The Damn Band. Courtesy photo
SUMMER CONCERT News:
The 2019 Los Alamos Secret City Summer Concert Series welcomes The Damn Band for its debut performance Friday night in Los Alamos.
With a huge dose of R&B, Rock, Blues, Reggae, Latin and Pop as its driving force, The Damn Band is known as “The Party Band of the Southwest!”
The Damn Band has been rocking northern New Mexico for over a decade and has a musical background as diverse as the area they reside in. From their home base in Taos, the current lineup showcases the driving rhythms and guitar work by K Bolan and the soulful vocals of Mina Tank.
In the past the band was invited to play by former New Mexico Gov. Bill Richardson at his election night celebration; Mina’s recent appearance on the Ellen Degeneres show has helped introduce a new audience to a band that is as unique as the Land of Enchantment. The Damn Band concert is sponsored by SMSI and Rio Grande Motorsports.
This Friday’s opening act features Divino. Divino hails from Española and was established in 2013 by Fernando Romero and Andrea Lucero. It consists of four members: Andrea Lucero vocals, Fernando Romero on guitarron, Anthony Lucero on lead guitar and vocals and Mike Chavez on guitar.
Divino is a product of traditional New Mexican music and has been known to experiment with different genres of music. Divino stands for three very important things: Faith, Family and Culture. They joined to bring back traditional New Mexican music and cultural roots to the community.
While all the members began playing music at a young age; Fernando, Andrea and Anthony were all part of their high school bands and mariachi groups. The concert’s youth performance will feature a Mexican Ballet Folklorico dance performance by Moving Arts Española.
As its ninth concert in the Series, the Sancre Productions team is working in tandem with various Los Alamos County Departments to ensure public safety, ADA accommodations, free parking and shuttle services and a diverse offering of Food Truck Vendors. The youth performance by Moving Arts Española starts at 6 p.m., Divino will perform at 6:30 p.m. and The Damn Band will perform at 8 p.m. The New Mexico Craft Distillery Garden will offer craft cocktails and beer from Rolling Still Distillery Bros., Bathtub Row Brewing Co-Op and Santa Fe Brewing Company.