More Music for Katrina—A whole slew of New Mexico arts and music organizations have banded together for another benefit concert in the name of Hurricane Katrina's victims. Titled "Chicory and Chile," the show will feature a huge variety of performances from 7 to 10:30 p.m. at the historic KiMo Theatre this Friday, Oct. 7. Admission is free, but any donations you can afford will go on to benefit three very worthy causes: The American Red Cross, Gulf Coast Musicians and the Humane Society of the United States. Performers include Bayou Seco, Priscilla Baca y Candelaria, Christian Orellana, Jenny Bird, classical composer Rahim Al Haj, Tony Rio & Voodoo Chili, Danny Solis and the 2005 National Poetry Slam Championship Team, Bonnie Bluhm and Alisa Valdes-Rodriguez, author of The Dirty Girl's Social Club. For more information, log on to abqmusic.com.
(Don't) Hang The Blessed DJ—Gulp!, the new-ish bar attached to Graze in Nob Hill, now hosts "Groove" every Tuesday night. What is it? Well, let me premise this by saying they sell $2 Heinekens, but the attraction is house DJs Reverend Mitton and Donovan who reportedly play a variety of music from house to '80s, break beats to dance. And it's free, so you can spend all your money on beer and delicious food. (JCC)
Big Ups to BMP—The Benjamin Martinez Project was selected as one of the 11 bands to appear on the The Best of the Texas Jazz Festival 1960-2005, Texas Jazz at its Finest, a compilation CD that will present45 years of history and music from the prestigious Texas Jazz Festival. We're thrilled that our boys showed the Lone Star State a thing or two about jazz. Congratulations, guys!
Fall Crawl Update—Did you know you can buy your Fall Crawl tickets online until 1 p.m. on the day of the Crawl (Saturday, Oct. 15)? You can also get them early at Natural Sound (3422 Central SE, 255-8295), the Alibi Front Desk (411 Central NW) and all Ticketmaster locations. Prebuying tickets will spare you some time and hassle, but most importantly, it shaves off $5 from the cost of your wristband. Log on to alibi.com for an easy run-through on how it all works.