Blanchard "Imminence" EP Release Show w/ Dancer In The Sun
Mar
22
6:00 PM18:00

Blanchard "Imminence" EP Release Show w/ Dancer In The Sun

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Dylan is joined by Vonnie Kyle and Ben Clary to do their first in-store performance at the one and only Lost Padre Records in celebration of the new EP "Imminence" out on cassette and digital Friday, March 22nd. We are honored to be joined by James Wiley's project, Dancer In The Sun.

Friday, March 22nd

Lost Padre
304 Catron St

Santa Fe, NM

6pm - All Ages - Free

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Ecstatic Union // Bourbon Brawlers // Bloodbelly Blues // TBA
Mar
29
8:00 PM20:00

Ecstatic Union // Bourbon Brawlers // Bloodbelly Blues // TBA

Ecstatic Union returns to Santa Fe on March 29th to once again delight us with their extremely danceable desert rock sound!

Ecstatic Union's sound is like a liquid sun-soaked harmony layered psychedelic dance party. Magnetically charged, their live performance is captivating and electric, radiating a unified intensity which lives up to the name. Ecstatic Union's debut self-titled album was released with Lolipop Records in 2017. The core members include Rex Costello and Oliver Hart who bring on collaborators and touring arrangements as needed. The band resides in Los Angeles, CA where they recently teamed up with Tomas Dolas (Mr. Elevator & the Brain Hotel - Keyboards in Thee Ohsees) to record their new LP, Neurons, scheduled to release through their very own "Channel Records" on August 31st, 2018.

ecstaticunion.bandcamp.com

Support from Denver bands:
Bourbon Brawlers
https://bourbonbrawlers.bandcamp.com/

Bloodbelly Blues
https://www.reverbnation.com/bloodbellyblues

Local act TBA

$5-10 Suggested Donation

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Anna Mall / Lady Uranium / Jessie Deluxe / Miss Pavlichenko
Mar
9
8:00 PM20:00

Anna Mall / Lady Uranium / Jessie Deluxe / Miss Pavlichenko

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Matron Records presents:

Anna Mall / Lady Uranium / Jessie Deluxe (solo) / Miss Pavlichenko

8pm / All Ages / $5-10 Suggested Donation

\\\ ANNA MALL ///
https://annamallmusic.bandcamp.com/

\\\ Lady Uranium ///
https://ladyuranium.bandcamp.com/

\\\ Jessie Deluxe (solo) ///
https://www.jessiedeluxe.com/

\\\ Miss Pavlichenko ///
https://soundcloud.com/alyshalayla

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Y La Bamba at Ghost
Feb
23
8:00 PM20:00

Y La Bamba at Ghost

Y La Bamba at GHOST. w/ local support from Atalaya

Saturday, February 23rd // 8pm // All Ages // $10 Suggested Donation

Y La Bamba

Y La Bamba has been many things, but at the heart of it is singer-songwriter Luz Elena Mendoza’s inquisitive sense of self. Their fifth record, Mujeres, carries on the Portland-based band’s affinity for spiritual contemplation, but goes a step further in telling a story with a full emotional spectrum. Coming off Ojos Del Sol, one of NPR’s Top 50 Albums of 2016, Mujeres exhibits the scope of Mendoza’s artistic voice like never before. “Soy como soy,” Mendoza says, and that declaration is the bold— even political— statement that positions Mujeres to be Y La Bamba’s most unbridled offering yet.

The record exists in the post-2016 landscape of a national identity crisis, and Mendoza explores what it means to be a Mexican American woman by leading us through places we are afraid to go. Mujeresventures in to the discomfort of the stories we tell ourselves. Those of our past, our futures. We all have these stories somewhere inside of us, but with Y La Bamba, Mendoza forges new narratives from old stories of heritage and family, tracing history while forging modern chicana feminism.

“Music is an extension of everything I have inside. It’s how I emote,” Mendoza says. The raw honesty of Mujeres is in fact the raw honesty of Mendoza. Armed with the emotionality of traditional música mexicana and the storytelling of American folk, Y La Bamba’s artistry is not just their musical ability but Mendoza’s search for unadulterated truth. It is in an ancestral, spiritual journey in which Mendoza comes to terms with the influence and limitations of her upbringing. Mendoza’s experience of childhood summers in the San Joaquin Valley listening to mariachi, of being raised strict Catholic by immigrant parents, of being a woman having to prove herself to the boys, paints strokes of both melancholy and healing on the tracks. “From the way that my family struggles, to the way they shoot the shit… it’s so different from whiteness,” Mendoza says. “It’s a different dimension.”

Y La Bamba exists in the dimension of the Mexican American imagination: somewhere cynical and optimistic at the same time. While there is a celebration of the Mexican creativity that has informed Mendoza’s life, there is a darker side to reconcile with. Where do mujeres fit in to the American story? What are the sins for which we are all guilty? How do different generations interact with the world? How can a culture become visible without tokenization? It is no surprise that in Mujeres, Y La Bamba’s first record with Mendoza at the helm of production, Mendoza contemplates these questions to tell her story. But it is not just Mendoza’s story. Challenging a narrative and dealing with the emotionality of that effort— that is everyone’s story.

Mujeres was recorded by Luz Elena Mendoza and Ryan Oxford at Color Therapy Studios and Besitos Fritos Studios in Portland, Oregon. Mixed by Jeff Bond, with Grace Bugbee on bass, John Niekrasz on drums, Margaret Wher Gibson on keys, and Ed Rodriguez and Ryan Oxford on electric guitar.

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Cthulha Album Release + Dinner
Feb
16
7:30 AM07:30

Cthulha Album Release + Dinner

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Matron Records & AirDance New Mexico present:

Cthulha's "Always Who You Were" Album Release & Dinner: Featuring a 10-course meal paired with 10 songs performed live by Cthulha + musical accompaniment & aerial dance.

All guests will receive a copy of the album "Always Who You Were" in addition to special merchandise limited to dinner attendees only.

10-Course Dinner Featuring Chefs:
Joseph Cortez, Beth Floyd, Faron Stout & Christina Cavaleri

Tickets $40 • https://alwayswhoyouweredinner.brownpapertickets.com/
Sliding scale tickets available: email Monica at machina34@gmail.com

Music by Cthulha with accompaniment by:

Strings: Lazarus Letcher (Viola), Rosie Hutchinson (Violin) Tanya Nunez (Bass) and Elena Maietta (Cello)
Vocal Ensemble: Mauro Woody, Gena Lawson, Christy Cook 
Additional Vocals by Elena Maietta
Choir: Adri De La Cruz, Stephanie Graner, Jessica Chao, Marya Jones, Hannah Colton, Eliza Lutz, Marisa Demarco, Mauro Woody, Christy Cook, Gena Lawson 
Percussion: Drake Hardin
Electronics: Marisa Demarco
Aerial Soloists: Joanna Furgal and Cortney Baca


Course & Song List:

“All My GRIT”
Sorbet (Cavaleri)

“Blue Glass”
Raddish Salad (Cavaleri)

“Break Me”
Oysters (Floyd)

“Ancient Gods”
Molé (Stout)

“Bless My Reckless Heart”
Paté (Stout)

“Cloudy Grey”
Savory Dish (Cortez)

“La Loca”
Concha (Cortez)

“Iron Red”
Espresso (Collaboration)

“When I Go”
Panna cotta (Collaboration)


***Unfortunately we cannot accommodate any substitutions. Cash bar for alcoholic beverages*** 

Piano provided by 88 keys and Albuquerque Piano and Organ Service.
Live sound by Nelson Crane / Stage manager Jeff Anderson.



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Dante Elephante / Edward Almost / Vonnie Kyle
Feb
6
8:00 PM20:00

Dante Elephante / Edward Almost / Vonnie Kyle

Matron Records & Ghost. present:

Dante Elephante / Edward Almost / Vonnie Kyle

Wednesday, February 6th / 8pm / All Ages

$5-10 Suggested Donation

\\\ Dante Elephante ///

https://danteelephante.bandcamp.com/

Dante Elephante is an Alternative Indie Rock band from California with a recent release "German Aquatics" on Echo Park based record label Lolipop Records. "Anglo-Saxon Summer" out now produced by Jonathan Rado of Foxygen.

\\\ Edward Almost ///

https://www.facebook.com/edwardalmost/videos/330290044188027/

Edward Almost is a he (me) sometimes three (we) and more than four (our).

\\\ Vonnie Kyle ///

http://vonniekyle.bandcamp.com

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Honey and Salt / Planet What / Nizhóní Girls / Future Scars
Feb
1
8:00 PM20:00

Honey and Salt / Planet What / Nizhóní Girls / Future Scars

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Matron Records & Ghost. present:

Honey and Salt (Austin) // PLANET WHAT (Tulsa) // Nizhóní Girls (Albuquerque) // Future Scars (Santa Fe)

Friday, February 1st // 8pm // $5-10 Suggested Donation

<<< Honey and Salt >>>
http://www.honeyandsaltband.com

For Honey and Salt, there is immense power in the parts of a whole. This idea has always been in the band’s DNA, from its three members -- each with their own distinct and essential contributions -- to the flurry of interlocking notes and melodies that make up their intricate songs. Now on their self-titled sophomore album, it also extends into their worldview, as Honey and Salt seek to cut through the pessimistic fog of seemingly inescapable sociopolitical unease, and highlight the vital capability of the individual. Where many bands look for commonality amongst its members’ tastes, Honey and Salt revel in their differences, seamlessly blending their disparate influences into a sound that manages to be complex without sacrificing immediacy. The self-titled album deftly utilizes everything from Kinsella-esque guitar lines, to post-rock dynamics, to hardcore ferocity — all while packing an emotional resonance straight out of DC’s Revolution Summer — and finds the band completely comfortable with balancing their intricacies.

<<< PLANET WHAT >>>
http://planetwhat.bandcamp.com

“Planet What, a punk, grunge, surf rock band fronted by two ladies straight out of Tulsa, Oklahoma. Kylie Slabby and Jeanette Derubeis are the punk rock matriarchs of the 21st century. With distinctive bass lines, distortion, and Bikini Kill like vocals, Planet What has perfected the art of not giving a fuck.” -Emma Butler of Melted Magazine

<<< Nizhóní Girls >>>
https://nizhonigirls.bandcamp.com/releases

Three Indigenous womxn rooted in the Navajo Nation and Pueblo of Laguna. Rebecca, Liz and Lisa enjoy making and playing music in addition to community organizing. Our sound can be described as desert surf with a sprinkling of country.

<<< Future Scars >>>
www.matronrecords.com/futurescars

Future Scars embodies the coexistence of the calm and calamity of waking life. Founded in 2015 by members of As In We, Future Scars is emotionally rooted in the contemplative, melodic atmosphere of post-rock and expands beyond a singular genre’s expectations, often times overflowing into the domain of sheer intensity and fervor. The group couples these drastically varied, yet complementary components with the recurrent flurries of heart-wrenching vocals, creating an aura of earnest exhilaration and beauty. Laced with technicality and the prowess of control, Future Scars construct a sound balanced in adversity, soothing and cathartic yet all the while anxious with anticipation.

Undergoing a line-up change in late 2017 in the midst of writing the group's debut full length and follow-up to their 2016 EP debut, Future Scars has grown into a foursome comprised of the group's original front-woman, Eliza Lutz, with Paul Wagner on bass, Marcus DiFilippo on drums and Dylan Blanchard on keys.

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Cthulha: "Your Bones or Your Bass" Release Show
Jan
12
6:00 PM18:00

Cthulha: "Your Bones or Your Bass" Release Show

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Albuquerque’s experimental music/movement project Cthulha celebrates the release of her music video “Your Bones or Your Bass” with an evening of music paired with aerial dance.

The term renaissance woman could not be a more fitting title for multi-disciplinary artist, dancer and musician Monica Demarco, a.k.a. Cthulha. Known by Matron Records fans as a member of Albuquerque’s experimental “insect-glam-metal” outfit Chicharra, Demarco draws from her diverse creative outputs to craft the multi-faceted solo project Cthulha. Part music and part performance art, Cthulha combines Demarco’s background as a classical composer and contemporary noise artist with her movement work as an aerial dancer and martial artist to build a dual visual/sonic language that digs deep into human ritual, science fiction and magical realism. Her music varies wildly from her experience as a virtuoso pianist with a love of barbarism to her work in contemporary rock and experimental noise, crafting songs with cello, bass, piano, vocals and a variety of electronics.

Matron Records will release Cthulha’s forthcoming album in February 2019, Always Who You Were, a collection of piano-driven, experimental songs that each reimagine Demarco’s personal experiences to tell stories of women transforming into new creatures, each transcending perceived reality. In advance of the album release, Matron Records releases the music video/dance piece “Your Bones or Your Bass” on January 9th. The video, which was directed by Demarco, features her performing an aerial dance composition with her upright bass in Mountainair, NM and was filmed by Chris Walsh, a longtime video collaborator with Demarco on past Chicharra music videos.

To celebrate the release of “Your Bones or Your Bass” and further explore the connection between movement and sound that is at the heart of Cthulha, Matron Records and Form & Concept present an evening of music performance paired with aerial dance. The show will feature one-time collaboration from local musicians Cthulha (Albuquerque), Bigawatt (Albuquerque), Ryan Dennison (Albuquerque), Jessie Deluxe (Santa Fe) and Scissor Lift (Santa Fe) with Albuquerque aerial dancers Cortney Baca, Johanna Furgal, Christina Caveleri and Kristen Woods.

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Thursday Night Girl Fight // 10 Year Anniversary Party!
Jan
10
8:00 PM20:00

Thursday Night Girl Fight // 10 Year Anniversary Party!

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Come celebrate a decade of Thursday Night Girl Fight at Launchpad in Albuquerque, Thursday, January 10th. 8pm Doors / 21+ / $5 Cover

Featuring performances on two stages by: 
Nizhóní Girls
Ashley Moyer aka Saywut? Human Beatbox
Chicharra
Ebony Isis Booth
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Bianca Sánchez García
Ermine
Merma & Roberta
Sing Down The Moon
Ramonda Holiday
Scissor Lift
Baby Tuna

With host Katrina Benally!!!
Doors at 8p.m. Music at 8:30 p.m. 
21+ $5

TNGF: Fighting to put femmes on Burque bills for 10 years! (So now you can, too! #girlsoneverygig ya knucklehead promoters!)

More info at the event page.

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