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19

Sep

The DCN Project
FRIDAY, September 19th at 7:30pm

An exciting and versatile trio, DCN’s repertoire has earned a reputation for the vast variety of songs they perform.  With refined talent, they adapt with ease to a wide range of genres including Jazz Standards, Bossas, R&B, Funk, and Soul Classics.   Their unique and innovative arrangements add an astonishing level of sophistication. www.thedcnproject.com

The DCN Project

FRIDAY, September 19th at 7:30pm

An exciting and versatile trio, DCN’s repertoire has earned a reputation for the vast variety of songs they perform.  With refined talent, they adapt with ease to a wide range of genres including Jazz Standards, Bossas, R&B, Funk, and Soul Classics.   Their unique and innovative arrangements add an astonishing level of sophistication. www.thedcnproject.com

18

Sep

Mélange

THURSDAY, September 18th at 6pm

Melange is a duo made up of Monique Candelaria and Matthew Harrell.

Albuquerque, New Mexico’s rising star, Monique Candelaria, is a native New Mexican showing her amazing talents all over the world and hypnotizing her audience with her abundance of strength and beauty. Since Graduating from the University of New Mexico in 2009 she has shown her ability to manipulate her self-image and make a name for herself by being cast in 4 full-featured films in the last two years. Her repertoire includes a 1940’s period film called “Bless me, Ultima” directed by Carl Franklin, “Ten Year” staring Channing Tatum, Rosario Dawson and Justin Long, as well as a horror film called “The Banshee Chapter” being ranked 4th on the character cast list as the mentally corrupt antagonist due to chemical experimentation. Her most recent accomplishment is being cast in the award winning television series Breaking Bad for the #501 episode titled “Live Free or Die.” On her time off she has been modeling for Siren Audio Studios for the audio book covers ”Sid Guy Private Eye” and “Sin Temer La Noche” which is Albuquerque’s first audio cinema providing a full cast list of local actors to narrate each book. She has also reached as far as the UK with her beauty by gracing the cover, “Seven Point Eight” written by Marie Harbon from Eastwood, Nottinghamshire, England. Besides her talent to act and model she has shown her amazing vocal range by singing a variety of music with only vocals and a guitar in the duo “Mélange.” One thing is clear; this is only the beginning of a prosperous journey that will captivate the world around her.

Matthew Harrell was born with a love of music.  His mother would tell him stories of how he as an infant, lying in front of the stereo, would try to match pitch with the music. He started on saxophone in the 5th grade and played through college at LSU.  There he earned his B.A. in Music Education.  He first picked up a guitar towards the end of high school when he became tired of waiting to play a solo while everyone else was jamming.  His older brother taught him a few chords and he never looked back.  Guitar took center stage and after playing in several bands in Baton Rouge, La. he moved to Los Angeles to chase his rock and roll dreams. After three years in L.A., he returned to Baton Rouge to rejoin his old band.  They played together until he and his girlfriend moved to Albuquerque to follow her job opportunity.  They got married in 2005 and started a family.  After almost a decade of not playing on stage, Matt is excited to start gigging again. https://www.facebook.com/Melange.duo

Mélange

THURSDAY, September 18th at 6pm

Melange is a duo made up of Monique Candelaria and Matthew Harrell.

Albuquerque, New Mexico’s rising star, Monique Candelaria, is a native New Mexican showing her amazing talents all over the world and hypnotizing her audience with her abundance of strength and beauty. Since Graduating from the University of New Mexico in 2009 she has shown her ability to manipulate her self-image and make a name for herself by being cast in 4 full-featured films in the last two years. Her repertoire includes a 1940’s period film called “Bless me, Ultima” directed by Carl Franklin, “Ten Year” staring Channing Tatum, Rosario Dawson and Justin Long, as well as a horror film called “The Banshee Chapter” being ranked 4th on the character cast list as the mentally corrupt antagonist due to chemical experimentation. Her most recent accomplishment is being cast in the award winning television series Breaking Bad for the #501 episode titled “Live Free or Die.” On her time off she has been modeling for Siren Audio Studios for the audio book covers ”Sid Guy Private Eye” and “Sin Temer La Noche” which is Albuquerque’s first audio cinema providing a full cast list of local actors to narrate each book. She has also reached as far as the UK with her beauty by gracing the cover, “Seven Point Eight” written by Marie Harbon from Eastwood, Nottinghamshire, England. Besides her talent to act and model she has shown her amazing vocal range by singing a variety of music with only vocals and a guitar in the duo “Mélange.” One thing is clear; this is only the beginning of a prosperous journey that will captivate the world around her.

Matthew Harrell was born with a love of music.  His mother would tell him stories of how he as an infant, lying in front of the stereo, would try to match pitch with the music. He started on saxophone in the 5th grade and played through college at LSU.  There he earned his B.A. in Music Education.  He first picked up a guitar towards the end of high school when he became tired of waiting to play a solo while everyone else was jamming.  His older brother taught him a few chords and he never looked back.  Guitar took center stage and after playing in several bands in Baton Rouge, La. he moved to Los Angeles to chase his rock and roll dreams. After three years in L.A., he returned to Baton Rouge to rejoin his old band.  They played together until he and his girlfriend moved to Albuquerque to follow her job opportunity.  They got married in 2005 and started a family.  After almost a decade of not playing on stage, Matt is excited to start gigging again. https://www.facebook.com/Melange.duo

12

Sep

James Whiten

FRIDAY, September 12th at 7:30pm

James Whiton began his career at 3 years old, playing a half-size ‘cello under the tutelage of his mother, who was principal double bass with the New Mexico Symphony Orchestra. When he was six, he went on the road as a child prodigy, playing ‘cello concertos throughout the Southwest United States. 

Over the past 35 years, he has performed both as a soloist and as a member of symphonies, rock bands, jazz combos and big bands.  He has been featured on over 100 recordings, including a dozen self-produced releases.  He has traveled throughout the US and Europe, playing in an incredible variety of venues in front of audiences ranging in size from 1 to 10,000 (ah, the life of a working musician!).  The dedication of playing upwards of 300 nights a year for 25 years has resulted in a deep understanding of the subtle nuances of music and an absolute mastery of his instrument which is sharply evident the instant his finger touches a string. 

In 2010, Tom Waits recruited James to play bass on his 2011 release Bad As Me, alongside superstar artists such as Keith Richards, Charlie Musselwhite, Augie Meyers (Little Richard, Bob Dylan), Marc Ribot, Dave Hidalgo (Los Lobos, Bob Dylan), Flea and Les Claypool.  James is one of seven bass players on the recording, but Waits chose to use James’ bass tracks on 7 of the 16 songs. Bad As Me was an astounding success; named as the best reviewed album of 2011, it outsold every other recording in Waits’ catalog and was nominated for a Grammy.

Throughout his career, James has been fortunate to play with many of his heroes, including Tom Waits, George Clinton (P-Funk All Stars),  The Rev. Horton Heat, Les Claypool, Vernon Reid (Living Color), Dave Schools (Widespread Panic), Nels Cline, Eric Burdon (The Animals), Bernie Worrell (P-Funk, Talking Heads), Thomas Dolby, Lady Kier (Dee-Lite), Fred Wesley (James Brown), Angelo Moore & Norwood Fisher (Fishbone).

Currently, James lives in Albuquerque, NM and is touring the country as a solo artist.

James Whiten

FRIDAY, September 12th at 7:30pm

James Whiton began his career at 3 years old, playing a half-size ‘cello under the tutelage of his mother, who was principal double bass with the New Mexico Symphony Orchestra. When he was six, he went on the road as a child prodigy, playing ‘cello concertos throughout the Southwest United States. 

Over the past 35 years, he has performed both as a soloist and as a member of symphonies, rock bands, jazz combos and big bands.  He has been featured on over 100 recordings, including a dozen self-produced releases.  He has traveled throughout the US and Europe, playing in an incredible variety of venues in front of audiences ranging in size from 1 to 10,000 (ah, the life of a working musician!).  The dedication of playing upwards of 300 nights a year for 25 years has resulted in a deep understanding of the subtle nuances of music and an absolute mastery of his instrument which is sharply evident the instant his finger touches a string. 

In 2010, Tom Waits recruited James to play bass on his 2011 release Bad As Me, alongside superstar artists such as Keith Richards, Charlie Musselwhite, Augie Meyers (Little Richard, Bob Dylan), Marc Ribot, Dave Hidalgo (Los Lobos, Bob Dylan), Flea and Les Claypool.  James is one of seven bass players on the recording, but Waits chose to use James’ bass tracks on 7 of the 16 songs. Bad As Me was an astounding success; named as the best reviewed album of 2011, it outsold every other recording in Waits’ catalog and was nominated for a Grammy.

Throughout his career, James has been fortunate to play with many of his heroes, including Tom Waits, George Clinton (P-Funk All Stars),  The Rev. Horton Heat, Les Claypool, Vernon Reid (Living Color), Dave Schools (Widespread Panic), Nels Cline, Eric Burdon (The Animals), Bernie Worrell (P-Funk, Talking Heads), Thomas Dolby, Lady Kier (Dee-Lite), Fred Wesley (James Brown), Angelo Moore & Norwood Fisher (Fishbone).

Currently, James lives in Albuquerque, NM and is touring the country as a solo artist.

Summer Nights on the VIP Patio with Martin York
FRIDAY, September 12th from 6-9pm

Summer Nights on the VIP Patio - Friday and Saturday 6-9! Enjoy our new tapas menu and great drink specials.


Born and raised in Kansas City, Missouri, Marty York has been playing music since 1983. He moved to Albuquerque, NM in 1986, and lived a while in Austin Texas in 2009.

Known for his soulful vocals and rhythmic guitar playing, his influences include but are not limited to Hall and Oates, Earth Wind and Fire, Jeff Buckley, Sting, The Beatles, Led Zeppelin, Monte Montgomery, Peter Gabriel, Keb Mo, Bob Marley, The Who, U2, Dave Matthews, Seal, Stevie Wonder, Incubus, The Foo Fighters, Steely Dan, Kansas, Joni Mitchell, Lenny Kravitz, James Taylor, and many more…

He has played in bands in Kansas City, local Albuquerque bands Drift, Funk Shui, Phat Jasper, Stump, The Number Ones, Bat & Marty, and Wad Stewart. He has hosted and taken part in open mic shows in Albuquerque, Phoenix, Taos, and Austin. Marty has added his vocals and guitar playing to several studio projects, including by not limited to: Drift-Rooftops and Trees, Drift-Afterthoughts, Funk Shui-Dedicate, The Kady Bow Album, the work of Anton Kosikowski, solo work of Paul Martinez, and the solo work of Steve Gonzales.

Summer Nights on the VIP Patio with Martin York

FRIDAY, September 12th from 6-9pm

Summer Nights on the VIP Patio - Friday and Saturday 6-9! Enjoy our new tapas menu and great drink specials.

Born and raised in Kansas City, Missouri, Marty York has been playing music since 1983. He moved to Albuquerque, NM in 1986, and lived a while in Austin Texas in 2009.

Known for his soulful vocals and rhythmic guitar playing, his influences include but are not limited to Hall and Oates, Earth Wind and Fire, Jeff Buckley, Sting, The Beatles, Led Zeppelin, Monte Montgomery, Peter Gabriel, Keb Mo, Bob Marley, The Who, U2, Dave Matthews, Seal, Stevie Wonder, Incubus, The Foo Fighters, Steely Dan, Kansas, Joni Mitchell, Lenny Kravitz, James Taylor, and many more…

He has played in bands in Kansas City, local Albuquerque bands Drift, Funk Shui, Phat Jasper, Stump, The Number Ones, Bat & Marty, and Wad Stewart. He has hosted and taken part in open mic shows in Albuquerque, Phoenix, Taos, and Austin. Marty has added his vocals and guitar playing to several studio projects, including by not limited to: Drift-Rooftops and Trees, Drift-Afterthoughts, Funk Shui-Dedicate, The Kady Bow Album, the work of Anton Kosikowski, solo work of Paul Martinez, and the solo work of Steve Gonzales.

11

Sep

SHANE
THURSDAY, September 11th at 6pm
Shane is a name soon to be synonymous with the forward motion of music. Already stirring a buzz in the recording industry the singer songwriter from Albuquerque, NM yielded songs from the very first moment he cradled a guitar in his arms. Since, he has produced two albums, and was recently voted “Best New Singer/Songwriter of 2011” by Albuquerque the Magazine. Influenced by 60‘s soul, pop, folk and rock music, Shane’s songs are tender and soulful and with his organic yet fluid voice Shane draws you into a most comfortable place and keeps you there like a gentleman host.
Citing his parents as planting the musical seed at an early age, most every morning music from his parent’s record player greeted Shane’s young ears with the sounds of Otis Redding, Marvin Gaye, The Drifters, The Eagles and Patsy Cline. With an ear for soul and a mind for philosophy and Eastern religion (he graduated with a degree in Religious Studies and English Literature from the University of New Mexico), Shane’s music is moving and introspective while being inviting and most enduring, all. While Shane’s first album, When the Light Comes In (2008), consists entirely of raw, acoustic songs, his sophomore offering filled out his sound with a full band in This Year Has Changed Me (2010) . Garnering critical acclaim and quite a buzz in the southwest and beyond, the latter has received praise by numerous
media, including The Albuquerque Journal, The Mountain View Telegraph, KRWG and PBS in El Paso, TX, and the Albuquerque Examiner.

Shane is currently in the finishing stages of his as yet unnamed third album project where it is rumored he has teamed with a Grammy Award winning producer/engineer. While information about the recordings is being tightly guarded, the album is also said to feature the talents of some of Rock and Rolls greatest players including Jack Casady of Jefferson Airplane fame on bass! Sounds’ exciting! Time will tell. 
www.shane1world.com

SHANE

THURSDAY, September 11th at 6pm

Shane is a name soon to be synonymous with the forward motion of music. Already stirring a buzz in the recording industry the singer songwriter from Albuquerque, NM yielded songs from the very first moment he cradled a guitar in his arms. Since, he has produced two albums, and was recently voted “Best New Singer/Songwriter of 2011” by Albuquerque the Magazine. Influenced by 60‘s soul, pop, folk and rock music, Shane’s songs are tender and soulful and with his organic yet fluid voice Shane draws you into a most comfortable place and keeps you there like a gentleman host.

Citing his parents as planting the musical seed at an early age, most every morning music from his parent’s record player greeted Shane’s young ears with the sounds of Otis Redding, Marvin Gaye, The Drifters, The Eagles and Patsy Cline. With an ear for soul and a mind for philosophy and Eastern religion (he graduated with a degree in Religious Studies and English Literature from the University of New Mexico), Shane’s music is moving and introspective while being inviting and most enduring, all. While Shane’s first album, When the Light Comes In (2008), consists entirely of raw, acoustic songs, his sophomore offering filled out his sound with a full band in This Year Has Changed Me (2010) . Garnering critical acclaim and quite a buzz in the southwest and beyond, the latter has received praise by numerous

media, including The Albuquerque Journal, The Mountain View Telegraph, KRWG and PBS in El Paso, TX, and the Albuquerque Examiner.

Shane is currently in the finishing stages of his as yet unnamed third album project where it is rumored he has teamed with a Grammy Award winning producer/engineer. While information about the recordings is being tightly guarded, the album is also said to feature the talents of some of Rock and Rolls greatest players including Jack Casady of Jefferson Airplane fame on bass! Sounds’ exciting! Time will tell. 

www.shane1world.com

06

Sep

Summer Nights on the VIP Patio with The Night kNights
SATURDAY, September 6th from 6-9pm
Summer Nights on the VIP Patio - Friday and Saturday 6-9! Enjoy our new tapas menu and great drink specials.

Summer Sun (vocals and Nick Fowler (guitar, vocals, programming) ar the Night KNights.

The Night kNights put the live in “lively” entertainment. Covering genres from pop, rock, funk, R&B, blues, jazz, reggae and maybe even a little country, there is always something for everyone to enjoy. The energy and charisma of the duo is matched by their talent and professionalism.

http://www.facbook.com/TheNightkNights

Summer Nights on the VIP Patio with The Night kNights

SATURDAY, September 6th from 6-9pm

Summer Nights on the VIP Patio - Friday and Saturday 6-9! Enjoy our new tapas menu and great drink specials.

Summer Sun (vocals and Nick Fowler (guitar, vocals, programming) ar the Night KNights.

The Night kNights put the live in “lively” entertainment. Covering genres from pop, rock, funk, R&B, blues, jazz, reggae and maybe even a little country, there is always something for everyone to enjoy. The energy and charisma of the duo is matched by their talent and professionalism.

http://www.facbook.com/TheNightkNights

05

Sep

Summer Nights on the VIP Patio with Jim Almand
FRIDAY, September 5th from 6-9pm
Summer Nights on the VIP Patio - Friday and Saturday 6-9! Enjoy our new tapas menu and great drink specials.
Memphis born, the son of a sailor and his singing wife, who taught me that life, is a never ending road. Bumped around until I found music, ‘yes’. First studied classical guitar, then started playing music professionally via jazz (singing & guitar), moved to R&B, then to bass guitar and C&W/original/etc, and then, finally settled into writing, vocals, harmonica, and guitar.

Living in the hills outside of Santa Fe (great town for songwriters). The whole time (30+ years) I’ve been writing and bringing my satchel of songs to the various musical bus stops along the way. Met my ever inspiring mother-child (Mary) a life time ago. Met my beautiful, smarter and more talented than me, makes a father proud, daughter-child (Amorena Elena Marie) twenty-six years ago. Married to one of the finest singing/songwriting/guitar-slaying muses in the world (fact), Sara K. 
www.jimalmand.com

Summer Nights on the VIP Patio with Jim Almand

FRIDAY, September 5th from 6-9pm

Summer Nights on the VIP Patio - Friday and Saturday 6-9! Enjoy our new tapas menu and great drink specials.

Memphis born, the son of a sailor and his singing wife, who taught me that life, is a never ending road. Bumped around until I found music, ‘yes’. First studied classical guitar, then started playing music professionally via jazz (singing & guitar), moved to R&B, then to bass guitar and C&W/original/etc, and then, finally settled into writing, vocals, harmonica, and guitar.

Living in the hills outside of Santa Fe (great town for songwriters). The whole time (30+ years) I’ve been writing and bringing my satchel of songs to the various musical bus stops along the way. Met my ever inspiring mother-child (Mary) a life time ago. Met my beautiful, smarter and more talented than me, makes a father proud, daughter-child (Amorena Elena Marie) twenty-six years ago. Married to one of the finest singing/songwriting/guitar-slaying muses in the world (fact), Sara K. 

www.jimalmand.com

Zoltan Orkestar
FRIDAY, September 5th at 7:30pm
Zoltan Orkestar has been filling Albuquerque dance floors for more then four years, with their brand of high energy circus swing, and a quick dash of country twang you’ll be on the dancefloor before you know what hit you. Comprised of Top notch musical talent the group is composed of Glynda Szekely on Vocals, who comes all the way from Michigan to share her legendary voice, she is affectionately known as “the hummingbird of the gods”. Zoltan Szekely plays fiery guitar. Zoltan has an impressive musical resume, including a stint in The New York Musical “Chutzpah” as well as touring Romania with Al Dimeola’s Drummer Csaba Cserey. On Accordion is John Keith, who often appears on Stages across the nation with Greats like Eric Mcfadden as well as the Polkettes. Upright bass is handled by Michael Grimes a regular in Albuquerque Jazz clubs, he has played with many greats including Bernadette Seacrest. Together they are an unstoppable well oiled and witty machine known as Zoltan Orkestar. www.reverbnation.com/zoltanorkestar

Zoltan Orkestar

FRIDAY, September 5th at 7:30pm

Zoltan Orkestar has been filling Albuquerque dance floors for more then four years, with their brand of high energy circus swing, and a quick dash of country twang you’ll be on the dancefloor before you know what hit you. Comprised of Top notch musical talent the group is composed of Glynda Szekely on Vocals, who comes all the way from Michigan to share her legendary voice, she is affectionately known as “the hummingbird of the gods”. Zoltan Szekely plays fiery guitar. Zoltan has an impressive musical resume, including a stint in The New York Musical “Chutzpah” as well as touring Romania with Al Dimeola’s Drummer Csaba Cserey. On Accordion is John Keith, who often appears on Stages across the nation with Greats like Eric Mcfadden as well as the Polkettes. Upright bass is handled by Michael Grimes a regular in Albuquerque Jazz clubs, he has played with many greats including Bernadette Seacrest. Together they are an unstoppable well oiled and witty machine known as Zoltan Orkestar. www.reverbnation.com/zoltanorkestar

30

Aug

Toney Rocks
SATURDAY, August 30th at 7:30pm
Currently promoting his upcoming release, Toney Rocks: The Self Titled EP, TONEY ROCKS dives into the abyss of progressive, blues rock music, pushing the culture forward by delivering a bold hybrid of blues, and rock music peppered with electronic elements. He isn’t just another guitar slinging bluesman. Toney Rocks conscious penmanship reveals a poet that identifies with todays struggles and triumphs such as poverty, love, and self-liberation. He writes for the people, as a voice of the people who can’t be heard. 

Considered an epitome of the do-it-yourself musician, Toney Rocks records and produces the music featured in his solo shows from the ground up. In fact, there is no part of the Toney Rocks operation that he doesn’t touch.  Born to Live Free, released in 2012, continues to enjoy airplay both in the US and abroad. His sound has been compared to the soulful sounds of Robert Cray and fusion of Jean Luc Ponty. 

http://www.toneyrocks.com/

Toney Rocks

SATURDAY, August 30th at 7:30pm

Currently promoting his upcoming release, Toney Rocks: The Self Titled EP, TONEY ROCKS dives into the abyss of progressive, blues rock music, pushing the culture forward by delivering a bold hybrid of blues, and rock music peppered with electronic elements. He isn’t just another guitar slinging bluesman. Toney Rocks conscious penmanship reveals a poet that identifies with todays struggles and triumphs such as poverty, love, and self-liberation. He writes for the people, as a voice of the people who can’t be heard. 

Considered an epitome of the do-it-yourself musician, Toney Rocks records and produces the music featured in his solo shows from the ground up. In fact, there is no part of the Toney Rocks operation that he doesn’t touch.  Born to Live Free, released in 2012, continues to enjoy airplay both in the US and abroad. His sound has been compared to the soulful sounds of Robert Cray and fusion of Jean Luc Ponty. 

http://www.toneyrocks.com/

Summer Nights on the VIP Patio with Mélange

SATURDAY, August 30th from 6-9pm

Summer Nights on the VIP Patio - Friday and Saturday 6-9! Enjoy our new tapas menu and great drink specials.

Melange is a duo made up of Monique Candelaria and Matthew Harrell.

Albuquerque, New Mexico’s rising star, Monique Candelaria, is a native New Mexican showing her amazing talents all over the world and hypnotizing her audience with her abundance of strength and beauty. Since Graduating from the University of New Mexico in 2009 she has shown her ability to manipulate her self-image and make a name for herself by being cast in 4 full-featured films in the last two years. Her repertoire includes a 1940’s period film called “Bless me, Ultima” directed by Carl Franklin, “Ten Year” staring Channing Tatum, Rosario Dawson and Justin Long, as well as a horror film called “The Banshee Chapter” being ranked 4th on the character cast list as the mentally corrupt antagonist due to chemical experimentation. Her most recent accomplishment is being cast in the award winning television series Breaking Bad for the #501 episode titled “Live Free or Die.” On her time off she has been modeling for Siren Audio Studios for the audio book covers ”Sid Guy Private Eye” and “Sin Temer La Noche” which is Albuquerque’s first audio cinema providing a full cast list of local actors to narrate each book. She has also reached as far as the UK with her beauty by gracing the cover, “Seven Point Eight” written by Marie Harbon from Eastwood, Nottinghamshire, England. Besides her talent to act and model she has shown her amazing vocal range by singing a variety of music with only vocals and a guitar in the duo “Mélange.” One thing is clear; this is only the beginning of a prosperous journey that will captivate the world around her.

Matthew Harrell was born with a love of music.  His mother would tell him stories of how he as an infant, lying in front of the stereo, would try to match pitch with the music. He started on saxophone in the 5th grade and played through college at LSU.  There he earned his B.A. in Music Education.  He first picked up a guitar towards the end of high school when he became tired of waiting to play a solo while everyone else was jamming.  His older brother taught him a few chords and he never looked back.  Guitar took center stage and after playing in several bands in Baton Rouge, La. he moved to Los Angeles to chase his rock and roll dreams. After three years in L.A., he returned to Baton Rouge to rejoin his old band.  They played together until he and his girlfriend moved to Albuquerque to follow her job opportunity.  They got married in 2005 and started a family.  After almost a decade of not playing on stage, Matt is excited to start gigging again. https://www.facebook.com/Melange.duo