Their second duet album, “The Traveling Kind,” dropped on Nonesuch Records this summer. Touring in support of that release, Harris and Crowell play the Santa Fe Opera, 301 Opera Drive, on Monday, Aug. 31. Proceeds from the all-ages concert benefit the Santa Fe Humane Society, and there are eight tiers of admission ranging from $31 to $106. Doors are open at 6:30 p.m., and the stage lights up at 7:30 p.m.
BY SAMANTHA ANNE CARILLO
In 2013, country music icons Emmylou Harris and Rodney Crowell released a Grammy-winning duet album titled “Old Yellow Moon.” The critical accolades for “Old Yellow Moon” banished any lingering doubts about the wisdom of teaming up.
Their second duet album, “The Traveling Kind,” dropped on Nonesuch Records this summer. Touring in support of that release, Harris and Crowell play the Santa Fe Opera, 301 Opera Drive, on Monday, Aug. 31.
Proceeds from the all-ages concert benefit the Santa Fe Humane Society, and there are eight tiers of admission ranging from $31 to $106. Doors are open at 6:30 p.m., and the stage lights up at 7:30 p.m.
After his band Camper Van Beethoven disbanded in 1990, frontman David Lowery formed alt. rock band Cracker. Cracker vocalist Lowery and guitarist Johnny Hickman are the only founding members still in play. Times change and people move on, but there’s good news for fans who aren’t ready to let go of either band.
On Tuesday, Sept. 2, Lowery performs at a double-header concert featuring both seminal rock groups at Launchpad (618 Central SW). The doors to Lowery-ville open at 7 p.m., and the show revs up at 8 p.m. Admission to this 21-plus gig will run you $20.
Ukrainian “ethno-chaos” collective DakhaBrakha soundtracks the North American premiere of Aleksandr Dovzhenko’s restored 1930 film “Earth.” DahkaBrahka’s live accompaniment of the all-ages screening happens on Friday, Sept. 11, at the National Hispanic Cultural Center (1701 Fourth Street SW).
Apart from its own wonder, the event benefits this year’s iteration of Albuquerque-based world music festival ¡Globalquerque! The projectors beam and sounds emerge at 7:30 p.m., and admission is $22. For more info and to secure tickets, visit nhccnm.org or call 724-4771. And don’t forget to mark your calendar for Globalquerque, happening the weekend of Sept. 25 and 26. To learn more about Globalquerque, visit globalquerque.org.
The next evening, a benefit concert of another (thoroughly rocking) sort happens Downtown. Gordyfest, a 21-plus hardcore fundraiser, goes down at Launchpad, 618 Central S.W., on Saturday, Sept. 12. Ultimate doom/stoner metal trio Sleep headlines the heavy, big-hearted fest. Benefiting O.G. ABQ punk Gordy Andersen (Black Maria), local heavies Tenderizor, Supergiant, Shoggoth, Anesthesia, Sandia Man and Hanta rock for Gordy’s medical bills.
The doors swing wide to accommodate Andersen’s fans and friends at 5 p.m. The amps crank up to 11 at 5:30 p.m. The $20 cover charge goes to help one of Burque’s most notorious residents kick cancer’s ass … again. (Editor’s note: We love you, Gordy.)
On Sunday, Sept. 20, fans of Stereolab can attend a performance by Laetitia Sadier at Sister, 407 Central N.W. It’s tempting to wax nostalgic about “Emperor Tomato Ketchup” and “Dots and Loops,” but Sadier’s post-Stereolab body of work on Drag City and Too Pure is crying out for your attention. Catch up with Sadier at laetitiasadier.com.
Doors are at 7 p.m., and the 21-plus concert bleeps to life at 8 p.m. Tickets are $10. Deradoorian and Reighnbeau open the show.
Also on Sunday, electro-industrial stalwart My Life with the Thrill Kill Kult blows the lid off Launchpad, 618 Central S.W., on their 2015 Electrick Messiah Tour. That 21-plus, devilish dance party starts at 8 p.m., and $13 gets you in.
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— Samantha Anne Carrillo is an associate editor at ABQ Free Press.