Feb. 12, 2016

Inside Track

Ho-hum no more! Supersize your summer playlist and enjoy this ultimate locally sourced mixtape

Inside Track This year, we extended the invitation to all New Mexico-based acts. The response was overwhelming, and the best 50 or so made the cut.

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CD Corner

Inside Track 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.

Feb. 19, 2014 by Alex De Vore

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CD Corner

Inside Track 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.

Jan. 29, 2014 by Alex De Vore

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How to be a Music Snob, Part 1: '$100 Room' by Kind of Like Spitting

Inside Track 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.

Jan. 15, 2014 by Alex De Vore

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12.25.13

Inside Track Our regular CD roundup is back!

Dec. 30, 2013 by Alex De Vore

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12.11.13

Inside Track 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.

Dec. 11, 2013 by Alexa Mangrum

Leather Bound

Jonny Leather thinks about you guys all the time

Music Features You guys want to know what I like? I like when someone from another town moves here with an unbiased perspective on our music scene. Obviously—and it’s been said before—we live in a bubble, and we all know each other.

Feb. 10, 2016 by Alex De Vore

World Records

Stepbridge Studios make way for Jono Manson’s Kitchen Sink Studios

Music Features In October, Manson took over, and by November, he was plugging along with a reinvigorated sense of purpose and a whole mess of improvements to the already stellar equipment boasted by the former Stepbridge.

Feb. 03, 2016 by Alex De Vore

Duality

Listen to (and read) this

Music Features Santa Fe singer-songwriter David Berkeley is out to change this with his newest project, The Free Brontosaurus (a collection of short-stories) and Cardboard Boat (the companion record).

Jan. 27, 2016 by Alex De Vore

Show School

Venues need to take a page from metal promoters

Music Features A few days before Christmas, my roommate Elektra and I forced ourselves to leave the house. It was harrowing for plenty of reasons, but usually, if we are left to our own devices, we won’t brave the cold for non-work things.

Jan. 18, 2016 by Alex De Vore

DIY Till You Die

Future Scars’ Eliza Lutz might be the most interesting musician in town

Music Features Let’s talk Eliza Lutz, the guitarist for local bands As In We and GRY GRDNS, the sole purveyor of folk-punk tunes as the sadly defunct Prolly and, most recently, the mastermind behind brand new As In We offshoot, Future Scars.

Jan. 13, 2016 by Alex De Vore

Classic

Meet Grisha Krivchenia, the coolest classical musician around

Music Features Chances are you’ve been hearing the name Grisha Krivchenia fairly often of late. The Ohio-born musician and composer has been practically everywhere.

Jan. 06, 2016 by Alex De Vore

Ho, Ho, Oh No!

Give the gift of music

Music Features As the threat of another terrible Christmas looms on your calendar like a constant reminder of your own mortality, the clock moves forward and seems to say, “Wrong gift,” with every tick, every tock.

Dec. 23, 2015 by Alex De Vore

Good Cover

Pack of Lies delivers the classics

Music Features While we’re on the topic of New Year’s resolutions, here’s one: You might start thinking about following Little Leroy and His Pack of Lies, a cover band that’s going to ring in the New Year at El Farol on Canyon Road.

Dec. 23, 2015 by Thomas Ragan

Metal Evolved

Los Angeles metal act Intronaut is all about ch-ch-ch-ch-changes

Music Features There’s a strange dichotomy in the world of metal that could surely be explained by the boots in the trenches who consume the stuff daily but may not be known to initiates or the uninformed.

Dec. 16, 2015 by Alex De Vore

Word Association with Greg Butera

The Gunsels frontman is nothing if not a good sport

Music Features Greg Butera is the kind of super-talented guy who you’d easily call a musician’s musician.

Dec. 09, 2015 by Alex De Vore
 

Morning Word: State Budget Woes

Land commissioner suggests raising gasoline taxes

Morning Word As the price of oil dropped to $26.19 a barrel on Thursday, Sen. Finance Chairman John Arthur Smith says the state budget will likely have to be cut again.  ... More

Feb. 12, 2016 by Peter St. Cyr

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