What's Up ABQ
By What's Up ABQ
What's Up ABQNov 18, 2021
Michael Hix and the UNM Department of Music
Michael Hix, UNM Department of Music
In this episode we dive into the world of music and community with our special guest, Dr. Michael Hix, the Chair of the Music Department at the University of New Mexico. With a career that has taken him from prestigious venues like Carnegie Hall to international stages, Michael Hix's expressive voice and commanding stage presence have enchanted audiences worldwide.
In this conversation, we explore Michael's musical journey, from his roots in Alabama to his deep love for New Mexico as a transplant. We'll discover how he became a sought-after performer of concert and orchestral works, boasting an impressive repertoire of over 80 oratorio, cantata, and concert roles. His performances range from Mendelssohn's Elijah to Mahler's Lieder eines fahrenden Gesellen, showcasing the diversity and richness of his talents.
Michael's dedication to music doesn't stop at the stage; he's also a distinguished musicologist, receiving accolades like the American Musicological Society Thomas Hampson Award for his research on Paul Dessau's Lieder. His contributions to music scholarship, including the Grove Dictionary of American Music, demonstrate his profound impact on the field.
Tune in to explore the importance of music in building vibrant communities, as we discuss the events UNM music will host and delve into the power of music to bring people together. Michael Hix's journey is a testament to the cultural richness of Albuquerque, and his passion for music shines through in every note.
Department of Music website: The University of New Mexico Department of Music - College of Fine Arts (unm.edu)
Our calendar of events can be found here: Events Calendar | Department of Music - The University of New Mexico College of Fine Arts (unm.edu)
There are monthly performances by UNM students and outside artists performing at Keller Hall and Popejoy Hall.
Any ticketing questions can be directed to Rebecca RJ Smit at firstname.lastname@example.org.
UNM Programs within the community:
UNM Music prep school.
A community music school housed in the UNM Department of Music.
"Opening Doors to a Lifetime of Music" for over 30 years!
UNM Lab School
The UNM String Lab School provides students with the chance to receive instruction from both professional Suzuki educators and college interns. It serves as the practical teaching component of graduate and undergraduate String Pedagogy degree programs. The students at the String Lab School are taught by string pedagogy students (interns) who are overseen by professional music educators (coordinators).
APS Fine Arts
If your child attends an APS school and you would like more information about what programs are offered at your school, you can visit https://www.aps.edu/fine-arts for more information.
What's Up, ABQ?! In this episode we interview local author Will Clattenburg. Will has two books we discussed in this interview, "Last Time Around" and "The Art of Fugue", both can be purchased on Will's website, https://www.willclattenburg.com. Will is originally from the Philadelphia but found his way to New Mexico where he wears multiple hats (sombreros), educator and teacher, husband, father, and writer.
His creative outlet is writing and we discuss the challenges of being a parent and being creative, the content of his books, the process of becoming published, and the local writing communities in New Mexico.
We hope you enjoy!
Ignite 505, 2505 Craftwerks, Lavish Hair Lounge, and Gallo Negro Tattoo
In this episode we interview Des and Josh who are the co-owners of Ignite 505 and 2505 Craftwerks. Des and Josh both have their own creative endeavors: Josh owns Gallo Negro Tattoo and Des owns Lavish Hair Lounge. Both businesses are housed in 2505 Craftwerks. Each year, 2505 Craftwerks holds an event called Ignite 505 where tattoo artists, hair stylists, nail artists, glass blowers, and other artists in the community can get together and share their work. Not only are Josh and Des married, but they have married their love for local artists and events into something truly special to help give to the community.
2505 Craftwerks is located at 2505 Quincy St NE, Albuquerque, NM 87110.
Connect with Gallo Negro Tattoo on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/gallonegrotattoonm/
2505 Crafwerks/Ignite 505: https://www.instagram.com/2505craftwerks/
Lavish Hair Lounge: https://www.instagram.com/lavishhairlounge/
Visit Lavish Hair Lounge's website at https://lavishhairlounge.com.
It was a pleasure sitting down enjoying coffee and local pastries while discussing Paul and Tara's passion for boardgames. MañanaCon will take place at the Sheraton Hotel in Uptown and will feature--of course--board games, but will also have a flea market. Tickets can be found on their website, https://www.mananacon.com/.
We aren't playing any games when we say that this event is going to be AMAZING!! Whether you are a game wizard or a n00b to the gaming culture in ABQ there is something for you! Don't be shy, pull up a chair and crack open the dice as we talk all things game on today's episode. Game today, Worry tomorrow!
We hope you enjoy!
Enchanted Equine Adventures
If you're interested in learning more about how horses can help you heal, then this episode is for you. Listen in to hear Kendra's story and learn about the many benefits of equine therapy.
Enchanted Equine Adventures is a PATH-certified therapeutic riding center that offers a variety of programs for people of all ages and abilities. They specialize in working with people with disabilities, veterans, and first responders.
Learn more at enchantedequinenm.com/
And don't forget: you can watch the video of this podcast on the What's Up ABQ YouTube channel!
Nate the EMT Part 2: The most interesting calls
Nate the EMT (Part 1)
In this is part one of a two-part episode we sit down with Nate. Who’s Nate? Well, I’m glad you asked. Nate is a paramedic in Albuquerque. Nate offers us a glimpse into the life of an emergency medical responder in Albuquerque.
In Part 1, we embark on an immersive journey alongside Nate, exploring the adrenaline-fueled and emotionally charged world of a paramedic. Through gripping stories and personal experiences, Nate paints a vivid picture of what it truly means to be a first responder in the Duke City. From the intense highs to the challenging lows, he takes us on an eye-opening adventure that will leave you with a newfound respect and appreciation for the unsung heroes who protect and save lives every day.
Part 2: Charles with Burning Daylight Coffee
Join us for Part Two of our captivating interview with Charles, the founder of Burning Daylight Coffee. In this thrilling continuation, we explore Charles' remarkable journey from law enforcement to coffee entrepreneurship.
As we sit amidst the charming relics of the antique mall that houses Burning Daylight Coffee, Charles takes us on a nostalgic trip through his past as a law enforcement officer. We delve into the experiences that shaped his perspective on life and how they ultimately led him to embark on this new adventure in the world of coffee.
Don't miss the conclusion to this two-part series as we sip, reminisce, and uncover the final chapters of Charles' extraordinary journey. Join us as we celebrate the flavors, stories, and connections that make Albuquerque truly special within the walls of Burning Daylight Coffee.
We're Back! Meet Charles from Burning Daylight Coffee
We start this next season at a new coffee shop...but we don't talk very much about coffee in this first of a two-part episode.
Join us on this captivating two-part interview of "What's Up ABQ" as we sit down with Charles, the founder of Burning Daylight Coffee. In Part One of this series, we dive into Charles' intriguing journey from his time as a law enforcement officer to his venture into the world of coffee.
Charles shares his passion for both coffee and collecting unique Americana artifacts, which shines through in every aspect of Burning Daylight Coffee. As we sip our freshly brewed cup of joe (and iced tea) , we delve into his experiences in law enforcement and how they shaped his perspective on life and entrepreneurship.
Located within an antique mall, Burning Daylight Coffee offers a truly distinctive atmosphere. As we explore the surrounding antique mall, we're captivated by the charming old signage and timeless relics. The centerpiece of the coffee shop, an old mercantile counter, adds a touch of nostalgia to the already unique space.
Join us as we sip, reminisce, and celebrate the flavors and stories that make Albuquerque truly special. Stay tuned for Part Two, coming soon!
What's Up ABQ is coming back!
Seriously. We promise this time. No ghosting.
Veronica Ford and her new book
This week’s episode features local author V.S. Ford! Listen as we discuss how characters come to life in writing, how the local writing community can help you with your first book and just what does it mean to venture into the world of authorship where you’ve never written a book before! Author V.S. Ford tackles the questions (and answers) for anybody looking to jump into the world of writing their first book and what it takes to get it done. Listen along and support her work buy buying local at Organic Books and at Title Wave Books in Albuquerque, on her site (https://vsford1322.carrd.co) or on Amazon if you must!
The Unsolved Hit & Run of Marcos Baca
On November 13th, 2021, Marcos Baca was killed in a hit and run while driving home from an awards ceremony he had just attended. The case is still unsolved. For those who loved Marcos, this isn’t the end. They are still searching for answers and Justice. On this episode we talk to his fiancée about what it means to lose somebody you love, and what our community needs to do differently to stop these kinds of tragedies from happening again.
If you have any information regarding the hit and run case involving Marcos Baca, that took place November 13th, 2021 in the intersection of Arenal and Tapia, PLEASE CALL 505-798-7000 or call 505-843-STOP to remain anonymous.
Tips can also be submitted at p3tips.com/531
There is a $7,500 REWARD for any information that can help solve this case.
What's Up ABQ with our new co-host, Lorenzo!
This week’s episode is all about our New (Mexican) newb Lorenzo! We figured it’s time to take him out of the shadows and on to the mic. Lorenzo is a Native New Mexican with plenty of knowledge and a love for all things chile. Please listen and join us as we welcome What’s up ABQ’s newest Co-Host.
What's Up ABQ: Tristan w/ Different Breed Customs
Sweet shoes - local creator. Need we say more?
In this episode, Lindsey (Ryan couldn't make it because he's super lame sometimes), talks with Tristan of Different Breed Customs about what it's like creating custom shoes with his signature NM-inspired art style, how things started, and (of course) green chile.
Learn more about Tristan and what he's up to HERE (https://www.instagram.com/different.breed.05/)
We're always looking for new local creatives to interview!
Drop us a line HERE (https://www.instagram.com/abqwhatsup/)
Until next time, stay classy, Burque!
What's Up ABQ: Lindo Mexico
Ok ok, so we all know how much New Mexican food is delicious. Seriously - it's kinda like one of our staple show questions at this point.
But what about Mexican food in the 505??
Enter Lindo Mexico!
Auri's family has a classic rags-to-riches story, starting with their original family roots down in Chihuahua, Mexico. Using their culinary history, they carried their passion for amazing northern Mexican food up the 505. And now we get to devour their amazing cuisine. In this one, we talk passion, talent, and the musts of what makes a restaurant truly excellent in Burque.
Looking for your next great going out to eat dinner here in town? Head on over to their main location on Central at 7209 (near the corner of Louisianna and Central by Talin).
Also, if you're up in the Heights you're in luck!
Lindo Mexico is opening up a second, brand-new location very soon! Their grand opening will feature special dishes you can only get there! (more info in the show) In the meantime, here's their website (https://www.lindomexicogrillandseafood.com/).
Until next time, Happy Spring!
- Lindsey, Ryan, and Paul
What's Up ABQ: Ramon Torres w/ Goodwill Industries New Mexico
You've probably seen them around. You've probably even got your thrift on there too!
But did you know there's a ton more that our local Goodwill Industries does on an everyday basis to help our community?
Get a personal perspective of yet another awesome non-profit here in Burque as we chat with Ramon Torres, Program Manager on all the stuff they have going on as well as their perspective on the sorts of challenges New Mexicans are facing right now and whats being done about it.
To learn more about Goodwill Industries of New Mexico, head HERE (https://www.goodwillnm.org/)
Thanks for listening,
- Ryan, Lindsey, & Paul
What's Up ABQ: Corey Spoores w/ MST Adventures
The Sandias, the Rio Grande, Santa Fe National Forest, the Gila, the Taos box...
Seriously, we have a ton when it comes to getting up and outside. Now, we can go with a pro like Corey Spoores of MST Adventures, based right here in the 505. In this episode, we talk snowshoeing, hiking, kayaking - even forest bathing. If you've been wanting to get out more (like out Out), you're gonna love this one.
Put on your hiking boots, sunglasses, and grab a bottle or two of water and enjoy!
To learn more about Corey and MST Adventures trek on over here (https://www.instagram.com/mstadventures/)
As always, thanks for listening :)
- Ryan, Lindsey, and Paul
Artist with Brian podcast: What's Up ABQ
It's a special cross-over episode!
If you're not already listening, you kinda really should be - to Artist with Brian!
Coming to you from Santa Fe, Brian hosts an amazing variety of local artists and creatives. Together, they get deadpan and honest about what real life is like for New Mexican artists (most recently with yours truly).
Check it out!
Learn more about Artist with Brian HERE (https://www.instagram.com/artistwithbrian/)
What's Up ABQ: Comedian Sarah Kennedy AKA "The Lost Episode"
Back during the Ryan and Chris era of the show, we got the chance to talk it up with Burque's own Sarah Kennedy - comedian (and now fellow podcaster) extraordinaire! We're talking comedy, culture, and talent on a big scale and also on our own local scene.
Check out Sarah's own brand-new podcast HERE (https://sarahkcomedy.com/)
Send more awesome local people for us to interview, would ya?
Slide into our IG dms here (https://www.instagram.com/abqwhatsup/)
- love, the What's Up ABQ people
What's Up ABQ: Rich Bartel with Clowndog Hot Dog Parlor
All hail the mighty hot dog, for it is tasty.
- Especially when it comes from Clowndog Hot Dog Parlor off Central in Albuquerque!
Step into a whimsical, circus-themed local restaurant where you can get just about anything on your hot dog. Seriously!
Join us as we talk with owner Rich Bartel, owner of one of ABQ's latest creative joints, about the restaurant business, what it's like going from an idea to reality, and serious shoptalk on hot dogs.
Stop by and check Clowndog for yourself! They're at 3624 Central in Nob Hill, open 11a-9p Thurs - Tues. Tell Rich that Ryan and Lindsey sent you!
Are you a local who thinks you'd be a good fit for What's Up ABQ?
Shoot us a DM HERE!
Until next time, keep it classy ABQ!
- Ryan & Lindsey (and Paul!)
PS, THANK YOU so much for listening! Are we really on season 5 now???
What's Up ABQ: Cam Ward & Natassja Santistivan w/ Iconica Magazine
Fashion, Art, Creatives: Iconica Magazine!
In this episode, we talk with Abq's latest greatest magazine founders hot after their first issue release!
Hear from founders Cam and Natassja about their take on our own local creative community here in Albuquerque, starting up a magazine, and what to watch out for in their next issue.
Want to learn more about Iconica Magazine? Head on over HERE (https://www.iconicamagazine.world/)
Want to be considered for an upcoming interview with us? Slide into our DM's HERE (https://www.instagram.com/abqwhatsup/)
- Ryan & Lindsey
Happy Holidays and everything from What's Up ABQ!
I think that says it all.
It's our very special holiday episode, just for you!
So today and over the break, if you get tired, lonely, burned out, or are still basking in the warm glow of the holidays, sit back, pour the good eggnog, and give our little episode a listen :)
Merry... you know what? You get it.
Ryan and Lindsey (and Paul!)
What's up ABQ: Holiday promo!
Just for you, dear listener!
What's Up ABQ: Victoria Van Dame w/ Curious Toast
You know what's super curious downtown?
That's right, you heard us: Toast.
Tucked away in an old victorian home just west of the round-about on Central is a funky, fresh, and amazingly delicious place. It's Curious Toast!
Whether you're looking for coffee or utterly delicious types of toasts, you gotta check this place out.
In this one, we sit down with Victoria Van Dame of Curious Toast about what it's like creating community around the unique right in the heart of our city. It's an excellent reminder about the forces of good hard at work where we live.
Give this one a listen, and then SERIOUSLY go try their toast. Curious Toast is at 718 Central! You can follow them on IG at @curioustoastcafe too.
A Thanksgiving message from Lindsey and Ryan
I think this about sums this up: Happy Thanksgiving from all of us at What's Up ABQ!
What's Up ABQ: New Mexico Kidney Foundation
Give us your organs.
Come on!! You're not even using all of them... probably. Maybe.
But no, seriously, come join us for a roundtable interview with the folks over at the New Mexico Kidney Foundation, along with even more special guests as we get the low-down on what kidney donation really looks like here in our state. What's it like from the foundation's perspective? What's it like from a real person waiting to receive a kidney? And, of course, how you can help literally save a life.
More info on the New Mexico Kidney Foundation HERE (https://nmkidney.org/)
Got a hot interview lead for us?
Send it our way HERE (https://www.instagram.com/abqwhatsup/)
Until next time, keep it classy, Burque!
What's Up ABQ: Amanda Ng W/ The Ivy Tea Room
One lump or two?
We're getting alllll fancy for this one!
This episode is all about tea, tea ceremonies, and Albuquerque's super awesome Tea Room!
What's the right way to brew tea? What goes with it? So many questions, we might just need to have a second cup!
We sit down with owner Amanda Ng of The Ivy Tea Room and get the real answers and more.
Want to learn more about The Ivy Tea Room? Check them out HERE (https://theivytearoom.com/).
Until next time, pinkies up!
What's Up ABQ: Jessie Calero w/ Mandy's Farm
Everywhere is closed or has weird hours.
Staying at home has turned from a nice idea to a must.
We all know what this past while has been like...
But what if this wasn't just a pandemic thing?
For some right here in ABQ, this is more or less a way of life.
On today's episode, we talk with Jessie Calero over at Mandy's Farm, a local organization helping those with special needs on how a farm in the South Valley grew to help folks all over the city with everything from community integration to jobs and more!
Learn more about Mandy's Farm HERE (https://mandysfarm.org/)
As always, thanks everyone for making this podcast happen - whether you're just listening, supporting us monthly, or sending us interview leads. We're proud to rep our awesome city!
- Ryan & Lindsey
What's Up ABQ: Pete Trevisani w/ New Mexico United
Aaaaaaand we're back!
Sorry about the hiatus...
Ok, question time:
Where do you put a stadium in ABQ?
Answer: that's a raging matter of debate right now.
For what it's worth, hear from Pete Trevisani of New Mexico United (https://www.newmexicoutd.com/) instead of... you know... who knows what from who knows where... before you make up your mind and vote!
Plus! What does gentrification (aka 'the G word') look like? Who are the players and forces involved? We're taking this from abstract to 505-local, just in time for an election.
Want to learn more about the issue?
Check out some of these links and make up your mind!
Are you a local Burqueno who thinks you'd be a good fit as a guest for the show?
Shoot us a DM HERE (https://www.instagram.com/abqwhatsup/)
What's UP ABQ Season 4 promo
We're coming back soon!
What's Up ABQ: Jackie Moranty & Lucky Charms Unplugged/Cause of Death podcasts
Ok, so we all know the 505 is where it's at when it comes to amazingly creative people...
and one such multi-talented person is none other than Jackie Moranty: scientist, folklorist, and local podcaster extraordinaire!
In this one, Ryan and Chris talk with Jackie on everything from the roots behind pandemic sceptics, the hard science on herd immunity, and all things lucky.
Until next time, get out and enjoy local right here in ABQ!
- Ryan & Chris
What’s Up ABQ on What’s Up ABQ
It was bound to happen!
Well, it was such a crowd-pleaser last time we decided to do part dos, this time with Chris!
What's our personal take on ABQ?
Why do we love this town so damn much?
Where is special and why?
All this and more on this episode!
- Ryan & Chris
What's Up ABQ: Alexis w/ Toss't Salad Dispensary
Ok, here us out on this one.
They're fresh, in your face, and brand-new right here in town.
They're delicious, make no excuses, and even have delivery.
This week, we talk with owner Alexis all about pop culture, what it takes to make restaurants work in ABQ, and LAAAA.
Check 'em out HERE (https://www.tosstsalads.com/)
Have something going on? Maybe you're a creative or a small-biz owner here in town? We'd love to consider having you on the show!
Reach out to us HERE (https://www.instagram.com/abqwhatsup/)
Until next time, take care
- Ryan & Chris
What's Up ABQ: Ann O'Neill & Dan Herr w. Sidetrack Brewing Co.
Mmm...beer. I'm ready for a pint. And you should be too - since the day this releases is St Patrick's Day!
(We swear we didn't plan this... we were just lucky)
And so why not feature one of downtown's most beloved breweries?
That's right! Where everybody can know your name... on the board behind the bar!
What's it like running a neighborhood brewery? How does authentic community happen in ABQ?
And what makes for the perfect pint?
Pour a Sidetrack crowler and check it out!
To learn more about Sidetrack Brewing, seriously, just go down there and enjoy their patio. Buy a friend a beer and put their name up on the board!
Sidetrack is on 2nd in between Lead and Coal - can't miss it!
Top of the day to you!
- Ryan & Chris
What's Up ABQ: Vivian w/ Three Fluffy Tails
Alright ABQ. This week Ryan & Chris talk fashion.
That's right - bow ties, bandanas, and collars.
Meow. Woof woof.
Geeze, it's for cats and dogs! We chat with Vivian, founder and owner of Three Fluffy Tails on pet fashion, internet startups, and how to help keep your pet feeling cozy and purrfect.
Buckle up for another fun one covering another wonderful person right here in the Duke City.
To learn more about Three Fluffy Tails, head on over HERE (https://www.etsy.com/shop/ThreeFluffyTails)
Want to be a guest on What's Up? - It's easy, just shoot us a DM HERE (https://www.instagram.com/abqwhatsup/)
Keep safe, have fun, and by for now!
- Ryan & Chris
What's Up ABQ: Tijeras Mayor Jake Bruton
Ever wondered what it's really like to be a Mayor here in New Mexico?
On this episode, for the first time ever we talk shop with Tijeras Mayor Jake Bruton!
What are the real challenges and needs a small town just outside of Albuquerque is facing? How is Jake and his crack team tackling their town's needs while also doing their best to anticipate what the future holds? How does one even become a Mayor in our state anyway?
Buckle up, dear listener, this one's fun!
To get in touch with Jake, reach out to their IG HERE (https://www.instagram.com/villageoftijeras/)
If you're a local who think you'd be a good fit for our show, shoot us a DM on our IG HERE (https://www.instagram.com/abqwhatsup/)
Until next time, keep it classy ABQ!
-Ryan & Chris
What's Up ABQ: ZV Botanicals
I don't know about you, but I definitely want to feel better.
Not only that, I want to be able to have the underlying issues addressed so I'm not just treating the symptoms too.
Thankfully, there's ZB Botanicals! With a combined approach of CBD and Ayerveda they've been helping a ton of people. How does this all-natural, eastern-based medicine work? What's it been like in the trenches dealing with outdated and often ignorant state and federal regulations?
- ZB Botanicals is just another example of thoughtful, savvy people helping everyday Burquenos feel better.
Learn more about ZB Botanicals on their website HERE (https://zvbotanicals.com).
We're always on the hunt for Albuquerque's coolest, best innovators!
Want to be a guest on the show? - just hit us up on our IG HERE (https://www.instagram.com/abqwhatsup/).
Until next time,
-Ryan & Chris
What's Up ABQ: John Biscello
More often than not, when we create art we go someplace in our minds.
Whether it's a mythicized childhood location or an immersive mood, creative work can definitely be a gateway to entirely new experiences.
- and Taos poet John Biscello knows more than most exactly what this is like!
In this episode, we talk everything from the creative process to Jack Kerouac to the best Christmas-style chile in Taos
(you know, the one by the place with the scarf and the old truck...).
And, of course, don't forget to order a copy of John's latest book, Moonglow on Mercy Street (https://buff.ly/3d3YqKC).
What's Up ABQ is a proud member of the Barelas Podcasters Guild - want to join us with your own podcast?
It's super easy! You can learn more Here (https://www.barelaspodcastersguild.com/).
Finished binging all of What's Up ABQ already?
Well, now you can check out Chris Burnett's other show, 10 Drink Minimum (https://www.10drinkminimum.com/)!
Lastly, we're always looking for more awesome local people to interview!
Want to be a guest on What's Up ABQ? - Just shoot us a DM on our IG (https://www.instagram.com/abqwhatsup/).
- Ryan & Chris
What's Up ABQ: Alexandra Sanchez & "Okelani's Enchanted Wheelchair: Space Bound!"
Sure we've all been around town - seen the sights, explored the local dives...
But just how accessible are they?
I mean, how many ramps and elevators do we really see around 'Burque?
For one local mom, issues like accessibility, specialized healthcare are vital as she cares for her special-needs daughter.
So much so that she recently published a brand-new children's book inspired by the imaginative world through her family's eyes!
This episode is a special one. By all means, listen and enjoy, but if you can, help Alexandra and her daughter out:
snag a copy of her book HERE (https://buff.ly/39KWogn)
If you're a local business owner or have a media connection or two, offer to spread the word about her book and carry it too, would you?
To learn more about Alexandra and her book, Okelani's Enchanted Wheelchair: Space Bound!, head HERE (https://www.kamokepublishing.com/)
Want to be on the show?
Just shoot us a message HERE (https://www.instagram.com/abqwhatsup/)
Until next week, take care!
- Ryan & Chris
What's Up ABQ: Frank Holloway w/ Hollow Spirits Distillery
It's another (Another!) treasure in Burque's downtown...
Our ability, even with Covid, to bar hop. Sure it's a bit cold, but with outdoor heaters and the right spirits, you'll be warm and cozy!
So, when it comes right down to it, one of the best places downtown is Hollow Spirits Distillery!
Whether it's the amazing food from Chef, the divine drinks, or the classic ABQ patio atmosphere, they're for sure What's Up, ABQ!
So listen in - hear from this Mother-Son, local star talent. They're just another amazing example of the awesome things we have going on right here in Albuquerque :)
To learn more about Hollow Spirits Distillery, head on over HERE (https://hollowspirits.com/) or head on down to their location at 1324 1st St NW.
Wanna be a guest on What's Up? You know you do!
Just shoot us a DM on our IG HERE to get started (https://www.instagram.com/abqwhatsup/)
- Ryan & Chris
What's Up ABQ: Barney Lopez w/ Launchpad, Moonlight Lounge, & Blackout Theatre
Ah, the downtown Albuquerque music scene.
Remember that from the before times??
Well, they're still going, albeit in a new way!
Meet Barney Lopez, the guy in charge of booking and creating the amazing music experiences we all know and love downtown!
In this one, we talk on what makes for an awesome line-up, how bands are tackling and thriving right now, and how Burque's beloved venues are keeping up with our love for local music.
To learn more about what's going on, check this out (https://launchpadrocks.com/).
Want to be a guest?
Just shoot us a DM on our IG HERE (https://www.instagram.com/abqwhatsup/)
Want to learn how to podcast? Join us on The Barelas Podcasters Guild HERE! (https://www.barelaspodcastersguild.com/)
And of course, check out Chris's (other) podcast, 10 Drink Minimum HERE (https://www.10drinkminimum.com/)
What's Up ABQ: Erin O'Donnell w/ Dovetail Community Workshop pt 2
Welcome to 2021 and Season 3 of What's Up ABQ. We've got a new co-host and plenty more Burque to feature!
In this episode, we re-visit with past guest Erin O'Donnell of Dovetail Community Workshop on what her amazing creative community has been up do - how the pandemic has increased their ability to inspire crafters - and what she's been making!
Ever wanted to learn from ABQ's best on woodworking? Check out their Youtube channel (https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCd3LPNv_aGkBaQYbPuuTE6w) to get started!
If you or someone you know is a Burque creative, entrepreneur, or small-business owner and want to be on What's Up ABQ, just shoot us a DM on our Instagram (https://www.instagram.com/abqwhatsup/)!
Want to learn how to make your own podcast?
Join the Barelas Podcasters Guild! Their ranks are already swelling with NM-based podcasters of all stripes and talents who learn from local top-talents, cross-promote, and share each other's passion for telling their stories.
More on the Guild HERE (https://www.barelaspodcastersguild.com/)
And of course, a BIG thanks to What's Up ABQ's brand-new co-host, Chris Burnett!
You can catch him live on his other podcast, 10 Drink Minimum on Sunday Nights.
More on 10 Drink HERE (https://www.10drinkminimum.com/)
Happy 2021, all!
- Ryan & Chris
A Very Special What's Up ABQ w/ Chris Burnett
Hi all, this is Ryan.
As I write this, I have to reflect on the year and a half we've been podcasting. The interviews with all the amazing people in and around Albuquerque are literally a treasure. I'm so happy I've been able to share the experience with you. I'm also floored to have been able to share them with my co-host and sister (yes, if you haven't figured out the nature of our relationship yet, there it is!).
Lindsey is an amazing talent (even if she does give me a hard time every now and then). The way she sees and interacts with the community around her is unique, relaxed, and unparalleled. As I think I mention in this episode *Spoilers*, I don't think I can experience Albuquerque the way I can when I jump in her car and she takes me somewhere random and wonderful right here in our town.
So, here it is: Lindsey and her family are moving to Portland at the end of this month. While I'm understandably both happy and sad about this, fear not!
There is another...
And his name is Chris Burnett.
As far as I can tell, he's the single longest-running podcaster in New Mexico (something like 14 years!). You might even know him from his other local podcast 10 Drink Minimum. As the host of 10 Drink, and as one of the original founders of the Barelas Podcasters Guild, Chris knows his way around ABQ like he knows his way around a mic and a good local beer. He's snarky, witty, and introspective. Of all people I can think of who is a role model in the local podcasting scene, Chris is top pick. He's seen the good, the bad, and the wonderful here in town. He loves our city and he loves captivating listeners all over the world with insightful dialogue, insider banter, and honest humor.
To learn more about Chris Burnett and 10 Drink Minimum's weekly live podcast you can go HERE (https://www.facebook.com/10drink)
Since things are crazy and Lindsey is moving soon, this will most likely be our last episode for season two of What's Up ABQ. But don't worry! We'll be back in early January 2021 with brand new interviews with the best ABQ and NM has to offer!
What's Up ABQ: Chris & Cameron Frigon w/ Gravity Bound Brewery
One of the many places ABQ is flush with is excellent local craft breweries - and Gravity Bound Brewery is no exception.
Their location is this amazing fusion of sustainability with their earthship vibes meets classic delicious brews. Despite 'The Event', they're fostering legit community in the Wells Park district with NM United watch parties, Football nights, and good-ol-fashioned innovation.
In this one we talk origins, names, and where couches come from!
Swing on by, because Gravity Bound is What's Up, ABQ!
To learn more about Gravity Bound, head on over HERE (https://www.instagram.com/gravityboundbrewing/?hl=en)
Want to start a podcast? Join us on ABQ's only Podcasters Guild HERE (https://www.barelaspodcastersguild.com/)
Want to be a guest on What's Up ABQ? Shoot us a DM HERE (https://www.instagram.com/abqwhatsup/?hl=en)
Stay safe and support local!
What's Up ABQ: Duke City Diamondbacks Football
Are you ready for some football?
Whether or not you've seen that ludicrous display last night, there's a brand-new game in town which is all about the love of the game, while empowering women from New Mexico to Missouri!
Duke City Diamondbacks!
Learn more about them - the unique perspecitves of their coach, as well as from their players!
They're totally what's up, ABQ!
To learn more about the Duke City Diamondbacks, head on over HERE (https://www.facebook.com/DukeCityDiamondbacks/)
- Keep it healthy and local!
What's Up ABQ: Bobby Gutierrez Photography
What makes for a perfect local picture?
- In this podcast, we answer it!
(Hint, it's local photographer Bobby Gutierrez's camera)
When it comes to capturing real candid moments around ABQ, this guy is a natural. So who better to ask about what makes for great photography here in NM!
Also, you might recognize Bobby's handiwork from some of The Barelas Podcasters Guild's latest social media posts too!
To learn more about Bobby Gutierrez's work click HERE (https://www.instagram.com/bg1313bg/)
Want to learn how to make a podcast?
Check out NM's first and only community-roots resource: The Barelas Podcasters Guild!
More on all their doings HERE (http://barelaspodcastersguild.com)
Want to be considered for a future What's Up ABQ interview?
Hit us up on our IG HERE (https://www.instagram.com/abqwhatsup/)
Go out and VOTE!
What's Up ABQ: Israel Rivera w/ The Shop Breakfast & Lunch
BEST BENNIES IN TOWN.
Also, amazing food prepped and served by amazing people!
This week we're talking with Israel Rivera of Burque's infamous The Shop! And oh man does he have a ton of incredible insights on the food industry and what makes for amazing atmosphere (remember back in the olden times when we could just wander into any old restaurant, sit down, and relax??). While they're still doing curbside, Israel and his crew also have art contests going on too! Also, learn what it's really looking like for local eateries right now and how they're adapting and improving their menus for the future...
Grab a plate and bring your hunger - this one's for you!
To learn more, just swing by The Shop off Central in that weird triangle by the Taco Bell :)
(You know the one) Here's their website too http://www.theshopabq.com/
Wanna start a podcast?
Already have a local podcast to up your game and get more reach?
Have a podcast produced for your local New Mexican organization or business?
Want to advertise local?
- Check out The Barelas Podcasters Guild!! (We're proud members!)
Here's their website (https://www.barelaspodcastersguild.com/)
Take care and keep it spooky!
- R & L
What's Up ABQ: Sara Heffern w/ Watermelon Ranch
Yet another awesome group in the Duke City there for pets of all situations is the one and only Watermelon Ranch!
In this episode, we talk with Sara Heffern about how animals come to them needing care and love from all sorts of situations and how we can help ensure our fluffy friends go to stable situations in loving homes. Not only do they help adopt out pets, but they also help hapless owners who may have bitten off more than they can chew with new pets. No judgement here, just help at the right time!
To learn more about Watermelon Ranch or volunteer, head to their website HERE (https://www.wmranch.org/).
Get cozy and take a listen...
Albuquerque, we're here for you. We want to tell your story. It's not about money or gimmicks for us. You're our neighbors and local happy places. You're the real voices of our city. Let us know how we can help spread the word about what you're up to!
- R & L
What's Up ABQ: Michael Mondragon w/ Mighty Mike's Meats
If you already know, then you already know. There's a delicious food truck roaming our streets. Serving hungry locals in parks and streetside all across town. There are lines. They sell out on a regular basis. Hurry! Quick! Get your tasty BBQ while you can! It's Mighty Mike's Meats - and man oh man are they amazing.
What's Mike's story? - How did this culinary marvel begin? Origin story? Yes, please.
For more on Mike, head on over to his IG HERE (https://www.instagram.com/mighty_mikes_meats/)
We're proud members of The Barelas Podcasters Guild and you can be too!
Here's your chance to finally make that podcast all while learning from the best local pros in their dedicated studio space down at the historic B Ruppe in Albuquerque's Barelas neighborhood. To learn more and join, check them out HERE (https://www.barelaspodcastersguild.com/)
Until next time, take care and support local!
- R & L
What's Up ABQ: Catopia Cat Cafe
Albuquerque's most whimsical spot arguably has to be at the corner of Wyoming and Paseo.
Wait, up in the Heights? Yep, that's right! Who knew?
Cats. Cats know.
That's because this week we're talking with the folks at Catopia Cafe - the 505's very own cat cafe. It's an amazing place where people can come and spend time with some of the cutest, purry, adoptable cats you'll find city-wide. What are things new (and old) cat owners ought to know? What sorts of things should we be mindful of as cat owners in Burque?
And of course, the age-old question, What is the secret to cats?
Find out in our latest episode!
To learn more about Catopia Cat Cafe, simply drop by or check out their website HERE (https://www.catopiacatcafe.com/)
We know you love podcasts, but what about podcasting?
What's Up ABQ is proud to be a founding member of The Barelas Podcaster's Guild - a home-grown organization dedicated to empowering local podcasters with workshops, dedicated studio space, and cutting-edge tech. Come join us! We're also looking for local advertisers too! Here's the website (https://www.barelaspodcastersguild.com/).