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.
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.
How to be a Music Snob, Part 1: '$100 Room' by Kind of Like Spitting
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.
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.
Joie Flare strikes out on her own to seriously excellent results
I wanna talk about Joie Flare. For a lot of reasons, really, not least of which is how she kind of sneakily became this positive force within the local music scene in some pretty interesting ways.
Local DJs talk Pride, music and Santa Fe’s gay community
“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
Growth in hip-hop and what it means to self-examine
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.”
Former Skylight partners strike out for Shadeh while older club gets, um, pizza
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.