Oct. 28, 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.


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


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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Inside Track Our regular CD roundup is back!

Dec. 30, 2013 by Alex De Vore



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

Try This on for Size

Even more music-themed costume ideas

Music Features Every year around this time I get pretty excited because I can do my annual music-themed Halloween costume suggestions column.

Oct. 26, 2016 by Alex De Vore

It’s Time to Party

Andrew WK takes hismotivational speaking tour to all 50 states—no joke

Music Features When Andrew WK released his rock album I Get Wet in 2001, he proved one very important thing about himself: He loves to fucking party, bro. And so it was, and it was good.

Oct. 19, 2016 by Alex De Vore

Hey Fela

Fiesta Fela’s sixth year is bigger and better than ever

Music Features Though Cameroonian ex-pat Kamajou Tadfor has called Santa Fe home since 1999, it wasn’t until 2010 that his nonprofit organization Afreeka Santa Fe kicked off their annual Fiesta Fela event.

Oct. 12, 2016 by Alex De Vore

Extra! Extra!

A smattering of news from around the Santa Fe music scene

Music Features Everyone is always saying stuff to me like, “Dude, Alex—there’s a lot going on musically around here! It’s so much for such a small town!” And then I’m all like, “Totally. I know.”

Oct. 05, 2016 by Alex De Vore

SFR Streams: An Exclusive Stream of the New Cloacas Album

Hear the newest album a full week before its official release

Music Features Behold! The newest effort from local gothic-Americana act, Cloacas: "...and the skies are not cloudy all day" streamed in its entirety a full week ahead of its release. 

Sept. 22, 2016 by SFR

AHA Festival road map

Music Features In the early days of the After Hours Alliance (AHA), the collective of artists, promoters, musicians and all-around do-gooders had a grand vision that was, at the time, hard to realize.

Sept. 14, 2016 by Alex De Vore

School of Rock

How one local charter school takes art and music into its own hands

Music Features One of the oldest tales of woe is found in public schools across the nation forced to cut arts and music programs from their curriculum in the face of budget shortfalls.

Sept. 07, 2016 by Alex De Vore


Jacob Fred Jazz Odyssey's Brian Haas improvised jams based on my star chart, and I loved every second of it

Music Features Brian Haas of psych-jazz trio Jacob Fred Jazz Odyssey creates improvisational mini-pieces based on the star chart of SFR culture editor Alex De Vore. 

Sept. 06, 2016 by Alex De Vore

Release Brian

A Santa Fe mainstay says goodbye...

Music Features “I’m outta here,” Brian Mayhall tells me as we enjoy a mid-morning chat in his garden. We’re outside because the rest of his house in various stages of being packed up for his upcoming move to Mexico in October.

Aug. 31, 2016 by Alex De Vore


Pictureplane comes home to slay the Southside

Music Features Maybe you’ve heard the name Pictureplane bandied about in Santa Fe in recent years as one of the more exciting and innovative purveyors of electronic music.

Aug. 24, 2016 by Alex De Vore

Morning Word: Martinez Vetoes Education Funding Cuts

Morning Word Governor criticizes lawmakers for cutting her teacher merit pay program and stipends for teachers in difficult-to-staff districts. ... More

Oct. 25, 2016 by Peter St. Cyr


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