Lot of fun things to do in Albuquerque and Santa Fe this month. From rock movies at the KiMo, improv comedy at The Box, Alt-rock music at the Launchpad, to controversial, cutting edge cinema at The Guild. September also brings us ¡Globalquerque!, now in its eleventh year (thanks to Jesse Enriquez for reminding me…¡duh!). Here’s a sample of what’s coming:
Te Vaka in a 2011 performance at ¡Globalquerque! Photo by: Jim Holbrook
Cracker/Camper Van Beethoven – The Launchpad
Tuesday, September 1, 8:00 p.m. – $20
David Lowrey and his American Alt-Rock band Cracker has put out a new album, their tenth, Berkeley to Bakersfield. Lowery’s former band Camper Van Beethoven opens. This will be a rootin’ tootin’ good time!
Pink Floyd’s The Wall – The KiMo Theater
Saturday, September 5, 3:00 p.m., 6:00 p.m.
The KiMo continues its music movie series, kicking it off with The Wall. Also playing: John Lennon: Imagine on 9/12 and REM: Road Movies, 9/19.
The Sunday Clint Eastwood series continues, including Bird (9/6) and my favorite, Unforgiven (9/20).
A Clockwork Orange plays on 9/18, 6:00 p.m., 9:00 p.m.
Go to http://www.kimotickets.com/ for tickets and more information.
The Black Lillies – Low Spirits
Sunday, September 13, 7:00 p.m., $8
The Black Lillies, who hail from Knoxville, Tennessee, are touring their new album, Runaway Freeway Blues. Come see them in the intimate Low Spirits.
Last Tango In Paris – The Guild Cinema
Monday – Friday, September 14 –18, 5:45 p.m.
This erotic, groundbreaking movie is considered one of the most controversial films of its era. Check out Marlon Brando as you’ve never, ever seen him. (Strong sexual content). Also at the Guild, Kurt Cobain: Montage of Heck, Monday – Friday, September 4-8, 8:00 p.m. http://www.guildcinema.com/
Counting Crows with Citizen Cope and Hollis Brown – Kiva Auditorium
Thursday, September 17, $249 (meet/greet), $74 – $35, 6:30 p.m
Originally scheduled to take place in Santa Fe, this show has been moved to the Kiva in Albuquerque. Come out for an evening of great music, with Counting Crows headlining and featuring one of my own personal favorites, Citizen Cope, with his full band. Hollis Brown from New York starts the evening.
The Mavericks with Joe Ely – Santa Fe Plaza
Saturday, September 19 – FREE, 6:30 p.m.
The Mavericks unique sound ranges from country to punk to torchsong standards and a chance to see them free on the Plaza shouldn’t be passed up. Joe Ely opens with his alt-country Americana. This show is a community event celebrating 150 years of St. Vincent Hospital.
Justin Townes Earle with Sam Outlaw – The Lensic
Wednesday, September 23, 7:30 p.m., $42, $32, $22
Earle brings his newest work, Absent Father’s – a companion album to his Single Mother’s release – to Santa Fe. Country singer Sam Outlaw (yes, his real name) opens the show. http://www.ampconcerts.org/event/218730/justin-townes-earle
¡Globalquerque! Festival, National Hispanic Cultural Center
Friday & Saturday, September 25 & 26th, Opens 4 p.m. Tickets Variable
What better place to celebrate world music and culture than our very own polyglot city of Albuquerque? ¡Globalquerque! is now in its 11th year and will host musical performances by Alejandro Escovedo, Jah9, Cimarrón, Emel Mathlouthi and quite a few more, along with workshops and crafts. http://globalquerque.org/index.html
The Box – Improv Comedy – The Box Performance Space & Improv Theater
Every Friday and Saturday, 8:00 p.m., 9:30 p.m.
Albuquerque has a hilarious improvisational comedy venue with shows every weekend. Using audience suggestions, these funny people will make it up as they go along and have you laughing your butt off. http://www.theboxabq.com/
Calvin Appleberry Trio with Tracey Whitney – Scalo Northern Italian Grill
Tuesday nights, September 15, 22, 6:00 – 8:00 p.m.
Enjoy happy hour with 2 sets of sophisticated jazz and classic soul from this talented trio. http://www.traceywhitney.com/calendar
Memphis P-Tails Blues Jam – Monte Vista Fire Station, Nob Hill
Every Wednesday, 8:30 p.m., free
Check out ABQ’s best blue jam every Wednesday night with the Memphis P Tails and special guests. It’s always a great night of music.
– Lisa LaMastra, August 29, 2015