The First Show at The Rock Shop Is “The Rondelles”

The Rondelles at Launchpad in Albuquerque, NM (08/03/07)
The Rondelles
Photo: Duke City

The first live show at The Rock Shop is on July 8 and it will feature the reunited lineup of The Rondelles (that’s one day later than what Skippy originally said, but still in just a little over a week). If you can’t wait that long to get your Rock Shop fix, you can check out the bar space which is currently open.

Our “grand opening” will occur on August 2. However, if you want your first shot at seeing the Rock Shop in action, come to a FREE FREE FREE show with Teenbeat Records’ legends, The Rondelles, as they are reuniting for a very special weekend! They will have some friends in tow as well, so come celebrate the first show in our rock space!

*The Rondelles are an indiepop band originally from Albuquerque, New Mexico. The band, which formed in the late 1990s, when the three members were still in high school, originally consisted of Juliet Swango on guitar and vocals, Yukiko Moynihan on bass, and Oakley Munson on drums and keyboard. At live shows Oakley was known to play the drums standing up while hitting the keyboard with his drum stick.

In Albuquerque, the Rondelles were part of a small cadre of indiepop bands that often played together. Among these other bands were The Shins (and Shins precursor Flake Music), The Alarm Clocks, The Young Adults, and Ponies.

The three members of the Rondelles were also three-quarters of the final lineup of the Albuquerque sci-fi-themed pop-punk act, LuxoChamp, behind singer-guitarist Brad Beshaw. The band later moved to Washington, D.C. and has since disbanded. []