Sir WomanMay 31st
Felix y Los GatosJune 3rd
Chris Dracup & Male' FainkeJune 3rd
Tab BenoitJune 6th
Robert Plant & Alison Krauss - SOLD OUT!June 17th
Eliza GilkysonJune 24th
International Folk Art MarketJuly 7th
International Folk Art MarketJuly 8th
Heartless BastardsAugust 5th
The WailersAugust 20th
Neighborhood Open Space Community ConcertAugust 26th
Tab BenoitSeptember 3rd
Black UhuruSeptember 8th
Sylvan Esso - No Rules (Tour)September 9th
Black UhuruSeptember 10th
Tangerine DreamSeptember 16th
Bonnie Raitt - SOLD OUT!September 17th
Devon Allman and Donavon FrankenreiterSeptember 18th
Nature Festival & Block PartySeptember 23rd
Josh Ritter & The Royal City BandOctober 2nd
Nature Festival & Block PartyOctober 14th
Bonnie "Prince" BillyOctober 20th
Omara PortuondoOctober 22nd
Ryan AdamsNovember 22nd
Alasdair Fraser & Natalie HaasMarch 15th
Dust City Opera
Albuquerque Summer Scene
708 1st St. NW
Albuquerque NM 87102
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AMP is excited to collaborate with FUSION in launching an exciting new downtown performance space on the FUSION arts campus! Albuquerque Summer Scene will take over this space every Sunday from June 19 to August 28. Join us for a market featuring your favorite local artists, makers, and vintage vendors! Food and local beers available at each show, with live music starting at 5 PM. Each evening will feature two music groups and promises to be a big party!
Free! Make a reservation to get event updates and additional details.
Rick & Gail Thaler, M'Tucci's and the City of Albuquerque Arts and Culture Department. If you are an individual or local business eager to support a new art scene downtown, let us know!
This week's vendors:
- La Cumbre Brews, served up by our friends from Launchpad
- Peace Pizza- Stargazer Kumbacha
- Alqa Mar
- Itzayana Jewelry
- The Soap Mama
- Macrophotography from Keely Mackey
It often feels like music flows from other dimensions, appearing out of nowhere and burning off into the ether as it spreads.
Dust City Opera materialized out of Albuquerque, New Mexico, but they might as well have slipped through some intergalactic portal or stowed away on a derelict spacecraft before crashlanding in the desert. These eclectic musicians—Paul Hunton [vocals, guitar, songwriter], Clara Byom [clarinet, accordion, keys], Travis Rourk [trombone], Scott Brewer [bass], and Dave Purcell [drums]—entwine strands of grunge, gothic country, punk, folk, and rock as the soundtrack to stories steeped in cosmic horror, transformation, and transcendence. After building a cult following and raising tens of thousands of dollars on Kickstarter to launch their next chapter, Dust City Opera perfected this otherworldly vision on their independent second full-length album, Alien Summer.
"Musically, it's a gothic grunge orchestra," states Paul. "For me, opera suggests an epic drama. We've applied the grandeur of opera to a rock band. That's what this is."
In many ways, it fulfills Paul's destiny. Under the influence of everything from H.P. Lovecraft and Stephen King to Soundgarden and The Handsome Family, he founded Dust City Opera at the top of 2018. As the story goes, he brought the band together merely two weeks in advance of what would be their first gig. Given the wide swath of inspirations and dynamic sonic palette, the frontman and sonic ringmaster sought out musicians on guitar, accordion, clarinet, euphonium, trombone, bass, and drums. After watching her play, Clara first became a part of the collective followed by Travis—with whom Paul played in a big band. Scott, and more recently Dave, joined the fold and the band began to record and perform together.
The Timewreckers are Albuquerque's favorite Cosmic-Alt-Country band.