HOT NEW DANCE BAND AT THE ALLEY
Called “Taos’ hottest new dance band,” Hot Minute, will be playing Friday (March 30), 10 p.m., at The Alley Cantina, 121 Teresina Lane, off the northwest corner of Taos Plaza. Cover charge TBA. The band, made up of drummer Jeremiah Glauser, bass and guitarist Giles Shelton, guitarist and synth-player Sarah Martínez and singer Katie Hagan, plays an eclectic mix of indie pop music and electronica. Check ‘em out. Call (575) 758-2121.
ACCLAIMED SHOW ABOUT CONSENT COMING TO KTAOS
Shane Diamond left Taos for Maine in 2006 to play ice hockey at Bowdoin College. It was a move that would change his life forever.
He still plays hockey sometimes, but has spent much more time traveling the country (and the world) talking with students about consent and healthy relationships. While he’s covered thousands of miles and multiple continents, Taos has always remained close to his heart,” a press release states. While at Bowdoin College, Diamond was involved with a number of groups and organizations to address the issues of sexual assault and alcohol on campus, including a live performance called “Speak About
It” that was specifically for incoming college freshmen. “He had no idea how powerful and important the show
would be for other students, or for him. After graduating he realized that the show should be everywhere on every college and high school campus the country,” the release continues. Eight years later, Diamond and “Speak About It” are well on their way to making that dream a reality. Now based in Portland, Maine, Diamond is the executive director and founder of Speak About It, Inc., an independent non-profit that provides sexual assault
prevention and consent education for high school and college students. Diamond will present “Speak About It” Monday (April 2), 6 p.m., at the KTAOS Solar Center, 9 State Road 150, north of El Prado. Admission is free, donations appreciated. The show is offered at no charge thanks to support from KTAO-FM 101.9, Luna 96.7, and the Taos Community Foundation. Call (575) 758-5826.
JEREMIAH AND NIGHTINGALE RODEO AT THE TAP ROOM
Jeremiah Sammartano and the Red Eyes, with Nightingale Rodeo, will be playing Monday (April 2), 7 p.m., at the Taos Mesa Brewing Mothership, 20 ABC Mesa Road, off U.S. 64 west. There is no cover charge.
Jeremiah Sammartano and the Red Eyes are bringing their twangy, bluesy sounds back to Taos, along with the duo Nightingale Rodeo, in support of a new album, “These Motel Days.” The Mothership is the first stop on a string of shows the bands are planning throughout the Southwest.
The Los Angeles-based, Emmynominated Native American singersongwriter who fronts the bluesy Americana and sometimes one-man band, Jeremiah and the Red Eyes, has covered many miles over the past several years. He has taken various roads, spreading music influenced by the raw blues of Charley Patton, the lyrical and often raucous sounds of The Pogues, the twang of Willie Nelson, and some vintage rock and roll. Sammartano received an Emmy nomination for writing music for the documentary, “Prison Through Tomorrow’s Eyes.”
For more information, call (575) 7681900.
CHINESE ACROBATS IN PEÑASCO
Make plans on April 6 for the Chinese Acrobatics and Circus Arts show at the illustrious Peñasco Theatre, 15046 State Road 75 in Peñasco. The show is this year’s first fundraiser for the Peñasco Theatre Collective’s Youth Circus Programs.
Oriana Doria-Quesada has more than a decade of experience teaching Chinese acrobatics and circus arts, trained by Master Lu Yi and Xia Ke Min at the San Francisco School of Circus Arts (now Circus Center). She will headline in a cabaret at the Peñasco Theatre with intimate table seating to create a timeless cabaret experience unlike any other in the world. All proceeds will benefit the 18th year of The Peñasco Theatre Collective’s summer youth multi-disciplinary arts programs. “Regeneration,” a benefit cabaret for Peñasco Theatre Collective’s Summer Youth Arts Workshops takes place April 6 at 7:30 p.m. with desserts by Sugar Nymphs Bistro included with admission of $25.
Other cabaret performers include Peñasco Theatre Collective artists and aerialists: Freyr Marie, Alessandra Ogren and Serena. Music by Kata Starsiak, Red Rage with Danial Sam and family, Española musician Katy Jackson. Taos Ballet dancer, CJ Bernal will perform an original dance piece.
For more, call the Peñasco Theatre at (575) 770-7597 or visit penascotheatercollective.org/ benefit-cabaret-friday-april-6th/.
GUITAR HERO Jeremiah Sammartano and the Red Eyes, with Nightingale Rodeo, will be playing Monday (April 2) at the Taos Mesa Brewing Mothership