MarchFourth Marching Band Kicks Off AMP Concerts' Jan-Feb 2014 Lineup Tonight
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 (today, 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:
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
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
MarchFourth Marching Band
Friday, January 24
120 Central Ave SW
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
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
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.