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Sleaze Rock

Exploring the right to be tasteless

Music Features “We don’t take ourselves very seriously at all. If we can’t laugh at ourselves, what’s the point?”

Tuesday, January 29, 2013 Loren Bienvenu

Something’s Brewing in Taos

A trip to Taos’ newest (and best) venue

Music Features In a small town like Santa Fe, we sometimes have to stray outside of county lines to check out a good venue. So it was that I found myself driving out to Taos on a recent Sunday just as the sun was beginning ...

Tuesday, January 22, 2013 Loren Bienvenu

Degenerate Music

Bringing Nazi-banned opera back into the light

Music Features Some might argue that it all began with Richard Wagner. Although the famous 19th century German composer died 50 years before Hitler co-opted his masterpieces into the anthemic music of the Third Reich, Wagner ...

Tuesday, January 15, 2013 Loren Bienvenu

The Pulse of Live Jazz

Why it’s dragging; where it’s thumping

Music Features Going to a jazz show these days feels a lot like going to a classical concert: the audience sits politely, applauds when (they think it’s) appropriate and leaves with the self-satisfied feel of having been ...

Tuesday, January 8, 2013 Loren Bienvenu

New in Music

The top 13 for 2013

Music Features A new year has arrived, and to celebrate this momentous occasion, I wrote out 2,013 of the most promising new developments looming on our local musical horizon.

Tuesday, January 1, 2013 Loren Bienvenu

Hotel Circuit

A guide to Santa Fe’s unsung heroes (and singers)

Music Features ’Tis the season (so the rumors go) when tourists in Santa Fe exceed the residents. With thousands of hotel rooms bulging to capacity, it falls to the locals to provide the entertainment.

Tuesday, December 18, 2012 Loren Bienvenu

STOP Whining!

All you bellyachers are giving me a bellyache

Music Features Since before I was hired to report on music in Santa Fe, I’ve been annoyed by how negative and whiny so many people are about the scene—both those who are actively part of it and those who are on the outsid...

Tuesday, December 11, 2012 Loren Bienvenu

Showing Off

One of Santa Fe’s busiest bookers explains how to book your band

Music Features Being a musician is hard work. It rarely pays off  (monetarily), and a huge chunk of your time is spent in the thankless act of annoying people—that is, booking and promoting your own shows.

Tuesday, December 4, 2012 Loren Bienvenu

Holiday Music

Adding harmony to the holiday season

Holiday Gift Guide It’s hard to top the personalized quality of an iTunes gift card, which allows loved ones to legally download all those songs that they’ve already pirated. But if you believe thought really does count, here...

Tuesday, December 4, 2012 Loren Bienvenu

What Is Americana?

Alt-country, rock, folk, punk or just plain confusing?

Music Features No, Americana is not just that collection of weird trinkets and aged novelty items you see on display at Tiny’s. And when it refers to music, the term encompasses a whole lot more than the “classic” 199...

Tuesday, November 27, 2012 Loren Bienvenu
 
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