On October 26, Albuquerque’s own Launchpad presents “Night of the Living Cover Bands,” featuring Edith, SuperGiant, Distances, Beard, The New Originals, and The Misphats. Doors for this 21+ show are scheduled to open at 8 p.m., with the first band taking the stage at 9 p.m. Entry is $5 but is subject to change at the door.
Distances will perform as Portishead. Albuquerque’s Distances can get quite harsh and fast at times, although the band does play a more refined style of the Gothenburg sound with a progressive streak.
Beard will perform as Depeche Mode. Albuquerque’s Beard play a combination of doom and power metal—what they call space punk. As the band says: “Beard is bullsh#t. . . . Crank it!” The band’s debut CD it titled Black Unicorn.
The New Originals will perform as Cheap Trick.
Around since 1997, Albuquerque’s Launchpad has played host to bands of numerous genres, including punk, indie rock, and metal. The Launchpad is located on 618 Central Avenue Southwest, which is between 6th and 7th streets.