June 29, 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

Dance, Dance, Dance

Local flamenco dancer La Emi takes it to the next level

Music Features Flamenco is one of those music-based artforms that isn’t just about a sound.

June 29, 2016 by Alex De Vore

Hey, Ladies

Local DJs talk Pride, music and Santa Fe’s gay community

Music Features “I may be in the minority here, but I’m one of the few gay people, I think, who doesn’t need a gay bar,” DJ Melanie Moore tells SFR. Moore and fellow local legend Oona Bender are slated to take the stage at the official Santa Fe Pride after-p

June 22, 2016 by Alex De Vore

Smart Metal

Oakland’s Alaric brings brains to the brutality

Music Features Did you know there are more metal bands in the Bay Area than pretty much anywhere else on earth, not counting Scandinavia?

June 15, 2016 by Alex De Vore

Roberto, Roberto!

Guitarist Roberto Capocchi makes classical music fun

Music Features Obviously, for a guy who grew up in São Paulo, Brazil, music was ingrained in Capocchi from a very young age.

June 01, 2016 by Alex De Vore

Paz on Earth

Growth in hip-hop and what it means to self-examine

Music Features Pablo Paz, aka Adrenaline Truth, aka DJ Shatter, wanted to be an animator once upon a time. “But as I went along school-wise,” he says, “I realized I wasn’t really artistically inclined in that way, but I still wanted to make stuff.”

May 25, 2016 by Alex De Vore

Cold War

Former Skylight partners strike out for Shadeh while older club gets, um, pizza

Music Features When news got out that several founding partners of downtown nightclub Skylight were leaving the business so close to the club’s second anniversary, both sides wanted to get out in front of the barrage of potential misinformation and tell their side of the story.

May 18, 2016 by Alex De Vore

D(u)MB

How a Facebook prank got a little out of hand and why you should never believe everything you read online

Music Features On Thursday, May 5, the phones at downtown restaurant Cowgirl Hall of Fame started ringing incessantly, with dozens of people inquiring about a curious May 13 event listed on Facebook. 

May 06, 2016 by Alex De Vore

Vitality

Lifesongs helps and heals across generations

Music Features We are conditioned to fear the concept and ramifications of aging. The ancient Egyptians would surely find this ridiculous, but it’s true: Aging and dying are mostly terrifying.

May 04, 2016 by Alex De Vore

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
 

Morning Word: PNM Questioned about Rate Increase

Morning Word Investor-owed utility claims it needs to charge customers more to offset investments in alternative energy resources and to offset the price of its nuclear-generated power.  ... More

June 28, 2016 by Peter St. Cyr

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