April 30, 2016

Inside Track

Ho-hum no more! Supersize your summer playlist and enjoy this ultimate locally sourced mixtape

Inside Track This year, we extended the invitation to all New Mexico-based acts. The response was overwhelming, and the best 50 or so made the cut.

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CD Corner

Inside Track It can be tricky to operate as a bluesy two-piece rock act without drawing comparison to either Black Keys or White Stripes, but if anyone can do it it’s Albuquerque’s The Lymbs. In fact, Jeff Bell and Gage Bickerstaff prove there is still plenty of room for innovation in a subgenre that was beginning to feel sorta tired.

Feb. 19, 2014 by Alex De Vore

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CD Corner

Inside Track Vocal support from the amazing Felecia Ford, incredible harmonica sections from musician/tattooer Prakash Spex, gorgeous fiddle from Karina Wilson and plenty of other Frogville champs give Santa Fe Sessions.

Jan. 29, 2014 by Alex De Vore

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How to be a Music Snob, Part 1: '$100 Room' by Kind of Like Spitting

Inside Track Welcome to the first in a sporadic series of lessons in music snobbery. Though this space will usually be reserved for straight up record reviews, there will, from time to time, be info dedicated to highlighting lesser-known or forgotten albums that deserve your attention as soon as possible.

Jan. 15, 2014 by Alex De Vore

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12.25.13

Inside Track Our regular CD roundup is back!

Dec. 30, 2013 by Alex De Vore

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12.11.13

Inside Track Ready for some City Different sounds that burn hotter than a farolito? ‘Tis the season of joy, celebration and the unavoidable collection of carols, on repeat, again and again. ‘Tis also the season for musicians searching for their relevancy by making a Christmas album.

Dec. 11, 2013 by Alexa Mangrum

Swan-Like

Why the hell isn’t Colossal Swan Dive your favorite local band yet?

Music Features Music aimed at younger people is very important to me as both a writer and as a citizen of a town that sometimes puts that concept on the back burner.

April 27, 2016 by Alex De Vore

Peachy Keen

Robert Earl Keen temporarily leaves country and Americana behind to go bluegrass on your ass

Music Features I’ve got good news and bad news, bluegrass fans, so brace yourselves. The bad news is that the big ol’ annual bluegrass festival that usually goes down at the Rodeo Grounds is kaput because, as it turns out, the whole thing was way too expensive.

April 20, 2016 by Alex De Vore

Dear Rob,

Music Features There is no me without you. I don’t think I ever told you that, but I should have. I mean, you were the guy who this 20-something idiot writer had to look up to.

April 13, 2016 by Alex De Vore

Operatic

A locally composed opera is out to change your mind on the medium

Music Features Look, kids, we get it. Opera ain’t for everyone, and it certainly ain’t easy. It’s all foreign languages and intricate plot lines and hunchbacks and sometimes super long.

April 06, 2016 by Alex De Vore

Press Record

The professional’s unprofessional

Music Features Back when I was a lad, just straight sucking at music in some dumb punk band, when we were ready to record and had little money to do so, we’d hit up David Cragin and his Santa Fe Soundworks studio.

March 30, 2016 by Alex De Vore

Knife to See You

Ol’ Dagger sharpens their blades

Music Features I was going to say all this stuff about DJs vs. bands, and how it’s rad that The Underground’s focus on providing the bulk of their entertainment in people-actually-playing-instruments form but … oh wait, that is what I just said.

March 23, 2016 by Alex De Vore

Happy Days

You, me, and the Fonz

Music Features Have you guys ever noticed that the days of the week come with a certain feeling? It’s sometimes hard to put your finger on, but we sat down and thought about it and came up with these themes: Monday’s Theme: Why Did We Go Out Again?

March 16, 2016 by Alex De Vore

It Don’t Mean a Thing

De Vore’s dark swing secret

Music Features Here’s an odd confession—I used to be super into swing dancing. My friend Benji, my brother Noah and I had seen the 1993 WWII dance film Swing Kids, gasped, and then immediately signed up for lessons.

March 09, 2016 by Alex De Vore

Musculature

Feel the post-hardcore pump

Music Features I was just up there for a weekend, so you can take my word when I tell you that Denver is a-sploding. And it’s not just because of the whole Super Bowl thing—I’m talking musically.

March 02, 2016 by Alex De Vore

Hot Coco

Coco O’Connor isn’t going to change music, but she is going to bring something a little different to town

Music Features Coco O’Connor’s sound follows in the footsteps of titanic musical ladies like Dolly Parton and Bonnie Raitt, but with a more contemporary blues-rock slant or almost swampy, down-South old-time aesthetic.

Feb. 24, 2016 by Alex De Vore
 

Morning Word: LANL Reassures Local Leaders with Job Plans

Morning Word Los Alamos National Lab still faces a period of relative uncertainty as Los Alamos National Security’s contract to manage the lab goes out to bid sometime after 2017. ... More

April 29, 2016 by Peter St. Cyr

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