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Liv and Let Liv

There’s a promising new musician in town…imagine that

Music Features I spent most of the winter cursing the cold and wondering why the hell I bought a dry clean-only sweater, so now I’m trying to make more of my day. This is why I was happy to swing by Evangelo’s one afterno...

Wednesday, June 6, 2012 Alex De Vore

Chartsengrafs

Test yo-self before you…best yo-self?

Music Features Maybe you’re a musician and maybe you think you’re one. Here’s a surefire way to find out if you’ve got the right stuff to become a celebrated member of the elite Santa Fe scene.

Wednesday, May 30, 2012 Alex De Vore

The Blues Man, Plus Reggae

If I love Taj Mahal, the rest of you damn well better love him, too.

Music Features When I was just a kid growing up in Los Angeles, my mother played a wide array of records for my brother and me, but the musician who brings me back to those glory days is—wait for it—Taj Mahal. My mother...

Wednesday, May 23, 2012 Alex De Vore

King David

We Will Never Forget David Lescht

Music Features Sixty-four-years old isn’t exactly elderly, and I had seen David Lescht around town on many recent occasions, so the news of his death late last week was hard for me to fathom.

Wednesday, May 16, 2012 Alex De Vore

Take Cover

Every now and then, covers are the way to go.

Music Features As bands like Chango will tell you, choosing the right tune to cover is critical. It’s pretty easy to look like a fool when you choose to cover some crap nobody’s ever heard of or a song that’s beyond y...

Wednesday, May 9, 2012 Alex De Vore

New (Mexican) Radio

You can turn on your radio again

Music Features About a year ago, I sat down with legendary (yeah, legendary) Santa Fe DJ Maynard Del Mar to discuss changes to radio station KLBU 102.9 FM [A Sharp, May 1, 2011: “Radioactivity”]. Del Mar, along

Tuesday, May 1, 2012 Alex De Vore

Making Enemies

Public Enemy is coming, but can you attend?

Music Features Back in November, SFR received an email from Santa Fe University of Art and Design about a free public event featuring legendary hip-hop act Public Enemy. The April 28 “hip-hop symposium” is a part of SFUAD...

Wednesday, April 25, 2012 Alex De Vore

Low-Down Local Music Blues

James T Baker is pissed

Music Features  James T Baker has a problem. The local bluesman has been trying to make a go of it for 30-some years, but after being relegated to out-of-town shows and farmers markets, then recently losing a r

Wednesday, April 18, 2012 Alex De Vore

Mraz-Matazz

Hey Jason Mraz, you suck.

Music Features I’m not the type to look a gift disc in the mouth, so when I recently discovered an unsolicited package from Atlantic Records on my desk, I was pretty sure it would be a good day (they’ve got Miss

Tuesday, April 10, 2012 Alex De Vore

¡Sick!

How my super-sick girlfriend got me to stop hating her music

Music Features When it comes to music—the world’s most universal art form—the lady and I often have what you might call misunderstandings.

Wednesday, April 4, 2012 Alex De Vore
 
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