Lucia), rooftop bar (Ibiza) and, as of the end of January, a live music venue called Casablanca.