MarchFourth Marching Band to Kick Off AMP Concerts' Jan-Feb 2014 Lineup; Concerts Announced!

MarchFourth Marching Band to Kick Off AMP Concerts' Jan-Feb 2014 Lineup; Concerts Announced!

AMP Concerts' January lineup has two themes associated with it - the Revolutions International Theatre Festival and Hawaii.

On the Revolutions front, returning will be one of AMP's favorite bands as part of the festival. MarchFourth Marching Band's theatrical, gypsy/punk/cabaret/band vibe is a perfect match for Revolutions and the first concert of the New Year (Jan 24 at the Sunshine Theater). AMP will also be presenting one of the homegrown Tricklock productions - "The Menu" - as part of its free library series in late January.

AMP is also looking at creating themed months when it makes sense. In January, AMP will be celebrating Hawaii in conjunction with its third straight year of presenting a Hawaiian Masters concert featuring George Kahumoku Jr and friends (Jan 25 at South Broadway Cultural Center). This year he's bringing along Ledward Ka'apana, an NEA Heritage Fellow on his first visit to New Mexico. George and Led will be offering Hawaiian slack key guitar and ukulele workshops before the show, Pacific Paradise restaurant will be on-hand with Hawaiian food and hula dancing from Ha'aheo O Hawai'i. Those two groups will be teaming up for Wednesday night Hawaiian events at the restaurant on January 25 and 22, and you can also enjoy a free introductory hula class.

In February, AMP will be creating a series of events focusing on Galicia (northern Spain) in conjunction with AMP's visit from master Galician pipe Carlos Núñez. The National Hispanic Cultural Center, Instituto Cervantes and UNM's Latin American & Iberian Studies program will work with AMP to provide Galician cooking classes and a lecture, with some more programs still in development.

Scroll down for a full schedule of confirmed shows to date (which can also be found at www.ampconcerts.org)!

AMP Concerts Jan/Feb 2014 Schedule:

JANUARY

Jan 24: MarchFourth Marching Band - Sunshine Theatre

Jan 25: George Kahumoku Jr & Ledward Kaapana - South Broadway Cultural Center

Jan 26: Leon Russell - The Dirty Bourbon

Jan 29 or 30: The Menu - Lomas Tramway Library

Jan 31: Run Boy Run - South Broadway Library

Jan 31: Ryanhood CD Release Party, with Run Boy Run - Outpost Performance Space

FEBRUARY

Feb 5: The Todd Tijerina Band - Juan Tabo Library

Feb 6: The Todd Tijerina Band - South Valley Library

Feb 13: Fred Eaglesmith - The Cooperage

Feb 16: Gangstagrass - Low Spirits Bar and Stage

Feb 21: John McCutcheon - Outpost Performance Space

Feb 25: Pixies - Kiva Auditorium

Feb 26: Carlos Nuñez - National Hispanic Cultural Center

DETAILS:

JANUARY

MarchFourth Marching Band

Friday, January 24

Sunshine Theatre

120 Central Ave SW

9 pm

Tickets: $17 in advance, $22 day of show (including all service charges)

Tickets are available from ampconcerts.org and Hold My Ticket, 505-886-1251

ALL AGES!

AMP Show Page: http://www.ampconcerts.org/event/156698-MarchFourth-Marching-Band

MarchFourth Marching Band is a high-energy surrealist global-groove alternative big band, propelled by electric bass, diverse percussion ensemble, and brassy horn section. Visually enhanced by costumed dancing beauties, acrobatic stilt walkers, fire, and theatrics, Portland, OR-based M4 invokes dancing in the streets and beyond! MarchFourth writes and performs its own material, and also draws inspiration from an eclectic range of worldwide influences, such as Eastern European Gypsy Brass, Samba, Funk, Afro-Beat, Big-Band, Jazz, and Rock music, as well as television, film, circus, and Vaudeville. Discover for yourself why this band's previous Albuquerque concerts have been sell-outs!

This event is part of the Revolution's International Theatre Festival - http://tricklock.com/revolutions/

George Kahumoku Jr & Ledward Kaapana

Saturday, January 25

South Broadway Cultural Center

1025 Broadway SE

8:00 PM

Tickets: $27 (including all service charges)

Tickets available from ampconcerts.org and Hold My Ticket at 505-886-1251

We will be offering workshops in ukulele (2pm) and slack key guitar (3:45pm) the afternoon of the concert. Come early for pre-show Hawaiian food from Pacific Paradise. The concert will also feature guest dancing from the Ha'aheo O Hawai'i hula group. See ampconcerts.org for more details and other local Hawaiian events.

AMP show page: http://www.ampconcerts.org/event/149488-George-Kahumoku-Jr.-Ledward-Kaapana

Four-time Grammy-winner, master slack key guitarist George Kahumoku Jr., known as "Hawai'i's Renaissance Man," is also a multiple Na H?k? Hanohano (Hawaiian Grammy) Award winner. He will be joined by Led Kaapana, whose mastery of stringed instruments, particularly slack key guitar, and his extraordinary baritone and leo ki`eki`e (falsetto) voices, have made him a musical legend.

Leon Russell

Sunday, January 26

The Dirty Bourbon

9800 Montgomery Blvd NE

7:30 pm

Tickets: $28 in advance, $33 day of show (including all service charges)

Tickets are available from ampconcerts.org and Hold My Ticket, 505-886-1251

AMP Show Page: http://www.ampconcerts.org/event/150884-Leon-Russell

Leon Russell has been called a rock and roll Renaissance man, and indeed there is little that this Oklahoma-bred singer-pianist hasn't done. His half-century in music stretches from his teen years in Oklahoma in the late Fifties (after Leon graduated from high school, his band, the Starlighters, went on the road with Jerry Lee Lewis) to his recent inductions into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and the Songwriter's Hall of Fame, as well as his collaboration with Elton John. Over the course of five decades, Russell has proven himself to be a proudly eclectic product of America's vast musical landscape.

The Menu - a play by Tricklock Company - part of the 2014 Revolutions International Theater Festival

January 29 or 30 (Please check web site for confirmed date)

Lomas Tramway Library

908 Eastridge NE

12pm (noon)

Tickets: Free, but reservations are requested. For reservations, visit ampconcerts.org or call 505-232-9868

AMP Show Page: http://www.ampconcerts.org/event/159141-The-Menu

Why are we here? Where are the signs that make a life? Do we find happiness or are we taken? Is it promised us? Who will love without falter, tell the story? With a haunting original soundtrack, Tricklock Theatre Company takes you on a journey following a map of men, women, love, death and everything in between.

This event is part of the Revolution's International Theatre Festival - http://tricklock.com/revolutions/

Run Boy Run

Friday, January 31

South Broadway Library

1025 Broadway SE

12pm (noon)

Tickets: Free, but reservations are requested. For reservations, visit ampconcerts.org or call 505-232-9868

AMP Show Page: http://www.ampconcerts.org/event/158793-Run-Boy-Run

Existing in the tension between tradition and frontier, the sound of Telluride Bluegrass Festival Band Contest winner and "A Prairie Home Companion" guest Run Boy Run is rooted in the music of the American South. Touches of classical, jazz, and folk express themselves through the old-time core of the band's unique style. Three strong female voices weave a spectacular tapestry of sound, while fiddle cuts a path for a tightly formed rhythmic front.

Ryanhood CD Release Party

with Run Boy Run

Friday, January 31

Outpost Performance Space

210 Yale SE

7:30 pm

Tickets: $15 in advance, $20 day of show (including all service charges)

Tickets are available from ampconcerts.org and Hold My Ticket, 505-886-1251

AMP Show Page: http://www.ampconcerts.org/event/156476-Ryanhood-CD-Release-Party

Hailing from Tucson, Ryanhood has developed a reputation around the country as one of the most entertaining and engaging acoustic duos around. Their airtight vocal harmonies, along with Ryan Green's rapidly precise guitar riffs and Cameron Hood's soulfully rich lead vocals, create the pleasantly distinguishable "Ryanhood" sound. This show is a CD release party celebrating their latest album, "Start Somewhere." Run Boy Run, acclaimed for its captivating three-part female harmony and masterful fiddle work, will open the show.

FEBRUARY

Todd Tijernia Band

Wednesday, February 5

Juan Tabo Library

3407 Juan Tabo Ave, NE

12pm (noon)

Thursday, February 6

South Valley Library

3904 Isleta SW

12pm (noon)

Tickets: Free, but reservations are requested. For reservations, visit ampconcerts.org or call 505-232-9868

AMP Show Page: http://www.ampconcerts.org/event/159151-The-Todd-Tijerina-Band

For the last fifteen years, singer/songwriter/guitarist Todd Tijerina has steadily made a living playing his unique blend of blues, funk, roots-rock and jazz. Rootstime magazine (Belgium) declared that Todd "creates his own style and sound... His manner of guitar playing, singing and songwriting is refreshing and inspiring." Todd's "Nothin' Like the Blues" won the 2011 New Mexico Music Award for Best Blues Song.

Fred Eaglesmith

Thursday, February 13

The Cooperage

7220 Lomas Blvd NE

7:30 PM

Tickets: $17 in advance, $20 day of show (including a $2 service charge)

Tickets available from ampconcerts.org and Hold My Ticket at 505-886-1251

AMP show page: http://www.ampconcerts.org/event/154639-Fred-Eaglesmith

A Fred Eaglesmith show features a mix of passionate, funny and moving music, ridiculously funny comedy, honest tears and poignant observations all at once. Eaglesmith's commentary on affairs-current ones as well as those of the heart-is hilarious, uproarious, and provocative, as are his plainspoken zen observations. As one reviewer said, "It takes a jaded soul to leave a Fred Eaglesmith show unaffected." Or as Fred's fans (known as "Fredheads") say, "You get religion." Nobody is sure how it works, it just does.

Gangstagrass

Sunday, February 15

Low Spirits Bar and Stage

2823 2nd St NW

8 pm

Tickets: $12 in advance, $15 day of show (including all service charges)

Tickets available from ampconcerts.org and Hold My Ticket at 505-886-1251

AMP show page: http://www.ampconcerts.org/event/159142-Gangstagrass

Banjos and rappers shouldn't sound this good together. But they do. Nominated for an Emmy Award for their theme song to the hit FX series "Justified," Gangstagrass' genre-demolishing bluegrass-and-hip-hop mash-up is rooted in the sounds of traditional mountain music.

John McCutcheon

Friday, February 21

Outpost Performance Space

210 Yale SE

8 pm

Tickets: $28 in advance, $33 day of show (including a $3 service charge)

Tickets are available from ampconcerts.org and Hold My Ticket, 505-886-1251

AMP Show Page: http://www.ampconcerts.org/event/152897-John-McCutcheon

John McCutcheon has emerged as one of our most respected and loved folksingers. As an instrumentalist, he is a master of a dozen different traditional instruments, most notably the rare and beautiful hammer dulcimer. His songwriting has been hailed by critics and singers around the globe. His recordings have garnered every imaginable honor, including seven Grammy nominations. He has produced over twenty albums by other artists. His books and instructional materials have introduced budding players to the joys of their own musicality. And his commitment to grassroots political organizations has put him on the front lines of many of the issues important to communities and workers.

Pixies

with Best Coast

Tuesday, February 25

Kiva Auditorium

401 2nd St NW

7:30 pm

Tickets: $39, $46 and $58 (including all service charges)

Tickets are available from ampconcerts.org and Hold My Ticket, 505-886-1251

AMP Show Page: http://www.ampconcerts.org/event/148066-Pixies

The Boston-formed Pixies have been acclaimed as the most influential pioneering band of the late 80s alt/rock movement. Their five studio releases and initial six years together effectively blazed the path for groups like Nirvana, Radiohead and Pearl Jam to rise to superstardom. After reuniting in 2004, the band has been playing sold-out shows all over the world. For this tour, the band is promising the most wide-ranging concert set-lists of Pixies music in their career, including songs never before played live. Surf-pop band Best Coast will open the show.

Carlos Núñez

Wednesday, February 26

National Hispanic Cultural Center - Bank of America Theater

1701 4th St SW

7:30 pm

Tickets: $25 (plus applicable service charges)

Tickets are available from ampconcerts.org and the NHCC Box Office at 505-724-4771

We will be offering a Galician cooking class, dinner and lecture in association with this show.

Many thanks to our partners, the National Hispanic Cultural Center, Instituto Cervantes and UNM's Latin American & Iberian Institute.

Please check our web site as the event gets closer for more details on affiliated programs.

AMP Show Page: http://www.ampconcerts.org/event/138711-Carlos-Nez

Carlos Núñez is one of Galicia's most revered artists, undisputed as the tradition's greatest piper. He is well known in Irish music circles, thanks to his early "adoption" by The Chieftains (so close was his musical and personal connection he was dubbed "The Seventh Chieftain"). Núñez's music draws on influences that range from ancient and contemporary Celtic (with a unique Spanish swing) to Medieval and Baroque, and also borrows from the sounds and styles of the places where Galicians have settled, including Cuba, Brazil, Argentina, even the United States.

INTO THE FUTURE:

March 21: Scott and Johanna Hongell-Darsee - Outpost Performance Space

March 29: Donna the Buffalo - South Broadway Cultural Center

April 3: Arlo Guthrie - KiMo Theater

April 5: Pavlo - Outpost Performance Space

May 8: Jesse Cook - KiMo Theatre

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