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  • Writer's pictureJosh T. Romero

Flying Fists & Open Arms: Anarchy in the Burque

While Albuquerque’s 2022 brought more business closures, police violence, and an increased awareness of homelessness, the people in one particular scene have found more commonality than we’ve seen in years. The diy music scene in Albuquerque has grown exponentially, and with it, the community that surrounds it.

I’ll be honest, I thought it was just me coming in green to a scene that had been thriving. I’ve been very intentional about getting out of the house to play and support Albuquerque’s venues and bands this year. The more I spoke with promoters, venue owners, and bands, I found that something enchanting is happening. New bands seem to be crawling up out of the dry ditches, and the greater majority are releasing some pretty high quality shit. 2022 has proven to be an incredible year for local music and shows, and something I’m honestly proud to be a part of.

This article was originally published by Dark Room Horror on December 26, 2022.

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