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Time to Say Nice Things

Music gives us plenty to be thankful for

Music Features Over Thanksgiving, I thought about all the wonderful things that make me grateful. I suppose I’m happy about my friends and family, but I keep coming back to the important role music plays in my life.

Wednesday, November 30, 2011 Alex De Vore

Ticket Blaster

Has the high cost of big-name concerts become too much?

Music Features It’s time for somebody to say it: Live music has become so outrageously expensive that it’s hardly worth the trouble anymore.

Wednesday, November 23, 2011 Alex De Vore

A Sharp

Pixies!: A band so good we don’t need a better title

Music Features Oh. My. Fucking. God! Pixies is coming! For the 2011 Lost Cities tour, the legendary indie/punk quartet performs its hugely popular 1989 album Doolittle in cities it has never played before, and our sleepy town...

Wednesday, November 16, 2011 Alex De Vore

Microphony

Alex De Vore has the blues

Winter Guide In response to this guy who got in my face at the grocery store with a diatribe about how I have no right to be a music critic since I’m not a musician myself, I decided to attend the open mic at Second Stree...

Wednesday, November 16, 2011 Alex De Vore

Cobra Commanders

(Yes, that’s a GI Joe reference.)

Music Features The local punk scene is treading water. Our few punk bands seem to have trouble showing up to their gigs, and the ruthless Americana machine continues to cut a terrifying swath across the land. At fir

Wednesday, November 9, 2011 Alex De Vore

Some Assembly Required

De Vore's Dream Band

Music Features I had this totally sweet dream the other night: Standing in a room surrounded by local musicians, I had the task of forming a superstar band via the same process through which we formed kickball teams in grade ...

Tuesday, November 1, 2011 Alex De Vore

A Sharp

The Vinyl Countdown (Ha!)

Music Features When The Candyman, Santa Fe’s self-described “community music center”, stopped selling albums to focus solely on “strings and things,” the days of buying albums in brick-and-mortar stores seemed all b...

Wednesday, October 26, 2011 Alex De Vore

And Then I Discovered Rock

20 years of Nirvana's nevermind

Music Features Last weekend, I went to a wedding in Seattle. While there, I hit up the Nevermind Turns 20 Nirvana exhibit at Seattle’s EMP Museum. However you feel about the band, you can’t deny the massive influence Nirv...

Wednesday, October 19, 2011 Alex De Vore

Willkommen, Bienvenue

Song Swap with Bill Palmer, Stephanie Hatfield and Boris McCutcheon

Music Features If you’re like me, Vanessie conjures images of overpriced steaks and a stuffy, pseudo cabaret. Indeed, for 29 years, it has played host to a smattering of pianists who perform what we in the biz refer to as ...

Wednesday, October 12, 2011 Alex De Vore

A Sharp

Fe Meets Bay

Music Features Local artist and musician C Merlyn (real name: Kit Evans) has a few choice words about rap and hip-hop in Santa Fe. “The rap scene—if you can even call it that—is plain pitiful,” Merlyn says.

Wednesday, September 28, 2011 Alex De Vore
 
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