Adelita's Blog – July 2015 Archive (15)

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Friday, July 30

  • Chic-I-Boom Ball - The Anderson-Abruzzo International Balloon Museum Foundation presents the 2015 Chic-I-Boom Ball! The Chic-I-Boom ball honors the…
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Added by Adelita on July 31, 2015 at 10:30am — 3 Comments

In Honor of Frida

This last Saturday evening I took a little drive with my mother to Old Town.  We were curious about the Frida Festival, a celebration of Frida Kahlo that included a Frida lookalike contest. 

Way back in…

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Added by Adelita on July 28, 2015 at 10:00am — 2 Comments

Ask Adelita:Civic Auditorium

Dear Adelita,

I was poking around Duke City Fix and found the group, Born in Burque and was thrilled to see the discussion about the…

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Added by Adelita on July 27, 2015 at 10:00am — 5 Comments

Burque Music Scene: The Philisteens

So who here in Duke City Fix land remembers The Philisteens?  I remember seeing them only once back in college, but I know they were a pretty big deal!

Here is a bit of history about the band that I found on the website New Mexico's Band History:…

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Added by Adelita on July 25, 2015 at 8:51am — 1 Comment

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Friday, July 24

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Added by Adelita on July 24, 2015 at 10:30am — No Comments

Ask Adelita: Goatheads!

Dear Adelita,

I'm loving the rain, but I'm starting to get worried about what looks like it's going to be a bumper crop of goatheads. Short of napalm, what can I do to control the noxious weed?…
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Added by Adelita on July 20, 2015 at 10:30am — 5 Comments

Burque Music Scene: Quality Retreads

What do you get when you cross Irish music with rockabilly and blues?  You get the Quality Retreads! I love this band!  Lead singer and banjo (sic) player Sean O'Connor is a dear old friend and while I'm still not sure why he switched from guitar to banjo, he makes it sound A-OK.  Original tunes, covers of the Pogues and traditional Irish pub songs makes this band a…

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Added by Adelita on July 18, 2015 at 9:00am — No Comments

What To Do In ABQ

Friday, July 17

  • Laser Mania Rock Shows - Travel back to the sights and sounds of three immortal musical groups in the Planetarium! For one weekend only, the…
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Added by Adelita on July 17, 2015 at 10:30am — 3 Comments

Ask Adelita: Guitar repair

Dear Adelita,

I recently bought a used guitar. I've been plunking around on it a little bit, and have taught myself a few things via YouTube videos.  The problem I'm having is that the guitar needs some work.  It's not a super fancy guitar but it is a Fender.  I bought it on Craigslist from an old guy who said he's had it for years.  Not only does it need some repairs, but I'd like to see if it's worth…

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Added by Adelita on July 13, 2015 at 10:30am — 4 Comments

Bam! Mic drop!

Added by Adelita on July 11, 2015 at 1:10pm — 3 Comments

Burque Music Scene: Native Roots

After seeing legendary Bob Marley back up singer Marcia Griffiths in concert last night, I knew I had to feature a reggae band this morning!  I first saw Native Roots at a show at the Indian Pueblo Cultural Center several years ago.  Lead singer Shkeme is a burst of positive vibrations and so…

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Added by Adelita on July 11, 2015 at 9:00am — No Comments

What To Do In ABQ

Friday, July 10

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Added by Adelita on July 10, 2015 at 10:30am — No Comments

Ask Adelita

Dear Adelita,

You are going to think I am crazy, but I'm pretty sure I just bought a haunted house!  I've moved from the far northeast Heights to the North Valley.  I've always wanted an old adobe and finally got a house that fits the bill.  I live close to the river with wonderful lush vegetation around…

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Added by Adelita on July 6, 2015 at 10:30am — 4 Comments

Burque Music Scene: Kevin Thomas Herig

I had the pleasure of being introduced to Kevin Herig when I heard him play at the South Broadway Cultural Center.  I was easily captivated by his great voice and wonderful songwriting! 

From his website: 

Kevin Herig made his introduction into the ABQ music scene in 2005 as the lead vocalist and songwriter in the band …

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Added by Adelita on July 4, 2015 at 9:00am — No Comments

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Friday, July 3

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Added by Adelita on July 3, 2015 at 10:30am — 2 Comments

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