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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

29

Aug

Summer Nights on the VIP Patio with The Rudy Boy Experiment

FRIDAY, August 29th from 6-9pm

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

In 2011, The Rudy Boy Experiment released their second national album Volume 2, which included a compilation of previous indie singles from the group. This release was supported by a west coast tour which included high profile stage performances at SXSW and Las Vegas. Rudy Boy’s effortless promotions include many high profile radio interviews nationwide, ranging from Fox Sports Radio to NPR, and as a regular on 94 Rock’s morning show in Albuquerque. Rudy Boy also enjoyed an endorsement deal from Reverend Guitars, which provided a platform to show off his Volcano on tour.

In 2011, Rudy was successful spearheding the 1st Annual DSN Music Blues Fiesta in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Rudy’s single As The Cursor Blinks was featured in the DSN Music compilation album Soundtrack to the End Times.

http://www.digitalsyndicate.net/rudyboyexperiment.html

Bob Andrews
FRIDAY, August 29th at 7:30pm
For over 45 years Bob Andrews has played keyboards all over the world and has been a local treasure in New Orleans since 1992.  He has played on over 1,000 recordings and has engineered and produced recordings for over 50 artists.  Bob grew up in the thick of the 60’s and 70’s British music scene and played keyboards for Nick Lowe, Graham Parker and the Rumour, Brinsley Schwarz and many other bands. Bob has played regularly at the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival over the past 20 years as a sideman, for John Mooney, Alex McMurray, and Johnny Sansone.  His keyboard gymnastics and high energy performances electrify crowds making him a favorite on stage.  Bob played keyboards on all tracks of Marianne Faithfull’s 2011 CD “Horses and High Heels”.  in 2006 Bob released the first of two solo CDs, “In New Orleans”, a collection of New Orelans R&B and blues songs, and “Chills and Fever” in 2011, when he played all the instruments and which featured some of his own compositions. Bob has been a featured artist for WWOZ Piano Night and is a frequent guest on WWOZ radio.  He recently recorded a reunion CD, entitled “Three Chords Good” with Graham Parker and the Rumour, which was released in November 2012 to co-incide with the band’s appearance in the new movie by Judd Apatow, “This is 40” starring Paul Rudd. Bob’s CD “SHOTGUN”, a collaboration with a book of the same name by RKR-CB, was independently released in April 2012. The second in the series with RKR, “INVISIBLE LOVE”, was released on November 21st 2012. On it, each song highlights a different music venue or other cool place in New Orleans that is off the beaten track and so it can be used as a fun guide to the city. Bob has just put our a new Kickstarter campaign, BOB ANDREWS SETS THE HAMMOND ON FIRE!!! and is currently touring with Graham Parker and the Rumour on the East Coast.

www.neworleanspiano.com

 

Bob Andrews

FRIDAY, August 29th at 7:30pm

For over 45 years Bob Andrews has played keyboards all over the world and has been a local treasure in New Orleans since 1992.  He has played on over 1,000 recordings and has engineered and produced recordings for over 50 artists.  Bob grew up in the thick of the 60’s and 70’s British music scene and played keyboards for Nick Lowe, Graham Parker and the Rumour, Brinsley Schwarz and many other bands. Bob has played regularly at the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival over the past 20 years as a sideman, for John Mooney, Alex McMurray, and Johnny Sansone.  His keyboard gymnastics and high energy performances electrify crowds making him a favorite on stage.  Bob played keyboards on all tracks of Marianne Faithfull’s 2011 CD “Horses and High Heels”.  in 2006 Bob released the first of two solo CDs, “In New Orleans”, a collection of New Orelans R&B and blues songs, and “Chills and Fever” in 2011, when he played all the instruments and which featured some of his own compositions. Bob has been a featured artist for WWOZ Piano Night and is a frequent guest on WWOZ radio.  He recently recorded a reunion CD, entitled “Three Chords Good” with Graham Parker and the Rumour, which was released in November 2012 to co-incide with the band’s appearance in the new movie by Judd Apatow, “This is 40” starring Paul Rudd. Bob’s CD “SHOTGUN”, a collaboration with a book of the same name by RKR-CB, was independently released in April 2012. The second in the series with RKR, “INVISIBLE LOVE”, was released on November 21st 2012. On it, each song highlights a different music venue or other cool place in New Orleans that is off the beaten track and so it can be used as a fun guide to the city. Bob has just put our a new Kickstarter campaign, BOB ANDREWS SETS THE HAMMOND ON FIRE!!! and is currently touring with Graham Parker and the Rumour on the East Coast.

www.neworleanspiano.com

 

19

Aug

Join us for our very special Interactive Tequila Mixology Dinner this Thursday, August 21, starting at 6:30 pm!  
You will enjoy Vernon’s amazing food perfectly paired with delicious tequila cocktails that you assemble!
Call NOW @ 505-341-0831 to make reservations or click here yougottapassword.com.  Last mixology dinner SOLD OUT!  

Join us for our very special Interactive Tequila Mixology Dinner this Thursday, August 21, starting at 6:30 pm!  

You will enjoy Vernon’s amazing food perfectly paired with delicious tequila cocktails that you assemble!

Call NOW @ 505-341-0831 to make reservations or click here yougottapassword.com.  Last mixology dinner SOLD OUT!  

16

Aug

Sina Soul
SATURDAY, August 16th at 7:30pm
Sina Aurelia Soul is the product of an international marriage between a Native Pacific Islander & a North African Latino. While her mother was a traditional healer, served as a nurse in the US Army and her father was an Naval immunohematolist and chemist, Soul womanifests a synthesized shamanic sound that synthesizes harmonic healing with a soothing of the senses. Soul’s proliferation as an international underground icon stems from work as a multi-lingual lyrical activist & multi-instrumental vocalist to Hip Hop Culture educator & lecturing socioethnomusicoloist. In layman’s terms, Soul sings in 8 different languages, is a trained classical pianist, a fierce percussionist and a true JazzMaster of the voice. Described by Raymond Fiore of Entertainment Weekly as “the southwest will not contain the cosmic jazz stylings of sexy, sultry, funky international vocal artist Sina Soul for much longer- she is destined for worldwide fame… her sound and interpretations falling between powerhouses Rochelle Ferrel and Ella with a hint of Tina Turner and a splash of Sade.” Soul’s repertoire encompasses selections by Sade Adu, Norah Jones, Dianna Krall, Ella Fitzgerald, Billie Holiday, Cassandra Wilson, Nina Simone, Erykah Badu, Dianna Reeves, Abbey Lincoln, Dinah Washington, Sarah Vaughn, Randy Crawford, and Nancy Wilson in addition to works by international jazz artists in French, Spanish, Portugese and Italian.

Soul weaves a masterful web of original and cover tunes spotted with lyrical compositions from all 7 continents.  Soul is a Zulu Queen, ordained by Afrika Bambaata, curandera & griot, named Wumei or ‘beautiful warrior’ by Mokotaidejekan.  She has performed with Rock Steady, Cassandra Wilson, K.R.S.O.N.E., the Roots, Cody Chestnut, Celia Cruz, Ozomatli, DeadPrez, Bahamadia, Ziggy Marley, B.B.King & Zap Mama! as well as toured with Erykah Badu & George Clinton (P-Funk) on the Smoking Grooves Tour (‘96).  She attended BROWN University and is a SLAM Poet, author, mc, martial artist and healer in addition to being hailed as the premiere Jazz & Soul vocalist of the Southwest. Soul performs with iconic bassist Rodney Bowe and his RB Jazz trio. Her sounds will soothe and entice you; her scintillating, powerful voice will entrance you and have you coming back for more. Schedule at www.sinasoul.info, www.sinasoul.com, or text “Sina” to 83936 for updates. Vocal samples can be found at www.reverbnation.com or at www.myspace.com/SinaSoulmusic, video can be found at www.vimeo.com.

Sina Soul

SATURDAY, August 16th at 7:30pm

Sina Aurelia Soul is the product of an international marriage between a Native Pacific Islander & a North African Latino. While her mother was a traditional healer, served as a nurse in the US Army and her father was an Naval immunohematolist and chemist, Soul womanifests a synthesized shamanic sound that synthesizes harmonic healing with a soothing of the senses. Soul’s proliferation as an international underground icon stems from work as a multi-lingual lyrical activist & multi-instrumental vocalist to Hip Hop Culture educator & lecturing socioethnomusicoloist. In layman’s terms, Soul sings in 8 different languages, is a trained classical pianist, a fierce percussionist and a true JazzMaster of the voice. Described by Raymond Fiore of Entertainment Weekly as “the southwest will not contain the cosmic jazz stylings of sexy, sultry, funky international vocal artist Sina Soul for much longer- she is destined for worldwide fame… her sound and interpretations falling between powerhouses Rochelle Ferrel and Ella with a hint of Tina Turner and a splash of Sade.” Soul’s repertoire encompasses selections by Sade Adu, Norah Jones, Dianna Krall, Ella Fitzgerald, Billie Holiday, Cassandra Wilson, Nina Simone, Erykah Badu, Dianna Reeves, Abbey Lincoln, Dinah Washington, Sarah Vaughn, Randy Crawford, and Nancy Wilson in addition to works by international jazz artists in French, Spanish, Portugese and Italian.

Soul weaves a masterful web of original and cover tunes spotted with lyrical compositions from all 7 continents.  Soul is a Zulu Queen, ordained by Afrika Bambaata, curandera & griot, named Wumei or ‘beautiful warrior’ by Mokotaidejekan.  She has performed with Rock Steady, Cassandra Wilson, K.R.S.O.N.E., the Roots, Cody Chestnut, Celia Cruz, Ozomatli, DeadPrez, Bahamadia, Ziggy Marley, B.B.King & Zap Mama! as well as toured with Erykah Badu & George Clinton (P-Funk) on the Smoking Grooves Tour (‘96).  She attended BROWN University and is a SLAM Poet, author, mc, martial artist and healer in addition to being hailed as the premiere Jazz & Soul vocalist of the Southwest. Soul performs with iconic bassist Rodney Bowe and his RB Jazz trio. Her sounds will soothe and entice you; her scintillating, powerful voice will entrance you and have you coming back for more. Schedule at www.sinasoul.info, www.sinasoul.com, or text “Sina” to 83936 for updates. Vocal samples can be found at www.reverbnation.com or at www.myspace.com/SinaSoulmusic, video can be found at www.vimeo.com.

15

Aug

Summer Nights on the Patio with The Blunns

FRIDAY, August 15th from 6-9pm

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

Janelle has been performing as a vocalist for various events since her youth. She has performed at festivals and the Idaho State Fair in and around Boise, Idaho. Formerly a member of the Middle Income Houshold Band in Boise, Idaho, and currently member of Stratus Phear here in Albuquerque - She also performs various alternative, jazz, blues, rock and indie selections with her dad Bob providing accompanyment on guitar as The Blunns. Her sultry vocals coupled with Bobs blues-infused guitar work create a unique blend of alternative-jazz/blues/rock sure to provide a sonic delight!

http://www.reverbnation.com/rpk/theblunns

Entourage Jazz
FRIDAY, August 15th at 7:30pm
One of the newest jazz groups to hit Albuquerque, the EJazz Trio (a component of the larger Entourage) will have you remembering the standards of yesterday, while simultaneously enjoying the smooth sounds of today’s contemporary jazz.
www.entourageabq.com

Entourage Jazz

FRIDAY, August 15th at 7:30pm

One of the newest jazz groups to hit Albuquerque, the EJazz Trio (a component of the larger Entourage) will have you remembering the standards of yesterday, while simultaneously enjoying the smooth sounds of today’s contemporary jazz.

www.entourageabq.com

14

Aug

Sally Townes
THURSDAY, August 14th at 6pm
Sally Townes has been playing keyboards since she was five. Her professional career began on the West Coast and has taken her to many cities in the United States and around the world. She worked in New Orleans for 22 years, where one sit-down gig at a restaurant on famed Bourbon Street lasted for 9 years! In 2011, she relocated to New Mexico and has been performing at several venues since, from Belen to Santa Fe.

She has 5 albums to her credit. Her last CD, Sundown Blue was nominated in the beginning stages of the Grammy Process in 20007. Google Sally Townes and page after page will come up reflecting this seasoned musician’s lengthy and successful career. 

With her extensive repertoire, sultry voice and soulful musicianship, Sally Townes is capable of complementing most any musical setting imaginable. http://www.sallytownes.com

Sally Townes

THURSDAY, August 14th at 6pm

Sally Townes has been playing keyboards since she was five. Her professional career began on the West Coast and has taken her to many cities in the United States and around the world. She worked in New Orleans for 22 years, where one sit-down gig at a restaurant on famed Bourbon Street lasted for 9 years! In 2011, she relocated to New Mexico and has been performing at several venues since, from Belen to Santa Fe.

She has 5 albums to her credit. Her last CD, Sundown Blue was nominated in the beginning stages of the Grammy Process in 20007. Google Sally Townes and page after page will come up reflecting this seasoned musician’s lengthy and successful career. 

With her extensive repertoire, sultry voice and soulful musicianship, Sally Townes is capable of complementing most any musical setting imaginable. http://www.sallytownes.com

08

Aug

Bobcats
FRIDAY, August 8th at 7:30pm

Bob Gusch, Dan Dowling, and John Griffin, have teamed up to play some classic and contemporary jazz, swing, blues, and bossa nova. Seven-string guitarist Dan Dowling is a veteran jazz and blues musician who has been performing in combos ranging in size from duo to big band for the last three decades. Dan was one of the five finalists in the Heritage International Jazz Guitar Competition of 1996, and was named “Best Unsigned Blues Artist” in 1995 by the Nashville Music City Blues Society. 
Bob Gusch on woodwinds has been a mainstay of the Albuquerque music scene backing such greats as Clark Terry and Dianne Reeves.
Locally he has played with many bands including the Albuquerque Jazz Orchestra and Outpost Repertoire Jazz Orchestra and currently leads his Brazilian band, Saudade. Bob likes to feature the clarinet in this group. John Griffin is a long time acoustic and electric bassist with various jazz, blues, and rock groups. He has appeared with artists such as Bo Diddley, Eddie Harris, and Charlie Rouse.

Bobcats

FRIDAY, August 8th at 7:30pm

Bob Gusch, Dan Dowling, and John Griffin, have teamed up to play some classic and contemporary jazz, swing, blues, and bossa nova. Seven-string guitarist Dan Dowling is a veteran jazz and blues musician who has been performing in combos ranging in size from duo to big band for the last three decades. Dan was one of the five finalists in the Heritage International Jazz Guitar Competition of 1996, and was named “Best Unsigned Blues Artist” in 1995 by the Nashville Music City Blues Society. 

Bob Gusch on woodwinds has been a mainstay of the Albuquerque music scene backing such greats as Clark Terry and Dianne Reeves.

Locally he has played with many bands including the Albuquerque Jazz Orchestra and Outpost Repertoire Jazz Orchestra and currently leads his Brazilian band, Saudade. Bob likes to feature the clarinet in this group. John Griffin is a long time acoustic and electric bassist with various jazz, blues, and rock groups. He has appeared with artists such as Bo Diddley, Eddie Harris, and Charlie Rouse.