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The world’s biggest music festival strikes close to home

Music Features For today’s musician, almost regardless of genre, the pilgrimage to South by Southwest has become a rite of passage.



Tuesday, March 5, 2013 Loren Bienvenu

Posthumous George

The curtain descends on beloved Santa Fe musician

Music Features George “GT” Koumantaros, a pianist and singer who arrived in Santa Fe almost 35 years ago, died in his home on Feb. 1.

Tuesday, February 26, 2013 Loren Bienvenu

Album Notes

Two independent recordings, one High Mayhem release

Music Features This Saturday, High Mayhem Emerging Arts hosts a dual CD release show that features the latest efforts by former Pitch & Bark frontman Luke Carr

Tuesday, February 19, 2013 Loren Bienvenu

Are DJs Musicians?

Eleven heavyweights weigh in

Music Features Unlike musicians, most DJs don’t need a mic during their sets. This means less banter between songs.

Tuesday, February 12, 2013 Loren Bienvenu

All Is Fair

ARCOS Dance makes art from love and war

Music Features In 1959, World War II veteran turned philosophy professor J Glenn Gray published The Warriors: Reflections on Men in Battle.

Tuesday, February 5, 2013 Loren Bienvenu

Sleaze Rock

Exploring the right to be tasteless

Music Features “We don’t take ourselves very seriously at all. If we can’t laugh at ourselves, what’s the point?”

Tuesday, January 29, 2013 Loren Bienvenu

Something’s Brewing in Taos

A trip to Taos’ newest (and best) venue

Music Features In a small town like Santa Fe, we sometimes have to stray outside of county lines to check out a good venue. So it was that I found myself driving out to Taos on a recent Sunday just as the sun was beginning ...

Tuesday, January 22, 2013 Loren Bienvenu

Degenerate Music

Bringing Nazi-banned opera back into the light

Music Features Some might argue that it all began with Richard Wagner. Although the famous 19th century German composer died 50 years before Hitler co-opted his masterpieces into the anthemic music of the Third Reich, Wagner ...

Tuesday, January 15, 2013 Loren Bienvenu

The Pulse of Live Jazz

Why it’s dragging; where it’s thumping

Music Features Going to a jazz show these days feels a lot like going to a classical concert: the audience sits politely, applauds when (they think it’s) appropriate and leaves with the self-satisfied feel of having been ...

Tuesday, January 8, 2013 Loren Bienvenu

New in Music

The top 13 for 2013

Music Features A new year has arrived, and to celebrate this momentous occasion, I wrote out 2,013 of the most promising new developments looming on our local musical horizon.

Tuesday, January 1, 2013 Loren Bienvenu
 
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