The Imperial Rooster has a punk-rock sloppiness, and the songs certainly live up to the band’s self-description: Tom Waits meeting Nick Cave and writing Johnny Cash songs with Hunter S Thompson lyrics.
With more karaoke choices than ever, y’all have shown Santa Fe can’tget enough of the faux-rock star action. I attended several karaokeevents and gave them grades. Y’know, just to make your life a little easier.
With South by Southwest looming, a handful of local promoters and venues have come together to snag acts en route to Austin. For the 2nd Annual SxSF Transit Music Festival, more than 50 acts pack just 15 days at Corazón, Warehouse 21, VFW, Eggman & Walrus and Little Wing.
Think back to approximately 10 years ago when Santa Fe had all kinds of punk bands. Bands such as The Floors, Knowital, The Battle’s End, Pintsize, Monkeyshines and even my own project (don’t) shoot noah! packed Warehouse 21, The Paramount and Rockin’ Rollers on a regular basis.
You love the hell out of salsa dancing, Santa Fe. I mean, check out Hear, Here any given day and there are usually salsa trills and thrills to be had. I dragged uber-nerd and SFR Copy Editor Ramón A Lovato up Canyon Road Feb. 16 for Café Mambo at El Farol.
If you’ve seen a big-name show—Indigo Girls, Dr. Dog and Al Green, to name a few—in Santa Fe in the past 20 years, chances are it was put on by Fan Man Productions. But the company is no more. As the Fan Man himself, Jamie Lenfestey, announced in a mass email Jan. 31, he has given up his for-profit venture to accept a position as director of concerts at local nonprofit Linda Heath Foundation.
Tiny’s is upping its jazz game, and most of the credit belongs to Mark Sanchez and his band Round Trip Ticket. With that in mind, I put the incident in which it cost my girlfriend and me 11 bucks for two cans of Tecate (not kidding) behind me and returned to Tiny’s to check out the jazz scene.
A Sharp interviews Los Angeles indie-punk duo No Age before the band's first appearance in Santa Fe. Guitarist Randy Randall and drummer Dean Spunt layer atmospheric electronics and ambient sound-scapes over a solid punk foundation for staggeringly interesting results
Though Catamount Bar & Grille can be a jock jam at times, weekend nights find the upstairs transformed for fans of hip-hop, funk and dancing. And even amid uncertainty, Friday Night Funk with DJ A’ight and Sole Food with Your Boy Re-Flex are growing in popularity.