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Karaoke Albuquerque 7-1-14
The Damn Bar in Rio Rancho recently brought karaoke back on Monday nights with Kammo, however after Kammo Karaoke lost DJ Kelly Q, the Damn Bar decided not to do Monday night karaoke anymore.They still do it on Thursday nights with Jesse.
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THE DAMN BAR drops MONDAY NIGHTS
QB's Sports Bar in Pojoaque, North of Santa Fe now has karaoke on Wednesday nights. Kevin Piatt a Santa Fe resident has been there a few times and really likes it.
DRAGON HORN on SATURDAY NIGHTS
Dragonhorn Tavern in Albuquerque has brought karaoke back on Saturday nights. This is new news to me, I have not been there to check it out or see who the KJ is.
SPEAKEASY pulled off THURSDAY'S
Call Me Ozz has a listing policy that if a venue routinely cancels karaoke often they will be removed from the Find a Place to Sing Tonight page. They can be re-added if they sign an agreement to not cancel karaoke anymore. I went to Speakeasy Lounge on Thursday, June 26th and for the third time in six months that I stopped by on a Thursday, there was no karaoke. It was replaced by a band. Call Me Ozz would rather promote the venues that put karaoke first.
NOTICE: Change in how we list KJ's within karaoke COMPANIES
Effective now, Call Me Ozz will list KJ Companies as a whole when it comes to showing who the KJ is in VENUE PROFILES page. As far as the KJ SHOWCASE is concerned, each KJ can have an individual profile, however, in the section of where to find that KJ, it will no longer say where you can find THAT KJ per say, it will list all of the venues that COMPANY can be found at. It will also no longer be noted in the NEWSLETTER unless the company loses the venue. This only pertains to companies with more than two KJ's including the owner. This affects, Kammo's Karaoke and DJ Services, Live Mic Entertainment and Boop Karaoke.
So as many of you have heard there is one bad ass karaoke contest coming up. The NM State Fair Karaoke Competition 2014 will begin preliminary qualifying at Lucky 66 Bowl on June 28th. Ten venues and eleven KJ's are involved and qualifying singers to hit the Main Pavilion Stage during the NM State Fair. Here's the concerns I hear, and how they have been addressed:
1-"I don't like local competitions because it's all about popularity and the judges are karaoke people themselves so they are not fair."
No worries! We don't care of you bring in 50 friends, doesn't mean your going to the Main Pavilion. The judges will be paid judges that have nothing to do with the karaoke community. They will be of the music industry and will be judging on Key, Timing, How Well you Know Your Song and how well you involve the audience.
2-"I hate it when my venue holds a contest, I come to sing and then the contest blocks out regular karaoke and I don't get to sing unless I enter".
No worries! Contestants will be in the regular rotation that night. You won't even know they are competing. Only Ozz, the KJ and the Judges will know. It is the job of the contestant to impress the audience without them knowing.
3-"The odds suck, I am not good enough to win that big of a contest."
Don't worry about winning the contest. Just have fun and I'll bet you end up on the stage! Don't lie, we all know us karaokeans love the thrill of people clapping! You know you wanna sing on the ultimate karaoke stage at least once in your life! (Warning: this sound system is nothing like you've ever sang on before.) We are looking for 60 singers from the outside venues to hit the stage, and then 36 from inside the State Fair. You all are amazing! I really wanna see all of you involved! The Venues, KJ's and the NM State Fair are counting on you! Getting YOU on this stage is my way of saying THANK YOU for the support of Call Me Ozz!!!!!
The NM State Fair Karaoke Competition-Something to think about
KARAOKE WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS at GRACE O MALLEY'S
Qualifying for the KWC is happening at Grace O Malley's Irish Pub in Ruidoso on Wednesday nights. Visit the FACEBOOK GROUP for all the details.
FOX n HOUND to begin FOX ICON CONTEST
The Fox Icon qualifications began on June 25th and will qualify through July, with the finals in August. The top prize is $250 cash.
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I get asked all the time, "where is your favorite place to go". I can't pick just one. I like them all.....well almost. Some places I like because of the KJ, Crowd, or the Sound, or the Stage.....so here are my favorite eight places from last month:
Lucky 66 Bowl
NEW VIDEOS UPLOADED
Because of all the contests going on, we thought we'd post a few videos from The Barley Room Karaoke Contest from three years ago....it's where Call Me Ozz Dot Net all began:
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CALL ME OZZ WELCOMES OUR SPONSORS!
This month I would like to thank the KJ's that are participating in the N.M. STATE FAIR KARAOKE CONTEST. Without them this would not happen! Please support them! Thank You!
DJ Famous Amos
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We have one new profiles in the KJ Showcase:
Click on the button below to check her out & say hello in her guest book!
Last month we had two give aways. Milli won the "Who's That Singer Game, sponsored by Effingbar & Grill. And Bobby won the Pull Along Heineken Cooler at the Lucky 66 Bowl Sing N Win.
Unfortunately sometimes we have to say goodbye to our great singers, friends and family. Call Me Ozz has a page dedicated to those who have left us. Visit the Rest In Peace memorial page if you know someone who should be there or if you'd like to leave a comment in one of their guestbooks. Fortunately we did not have to say goodbye to anyone last month.
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LUCKY 66 BOWL to kick off the N.M. STATE FAIR CONTEST
Lucky 66 Bowl & Volleyball will be the first venue to kick off the N.M. STATE FAIR KARAOKE CONTEST for qualification. Beginning on Saturday, June 28th, and for the next 5 Saturday nights they will choose 4 singers each to attempt to qualify on Saturday, August 2nd, where 6 will move on to the N.M. State Fair for the elimination rounds. Keep checking the page for more information. You will not be able to pre-register for this one because it is in house. So just show up every Saturday and give it your best shot!
KNOW BEFORE YOU GO!!!
Before you plan your night out of singing, visit the Call Me Ozz Venue Profile Page.
Here, you will know,
Who the KJ is
What their Call Me Ozz rating is
How many person rotation is typical
A guest book that others and Ozz have left comments in and you can too!
The Call Me Ozz Newsletter is finalized on the 25th of every month prior to publication. Changes after the 25th of the month will not be posted until the following month. As of the 25th, this is the way it was. For the most up to date information, check the FIND A PLACE TO SING TONIGHT PAGE, the KJ SHOWCASE and the VENUE PROFILE PAGE.
GRAHAM CENTRAL STATION to begin qualifying for the NM STATE FAIR CONTEST
Graham Central Station will begin their in house qualifications on Thursday, July 10th. They will pre-qualify 4 singers each Thursday for five weeks. Then on Thursday, August 14th, those twenty pre-qualified will return to find who the six are that are going to the Main Pavilion Stage.
SLATE STREET will be the first to send 6 to THE STAGE!
Slate Street will be the first venue to send six singers to the Main Pavilion Stage at the NM State Fair. They will hold their one night only qualification night on Thursday, July 31st. Pre-Registration opens July 15th at 9:00am. You will want to Pre-Register, because only 20 can compete.
We are now on the hunt for judges for the NM State Fair Karaoke Competition. The judges we are looking for are those people who are not in the local karaoke community. They will have to have some kind of musical background. They will be judging the contestants on Key, Timing, How Well They Know Their Song, and How Well Get Audience Interaction and Reaction.
If you, or you know someone who might fit the bill, please send them to the JUDGES APPLICATION page and fill out the application.
DJ DRAZTIK to co host with BEEN THERE SUNG THAT
DJ DraZtik will be hosting with Lyle Murdoc, the owner a host of Been There Sung That, a weekly internet live karaoke talk show on Wednesday, July 23rd. Be sure to tune in. Visit the FACEBOOK event for all the details.
We have already been asked and we figured we would. So we kept very specific records to cover ourselves. Once Call Me Ozz found out it got the NM State Fair contract, the first thing we did was let our sponsors know about it. Then we made sure every other karaoke venue in the area knew about it. Ozz personally went to every venue to talk to the manager. If the manager was not available, a flyer was left with an employee with the understanding they would make sure the manger or the owner got it. Participating venues were limited to the first ten. These are the venues most serious about making karaoke successful in their venue.
Why isn't my favorite venue a qualifying venue?