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Have Heart

Heartless Bastards’ Erika Wennerstrom on her band, overcoming writer’s block and how women fit into music

Music Features Austin-via-Cincinatti rock act Heartless Bastards is playing a totally awesome, totally free show as part of SFR’s Arts Festival. So I called up frontwoman Erika Wennerstrom and asked her some questions.

Wednesday, September 12, 2012 Alex De Vore

Long Road A-ho

Local nightlife ain’t perfect, but there are those working to make it better

Music Features Despite high attendance hopes, a recent meeting with Santa Fe’s Occupancy Tax Advisory Board (OTAB) and concerned citizens to discuss diminishing nightlife was a rather sedate affair. Of the 177 com

Wednesday, September 5, 2012 Alex De Vore

Everything in Its Right Place

Team Everything’s nailing it

Music Features If y’all don’t know Team Everything (and really, how would that even be possible?) you should probably be aware that the collective of musicians and artists are hard at work bringing local and national D...

Wednesday, August 29, 2012 Alex De Vore

Guitar Heroes

Get ready to feel bad about yourself!

Music Features As I write this, I am one day away from my 20th guitar-playin’ anniversary. I mention  this not for conceited reasons, but because it got me thinking that there are quite a few outstanding guitarists i...

Wednesday, August 22, 2012 Alex De Vore

Glitch in the System

Where technology meets graphic art

Music Features Greetings! Art Director here with a dispatch from the world of graphic design. With some spiffy new SFR Arts Festival posters starting to go up pretty soon, I thought I’d take the opportunity to talk a bit ab...

Wednesday, August 22, 2012 Corey Johnson

Punk As F*@%

I want to be stereotyped. I want to be classified.

Music Features In this town, you’ve gotta jump on the punk shows as quickly as you can. Thus, I went to check out local boys HN-88 and El Paso, Texas’ Antigone. I’ll say right now it wasn’t the greatest show I’ve ...

Wednesday, August 15, 2012 Alex De Vore

For Every Season, Turner

A punk rock hero goes solo

Music Features The 16-year-old inside me was freaking out big time—wait…let’s try that again. The teen in me was freaking out while walking to my most recent interview. I’d received an email the previous wee

Wednesday, August 8, 2012 Alex De Vore

Triple Play

Ch-check out these three very different releases

Music Features I’ve recently had a few “friendly” suggestions to review more local CDs (including one shouted at me from a car at 3:30 in the morning. I’d like to thank that guy for making me drop my last cigarette ...

Wednesday, August 1, 2012 Alex De Vore

American Blandstand

Think of the children!

Music Features The Santa Fe Bandstand has always seemed like a great idea on paper. Tons of local and national acts descend upon the Plaza for several weeks of varied and exciting music. Awesome, right? Mostly.

Wednesday, July 25, 2012 Alex De Vore

What’s In A Name?

Why do so many bands insist on using ridiculous names?

Music Features I’m not saying it’s easy to come up with a good band name. Hell, I spent years in a band called (don’t) shoot noah!, and the only thing worse than our stupid name was our stupid music.

Wednesday, July 18, 2012 Alex De Vore
 
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