Oct. 8, 2015

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

Music Defined 2: The Legend of Curly’s Gold

I’ve got a lot of nerve not naming every genre in town, right?

Music Features Given the unforgivable crime that was my inability to include every single genre in my “Music Defined” column from a couple weeks back I felt it appropriate to do a follow-up piece.

Oct. 07, 2015 by Alex De Vore

2016 Santa Fe Bandstand Now Accepting Applications

Get crackin', bands.

Music Features Despite some weird and unfounded rumors that local non-profit Outside In would no longer be running the annual Santa Fe Bandstand series of musical events that takes place on the iconic Plaza, the sho

Oct. 01, 2015 by Alex De Vore

Float On

Nicolle Jensen is out to try something new

Music Features Playing into the concepts of the elements, the grand connectivity of life, the universe, everything, Water is the culmination of Jensen’s life experience, education and personal emotion.

Sept. 30, 2015 by Alex De Vore

Music Defined

How to know what kind of music you play

Music Features Listen up, Santa Fe, because I’ve had it. Y’see, I’ve been back to compiling the SFR events calendar for a few months now, and the state of how all y’all are writing press releases is atrocious.

Sept. 23, 2015 by Alex De Vore

Take On This

AHA Fest is back and better than ever

Music Features It’s that magical time of the year when your pals at the After Hours Alliance (a loosely affiliated collective of artists and musicians and political types) present their music and arts festival.

Sept. 16, 2015 by Alex De Vore

Shiner On

Westin McDowell revives lost musical styles and keeps the people dancing

Music Features Westin McDowell of the Shiner’s Club Jazz Band is only 32, but that doesn’t stop him from having a love of  old-timey jazz, swing, blues, roots music and the like.

Sept. 09, 2015 by Alex De Vore

Music Lessons

Rumelia is going to teach you how to play before it blows your minds live

Music Features Think of the term “Balkan music” for just a second. Can you hear it in your head? Sort of, maybe? It’s actually a tricky proposition, thanks in part to acts like Gogol Bordello.

Sept. 02, 2015 by Alex De Vore

Of Note

New downtown club aims to fill a sophisticated niche

Music Features “If we don’t start creating clubs—real clubs in Santa Fe where people can go to see real shows—then this shit’s just not going to work,” RJ Laino tells me as we sit inside his new venture, the High Note, on a recent afternoon.

Aug. 26, 2015 by Alex De Vore

Musical Marketing

There’s a whole lot of Native music going on

Music Features Last year, a handful of members of the Southwestern Association of Indian Arts, the nonprofit responsible for the long-running annual Indian Market, splintered off and formed the Indigenous Fine Art Market.

Aug. 19, 2015 by Alex De Vore

Smooth As…

After nine years, the Velvet Teen has a new album and a Santa Fe show

Music Features It’s been nearly a decade since the Velvet Teen, from Santa Rosa, California, released an album, and they’re as hard as ever to classify.

Aug. 12, 2015 by Alex De Vore

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