New Mexico's ¡Globalquerque! to Kick Off 2013 Lineup, 9/20

New Mexico's ¡Globalquerque! to Kick Off 2013 Lineup, 9/20

It's almost September, which means ¡Globalquerque! is just around the corner! Scroll down for more details about the lineup, and visit www.ampconcerts.org for more information.

AMP Concerts and Avokado Artists present ¡Globalquerque! - New Mexico's 9th Annual Celebration of World Music and Culture on Friday, September 20th at the National Hispanic Cultural Center, 1701 4th St SW. Gates open at 4 pm, with music starting around 6 and running until 11:30 pm. Festival opens with the legendary Leon Russell! And on Saturday, September 21st at the National Hispanic Cultural Center. Gates open at 10:30 am for the free Global Fiesta. Evening ticketed concerts start at around 6 and run until 11:30 pm.

Tickets: $12 to $60, with 2-day discounts and half-priced children's tickets. Tickets are available from www.globalquerque.org and the NHCC Box Office. Check out the full line-up at www.globalquerque.org.

AMP Concerts September/October Schedule:

Sep 4: Tom Russell - Outpost Performance Space

Sep 5: QTango - Special Collections Library

Sep 7: QTango - Ernie Pyle Library

Sep 20: ¡Globalquerque! - National Hispanic Cultural Center

Sep 21: ¡Globalquerque! - National Hispanic Cultural Center

Oct 9: Matt and Shannon Heaton - Lomas Tramway Library

Oct 9: Te Amo Argentina - National Hispanic Cultural Center, Journal Theatre

Oct 10: Matt and Shannon Heaton - Los Griegos Library

Oct 13: Jake Shimabukuro - KiMo Theatre

Oct 16: Caravan of Thieves - Low Spirits Bar and Stage

Oct 17: The Second City - KiMo Theatre

Oct 19: Jeffrey Foucault & Kris Delmhorst - Outpost Performance Space

September:

Tom Russell

Wednesday, September 4th

Outpost Performance Space

210 Yale SE

7:30pm

Tickets: $22 in advance, $27 day of show (including all service charges)

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

Tom Russell is best known as a folk and country singer with a personal storytelling approach to his songwriting, but his past is checkered with interesting events that defy his country music roots, including his receiving a degree in criminology, teaching school in Nigeria, and playing music for a Puerto Rican circus. Russell's latest release, "Aztec Jazz" (2013), was recorded as a live concert in Halden, Norway with the world-renown 32-piece Norwegian Wind Ensemble. Tom continues to redefine the meaning of "Americana" music and the art of singer-songwriting.

QTango

Thursday, September 5th

Special Collections Library

423 Central NE

5:30 pm

And

Saturday, September 7th

Ernie Pyle Library

900 Girard SE

1pm

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

Called "the future of tango" by Argentina-based tango teacher and author Gustavo Benzacry Saba, who added that "they sound better than some of the bands in Buenos Aires," Albuquerque's own QTango has quickly gained recognition for its high level of musicianship and original approach to tango music. Every QTango performance is sophisticated, engaging, nostalgic, and moving, with a rich sensuality that must be experienced live to truly be appreciated. This is a great way for people to get warmed up for our October Tango performance at the NHCC!

October:

Matt and Shannon Heaton

Wednesday, October 9th

Lomas Tramway Library

908 Eastridge Rd., NE

12PM

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

Having built their act from years of touring together (first with the band Siucra, then as a duo), Matt and Shannon have grown into thoroughly entertaining performers. They bring to the stage a depth of shared experience and a love for Irish music; their stage banter is comfortable, often hilarious.

Te Amo, Argentina

Wednesday, October 9th

National Hispanic Cultural Center - Journal Theatre

1701 4th St SW

7:30PM

Tickets: $22, $30 and $37 (including NHCC facility fee, not including on-line service charges). There will be a pre-show ticketed artist meet-and-greet cocktail party with a cash bar and Argentinian snacks as well as a free post-show Milonga featuring QTango.

Tickets are available from ampconcerts.org and the NHCC Box Office (in person and by phone at (505) 724-4771).

Te Amo, Argentina is an exotic audio-visual journey that draws audiences into the heart of Argentina and its fascinating, diverse culture. This multi-media performance features music from the Latin Grammy award-winning album "Antonio Lysy at the Broad - Music from Argentina" and one of the top tango couples in the world-Miriam Larici and Leonardo Barrionuevo (Gold Medal winners on NBC's "Superstars of Dance" and choreographers on Fox's "So You Think You Can Dance"). From the Amerindian rhythms of the Andes Mountains to the city-street cafés of Buenos Aires, the combination of music and dance performances weaves together a pulsating and inspiring homage to Argentina.

Matt and Shannon Heaton

Thursday, October 10th

Los Griegos Library

1000 Griegos Rd, NW

12PM

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

After years of study in Chicago, and many nights of music in Clare, Galway, and their adopted home of Boston, Irish Music Magazine's John O'Regan wrote of Matt and Shannon Heaton, "their duet playing is tight, sweet, and tasteful, lacking nothing on either technical expertise or instrumental virtuosity." The Heatons' music comes from a traditional aesthetic and a passion for reaching out to the modern world around them. They are devoted to Irish traditional music and uplift listeners by connecting with each other and the people around them.

Jake Shimabukuro

Sunday, October 13th

KiMo Theatre

423 Central Ave, NW

7:30PM

Tickets: $20, $25 and $30 (plus applicable service charges) as well as a VIP package.

Tickets are available from ampconcerts.org, the KiMo Box Office and 505-886-1251.

Renowned for lightning-fast fingers and revolutionary playing techniques, Jake Shimabukuro views the ukulele as "an untapped source of music with unlimited potential." His virtuosity defies label or category. Playing jazz, blues, funk, classical, bluegrass, folk, flamenco, and rock, Jake's mission is to show everyone that the ukulele is capable of so much more than the traditional Hawaiian music-or corny showbiz routines-many associate it with.

Caravan of Thieves

Wednesday, October 16th

Low Spirits Bar and Stage

2823 2nd St NW

8PM

Tickets: $12 in advance, $15 day of show (including a $2 service charge)

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

Driving gypsy jazz rhythms, acoustic guitars, upright bass and violin lay the foundation for mesmerizing vocal harmonies and fantastic stories. It's theatrical and humorous. It's musical and intense. It entertains, dazzles and defies classification while welcoming the spectator to join the band throughout the performance in momentary fits of claps, snaps and sing-alongs. If Django Reinhardt, the cast of Stomp and the Beatles all had a party at Tim Burton's house, Caravan of Thieves would be the band they hired.

The Second City

Thursday, October 17th

KiMo Theatre

423 Central Ave NW

7:30PM

Tickets cost $30, $35 and $40 (plus applicable service charges) available through ampconcerts.org and the KiMo box office at 505-768-3544.

America's famed comedy troupe, The Second City is coming to town with The Best of The Second City. From the company that launched the careers of Tina Fey, Stephen Colbert, Steve Carell, Gilda Radner, Bill Murray and more, comes the next generation of the comedy world's best and brightest in an evening of hilarious sketch comedy and Second City's trademark improvisation. Whether it's ripped from the morning headlines or a classic gem from their 50-year archives, The Second City is always a laugh out loud hit.

Jeffrey Foucault & Kris Delmhorst

Saturday, October 19th

Outpost Performance Space

210 Yale SE

7:30pm

Tickets: $17 in advance, $22 day of show (including a $2 service charge)

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

Kris Delmhorst is adventurous, refined, lucid, and haunting. Jeffrey Foucault's songs are tersely elegant, set apart by moody imagery and weather-beaten cool. Together, these singer-songwriters unite on stage for an evening of solos and duets. They've both carved out fine individual careers with over a dozen albums released between them. The evening will start with a live on-stage interview by Art of the Song hosts John Dillon and Vivian Nesbitt.

And into the future:

November 5: Lyle Lovett & John Hiatt - Popejoy Hall

November 6: The Steel Wheels - The Cooperage

November 7: R. Carlos Nakai, Keola Beamer and Geoffrey Keezer - Simms Center

November 8: Ozomatli - Kiva Auditorium

November 14: Balé Folclórico da Bahia - National Hispanic Cultural Center

December 13: Vienna Teng - Outpost Performance Space

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

February 14: Joe West & the Santa Fe Review - Outpost Performance Space

February 26: Carlos Nuñez - National Hispanic Cultural Center