July in ABQ, What’s Happening?

You'll have to go to the west coast to catch them live, but Morgan Neville's profile of Yo Yo Ma's Silk Road Ensemble, showing at the Guild Cinema this month, should be pretty cool. You also get a crack at Elia Kazan's On the Waterfront on the Kimo Theater's big screen. And, as usual, there is some great live music to be had and heard, so scroll on down...

Haven’t reached the Dog Days yet, but it sure feels like it. Here are some cool things to do this month. We hope you’ll be able to check out a few of these great options.

Hitchcock and Bogart,  July 1st through August 5th – KiMo Theater – Misc $$  As usual the KiMo is showing a bunch of cool flicks, including Hitchcocks and Bogarts, some with three show passes at a nice discount. Also showing will be the Kazan/Brando classic On the Waterfront, 7/30- 7/31. See some classics on the big screen they were built for and enjoy a cool, dark theater on a hot, bright day. Go ahead and Bogart the screen, my friend… http://www.kimotickets.com/


Yo Yo Ma and the Silk Road Ensemble

The Music of Strangers – Yo Yo Ma’s Silk Road Ensemble, July 8th – 11th – The Guild Cinema, 3:45, 8:15 p.m. – Misc $$  Academy Award-winning documentary filmmaker Morgan Neville (20 Feet from Stardom) profiles celebrated cellist Yo-Yo Ma’s Silk Road Ensemble, which brings together master musicians from around the world to teach, collaborate, and perform. Also showing – 13th Annual Film Noir Festival – 7/22 – 7/31. Guild Cinema

Reviva CD release party, July 8th – Marble Brewery, 8:00 – FREE Join local reggae band ¡Revíva! for some good grooves and easy skanking. They’ll be releasing their new EP Be Nobody Else and should be filming a live video – so wear something bitchin’, eh?

3rd Annual John Lewis Celebration, July 14th  – South Broadway Cultural Center – 7:00 p.m., $10  Celebrate the life of Albuquerque’s own jazz legend, John Lewis, who was a core member of the Modern Jazz Quartet, side man on Miles Davis’s Birth of the Cool and worked with Lester Young and Charlie Parker, among others. At the Cultural Center that bears his name. John Lewis

Albuquerque Jazz Orchestra with Hillary Smith – July 15th– Hiland Theater 8:00 p.m., $10 – $15  A 19 piece jazz orchestra with the fantastic, soulful Hillary Smith on vocals, this is a performance not to be missed, brought to you by the Outpost, and performed at the Hiland Theater.  Outpost!

Booker T & His Stax Soul & Blues Revue w/ Nikki Hill – July 16th,  Route 66 Summerfest– FREE  Famous Hammond B3 organ player Booker T is going to be spinning his Leslie and you’ll be moving your feet to his grooves at this year’s Route 66 Summerfest in Nob Hill.  Nikki Hill opens.  Outpost!

The Django Allstars – ABQ Old Town Plaza – July 22nd, 1:00 p.m. – FREE  The Django Festival Allstars bring the music of the great Gypsy jazz guitarist Django Reinhardt fully into the 21st Century. Check out what should be a fun and unique musical experience. Outpost!

The Subdudes Play Santa Fe

The Subdudes, July 22nd,  – The Bridge at Santa Fe Brewing Co – 7:30, $25  Roots rockers the Subdudes bring their Cajun-soul swamp pop R&B mishmash to the Santa Fe Brewing Company’s Bridge.  They put on a great show –  you will not be able to stop dancing!  santafebrewing

Wednesday Blues Jam – Monte Vista Fire Station – 8:30 p.m. FREE. Check out ABQ’s best blues jam every Wednesday night with the Memphis P. Tails and special guests. Memphis P. Tails

– Lisa LaMastra July 1, 2015