Chicano Batman with JJUUJJUU presented by AMP Concerts
Tuesday, May 3rd, 2016
8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Doors at 7:30 // Show at 8:00
Tickets are $15 in advance, $20 day of show (including all service charges). They are also available through Hold My Ticket (112 2nd St SW), 505-886-1251, Monday to Friday 9 AM – 6 PM, Sat & Sun 11 AM – 6 PM.
Chicano Batman is a four-piece band from Los Angeles, CA. Their sound draws from a spectrum of influences ranging from psychedelia, soul, to Tropicalia. In homage to their favorite classic soul groups, the quartet uniforms their act in tailored suits with ruffled-tuxedo shirts from a thrift store near you.
Following a run of dates opening for Jack White on his Lazaretto tour, the band played last year’s Coachella before hitting the road with Alabama Shakes. Along the way, the quartet’s psych-soul -funk-latin and rock n’ roll aesthetic has been highlighted by everyone from Rolling Stone, the Los Angeles Times, Entertainment Weekly and Paste to the New York Times, Under The Radar and Noisey.
“Like Thee Midniters, Os Mutantes, and Love, Chicano Batman can take from any kind of music and make it completely and soulfully their own. If there’s a better superpower for a band to have, I can’t think of it.”
“Alternating between psychedelic rancheros, turbo-charged cumbias and Blaxploitation-meets–Sir Douglas Quintet soul fusions, a Chicano Batman show has more changes than James Brown had sequined capes.”
“Chicano Batman is the sound of local Latino music in the 21st century.”
JJUUJJUU is an astral union, an arcane ritual, and above all, a conversation. Harnessing an unspoken energy, the pairing (Andrew Clinco of Incan Abraham + Phil Pirrone, founder of Moon Block Party) have exponentially blossomed from a sonic experiment to a forceful, telepathic dialogue of distinct-but-aligned vibrations. Releasing this dynamic on an expanding spiral of planned and impromptu live shows in the American southwest, the magnetism of the duo only continues to grow, along with its devoted, traveling coterie of entranced acolytes.