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Take Cover

Every now and then, covers are the way to go.

Music Features As bands like Chango will tell you, choosing the right tune to cover is critical. It’s pretty easy to look like a fool when you choose to cover some crap nobody’s ever heard of or a song that’s beyond y...

Wednesday, May 9, 2012 Alex De Vore

New (Mexican) Radio

You can turn on your radio again

Music Features About a year ago, I sat down with legendary (yeah, legendary) Santa Fe DJ Maynard Del Mar to discuss changes to radio station KLBU 102.9 FM [A Sharp, May 1, 2011: “Radioactivity”]. Del Mar, along

Tuesday, May 1, 2012 Alex De Vore

Making Enemies

Public Enemy is coming, but can you attend?

Music Features Back in November, SFR received an email from Santa Fe University of Art and Design about a free public event featuring legendary hip-hop act Public Enemy. The April 28 “hip-hop symposium” is a part of SFUAD...

Wednesday, April 25, 2012 Alex De Vore

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
 
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