What could possibly improve the New Mexico summer season? How about celebrating Halloween!!
The best costumes will receive prizes, and there will be plenty of giveaways throughout the night! Enjoy all the amenities the Albuquerque brew scene has to offer as well as live music from some of the best local DJs.
ABQ-Live and the Sandbar are adding tricks and treats to this summer heat!
Tickets are $15 online or $20 at the door. Click HERE for further ticket info.
SummerWeen gets better and better every year! Check out these clips and pics from previous years:
Reggae artist Chronixx talked to ABQ-Live exclusively about his music, his recent collaboration with Adidas and his plans for the future, as he gets ready to take the stage at Sunshine Theater Wednesday April, 5th at 8pm.
Interview and story by Brenda Paiz
The 24-year-old Jamaican reggae singer, who comes from a musical family, got his start when he was about six years old. Having a father who was also in the reggae music scene, Chronixx says he feels very fortunate to have been exposed to more than just the music as a child.
“[Having a family with a musical background] exposed me to the process of making music…one of the first thing I experienced was the process of recording and writing music,” he recalls. “I remember just going to the studio with my father and watching him make music: that was one of the greatest influences in terms of how I’ve chose to operate as a musician.”
With a number of records already under his belt, Chronixx talks about his latest single “Majesty” and the message that he wants women to take from it.
“The song was meant to outline divinity of women in general. It’s a love song that isn’t just a ‘romantic/intimate’ love song, it’s just a love song in general for the divinity of women,” he says, “from the grandmother, to the mother, to the sister, to the daughter…every woman is majestic.”
After briefly discussing the new music and upcoming album (no release date yet) Chronixx explains how an idea with a friend, blossomed into a collaboration with Adidas, as Chronixx was named the face of the 2017 Spezial collection. The collection which draws inspiration from Jamaican life, Adidas originals, and soccer (or futbol, as Chronixx and the rest of the world calls it,) is available in stores and online.
While discussing his accomplishments, Chronixx began to talk about his holistic views and lifestyle that stem from his Rastafarian beliefs.
“As a part of Rastafarian movement and community , you’re automatically evolved into the philosophy and the beliefs of the teachings. And once you see yourself as a part of the earth and that the earth provides everything that you need for your nutrition, you make that change,” he says. “Ever since I started to practice the teachings , that’s where my diet and everything changed which was a few years ago.”
Chronixx continues to talk about how Rastafarian practices have changed his life and freed his soul by correcting natural imbalances in his life. And as he aims to become more unified with the earth itself, his success has become more mainstream in the United States as well. Chronixx performed on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon back in February, which he says is such a great platform and had an amazing experience.
In addition to national television, Chronixx has recently been featured in Vogue, Self Magazine, GQ and CNBC. The future looks bright for this rising star, but for now he says he just wants to continue making music and living a wonderful life.
If you haven’t checked out Chronixx yet, find him on Spotify/ Apple music or follow him on Instagram @chronixxmusic. See him live tomorrow night at Sunshine Theatre.
IF you’re a fan of Reggae than you won’t wanna miss out on an amazing concert featuring the 2017 Grammy nominated group Raging Fyah. Their World Tour is coming through Albuquerque on Wednesday, March 8th to the Sunshine Theater. The Winter Roots Tour also features Tribal Seeds and Aloha Radio. The doors open at 7pm. This is a 13+ show. Get your tickets and more info HERE
“…most promising acts…their revolutionary spirit evoking the late Peter Tosh or Steel Pulse circa the late 1970s” – BILLBOARD
“whole crowd was drawn to its feet in a visible wave, like fallen dominoes getting up again.” -VOGUE
“kept bubbling irie of its predecessors alive in its penetrating lyrics & classic beats –RELIX
There was not a dry eye in the house last Thursday as Hotel Andaluz hosted their new free Stand Up comedy night inside Casablanca. ABQ-Live sent out a couple staff members to cover the event and recap all of the hilarious moments for you!
The weekly Comedy show, which features different comedians from all over the country, is a free show that takes place every Thursday from 8-10pm inside Hotel Andaluz and brings diversity to the comedy scene here in the 505.
The night started off with Ron Lamprecht, a comedian from Minnesota, who discussed being “middle-class poor” and explained what exactly that term meant by using a clever analogy of cereals. Having grown up on bagged cereal, Lamprecht hilariously compared generic brands to name brands and how different they actually are. Being bad at sex and guy stuff, Lamprecht joked about his experiences in auto part stores and called it “the Pinterest for men” before explaining the importance of being a good father, so your daughter doesn’t end up giving hand jobs to the entire football team.
Lamprecht set the bar pretty high as an opening act with highly relatable content and audience interaction. It was going to be a tough act to follow, but funny girl Christie Buchele nailed it almost instantly.
Making the best of having a disability, Buchele talked about her cerebral palsy and called herself a “sexy gimp and rag-doll” because of her “not-so-straight walk” and limp legs. She discussed her childhood and what it was like growing up with a disability while being raised by single father, who thought that one day she might “un-cripple herself.” I think the funniest thing about Christie was the fact that she gave zero fucks while discussing topics that some people take too seriously. There were a few comments that were borderline inappropriate in any other setting, but for stand-up material, they were perfect and hit every time; there was not a dry eye in the house. Getting out of DUI’s, being a teacher and “not being able to fuck your students” made for hilarious and vulgar stories as well. Overall, Christie sends a message that if you are a good stand up comedian, you can take something as unfunny as your disability and turn it into gold: clever, hilarious gold.
As the night progressed and the comics continued to deliver endless laughs, headliner and Denver comedian, Nathan Lund took the stage. With a pretty impressive resume, my expectations were pretty high as Lund took the stage. Oddly enough, he immediately called out DJ Nobody special and joked about the importance of low-expectations after calling him “easy dick”. It was hilarious and even the DJ was laughing. Lund talked about 2016 and how people need to calm down when they refer to it as the worst year ever, reminding us that were some positive things that happened last year. A 34-year old with no health insurance and definitely not a go-getter, Lund joked about the lack of 69’ing in your 30s and how cuffed pants are not a good look on a fat dude. Nathan lives in Denver with his girlfriend and does not a have car, but he had to clarify that it was for financial reasons and not environmental reasons. Nathan Lund is a guy that we all know. We all have a Nathan Lund in our life, the funny guy that jokes about his chubbiness or bad health, and I think that’s what made him even more likable. From his stories of fingering and homemade pants to his obsession with Dean Koontz and Tom Hanks, this guy was all over the place. Nothing was off limits for Lund and that’s what made him so great.
Overall, Comedy Night at Hotel Andaluz was a great experience. All three of the comics brought something different and unique to the table and delivered hilarious jokes that had all of us entertained. Join us next Thursday from 8-10pm at Hotel Andaluz for comedy night, featuring a new lineup of comics and a night filled with lots of laughs.
Cleese and Idle (Monty Python) at the Kiva Auditorium Friday, November 25th 7:30 p.m.
By Charlie Shipley
And now for something completely different.
Forget rattlesnakes. On Black Friday, while the Duke City is out bargain hunting, or sleeping off food comas, the stage at Albuquerque’s Kiva Auditorium will be taken over by a pair of Pythons.
John Cleese and Eric Idle, two of the founding members of the seminal British comedy group Monty Python, and arguably two of the most influential comedic minds ever, will be here Friday Nov. 25th as they bring their two man “sit down comedy” show Together Again at Last…For the Very First Time to us on their latest stop in their west coast American tour.
Between them, along with the rest of the Monty Python group (the late Graham Chapman, Terry Gilliam, Terry Jones, and Michael Palin) Cleese and Idle have been responsible for more than 40 years of beloved comedy; including most notably Fawlty Towers, A Fish Called Wanda, and the Tony-Award winning Broadway musical Spamalot, adapted from the classic film Monty Python and the Holy Grail.
In typical irreverent fashion, promotional materials for Together Again bill the show as an evening of “scripted and improvised bits with storytelling, musical numbers, exclusive footage and aquatic juggling.”
WHERE: Kiva Auditorium at the Albuquerque Convention Center
WHEN: Friday, November 25th 7:30 p.m.
TICKETS: $61-101 plus fees at www.ticketmaster.com.
The Costume Block Party event of the summer is BACK! FRIDAY, JULY 8th in Downtown
SUMMERWEEN 2016 is on the streets in conjunction with Posh Nightclub. Expect all the fun from previous years and more with costume contests, DJs, multiple full bars and giveaways! 18+
DO NOT MISS what everyone will be talking about for weeks! Finally a Halloween party in the summer! SUMMERWEEN 2016 is on FRIDAY, JULY 8th in Downtown ABQ. The block/ street party will be available to 18+, Posh will maintain 21+
The fun doesn’t stop there tho! As always we’ll be giving prizes away all night for awesome costumes and different activities. *VIP options available for groups. Reserve your tickets at Holdmyticket.com. * tickets available HERE
SUMMERWEEN 2016 is on FRIDAY, JULY 8th in Downtown ABQ. Wanna see what you missed in the past? Check out some of the video below
Scorpions 50th Anniversary Tour feat. Queensryche presented by LiveNation
May 25 starts @ 7:30 pm
5601 University Blvd SE
Albuquerque, NM United States
Tickets available HERE
When it comes to the dance music scene DJ, record producer, and remixer, Tommy Trash is definitely among the top performers you’re gonna want to see.
His unmistakable head banging locks and fist in the air only amplify his arsenal of originally created anthems and his work hard play hard attitude. In a time desperate for rebels and outliers, Tommy has carved himself a unique position in the scene.Outside his party-hard stage presence, the Grammy and VMA nominated producer’s approach to mind-blowing music remains as heartfelt as they come. With Platinum records around the world, singles on labels ranging from Axtone to Fool’s Gold, from Refune to Mau5trap, and from Spinnin’ to Owsla and Boys Noize, every new installment of his diverse, floor-filling productions lay testament to the pride the Aussie takes in his blazing, musical legacy. It’s no wonder that the likes of Rolling Stone and MTV have marked him out as ‘One To Watch’.
From the most prestigious nightspots around the globe and the ever-expanding global festivals that he so seamlessly conquers, to the grimiest warehouse parties, there’s no stage too grand or miniscule for him to tailor his adrenaline-fueled sets to. We’re extremely excited to welcome him to Albuquerque on Saturday, May 7th at the El Rey Theater in downtown.