On the 29th of November, Rio Bravo Brewery along with 104.1 The Edge and a select group of individuals who won tickets to the event, enjoyed an exclusive acoustic show with Blue October’s lead singer Justin Furstenfeld and violinist Ryan Delahoussaye. The intimate, emotional, and at times personal show may have lasted all night if the band had it’s way. Furstenfeld wanted to stay, play and talk. The band stayed for a personal farewell and meet and greet after their set for all their fans.[Read more…]
Dreamstate presents: Paul van Dyk in Albuquerque on Thursday, May 18, 2017 at El Rey Theater. The world has known Paul van Dyk as one of Germany’s most successful musicians and as one of the biggest names of electronic music. More images from the show in GALLERY 2
Photos by Abq live photographer Mike Griego
Serving up a combination of Southern musicality, garage rock ferocity and general badassery, Seratones will perform in Albuquerque on 4/26 with Thao & The Get Down Stay Down at THE LAUNCHPAD.
ABQ-Live Intern Adrianna got the chance to interview the band to find out more about the band and what to expect this Tuesday night at the Launchpad.
Interview by Adrianna Vigil
· How did Seratones come to be?
We all grew up together putting on DIY punk shows in Shreveport and have played together in various configurations since. Said bands include The Noids! , Sunday Mass Murder, A.J. Haynes and the Monkey Business, Sweaty Cleopatra, Don’t Forget Your Dinosaur, and whatever random permutations materialized along the way. Seratones came to be after we won some recording time at Blade Studios and we wanted to take full advantage of the opportunity. Connor, Jesse, and I had already been working on a new sound and Adam joining made it all come together.
· Since starting, how has Seratones evolved?
Our songwriting process is collaborative, so we’re constantly learning how to communicate the sounds in our head to each other. It’s a tightrope sometimes, balancing our individual deliberations while leaving enough sonic-space for spontaneity. It also helps that we’ve been playing together for years, have many of the same influences, and we love what we do.
· When creating a song or album, where does the inspiration come from?
Like Tom Waits says, music is really just something interesting to be doing with the air. Some songs are inspired out of sheer boredom, some by bourbon, and some by having a good time, some by rage, some from a melodic whim. With Get Gone, our go-to mantra was first thought, best thought. We wanted to, of course, craft good songs—but not at the expense of losing fun and spontaneity.
· What influences does your hometown, Shreveport, LA, have on your music?
We are left to our own devices in Shreveport. Shreveport has a rich musical lineage, but also is removed enough from the industry, providing a great space for experimentation. Shreveport birthed both Leadbelly and The Residents—quite opposite ends of the spectrum—but there’s still that peculiar thread that is difficult to describe in words…Shreveport’s weird.
· What is your favorite and least favorite part of being on the road?
Being away from home—it’s my most favorite and least favorite part of being on the road.
· What does it mean to you to have fans in other countries and to be able to share your music live with these fans during this tour?
It’s so amazing! We hope to bring good music to folks around the world and to learn from other places we’re lucky enough to visit.
· What do your fans have to anticipate with the upcoming year?
Our debut record Get Gone is out May 6th. We’ll be touring the US extensively and also have a European tour lined up later this year.
· For Seratones, what is your number one goal and what would you ideally like to achieve with your music?
Keep making music we like to play. People can hear when you’re not having fun anymore—and there’s absolutely nothing sexy about that, is there?
THANKS so much for taking some time to talk! I can’t wait to hear you play Tuesday night at The Launchpad!
Starfucker (sometimes stylized as STRFKR) performed last Saturday inside El Rey Theater in downtown Albuquerque. For those who may have missed it, STRFKR is an American indie rock band from Portland, Oregon. The band was initially started as a solo project by Joshua Hodges, but later formed in 2007 with the full band. Find more images from El Rey Theater HERE
Images and video by Martin Saenz and Kori Kobayashi
Hip hop recording artist G-EAZY sold out Tingley Coliseum in Albuquerque, NM this February for another time on his epic When It’s Dark Out tour. We got exclusive access to shoot this sold out show. Enjoy all the images and live video from G-Eazy’s show inside Tingley featuring A$AP Ferg.
Images and video by Kori Kobayashi