Feb. 28, 2017

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

Snap, Crackle—Pop

Nearly two decades later, Vanilla Pop keeps it going

Music Features Taos’ Vanilla Pop is kind of mysterious. Yet, as far back as most everyone can remember, they’ve always been there: Al Dente and Lester Moore, creeper mustaches, emotionless faces, shiny outfits and all.

Feb. 22, 2017 by Alex De Vore

Gimme Shelter

Composer, vocalist craft songs for Syria

Music Features “A lot of why I’m a singer and why I love vocal music is because I get to tap into these saturated emotional states,” Tara Khozein says. “For me, the only reason to sing something is if you’re in a state that words alone can’t express.”

Feb. 15, 2017 by Alex De Vore

¡Doce!

Twelve reasons to love Sex on Vinyl XII

Music Features Love and Sex issue—Sex on Vinyl XII… It’s apt, no? Indeed. In fact, DJ Melanie Moore’s annual DJ-palooza reaches 12 years old this weekend, and 12 is pretty nuts.

Feb. 08, 2017 by Alex De Vore

Crank it Up

King Volume Records shares the love

Music Features There exists across the globe a network of creators who produce audio and visual works for the sheer joy of art and a desire to to share the fruits of their labor with like-minded people.

Feb. 01, 2017 by Alex De Vore

The Coming of the Don

Mothers of Invention member comes to Santa Fe

Music Features Dances with Werewolves is this new horror film about a young woman who leaves an abusive relationship only to get all tangled up with an ancient Romanian countess and, wouldn’t you know it, werewolves!

Jan. 25, 2017 by Alex De Vore

Angry Jams

Get pissed on Inauguration Day

Music Features It’s happening, you guys, and short of some miraculous eleventh-hour long shot, we’re gonna have four long years of Trump shoved down our collective craw.

Jan. 18, 2017 by Alex De Vore

And the Winner Is…

New Mexico Platinum Music Awards nominations are now open

Music Features People always seem to talk about the plethora of tremendous musicians operating in the state, and the New Mexico Music Commission is ready and raring to celebrate some of these fine creators with the upcoming Platinum Music Awards.

Jan. 11, 2017 by Alex De Vore

My Name is Jonas

What the hell is jazz, anyway?

Music Features “I’m not somebody who is into jazz because of the scene or the style. It just nailed me as a kid,” local musician Chris Jonas says. He’s staring directly at me, and it’s intense.

Jan. 04, 2017 by Alex De Vore

Sage Advice

Sage Francis on indie labels, studio vs. stage and What He’s Learned From Punk Rock

Music Features The rumblings began some time ago, but it didn’t emerge into a full-blown cacophony until the last month or so. What you’ve heard is true—hip-hop heavy-hitter Sage Francis is coming to Santa Fe.

Dec. 21, 2016 by Alex De Vore

The Gospel According to Jimmy Carter

Blind Boys of Alabama keep on spreading the gospel

Music Features Looking back over the history of music, you’d be hard-pressed to name a group with more longevity than celebrated gospel act Blind Boys of Alabama.

Dec. 14, 2016 by Alex De Vore
 

Morning Word: To Protect and Troll

Morning Word Santa Fe Police Sergeant Troy Baker has a lot to say about some of the people he's sworn to serve and protect ... and it isn't nice. ... More

Feb. 21, 2017 by Matt Grubs

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