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Low-Down Local Music Blues

James T Baker is pissed

Music Features  James T Baker has a problem. The local bluesman has been trying to make a go of it for 30-some years, but after being relegated to out-of-town shows and farmers markets, then recently losing a r

Wednesday, April 18, 2012 Alex De Vore

Mraz-Matazz

Hey Jason Mraz, you suck.

Music Features I’m not the type to look a gift disc in the mouth, so when I recently discovered an unsolicited package from Atlantic Records on my desk, I was pretty sure it would be a good day (they’ve got Miss

Tuesday, April 10, 2012 Alex De Vore

¡Sick!

How my super-sick girlfriend got me to stop hating her music

Music Features When it comes to music—the world’s most universal art form—the lady and I often have what you might call misunderstandings.

Wednesday, April 4, 2012 Alex De Vore

Man with a Plan

Daniel Werwath wants to help you to help yourselves. Let him.

Music Features As a fixture in local networking groups MIX and the http://afterhoursalliance.wordpress.com/, Daniel Werwath’s opinion is highly sought (including by SFR, on occasion). He has some big ideas for rev

Tuesday, March 27, 2012 Alex De Vore

Word Association

Getting inside the head of teen musician Alix Monasterio

Music Features Everybody’s talking about local musician Alix Monasterio, a young dude who has become famous in the teen scene for multilayered soundscapes recorded entirely in his garage. Always down for a good old-fashione...

Wednesday, March 21, 2012 Alex De Vore

Doomsday

Local doom trio Drought basically lives in my brain full time now

Music Features As I start listening to “Turquoise Monolith,” the new single from local doom metal band Drought, everything around me ceases to matter, almost melting into nonexistence. My eyes close while I shift to mak...

Wednesday, March 14, 2012 Alex De Vore

Try Something New

Low-risk opportunities like SxSF don’t come around often

Music Features Two phenomena, other than genre, influence whether or not I’ll attend a music gig. The first and least interesting is the availability of money. The second is an anecdote I heard about Jimi Hendrix: He compla...

Wednesday, March 14, 2012 Matthew Irwin

Five and One-Half Reasons to be at SxSF

This festival is the best-ival—better than this joke, anyway

Music Features Think about how the annual SxSF (South by Santa Fe) Transit Music Festival is ingenious: Bands are on their way to South by Southwest in Austin, Texas, passing through Santa Fe anyway, so why not snag

Tuesday, March 6, 2012 Alex De Vore

Rock 101

Pop quiz: what's cooler than a school that teaches rock? Nothing.

Music Features Kids involved with the world of music tend to excel in countless other areas. So why is the excitement of most school music classes generally limited to an instrument as fantastically boring as the re

Tuesday, February 28, 2012 Alex De Vore

Hungry Like the [Meow] Wolf

Meow Wolf joins forces with Sol Santa Fe Stage & Grill. You’re welcome

Music Features  Let’s get the bad news out of the way: Following the Starfucker show on Jan. 11—which bordered on a scaled-down Altamont with VFW members acting as Hells Angels-esque security—local arts collectiv...

Wednesday, February 22, 2012 Alex De Vore
 
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