It can be tricky to operate as a bluesy two-piece rock act without drawing comparison to either Black Keys or White Stripes, but if anyone can do it it’s Albuquerque’s The Lymbs. In fact, Jeff Bell and Gage Bickerstaff prove there is still plenty of room for innovation in a subgenre that was beginning to feel sorta tired.
Vocal support from the amazing Felecia Ford, incredible harmonica sections from musician/tattooer Prakash Spex, gorgeous fiddle from Karina Wilson and plenty of other Frogville champs give Santa Fe Sessions.
How to be a Music Snob, Part 1: '$100 Room' by Kind of Like Spitting
Welcome to the first in a sporadic series of lessons in music snobbery. Though this space will usually be reserved for straight up record reviews, there will, from time to time, be info dedicated to highlighting lesser-known or forgotten albums that deserve your attention as soon as possible.
Ready for some City Different sounds that burn hotter than a farolito? ‘Tis the season of joy, celebration and the unavoidable collection of carols, on repeat, again and again. ‘Tis also the season for musicians searching for their relevancy by making a Christmas album.
“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.
“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.
“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.”
At the same time New Mexico lawmakers are trying to shore up the state’s budget, the New Mexico Public Defender's Office is questioning the costs associated with reinstating the death penalty. ... More