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American Blandstand

Think of the children!

Music Features The Santa Fe Bandstand has always seemed like a great idea on paper. Tons of local and national acts descend upon the Plaza for several weeks of varied and exciting music. Awesome, right? Mostly.

Wednesday, July 25, 2012 Alex De Vore

What’s In A Name?

Why do so many bands insist on using ridiculous names?

Music Features I’m not saying it’s easy to come up with a good band name. Hell, I spent years in a band called (don’t) shoot noah!, and the only thing worse than our stupid name was our stupid music.

Wednesday, July 18, 2012 Alex De Vore

Poor Man’s Pitchfork

Behold SFR's first ever Faux Fest

Music Features As much as I kind of loathe Pitchfork, I do have to give credit to those clowns for jumping on the summer-festival bandwagon. Hell, if there’s one thing we’ve learned from the likes of Coachella or Sasqua...

Wednesday, July 11, 2012 Alex De Vore

An Aria of Tweets

That’s right, friends, I went to the opera

Music Features As social media continually grows into the greatest mover-shaker in the world of culture, more venues are trying to attract tech-savvy folks who want to talk about their experiences in real time. 

Wednesday, July 4, 2012 Alex De Vore

Weak-ish Link

Daniel Link, blow by blow

Music Features What follows is a track-by-track breakdown of Book of Shadows, the newest release from Santa Fe-via-Austin musician Daniel Link.

Wednesday, June 27, 2012 Alex De Vore

Action!

How I'd cast our local musicians

Music Features That greatest of music-sharing haters, Lars Ulrich, is breaking into the world of acting (gross). Appearing as documentarian Joris Ivens in the upcoming HBO movie Hemingway & Gellhorn, Ulrich’s transit...

Wednesday, June 20, 2012 Alex De Vore

Classic Country

Music Features When you receive a copy of a CD along with a letter that reads, “What does a girl have to do in this town to get her CD reviewed?”, you laugh for just a little bit and then get down to reviewing.&

Tuesday, June 12, 2012 Alex De Vore

Liv and Let Liv

There’s a promising new musician in town…imagine that

Music Features I spent most of the winter cursing the cold and wondering why the hell I bought a dry clean-only sweater, so now I’m trying to make more of my day. This is why I was happy to swing by Evangelo’s one afterno...

Wednesday, June 6, 2012 Alex De Vore

Chartsengrafs

Test yo-self before you…best yo-self?

Music Features Maybe you’re a musician and maybe you think you’re one. Here’s a surefire way to find out if you’ve got the right stuff to become a celebrated member of the elite Santa Fe scene.

Wednesday, May 30, 2012 Alex De Vore

The Blues Man, Plus Reggae

If I love Taj Mahal, the rest of you damn well better love him, too.

Music Features When I was just a kid growing up in Los Angeles, my mother played a wide array of records for my brother and me, but the musician who brings me back to those glory days is—wait for it—Taj Mahal. My mother...

Wednesday, May 23, 2012 Alex De Vore
 
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