Santa Fe Reporter - Music Features http://www.sfreporter.com/santafe/articles.sec-24-1-music-features.html <![CDATA[Flareup - Joie Flare strikes out on her own to seriously excellent results]]>
By: Alex De Vore
I wanna talk about Joie Flare. For a lot of reasons, really, not least of which is how she kind of sneakily became this positive force within the local music scene in some pretty interesting ways.]]>
<![CDATA[It Takes Two - Texas’ Voodoo Boogaloo is the answer to all your problems.]]>
By: Alex De Vore
Upon a first listen to Voodoo Boogaloo, there are certain comparisons you are bound to make.]]>
<![CDATA[Dance, Dance, Dance - Local flamenco dancer La Emi takes it to the next level]]>
By: Alex De Vore
Flamenco is one of those music-based artforms that isn’t just about a sound.
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<![CDATA[Hey, Ladies - Local DJs talk Pride, music and Santa Fe’s gay community]]>
By: Alex De Vore
“I may be in the minority here, but I’m one of the few gay people, I think, who doesn’t need a gay bar,” DJ Melanie Moore tells SFR. Moore and fellow local legend Oona Bender are slated to take the stage at the official Santa Fe Pride after-p]]>
<![CDATA[Smart Metal - Oakland’s Alaric brings brains to the brutality]]>
By: Alex De Vore
Did you know there are more metal bands in the Bay Area than pretty much anywhere else on earth, not counting Scandinavia?]]>
<![CDATA[Roberto, Roberto! - Guitarist Roberto Capocchi makes classical music fun]]>
By: Alex De Vore
Obviously, for a guy who grew up in São Paulo, Brazil, music was ingrained in Capocchi from a very young age.]]>
<![CDATA[Paz on Earth - Growth in hip-hop and what it means to self-examine]]>
By: Alex De Vore
Pablo Paz, aka Adrenaline Truth, aka DJ Shatter, wanted to be an animator once upon a time. “But as I went along school-wise,” he says, “I realized I wasn’t really artistically inclined in that way, but I still wanted to make stuff.”
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<![CDATA[Cold War - Former Skylight partners strike out for Shadeh while older club gets, um, pizza]]>
By: Alex De Vore
When news got out that several founding partners of downtown nightclub Skylight were leaving the business so close to the club’s second anniversary, both sides wanted to get out in front of the barrage of potential misinformation and tell their side of the story.]]>
<![CDATA[D(u)MB - How a Facebook prank got a little out of hand and why you should never believe everything you read online]]>
By: Alex De Vore
On Thursday, May 5, the phones at downtown restaurant Cowgirl Hall of Fame started ringing incessantly, with dozens of people inquiring about a curious May 13 event listed on Facebook. ]]>
<![CDATA[Vitality - Lifesongs helps and heals across generations]]>
By: Alex De Vore
We are conditioned to fear the concept and ramifications of aging. The ancient Egyptians would surely find this ridiculous, but it’s true: Aging and dying are mostly terrifying.]]>
<![CDATA[Swan-Like - Why the hell isn’t Colossal Swan Dive your favorite local band yet?]]>
By: Alex De Vore
Music aimed at younger people is very important to me as both a writer and as a citizen of a town that sometimes puts that concept on the back burner.
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<![CDATA[Peachy Keen - Robert Earl Keen temporarily leaves country and Americana behind to go bluegrass on your ass]]>
By: Alex De Vore
I’ve got good news and bad news, bluegrass fans, so brace yourselves. The bad news is that the big ol’ annual bluegrass festival that usually goes down at the Rodeo Grounds is kaput because, as it turns out, the whole thing was way too expensive.]]>
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By: Alex De Vore
There is no me without you. I don’t think I ever told you that, but I should have. I mean, you were the guy who this 20-something idiot writer had to look up to.
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<![CDATA[Operatic - A locally composed opera is out to change your mind on the medium]]>
By: Alex De Vore
Look, kids, we get it. Opera ain’t for everyone, and it certainly ain’t easy. It’s all foreign languages and intricate plot lines and hunchbacks and sometimes super long.]]>
<![CDATA[Press Record - The professional’s unprofessional]]>
By: Alex De Vore
Back when I was a lad, just straight sucking at music in some dumb punk band, when we were ready to record and had little money to do so, we’d hit up David Cragin and his Santa Fe Soundworks studio.]]>
<![CDATA[Knife to See You - Ol’ Dagger sharpens their blades]]>
By: Alex De Vore
I was going to say all this stuff about DJs vs. bands, and how it’s rad that The Underground’s focus on providing the bulk of their entertainment in people-actually-playing-instruments form but … oh wait, that is what I just said.
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<![CDATA[Happy Days - You, me, and the Fonz]]>
By: Alex De Vore
Have you guys ever noticed that the days of the week come with a certain feeling? It’s sometimes hard to put your finger on, but we sat down and thought about it and came up with these themes: Monday’s Theme: Why Did We Go Out Again?
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<![CDATA[It Don’t Mean a Thing - De Vore’s dark swing secret]]>
By: Alex De Vore
Here’s an odd confession—I used to be super into swing dancing. My friend Benji, my brother Noah and I had seen the 1993 WWII dance film Swing Kids, gasped, and then immediately signed up for lessons.]]>
<![CDATA[Musculature - Feel the post-hardcore pump]]>
By: Alex De Vore
I was just up there for a weekend, so you can take my word when I tell you that Denver is a-sploding. And it’s not just because of the whole Super Bowl thing—I’m talking musically.
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<![CDATA[Hot Coco - Coco O’Connor isn’t going to change music, but she is going to bring something a little different to town]]>
By: Alex De Vore
Coco O’Connor’s sound follows in the footsteps of titanic musical ladies like Dolly Parton and Bonnie Raitt, but with a more contemporary blues-rock slant or almost swampy, down-South old-time aesthetic.]]>