Santa Fe Reporter - Music Features http://www.sfreporter.com/santafe/articles.sec-24-1-music-features.html <![CDATA[DIY Till We Die - In defense of Ghost Ship and the ethics of DIY]]>
By: Alex De Vore
By now most people have heard about the tragic fire that tore through Oakland, California, live/art space, Ghost Ship, and the terrible deaths that now number well over 30.
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<![CDATA[Holiday Coverage - Christmas jams for people sick of Christmas jams]]>
By: Alex De Vore
“Is it time for Christmas movies yet?” a friend recently asked me via text. “My complicated love for Christmas takes over just after Thanksgiving. … Secretly, I’m furious for loving it.”
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<![CDATA[Abhidhamma - AudioBuddha keeps it positive with Replenish]]>
By: Alex De Vore
“There’s a lazy way of using a computer controller, and then there’s a creative way,” Steve Brisk (aka AudioBuddha) tells me excitedly.
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<![CDATA[SFR Streams: Future Tense—An Exclusive Stream of Future Scars' Debut EP - Future Scars come out strong with debut recording]]>
By: Alex De Vore
An exclusive stream of Future Scars' debut EP.]]>
<![CDATA[Lay of the Land - Ginger Dunnill rocks with Standing Rock]]>
By: Alex De Vore
“It’s kind of been madness at our house,” Ginger Dunnill tells me. “Standing Rock has taken over. … We go every summer to see Cannupa’s family and we’ve been to the camp twice, once in June and again in August.
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<![CDATA[American Idols - As In We guitarist enters the abyss with a new black metal act]]>
By: Alex De Vore
Haven Willis has been busy. Most notably as guitarist/songwriter for indie-math quartet As In We and for a brief period he dabbled as the guitarist for the more straightforward rock of The Velvet O.]]>
<![CDATA[Try This on for Size - Even more music-themed costume ideas]]>
By: Alex De Vore
Every year around this time I get pretty excited because I can do my annual music-themed Halloween costume suggestions column.]]>
<![CDATA[It’s Time to Party - Andrew WK takes hismotivational speaking tour to all 50 states—no joke]]>
By: Alex De Vore
When Andrew WK released his rock album I Get Wet in 2001, he proved one very important thing about himself: He loves to fucking party, bro. And so it was, and it was good.
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<![CDATA[Hey Fela - Fiesta Fela’s sixth year is bigger and better than ever]]>
By: Alex De Vore
Though Cameroonian ex-pat Kamajou Tadfor has called Santa Fe home since 1999, it wasn’t until 2010 that his nonprofit organization Afreeka Santa Fe kicked off their annual Fiesta Fela event.
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<![CDATA[Extra! Extra! - A smattering of news from around the Santa Fe music scene]]>
By: Alex De Vore
Everyone is always saying stuff to me like, “Dude, Alex—there’s a lot going on musically around here! It’s so much for such a small town!” And then I’m all like, “Totally. I know.”
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<![CDATA[SFR Streams: An Exclusive Stream of the New Cloacas Album - Hear the newest album a full week before its official release]]>
By: SFR
Behold! The newest effort from local gothic-Americana act, Cloacas: "...and the skies are not cloudy all day" streamed in its entirety a full week ahead of its release. ]]>
<![CDATA[AHA Festival road map - ]]>
By: Alex De Vore
In the early days of the After Hours Alliance (AHA), the collective of artists, promoters, musicians and all-around do-gooders had a grand vision that was, at the time, hard to realize.
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<![CDATA[School of Rock - How one local charter school takes art and music into its own hands]]>
By: Alex De Vore
One of the oldest tales of woe is found in public schools across the nation forced to cut arts and music programs from their curriculum in the face of budget shortfalls.
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<![CDATA[Jazz-trology - Jacob Fred Jazz Odyssey's Brian Haas improvised jams based on my star chart, and I loved every second of it]]>
By: Alex De Vore
Brian Haas of psych-jazz trio Jacob Fred Jazz Odyssey creates improvisational mini-pieces based on the star chart of SFR culture editor Alex De Vore. ]]>
<![CDATA[Release Brian - A Santa Fe mainstay says goodbye...]]>
By: Alex De Vore
“I’m outta here,” Brian Mayhall tells me as we enjoy a mid-morning chat in his garden. We’re outside because the rest of his house in various stages of being packed up for his upcoming move to Mexico in October.
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<![CDATA[Electro-Punk - Pictureplane comes home to slay the Southside]]>
By: Alex De Vore
Maybe you’ve heard the name Pictureplane bandied about in Santa Fe in recent years as one of the more exciting and innovative purveyors of electronic music.]]>
<![CDATA[Martin’s Guitar - A notable local searches for his own rhythm]]>
By: Alex De Vore
“I’ve had some success as a sideman, but I think the endgame for any musician who wants to be an artist is to be fully expressing yourself as an artist,” Josh Martin told me on a recent morning.
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<![CDATA[Punk Schtick - Much more than a gimmick]]>
By: Alex De Vore
“We’re not one of those bands that is somehow innovative or is going to alter the paradigm of music at all,” Matt Miller says, a wry smile barely noticeable on his lips. “I always refer to our stuff as loud, fast rock ’n’ roll.”
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<![CDATA[Q&A: Graham Nash - We spoke with the legendary CSNY founder about music, politics, the end of the band and more ahead of his August 7 Santa Fe show]]>
By: Andrew Koss
Graham Nash invaded young eardrums with The Hollies in the 1960s, and continued rocking through the decades with Crosby, Stills and Nash (and sometimes Young).]]>
<![CDATA[Battle of Hastings - Are you really going to tell me you’re upset over this store closing? Please.]]>
By: Alex De Vore
Well boo-fucking-hoo—Hastings Entertainment is closing come October.
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