Most people don’t think of music when they think about Meow Wolf, a Santa Fe-based multimedia art production company that likes to describe its work as “a combination of jungle gym, haunted house, children’s museum and immersive art exhibit.”
Co-founder Vince Kadlubek, who’s been a music promoter for years, always knew that music would work its way into Meow Wolf’s premiere exhibition, the “House of Eternal Return,” when it opened in the former Silva Lanes bowling alley last March. The 20,000 square foot House of Eternal Return is a high-tech world of storytelling presented in a Victorian house that has fascinating passageways and rooms to explore.
“Our reputation is to present well-produced, world-class music shows,” says Kadlubek. “You can trust our curation of events.” In fact, Kadlubek’s long-term presence in the music world means that agents regularly contact him to secure gigs for their artists.
The concert venue inside House of Eternal Return accommodates 400 guests and has a dance floor. “We’ve also got a $35,000 sound system,” Kadlubek adds. “You won’t get better sound than this.”
October’s shows included appearances from the New York hardcore band Show Me The Body, the Georgia indie rock band Deerhunter and the New York folk/rock/country band The Felice Brothers.
Meow Wolf’s events manager Max B.K. is excited about Dusky, a duo appearing on November 3. “Dusky does intelligent, melodic progressive techno music that’s danceable,” he explains.
On November 11, Meow Wolf hosts Mangchi, a unique and engaging musical experience. Why unique? Because all band members on stage sing and play every instrument, whether they know how to or not. For Mangchi, it’s about emotion, not technique. Kid Koala, a well-known scratch DJ who has toured with musicians such as the Beastie Boys, Radiohead and Money Mark, shares the bill with Mangchi.
Check out Meow Wolf’s website for a complete list of upcoming musical events.