Ran­dom Acts

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The Mi­to­chon­dri­acs jazz up Gig Per­for­mance Space; The Rumelia Col­lec­tive per­form tra­di­tional folk songs at San Miguel Chapel; Ruth Za­po­rah gives an im­pro­vi­sa­tional dance show at Rai­l­yard Per­for­mance Cen­ter; and Meow Wolf plays host to elec­tronic mu­sic artists CloZee, Psym­bionic, and The Chain Gang of 1974

Since the Mi­to­chon­dri­acs last played Gig Per­for­mance Space in March 2016, the band has ex­panded to a quin­tet. Join­ing per­cus­sion­ist Jeff Suss­mann, gui­tarist Doug Wooldridge, bassist Jack Kotz, and pi­anist Casey An­der­sen is reed­man John Gustafson. “John used to play with the funk dance band Funk­tu­a­tion, which was a main­stay at Club West in the 1980s,” Suss­mann said. “I feel like we have a hap­pen­ing band, and when John joined a few months ago, we at­tained crit­i­cal mass.” For its Fri­day, Feb. 3, con­cert, the Mi­to­chon­dri­acs play sev­eral tunes writ­ten by An­der­sen, and there will be plenty of im­pro­visatory ex­plo­ration go­ing on. “Many peo­ple might say, ‘I’ve never heard stuff like this be­fore,’ but I don’t think they’ll be driven away, ei­ther. The mu­sic is very chal­leng­ing for all of us, but it’s not hard just to be hard: It’s very mu­si­cal ma­te­rial.” The band plays Gig (1808 Sec­ond St.) at 7:30 p.m. Ad­mis­sion is $20 at the door. See www.gigsantafe.com. — Paul Wei­de­man

The Mi­to­chon­dri­acs

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