Check out the two full galleries from Liquid Stranger’s live performance at El Rey on March 3rd, 2020. Find more photos from the show in Gallery 2[Read more…]
2-1-20, the Grand Opening of Electric Playhouse kicked off an amazing start to a coming industry standard. Electric Playhouse cultivated an amazing environment for everyone attending, even the staff! The projection mapping technology that is being used created a wonderful experience with dance, playing, and just visiting with friends and family. The music provided set a mood of ecstasy and amazement. Here are the photos from that incredible first day of February!
Photographs taken by ABQ-Live Photographer Michael Griego Jr.
On 1-31-20, Effex hosted @this for everyone suffering from the “monday-est January”. People enjoyed a host of local artists coming together to bring joy through music. People showed up early, and as the night went on, the dance floor was crowded with a dancing souls and overwhelming laughter. Here are the photos to remember the night by.
Photographs by ABQ-Live Photographer Michael Griego
The Make-A-Wish Foundation grants the wishes of children diagnosed with life-threatening medical conditions in the United States and its territories. In collaboration with Dave and Buster’s located in Winrock Town Center, The Make-A-Wish Foundation made one young Albuquerque teenager’s wish come true on his 17th birthday! The Make-A-Wish reveal party was held on January 8th at 5:30 p.m. where Albuquerque youth Stev, received his wish to go to the all-star NBA game in Chicago in February.
Upon arriving at Dave and Buster’s the Albuquerque youth was surprised by the Make-A-Wish CEO and Program and Outreach Manager. In addition, Dave and Buster’s staff presented him with signs, a cake, presents, and the knowledge that his wish had been granted. ABQ-Live was there to capture all the joy and surprises!
Photos by ABQ-Live Photographer Mike Griego
New Year’s Eve at Salt Yard West entertained a lively crowd of individuals who wanted to ring in the new year. The last day of 2019 gave a cold night out, but that didn’t stop anyone! An enclosed patio and a great reservoir of games, welcoming 2020 at one of the hottest spots in Albuquerque was just another incredible night at the Salt Yard.
Photographs taken by ABQ-Live Photographer Diego Martinez
Salt Yard East on New Years Eve 2019 excited many patrons who walked through their doors. A night filled with great music, laughter, and celebratory drinks made by an incredible bar staff. People showed up to celebrate, and celebrate they did! 2019 went out with a bang and everyone ushered in 2020 with a toast and cheers!
Country musician Austin Van performed live at Dirty Bourbon on Black Friday. The night was packed with great music, entertainment and lots of dancing . Enjoy the full photo gallery from Austin Van’s live show at Dirty Bourbon below. Make sure to follow ABQ Live for more photos on Instagram and Facebook.
By Nichole Harwood
Self-proclaimed “Internetainers” Rhett McLaughlin and Link Neal delivered their unique style of comedy to Albuquerque Wednesday, November 20th at the Kiva Auditorium.
The dynamic comedy duo found their start as the creators and hosts of Good Mythical Morning, a popular YouTube series, before expanding and taking on other notable projects; including giving a home to the popular YouTube channel Smosh. The day after their performance in Albuquerque the comedians reached another milestone with the channel that started it all: Good Mythical Morning reached 16 million subscribers.
The duo’s performance was opened by Neal’s cousin Britton Buchanan and runner-up of season 14 of the American talent competition The Voice. He performed an active and energetic musical segment before McLaughlin and Neal took to the stage.
Once the two arrived on the stage the crowd cheered as they jumped into a popular song regarding the fragility of internet fame, even cracking jokes at their own expense.
At the beginning of their performance, the two comedians introduced a plethora of new material covering Albuquerque, or rather “Albuquirky” as the duo referred to the Duke City.
“There should be a t-shirt,” said Neal, with McLaughlin quickly agreeing stating the shirt should say, “Keep it Albuquirky.”
It wasn’t long before the crowd’s laughter could be heard filling the auditorium as both McLaughlin and Neal launched into some of their experiences with Albuquerque, including a photo with one of Albuquerque’s statues.
With the stage set after introductions McLaughlin and Neal began with familiar songs such as the “Nilla Wafer Top Hat Time Song” and “It’s My Belly Button,” performing them with several different props.
Throughout the performance, both comedians engaged with a highly energetic crowd, even bringing a member of the audience on stage after scouring the crowd for an individual named Kyle.
The audience responded enthusiastically to the engagement with the chosen audience member proving his authenticity as a man named Kyle by referring to his Monster Drink hat as the only proof he needed, earning an unexpected chuckle from the comedians themselves.
The night’s performance reflected the popular duo’s roots from their YouTube channel well ranging from over-the-top to silly, as well as dabbling in adult and childish humor alike.
As the end of their performance neared the two ended the night by thanking the crowd and reiterating what they love about live performances as opposed to their online YouTube presence.
“There is sort of a different level of mythicality that we are able to experience when we are in the same physical space with a bunch of mythical beasts,” McLaughlin said. “The internet is awesome and we wouldn’t be here without that but there is just something about being together as a family and as a herd. We’re just humbled by you guys supporting us and the stupid things that we try. From eating testicles to writing novels.”
The crowd responded with cheers to McLaughlin; members of the crowd screaming their love for the duo. Neal followed up from his comedy partner’s words expressing his appreciation for all of their fan base.
“We’re a part of your lives and it’s really an honor to hear that when life throws difficult circumstances and trials your way — we’re floored to hear that we’re part of your strength that helps to give you laughs and bring you through things,” Neal said. “We’re humbled by that. We always tell you to be your mythical best but we do want you to know that you inspire us to be our mythical best.”
To learn more about the comedy duo Rhett and Link you can check them out on the YouTube channel that started it all: Good Mythical Morning or find them on Facebook or Instagram.