Alibi V.16 No.36 • Sept 6-12, 2007 


Fair Play

Expo NM's Ford Pavilion Piles on Live Music

Cherry Poppin' Daddies
Cherry Poppin' Daddies

Seventeen days out of the year, the New Mexico State Fair cashes in its promise of everything good and golden-fried in America. We go for the chaos of the midway and the crush of Indian dancers, to say nothing of its Pantheon of gewgaws, brimming with air-brushed Virgin Mary T-shirts, Mötley Crüe mirrors and giant ears of corn. We get it. We'll keep coming back for more. You had us at "fry bread."

Regardless, the Fair persists in lining up excellent and incredibly varied live music at its Ford Pavilion. Within the last few years especially, Expo NM has begun to rival the city's best bars and music venues during Fair time. It's pulling in our favorite local musicians and national headliners alike. And it's all free with your Fair admission at the gate. Talk about added value! For more details, log on to

Friday, Sept. 7

NoonFast Heart Mart (alternative)

1:30 p.m. • Blues DeVille (blues)

3 p.m.Jimmy's Mad Jupiter (funk rock)

4:30 p.m.The Matt Jones Trio (pop rock)

6 p.m. The David Kurtz Band (pop rock)

Cross Canadian Ragweed
Cross Canadian Ragweed

7:30 p.m. Strawberry Zots (rock)

9 p.m. • The Hit Squad (covers)

Saturday, Sept. 8

Hispanic Heritage Day

Noon • Ben Hawthorne (solo acoustic)

1:30 p.m. • Ivon Ulibarri y Café Mocha (salsa)

3 p.m.Felonious Groove Foundation (funk)

4:30 p.m. Felix Y Los Gatos (blues)

Music Go Round Showcase

6 p.m. The Jenny Marlowe Band (pop)

7 p.m. Good as Dead (pop punk)

8 p.m. The Gregg Daigle Trio (Western Americana)

9 p.m.The Ground Beneath (rock)

Sunday, Sept. 9

11 a.m. • Katulka's Retreat (jazz, easy listening)

Ugly Duckling
Ugly Duckling

NoonBrigitte Miller (acoustic)

1:30 p.m. Brian Botkiller (electronica)

4:30 p.m.Cole Mitchell and the Curs (Americana)

7 p.m.Steve Holy (country)*

Monday, Sept. 10

NoonLenny D'Wayne (acoustic)

1:30 p.m.Dead on Point Five (punk rock)

3 p.m. Breaking Up Dates (alternative rock)

4:30 p.m. Blissful Destruction (punk rock)

7 p.m. War (funk)*

Tuesday, Sept.11

Noon • The Heaters (rock ’n’ roll)

1:30 p.m. • Eric and Lela Griegos

3 p.m. • The Daddy-Os (folk-Americana)

4:30 p.m. • Skip Towne (country-Western Comedy)

7 p.m. Rick Trevino (Latin/country)*

Wednesday, Sept. 12

NoonThe Big Spank (ska)

1:30 p.m. Le Chat Lunatique (gypsy jazz)

3 p.m. • The Hubcaps (oldies)

4:30 p.m.Danny Winn and the Earthlings (ska)

7 p.m. • Cherry Poppin' Daddies (swing)*

Thursday, Sept. 13

Noon Tyzen (hypnotist)

1:30 p.m. • The Wise Guys (oldies and classic rock covers)

3 p.m. • Roslynn Jones (gospel)

4:30 p.m.New Mexico Special Orchestra

6 p.m. Tyzen (hypnotist)

7:30 p.m.Fight the Quiet (pop rock)

9 p.m. Satellite Decoder (alternative)

Friday, Sept. 14

Hip-Hop Culture Day

Between setsDJ Scientific, DJ Garronteed, MC Speed One

NoonSaving Damsels (acoustic)

1 p.m. • DurtYSol (hip-hop) and State of the Urban Art Competition

1:30 p.m. UHF (breakdance crew)

2:30 p.m.Marla Lopez (R&B hip-hop)

3 p.m. • PFR (breakdance crew)

3:30 p.m.The Mantis Fist (hip-hop)

4 p.m. • Beatbox Battle (open to the public—sign up before 4 p.m.)

4:30 p.m. • The Zoo Crew (hip-hop)

5 p.m. 3HC (breakdance crew) and Prominent Sons (hip-hop)

5:25 p.m.Halfway House Emcees (hip-hop)

6 p.m. Horton The Irrelevant and August the Creep (hip-hop)

7:30 p.m.The 2bers (hip-hop)

9:20 p.m.Hochii (hip-hop)

10 p.m. Ugly Duckling (hip-hop)*

Saturday, Sept. 15

NoonThe Hammocks (jam, world beat)

1:30 p.m.Tyzen (hypnotist)

3 p.m. • The Elvis Chavez Show (Elvis impersonator)

4:30 p.m.Tyzen (hypnotist)

6 p.m.Crazyfool(reggae)

7:30 p.m.Tyzen (hypnotist)

9 p.m. The Rudy Boy Experiment (rocking blues)

Sunday, Sept. 16

2007 New Mexico State Fair Showcase

(Check for competitors,)

12:30 p.m. • Americana, folk and singer-songwriter competition

2:30 p.m. • Native American, traditional and ethnic competition

5 p.m • Blues, jazz, R&B competition

7 p.m. • Hip-hop competition

9 p.m. • Rock, alternative, indie competition

Monday, Sept. 17

Noon • Shrine Concert Band

1:30 p.m.Tyzen (hypnotist)

3 p.m. Steve Poulton Band (rock)

4:30 p.m. Vertigo Venus (electronic rock)

7 p.m.Blue Öyster Cult (classic rock)*

Tuesday, Sept. 18

Noon Tyzen (hypnotist)

1:30 p.m. • Belly Dancers Exposition and Ramia Taal Tribal Belly Dance

3 p.m. • Gary Reynolds (solo Americana)

4:30 p.m.Sin Serenade (twangcore)

7 p.m. Cross Canadian Ragweed (country)*

Wednesday, Sept. 19

Dollar Day

Noon • Tyzen (hypnotist)

1:30 p.m. • Aaron Studlei (acoustic folk)

3 p.m. Tyzen (hypnotist)

4:30 p.m.Pontius Violet (rock)

7:30 p.m. Son Como Son (salsa)

9 p.m. La Junta (Latin hip-hop rock)

Thursday, Sept. 20

1:30 p.m.Dukes of Albuquerque (concert band)

3 p.m. • Just Because (country, classic rock)

4:30 p.m. Sol Fire (pop rock)

6 p.m. Tyzen (hypnotist)

7:30 p.m. Albuquerque Poetry Slams

Friday, Sept. 21

Women's Day

NoonThe Ya Ya Boom Project! (rock)

1:30 p.m. • Wade Henry (juggler, unicyclist)

3 p.m.The Leah Black Band (soul)

4:30 p.m. Pan!c (pop punk rock)

6 p.m. Tyzen (hypnotist)

7:30 p.m. The Gracchi (garage pop)

9 p.m.Wendy Colonna (folk)

Saturday, Sept. 22

African American Day

3 p.m. • Wade Henry (juggler, unicyclist)

4:30 p.m. Agalu (West African drum and dance)

6 p.m.Out ch'Yonda Presents (theater)

7:30 p.m. • The Free Man Project (improvisational jazz)

9 p.m. Scarless (rock)

Sunday, Sept. 23

Noon • Arm Wrestling Competition Registration

1:30 p.m.Steve Simmon's Arm Wrestling Competition

6 p.m. • Unskinny Bop (Poison cover band)

7:30 p.m. The Ringers (Britpop)

* National headliner!