Skip to main content
  1. AXS Entertainment
  2. Arts & Entertainment
  3. Music

Albuquerque music venues: The Launchpad

www.launchpadrocks.com

From the outside, The Launchpad looks like a flashy disco club. The first thing you notice upon entering, however, is that there isn’t a disco ball in sight.

With its dingy lighting and slightly cramped floor space this place feels like a dungeon, although seeing as this is a top metal venue were talking about the mood fits perfectly. Sitting around waiting for bands to play is always a pain in any venue (made better by the dungeon-esque environment) but hearing bands play in here is well worth the wait.

The live sound of The Launchpad is unbelievable, which is probably why it has won the award for “Best Venue to Hear Live Music” from both Alibi and the Daily Lobo every year since 1998. The acoustics are spectacular and is an advantage of being smaller than other venues.

Many huge bands have played here, with names like Gojira and Russian Circles, but for the most part this is is a local band venue. New and upcoming artists always have a shot of playing, just send in a demo and they will most likely book you.

The Launchpad also has a separate bar for the over 21 crowd but you need an ID to get back there, so sorry to any younger kids attending you aren’t getting any booze!

Comments

Advertisement

Today's top buzz...

  • NHL ice girls
    They may be smoking hot, but these NHL ice girls serve a purpose
    Camera
    Sports Chicks
  • Miley Cyrus
    Find out why Miley Cyrus was forced to cancel a Kansas City concert
    Video
    Music News
  • Amaris Jackson
    The Washington Wizards sign a 10-year-old with cancer to contract
    NBA Buzz
  • Emily Kinney
    'Walking Dead' fans are buzzing about the show as Emily Kinney was spotted with writers
    TV Buzz
  • Barry Trotz
    The Nashville Predators part ways with the only coach they've ever had
    NHL Buzz
  • AC/DC
    AC/DC may announce their retirement following a serious health issue
    Video
    Music Buzz

User login

Log in
Sign in with your email and password. Or reset your password.
Write for us
Interested in becoming an Examiner and sharing your experience and passion? We're always looking for quality writers. Find out more about Examiner.com and apply today!