Up until a few weeks ago, if you had asked me, “Hey, Alex, what do you think about the future of punk rock in Santa Fe?” I would have said something like, “Yeeesh!” And then I would have put my head in my hands and wept. Never had the phrase “punk is dead” sounded more true in Santa Fe.
But then I received an email from a woman named Sophie Rousmaniere. She told me that her new Santa Fe punk band The Elected Officials was throwing a show with Albuquerque punk acts Dead on Point Five and Domestic Violence. My brain flared with memories of bands such as The Fraid Knots, People that Look Famous and The Floors. I visited TEO’s website and discovered the band to be officially awesome.