During countless recent conversations with deranged family members, dumb friends and the freakish Santa Fe populace, one question has been asked again and again: What’s gonna happen with our local music scene?
As the number of worthwhile music venues in Santa Fe continues to dwindle and the city’s concert-going public braces itself for yet another stale night of Americana and/or blues, one local gallery has stepped up to provide some much-needed change.
Santa Fe musicians are releasing new albums all the time, even as the CD goes the way of the dodo. Rather than continue to let the discs pile up on the floors and in the cabinets of the SFR office, I figured it was time to listen to a few.
Face facts, rock ’n’ roll: The double-neck bass/guitar almost always comes across as being pretty goofy. Nine times out of 10, the combination instrument is a ridiculous novelty, a jack-off set piece that clown-ass bands employ to look cool.
For more than a decade, New Mexico funk act Felonious Groove Foundation has won fans and awards all across the state. Throughout, co-founder and bassist Todd Eric Lovato has been at the center of the hot, funky action. Now, Lovato is calling it quits to focus his energy on a new project, Todd & the Fox.
Ben Wright and Paul Feathericci, the boys from everybody’s favorite local electronic/rock/experimental trio D Numbers, are back in town. They recently returned from ViceVerse, a five-week, ten-country tour through Europe. I checked in to see how it all went.