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SFR Picks: Leave Room for Inspiration

With nigh unbelievable range, a singer like Alicia Olatuja stands head and shoulders above

Picks In every generation, there are a mere handful of truly standout female vocalists. New York’s Alicia Olatuja, 29, is one such singer.

Wednesday, May 4, 2016 Alex De Vore

SFR Picks: Visionary

The 6th Annual Outdoor Vision Fest changes how we think about art

Picks To think that we once lived in a pointless world where almost all art would sit motionlessly on some stupid blank wall, no audio component whatsoever, almost as if it were mocking us for standing there and star...

Wednesday, April 27, 2016 Alex De Vore

SFR Picks: Big Fun

Gag us with a spoon … we like it

Picks Much of the popularity of 1988’s dark comedy cult hit Heathers is in its universally relatable themes. High school sucks (or sucked) for a lot of us.

Wednesday, April 20, 2016 Alex De Vore

SFR Picks: Dear Diary

There’s a piece of soul in that ukulele

Picks Jess Godwin. It’s not a household name around here, but it may be soon. Actually, no—it will be soon, if we have anything to say about it.

Wednesday, April 13, 2016 Alex De Vore, Ben Kendall

SFR Picks: It’s Alive ... Alive!

Old signage becomes a bittersweet memory

Picks There’s a treasure-trove of art falling apart in attics, tucked away in antique shops or moldering away in a field—maybe in north Texas—covered by 50-plus years of detritus.

Wednesday, April 6, 2016 Ben Kendall, Alex De Vore, Cole Rehbein

SFR Picks: One Times Two

Broomdust and Bent make beautiful music

Picks Y’know, it’s only a little weird that they do variety shows and music at the Jean Cocteau Cinema. I mean, it’s a movie theater first and foremost in the hearts of many.

Wednesday, March 30, 2016 Alex De Vore, Ben Kendall

SFR Picks: Seeing Double

Two bands enter, well, two bands leave

Picks There are forms of music that take influence from well-known genre conventions but go beyond simple composition or audio experience to become awesome forces of challenging yet beautiful art.

Wednesday, March 23, 2016 Alex De Vore, Ben Kendall

SFR Picks: Terminology

Song sculpting by Melaena Cadiz

Picks The term “singer-songwriter” is a tricky one. It seems to kind of serve as a catchall for any solo artist with a guitar but doesn’t really do a whole lot to describe an entire sound.

Wednesday, March 16, 2016 Alex De Vore, Ben Kendall

SFR Picks: Singles

Indie-folkers GRYGRDNS perk up Iconik

Picks Maybe we wrote about Eliza Lutz and the goings-on with her new label, Matron Records pretty recently, but have y’all been paying attention? Homegirl is slaying it!

Wednesday, March 9, 2016 Alex De Vore, Cole Rehbein, Ben Kendall

SFR Picks: Love Story

Rock ‘n’ roll ‘n’ love, how sweet it is

Picks Sad news, Santa Fe: Musicians Anthony Leon and Paige Barton’s days playing music in town are numbered, as they’ll be heading to greener pastures in Florida at the end of March.

Wednesday, March 2, 2016 Alex De Vore, Cole Rehbein
 
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Morning Word: Death Penalty Reinstatement Would Cost State Millions

Morning Word At the same time New Mexico lawmakers are trying to shore up the state’s budget, the New Mexico Public Defender's Office is questioning the costs associated with reinstating the death penalty.  ... More

Sept. 22, 2016 by Peter St. Cyr

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