Feb. 27, 2015

Advertising in the Santa Fe Guides

For rates and more information about advertising in the Santa Fe Reporter's Special Issues and Locals' Guides to Santa Fe , please call our advertising department at 505-988-5541 or send an email to advertising@sfreporter.com

This Week's SFR Picks


* indicates required
Choose your newsletter(s):
February 4, 2015 by Peter St. Cyr  
February 18, 2015 by Peter St. Cyr  
February 11, 2015 by Emily Zak  
February 11, 2015 by Joey Peters  

Special Issues

Protesting the PARCC

Suspended teens want meeting with state officals about the standardized test

Local News A dozen Santa Fe High School students stood in front of the state Public Education Department today, calling for a meeting with Public Education Department Secretary Hanna Skandera over testing that they say goes too far. ... More

Feb. 25, 2015 by Joey Peters


Home / Articles / Santa Fe Guides / Best of Santa Fe /  Best Place for Karaoke

Best Place for Karaoke

—C’mon, Everybody’s Doing It  

July 22, 2009, 12:00 am

1 Cowgirl
319 S. Guadalupe St.

Cowgirl Karaoke’s legacy has stretched for more than six years now and, for more than three of those years, it’s been Michéle Leidig at the mic, hosting the busiest night at the bar. “I’m a singer without a band,” Leidig says of her propensity for karaoke. In addition to the sweet $3 beer special, Monday nights bring out regular locals and visiting talent alike.

The community table of regulars that forms every night helps set the mood just as much as some of Cowgirl’s more high-profile guests; Cowgirl Karaoke played host to the talents of Javier Bardem while he was filming No Country for Old Men, and Chris Kattan reportedly needs a few drinks in him before he’ll bust out a tune or two. As rowdy as the crowd may get, Leidig keeps it positive.

“If I catch anyone heckling, I go over and say, ‘We don’t do that here.’ I feel like a therapist!” Local musicians come by to let loose and career karaoke competitors bring their best game to the stage but, Leidig says, “Half the crowd that comes doesn’t even sing.” Perennial favorites include Love Shack, Bohemian Rhapsody and anything from the huge country repertoire, so get your performing clothes on and head downtown for a night of belting and beers.

2 Tiny’s Restaurant and Lounge, 1015 Pen Road, 505-983-9817

3 Catamount Bar & Grille, 125 E. Water St., 505-988-7222



comments powered by Disqus