ONSTAGE THIS WEEK
Formed in the early 1990s, the Oakland, California, alternative-hip-hop crew Souls of Mischief (part of the Hieroglyphics collective) is headed to the Santa Fe Brewing Company (37 Fire Place, 424-3333) for a night of rhymes and beats on the patio at 7:30 p.m. Friday, July 2. MCs A-Plus, Phesto, Opio, and Tajai spit it fluid and wise à la KRS-One behind jazzy beats, heavy bass lines, and clever loops and samples. Tickets are $20 in advance from the Lensic Performing Arts Center (211 W. San Francisco St., 988-1234) and at www.ticketssantafe.org; they’re $25 at the door. The grass is turning bright blue at the Mine Shaft Tavern, 2846 N.M. 14, in Madrid. On Saturday and Sunday, July 3
and 4, there are games and a barbecue to increase enjoyment of Madrid’s inaugural Bluegrass Festival. Saturday’s lineup is The Porter Draw, The Family Coal, and Squash Blossom Boys. On Sunday, it’s the Mailbox Roadrunners, The Overman Family, The Rue Barbs, The Family Coal, and Joe West. Festival hours are noon to 7 p.m. both days. There’s no charge for kids under 12; for everyone else, it’s $10 at the door. Call 473-0743 for more information. Like Gillian Welch and Lucinda Williams, Shannon
McNally is a Southern chanteuse who freely combines country, soul, and swamp pop into an enticing mix that is equal parts raw Americana and pop-friendly blues. Her backing band, Hot Sauce, lent a rough-hewn texture to Coldwater, her recently released album. Together, they play a free concert on the Plaza, starting at 6 p.m. Monday, July 5. It’s the kickoff concert of Outside-In Productions’ 2010 Santa Fe Bandstand concert series. You can also catch McNally at 8 p.m. Tuesday, July 6, at
Cowgirl BBQ (319 S. Guadalupe St., 982-2565); admission is $5. On June 25, flamenco returned to El Farol (808 Canyon Road, 983-9912) with a fiery vengeance. That’s when an ongoing program titled Grito Flamenco ( grito meaning yell, or shout, in Spanish) featuring Joaquin Encinias opened at the popular restaurant/night spot. At 8:30 p.m. Tuesdays to Sundays through Aug. 1, the series continues. Guest performers including Mercedes Amaya and members of Yjastros: The American Flamenco Repertory Company join Encinias for evenings of dance, music, and tapas. Admission is $25 per person and excludes food or drinks. Reservations are required; call 983-9912.