From the madness that is celebrity downfall to the awesomeness of a rising star right here in our midst, part-time New Mexican RJ Mitte makes a PSA stop here in ABQ while in town filming season 4 of Breaking Bad.
The always poised, professional, entertaining and enlightening RJ Mitte lends his voice to the campaign to end bullying.
Here with NM’s Own Lady Viking the Breaking Bad star shares his passion for compassion by way of common sense advice and simple logic that simply doesn’t hit home with enough people – yet.
YOUR New Mexico EntertaiNMent website is getting ready to celebrate another year!
Now that we’re two we can’t wait to see what mischief we can get into! There are new and exciting opportunities on the horizon – for ALL of us!
So together, let’s take advantage of that one-of-a-kind New Mexico glow and bask in the special light only found here!
Big thanks to every one of you who visit with us – you’ve helped us grow from 200 avg. readers per month to over 10,000 strong!
Heartfelt gratitude to every “little birdie” who keeps their ear to the wind and brings us twigs of info. – we couldn’t do a thang w/out you! All you Facebookers and Twitter friends ROCK, it’s great staying connected with and being inspired by you!
Our mission here is to shine a spotlight and lend a periscope view of New Mexico’s entertaiNMent industry & opportunities and all that that affords – including the awesomeness that is our untouchable sense of community, together we make it better!
THANK YOU readers, birdies, “Brats”, newsies, DJs, actors, entertainers, crews, clients, casters, agents, staffers, friends, followers and families!!! VERY special thanks to media mavens and fierce lady friends Jessica Garate and Erica Viking for your support and hotness!
But most of all thank YOU! Come back soon!
Interactive Memory Lane:
KASA FOX 2 – Jessica’s Interactive Report aired July 23, 2009
Music Around Town
Tonight on the West Side I’m gonna recommend local Rock band Sh*t Happens, they’ll be at Knuckleheads over at 3220 Coors Rd.
Saturday Jazz – A Speak Easy Gala to Benefit New Mexico Jazz Workshop (Youth Education Programs)
7 to Midnight at the Historic El Rey theater – A wild night of dirty, filthy, mangy jazz, some good old bump and grind, Burlesque, A Charleston dance off! Grub! Tons of giggle juice AND MORE’ Proceeds go their youth education programs, “so cough up the dough and go for what you know!”
Muertos y Marigolds, vendors and displays at the Westside Community Center on 1240 Isleta Blvd. SW, parade begins at Centro Familiar & Isleta Blvd. (Bernalillio County Sheriff’s Substation). That’s Sunday 4 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Last week Erica brought the funk with The James Douglas Band live in the studio and in the coming weeks we can all get in on some of that.
NM’s own late late night talk show, The After After Party begins taping its first episodes Nov. 16. The weekly talk show will be hosted by NEW Mexican Steven Michael Quezada – boi’s always got so much goin’ on he needs his own segment, the SMQ spot!
The inspiration for my new found love of WWE – wrestler John Cena is getting ready to wrap on Blood Brothers but here‘s the link to the casting agency’s photo album featuring lots o’ locals who got to work on that!
The next muscle man coming to NM is Dwayne Johnson who’s NM movie protection is in the news as just being acquired by Lionsgate.
Also in the news is USA TV’s NM shot hit show In Plain Sight as mentioned in a very telling Variety Magazine spread all about the many states nipping at our BOOT HEEL, upping their game in hopes of attracting productions as successfully as New Mexico has – click here for the full article!!!
ROCK SHOW! An Albuquerque-based, half-hour, weekly television show about the rock music scene in New Mexico. Casting director SHERYL ROBERTS (The Dry Land, Crash, In Plain Sight) is looking for:
– MALE, 18-35, for Host; must be extremely knowledgeable about rock music (from soft rock thru death metal) and local NM bands, have great screen presence and speaking voice.
– FEMALE, 18-25, for Spokesmodel/Co-Host; must have great screen presence and speaking voice, attractive well-toned body.
AUDITIONS IN THE Q TODAY BY APPOINTMENT ONLY – CALL PRODUCER DEREK SMITH @ expired NOW!!!
DOWNTOWN Demons & Angels at the Hyatt Regency 2 parties in 1 DJS, LIVE PERFORMANCES, HIP HOP AND R&B ON ONE SIDE / DANCE MUSIC ON THE OTHER…$2,000 IN PRIZES AND CASH FOR BEST, SEXIEST, FUNNIEST, AND SCARIEST. TICKETS on sale now 21 AND
Hallow’s Eve Havoc at Elliott’s in Corrales w/ the Duke City Darlins, great elliots atmosphere, food, drink specials costume contests & prizes!!
And on the E. Side in Hotel Circle – Devil’s Night Hallow’s Eve at Malarky’s! A ghoulish night of music, fun, costumes and donations to help feed the hungry!!! And a safe nights stay over at the many area hotels…
Sunday night if you missed the mighty Zozobra or you just have more evil to burn away El Kookooee Burns at Rio Bravo Park in the valley Give your fears and regrets to Kookooee and watch them burn. Belly dancers and an Aztec dance troupe will start the show. DJ Genius of Love will provide the fire music as the 30 foot effigy BURNS in this South Valley tradition. DRESS WARM & BE SAFE!
SunDAY the official start of the holiday giving season – Thunderbird Harley-Davidson is kicking things off with a Toy Run starting Sunday running through Dec. 5 that’s at 5000 Alameda Blvd N.E.
Giving and getting with continues at: Archetype Dermigraphic Studios with their “Tatts for Cans” Bring in 5 cans of nonperishable foods and you’re in the running for a $300 certificate for professional ink. Winner will be announced at the Duke…City Darlins calendar release party at Burt’s Tiki Lounge Nov. 20th – all donations go to United Methodist Food Ministries for the Homeless.
Watch for postings on the hallowed day of the dead celebrations during the upcoming week & on that note I just gotta say – Happy Anniversary Big Daddy!
Part of the New Mexico movie Year One avec Jack Black & Michael Cera was filmed up there, including one HIGHlarious scene with none-other than Hank Azaria (every voice on the Simpsons except the Simpsons) & McLovin.
But more than that it’s just an amazingly beautiful place and a great hike, not too difficult and well worth trekking all the way to the top!
Speaking of breaking a sweat, we want to get Coyote’s own Mark Parsons plenty sweaty for The 2010 New Mexico JDRF walk to cure Juvenile Diabetes is coming-up Saturday November 6th, 9am at Balloon Fiesta Park – You can still register to walk at Coyote1025.com
Okay, so we missed the Grand Opening, but Certified THURSDAYS started last night – Touted as Albuquerque’s 1st Uptown Dance Party! It’s at ABQ BREW PUB with WEEKLY drink specials & guest DJ’s. We’re looking forward to getting our dance on whenever possible at this new event! Brought to you by Beatnick & Friends…
LIMITED TIME OFFER: For your comedy pleasure now through Jan. 2011, Steven Michael Quezada is available live and onyourstage (tonight in Rio Rancho) check him out at smquezada.com to catch him while you can at upcoming shows and to book him for events before he gets back on the set of his Emmy winning NM show Breaking Bad – Which is nominated for a Peoples Choice AWARD let’s get on Choosing that! Goto PeoplesChoice.com and VOTE for NM’s Own series Breaking Bad!
Mañana, Saturday, October 23 there’s a Music Video Model Casting Call: for Boy Dirrt ‘How I Do It”. They still need female talent for the day shoot of a club scene at 405 Lounge, Aveda’s doing the makeup, it’s sure to be a quality shoot by Majico Entertainment. For more information contact email@example.com they put out really impressive videos this a good opportunity to work with them.
Organized by the Anderson School of Management it is this Sunday at the UNM SUB Grand Ballroom 2-10 pm. See this showcase of over a dozen local artists, bands and performers! Plus they’ve assembled an amazing mix of prizes, gift certs., artwork and apparel for raffle.
Admission is Only $10 and 100% of admission and raffle proceeds benefit Children’s Cancer Fund of New Mexico. Visit the event page NOW at SoundsofNM.ORG
You can help the YWCA to continue to provide life-saving mammograms to women in need. We have reached nearly 210,000 women through our program since 1994. BUT NOW, THE COMMUNITY’S NEED HAS NEVER BEEN GREATER!
Join us for an inspirational fundraising rally beginning at 9:00 am with registration and breakfast at the YWCA’s Piñon Canyon Center in Tijeras. Riders will cruise by beautiful ponderosa forests in the east mountains, ending up at Billy’s Long Bar on San Mateo in Albuquerque!
Another 21 and over option for tonight is The Halloween & Lingerie Show! The beautiful Hugz~n~Kissez Girls up close and personal at the 405 Lounge Downtown (Formerly Raw/Proof). Drink Specials DJ-Xman, Live performance by David Wade, A.V.& Reno Brown 4th and central You can enter to win $200 drawing! Show starts at 10pm
Catch SLOW BURN – The Q’s premiere party rock band this Sat. at Malarky’s 9 pm til’ the burn smolders out and again at ZONEFEST – a free all ages show on Sat. Oct. 23. Get the Burn direct on their official website…SlowBurnNM.com
The Morning after…If you can’t participate in the Duke City Marathon at 6:30 in the a.m. at least get yourself down there to support the racers. You can load-up on NM’s amazing red and green chile breakfasts and some fresh roasted coffee…in the Downtown Civic Plaza area! Click here for the schedule of events!
The Red Carpet Celebration of Latinos in Media because after all we do put the MEXICAN in New Mexico Film and Entertainment! Join the historic night showcasing the state’s rich film past and celebrate its future at the Gala event held at the ABQ Convention Center with VIP after party at The Hard Rock. Get your tickets now at redcarpetNM.com
Also at the hard rock all weekend long is the ROCK THE INK expo hosted by the beautiful ladies of THE DUKE CITY DARLINS! It will be a spectacular showcase of body art, artist awards, daily contests & giveaways for spectators enjoying the live entertainment including a battle of the bands, the Miss Rock the Ink Beauty Pageant and much, much MORE!
Get your eat on today and tomorrow at the annual Taste of New Mexico in the Civic Plaza Downtown – This annual Restaurant Industry event will serve up cuisine from over 50 local establishments and premium DRINK from area wineries and breweries. Get your tix and tasting coupons NOW!
COMING UP: Sunday October 24 – Coyote’s own Pink Ribbon Ride and Motorcycle Rally benefiting the YWCA. Last year I myself had to have an early mammogram and can testify to how important knowing is and thanks to programs & services like those provided by the YWCA no one has to fear the unknown.
Early registration is still available join the fight to save lives and enjoy a beautiful ride from Tijeras to the Q on October 24 – it’s good to give.
Today we are posting (below) the latest winner in our What Gives New Mexico campaign – This week a civic minded local, will win Sandia Peak Tram Passes from Albuquerque Realtor Michael Dunn!
As always we bring you the latest in casting, crew, and production, news. Like the Sean Penn movie news we broke back in AUGUST that was just officially announced this week. The Film, This Must Be The Place is currently casting for pre-teen twin girls to film up in Red River mid-month.
The current WWE/John Cena movie Albuquerque casting is ongoing, and we’ll have all the latest on the upcoming Dwayne Johnson film and TV productions like Breaking Bad which picks back-up in January – WOOT!
ALERT: Always beware of acting scams like a recent “craigslist” pay for consideration for undisclosed roles posting….Don’t go for that! Remember never pay to be considered for parts.
And finally Your Sindicator’s own personal Documentary/Commentary:
In war torn Europe when Germany was bombing the UK on October 9th, 1940, Peace, Love and Rock & Roll had yet to be imagined – one of the greatest artists and activists of our time, JOHN LENNON was born.
Happy Birthday John Lennon who would’ve been 70 years old tomorrow if not for an act of violence…just goes to show we still have a long way to go to champion his #1 cause – PEACE!
Balloon Fiesta is this weekend!! Our suggestions for the week are:
Get the App. City Life complete, official and fully mobile guide to everything Fiesta at ABQ City Life.com
Educators – Free passes, parking & breakfast at the Balloon Fiesta Museum for special shapes mass ascension on Oct. 8. Teachers click here to RSVP.
Free bike valet – Morning and evening service provides safe & efficient bicycle parking! They even parked our Pee-Wee Herman looking tandem with wagon last year! Click here for route & full deets – and don’t forget to wear gloves and cover your ears for those very chilly morning rides!
Don’t call it the Balloon Festival…
In time for after your post fiesta activities – The first annual New Mexico Brew Fest is this Saturday 12:00 pm – 7:00 pm at the Villa Hispana Outdoor Event Center, EXPO New Mexico 300 San Pedro NE. All ages, picnic/family festival atmosphere. And please remember your sexy beast!
Great eats, live music and of course Local and regional micro-brews! For more details and to purchase tickets (click here for a special FB Group discount), visit www.nmbrewfest.com
Also check-in here and here for more discount tix possibilities…
If you wanna get away from fiesta activities, and all our beloved tourists, head North… » Read the full post
Oy! It’s an ELECTION year & New Mexico will have its first Governess come November!!! It will be Diane Denish or that other lady, (I keed, I keed) but either way the facts are out there for the taking…The candidates have their own sites and there are political bloggers in town that have tons of great info. to help inform and inspire us! So get your VOTE ON, we all gotta do it and make it count!
My personal New Mexican of the week is the Q Spot’s own Erica Viking! Her show is simply kickin’ a** and takin’ names in the Q and beyond and she did an awesome job all week featuring all the people and events of the Albuquerque Film Festival!
Hard to believe it’s only the second annual event with its loaded schedule which wraps this weekend with ongoing all day workshops and all night film screenings plus end of the night bashes every night now through Sunday at the Hard Rock Casino – Click here for the weekend’s full schedule, including an actor’s panel and the Last Movie, a Dennis Hopper Retrospective
Also tonight at the Hard Rock: Albuquerque the Magazine’s Hot Singles Party is finally here!
p.s. Congrats Dan Mayfield. The former Journal staffer is now ABQ the mag Editor in Chief! (mini-woot!)
Of course you can always find Salsa in the Q if you know where to look…Every Tuesday Night at Cosmo Tapas! DJ Quico spins Salsa-Reggaetón-Merengue-Bachata-ChaCha! 8pm-1:30am! FREE Bachata Dance Lesson, 9pm! FREE/No Cover!
This weeks Mix & Mingle recommendation is: Buzz Networking ABQ‘s weekly Film & Fashion Industry events, join them this Wed at ABQ Brew Pub. These innovative mixers aim to “revolutionize the way people approach, and enjoy both social and business networking…”
And it’s finally here…dinner with Daddy-to-be NPH this SUN, SUN, SUN donate to Musical Theatre Southwest anytime… » Read the full post
Local boys done good – Local boy’s done really, really good! With the support of a solid fan base and a kick from social net Q son Ryan McGarvey is going BIG time as the Ryan McGarvey band heads to Chicago to play among Guitar Gods and Royals at Eric Clapton’s Crossroads Festival on June 26. Fresh off multiple national shows the band just played a kick-ass set here locally at the County Line last weekend and you can catch ’em one more time at Savoy before they head out to the show of shows.
Similarly, local actor/musician extraordinaire Gabriel Rivera is ready, set, shooting out of the stratosphere from his NM base. Gabriel stars in the Oscar eligible live action-short film Red Mesa. His musical talents have him vying for a spot at the top in Taylor Guitars and Elixir Strings Test Drive 2010, where he and his band can get outfitted with top-knotch gear and the grand prize of recording sessions at the famed Tainted Blue Studio in NYC. Vote for bro TODAY!
Q on the Tube – Catch your supporting role in the premiere of ABC’s Scoundrels this Sunday night. And your Sindicator is OVERJOYED to announce the official word from AMC television that the BEST running show on television, Emmy Award winning Breaking Bad will in fact be BACK for season four – ahhhhhh glorious!
Posh it over to the Savoy to catch a glimpse of McGarvey, then head downtown to NM’s Own version of the Beverly Hills Hotel – the one and only ABQ Hyatt Regency tweet-up! Ryan and the reigning King and Queen of Q social media can tell you just how important your so. net is! Learn more and RSVP here.
Trouble finding the Q Spot? It’s here and on the air with Erica Viking every Friday on Coyote 102.5…
You have a chance to catch a free ride from Coyote 102.5. Listen to nab a key, it may just rev-up your brand new Harley Davidson. Click here to register with “The Pack” to get a leg-up with inside deets on the contest.
And as we previewed here, you can listen for your Sindicator with a weekly entertaiNMent wrap-up in the “Q Spot” with Erica Viking, mornings 6-10 M-F. It’s damn early – but, I hear if you can’t get-up for Erica then you probably can’t get up.
ICYDK: NM’s most recognizably seductive female vox is back on morning radio.
Nearly a year after vacating a co-host chair over at the local mega bloks, communications conglomerate’s #1 morning show the Viking is back with her own show on KIOT 102.5 on your FM dial, weekdays 6-10 in the AM.
Now if only we could get a daily audio/visual dose of NM’s own Big Ben and the ultra presh Jaimey B. again…