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Albuquerque's Music Scene

Discussion in 'Miscellaneous [BG]' started by pontz, Feb 15, 2006.


  1. pontz

    pontz

    Oct 31, 2003
    CT
    I’m going to be in Albuquerque for a weekend next month for work. Two things I usually do to make the most of business travel are go out to see some live music and check out local music stores (not Guitar Centers, there are plenty of those in CT) but cool local shops. But this is my first time to Albuquerque and I don’t know much about that town. So if anyone can suggest where to do either of these things in Albuquerque, I’d appreciate it. I’ll be in NM March 10-14.

    Cheers,

    Pontz
     
  2. whitedk57

    whitedk57

    May 5, 2005
    Franklin, NC
    As far as music stores, there are a couple besides GC. Grandma's Music (http://www.Grandmas.com) is the best source for all your gear needs - and they are willing to deal. Another is Music-Go-Round (http://www.musicgoround.com/).

    You can find the addresses for these by going to their web-site. Grandma's is easy to find at Coors and Paseo Del Norte. Music Go Round is on Menaul.

    As far as live music, check out this site... (http://www.nmmusic.com).

    I have been to the Launch Pad to see a live show as well (http://www.launchpadrocks.com).

    I hope this helps...
     
  3. pontz

    pontz

    Oct 31, 2003
    CT
    Thanks for the links. Very helpful.

    Pontz
     
  4. guy n. cognito

    guy n. cognito Secret Agent Member Gold Supporting Member

    Dec 28, 2005
    Nashville, TN
    While you're there, be sure to eat at El Pinto. It's been a few years since I've been there, but I assume it's still open. Be sure to ask for two glasses of water!!!
     
  5. whitedk57

    whitedk57

    May 5, 2005
    Franklin, NC
    It's still open. President Bush ate there a few weeks ago when he was in town for a speech. It was also featured on ESPN's 50 states in 50 days.

    BTW, the state question is "Red or Green" (ie Chili). Don't be surprised if you're asked that at a restaurant.

    http://www.elpinto.com

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  6. Blueszilla

    Blueszilla Bassist ordinaire

    Apr 2, 2003
    The Duke City
    Good advice from Whitedk, cools shops, I've spent a lot at Grandmas. Don't forget Guitar Boy on Menaul west of Carlisle, cool stuff in there, most of it used.

    Two clubs to check out on a Friday night are the Stone Face Tavern (I-25 north to Paseo del Norte, east to San Pedro, north one block), or a new place called the Barley Room, southwest corner of Eubank and Spain. Both venues get packed, lots of ladies.

    The old 'Club Rhythm 'N Blues' (Central and Carlisle) is now called 'Harlows'. I haven't been in since the change, but I've heard good things, not just the same old blues bands. Might be worth checking out.
     
  7. whitedk57

    whitedk57

    May 5, 2005
    Franklin, NC
    Oops. Forgot about Guitar Boy...

    Heck, if you don't mind Guitar Center, you might as well stop there too. GC, Guitar Boy, and Music Go Round are all on Menaul. Menaul is also famous as furniture row too.