Sept. 23, 2017
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Comin' Round the Mountain

Powerful female-led punk pop hits Santa Fe

Music Features The Heartless Bastards’ songs are simply arranged acts of aggression and poignancy that channel Patti Smith’s capacity to harness a whirlwind of feral emotion into a few minutes of punk scorn beauty...

Tuesday, October 28, 2008 Gabe Gomez

Great Expectations

Sean Healen Band negotiates the iTunes generation

Music Features The release of a meticulous 51-minute musical experience that is both engaged with broad ideas and acts of simplicity, sewn into a folk and country rock quilt.

Wednesday, September 17, 2008 Gabe Gomez

Songs for Obama

The sound of democracy gets a salsa lesson

Music Features For Santa Fe musician Felipe Ruibal and his salsa and cumbia band, Quemozo, the 2008 Democratic National Convention in Denver was about more than a bunch of talking heads. It was a place to play a high profile ...

Tuesday, September 2, 2008 Gabe Gomez

Fit For A King

Get the blues at Thirsty Ear

Music Features Little Freddie King is not a household name, but is part of the reason—if not the very reason—why the ninth annual Thirsty Ear Festival is worth the trip.

Wednesday, August 27, 2008 Gabe Gomez

Frog Rock

John Treadwell hosts a hootenanny

Music Features The Frogville label has established the Santa Fe sound.

Wednesday, August 20, 2008 Gabe Gomez

Just how serious it isn't

Get ready for a different kind of crazy eights with The Gluey Brothers.

Music Features The Gluey Brothers are a challenge to label both musically and as performers. If you close your eyes and think back to the late ’90s pseudo-funk/punk/ska scene of Sublime, Red Hot Chili Peppers and Urban ...

Tuesday, August 5, 2008 Gabe Gomez

Don't Be Afraid

Apple Miner Colony induces mellow mayhem

Music Features The Apple Miner Colony is a fresco, a mixed and matched selection of strings, brass, electric and acoustic instruments sweeping with ruddy choruses, that hold the audience’s collective attention above the...

Tuesday, July 29, 2008 Gabe Gomez

Banjo On Its Knee

Yonder Mountain String Band keeps it real.

Music Features Traditional bluegrass is an enigma in contemporary music. Unlike rock or hip-hop, where growth and innovation help to keep the sound fresh and relevant, bluegrass musicians are steadfast in keeping close to the...

Wednesday, July 23, 2008 Gabe Gomez


Movie stars can make music too

Music Features Rather than crumble to the pre-existing stigmas of actor-turned-rock star, The Boxmasters’ release of a double album of 1960s-era country music puts Thornton on par with Cash as a rebellious musician.

Wednesday, July 16, 2008 Gabe Gomez


Poetry and music collide in the hands of Kell Robertson

Music Features Poet and songwriter Kell Robertson was drawn to the Southwest by idealized images of the black-and-white films of his youth. His poems—published in more than 13 books—speak like the ghosts of anothe...

Tuesday, July 15, 2008 Gabe Gomez
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