Fri. Jun 3- Group art show: New Works in Black & White
Thomas Haag, Joel Davis, Eva Dameron, David Cudney, Asa Kennedy, Roman Lopez, Billy Joe Miller, Lance Ryan, Steven Vigil, Laila Cola-Weeks- multiple mediums.
DJ Caterwaul throws down the max wax.
@ Factory on 5th/5G Gallery (1715 5th St. NW just south of I-40) 6-10pm git sum
Thurs. June 9- KICK OUT THE JAMS, MOTHERFUCKERS!
DJ Caterwaul presents rock docs this time: The Low Life movie series is shaping up to be a monthly event at Voodoo Scooters, focusing on B-Movies, exploitation/grindhouse, cult films and good o’l Rockanfuckinroll! This month we delve into the history of Detroit’s incendiary counterculture rockers The MC5.
Starting off with The MC5: A True Testimonial, which has still never had a proper release due to Wayne Kramer refusing to sign off on music rights. It’s a fantastic story, edited with as much energy & volume as the music it documents. At times the MC5 seem like cartoon superheroes, so much larger-than-life is everything about them & the times they inhabited. They lived out the archetypal rock’n’roll story, from humble beginnings to meteoric rise to drug-addicted fall, with a backdrop of 60’s militance informing all of it. Their dubious affiliation with radical gadfly John Sinclair is given plenty of screen time, and the film makes a convincing case for the MC5 as one of the most kickass, revolutionary rock bands in history. Not to mention their reputation, alongside Iggy & the Stooges, as godfathers of punk & heavy metal. The doc is 2hrs. long, and we’ll finish off with Kick out the Jams, a rough 35 min. snapshot of live MC5 footage interspersed with trippy visuals married to live recordings.
Sat. Jun 4- Cloacas CD Release!
They’ll also be playing on the deck of The Due Return installation in Santa Fe on Sat. June 25th, as are many bands throughout the month. Check out The Due Return’s website for more info.
Opening performance by the cello duo Simple Spells (ABQ).
@ High Mayhem Studio (2811 Siler Ln in Santa Fe) 9pm
Sat. Jun 4- Seed of Trade
Community-building open market in the park; open to everyone. Clothes, art, jewelry, food, toys, tools, electronics, appliances & services are just a few of the possibilities. Bring your own blanket, table or booth, non-amplified musicians & performers welcome. It’s ON.
@ Roosevelt Park (south of Coal/Sycamore SE) 10am-5pm
Thur. Jun 2- heavy friends
Nightgaun (raw AZ noise punk- www.myspace.com/nightgaun)
Suspended (local all-girl thrash- www.myspace.com/suspendedchickz)
Laughing Dog (Chino bros. Oldtown grind- www.myspace.com/laughingdogz)
@ The P&J (202 Harvard SE, corner of Harvard & Silver) starts 8:30pm sharp, $5 all ages
Tue. May 31- hilltop show!
Ya Ya Boom (www.yayaboom.com)
Men from Mississippi (www.myspace.com/chaunceyandthebeast)
Javelina (aka Emma Arsonist, some tracks up at www.myspace.com/emmaandbryce)
Albuquerque Boys Choir (www.myspace.com/albuquerqueboyschoir)
@ The ABQ Press Club (201 Highland Park Circle SE; top of the hill at the end of Elm St. & Gold SE) starts 7pm for real
Mon.-Thur. May 30-Jun. 2: on a dubmission from Jah
The Upsetter: The Life and Music of Lee Scratch Perry (Dir. Ethan Higbee & Adam Bhala Lough - 2008 - 95m)
Narrated by Benicio Del Toro, this feature length documentary about one of the most fascinating and influential musicians of our times begins in rural Jamaica, probing into Perry's mysterious youth as well as the notorious events of his peak production years in Kingston. “Scratch” mentored a young Bob Marley, created the sound of Reggae as we now know it, pioneered a new genre of music he called Dub, invented what was to become the remix and produced international hit songs for artists from Junior Murvin to The Congos to Paul McCartney to The Clash, all while working out of the infamous Black Ark Studio, a shack that he built with his own hands and later burned to the ground.
Equally a documentation of a musical culture and a fascinating character study of genius and madness, The Upsetter is a sight and sound clash of visual and aural styles, utilizing ancient stock footage, photographs, concert video, audio clips, music video clips both old and new, and an exclusive, candid interview with the mastermind himself at his home in Switzerland. Trailer
@ The Guild Cinema (3405 Central NE), 4:30/6:30/8:30pm each day, check website for prices
Sun. May 29- The freedom don’t stop
7”s to Freedom is a friendly, community based gathering of vinyl geeks, newbies and everyone in between; a unique DJ “open mic” where anyone can spin.
Show up with your platters, sign up on the list, order some food & drink while you wait your turn, play 3 tracks in a row, let the next person know when you’re almost done, & sign up again afterward. 7"s only is the main rule - 33 or 45rpm is okay, but we don’t want DJs up there for 15 minutes at a time, so please keep it to one song/track if there’s more than one on a 33 rpm. And no scratching! No genre specifications, no DJ egos, nothing but a love for vinyl and having a good time.
7”2F is always the last Sunday of every month, EXCEPT: next month it’s actually June 19th, due to scheduling issues. THEN it's back on track.
@ Blackbird Buvette (509 Central NW, between 5th & 6th) 6pm-late, FREE