As Clear Channel cuts a swath across Radioland, and the airwaves become more boring and homogenized, it’s good to know there are people out there dedicated to using radio in non-commercial ways. Across the globe, pirate radio stations broadcast interesting and exciting programming that extends beyond a preset playlist of record-industry cash cows. Santa Fe is not left out.
Former Santa Fe musician Raul Ugalde passed away due to undisclosed causes Oct. 22 in Portland, Ore. Ugalde was best- known as co-founder of music venue Halfrack and as front man for Caguama, a rock/punk band steeped in traditional Mexican music. Ugalde’s death has left Santa Feans, near and far, reeling.
Yes! It’s Halloween! That means it’s time to dress as weirdly as you want and take advantage of any excuse to party! But wait…what to wear? Fear not, dear readers. Simply follow any of my music-inspired suggestions for another great year of candy, booze and girls dressed like hos.
Local hip-hop act State of the Mingo doesn’t intend for its lyrics to be taken seriously—but we do so, anyway. SOM’s Zach Maloof, Taylor Osborn and Nick Pfeil are MCs OG Willikers, Professor Cornelius and Nick Jackalson, respectively. This tongue-in-cheek act just released its debut EP Enter The Mingo.
A recent distribution deal with Florida’s Blues Destiny Records didn’t stop Sean Healen from immediately getting back in the studio. For his forthcoming album, tentatively titled When the Wind, Healen brought on the legendary Malcolm Burn for a new take on production.
Whether she chooses national acts or local heroes, Heather McKearnan coordinates events for Cowgirl every night of the week. That could change as of Oct. 1. McKearnan leaves Cowgirl, where she is also a bartender, to coach at local gym Undisputed Fitness. As for Cowgirl’s musical future, it’s up in the air.
Nobody’s favorite band invented music. That’s why I’m always curious to find out which bands the musicians I’m into pump in their free time. I caught up with some of my favorite local performers to find out what they listen to, far and near.
Metal trio Judgement Day doesn’t have a single guitar or bass. Rather, brothers Lewis and Anton Patzner shred the cello and violin, respectively, in place of the usual instruments. Drummer Jon Bush rounds out the band’s sound with ferocious blast beats and unbelievably intricate fills.