James Reich is the epitome of the 21st-century Renaissance man. Best known for being half of top-notch local post-punk band Venus Bogardus, Reich recently became a published novelist (I, Judas comes out in October) and is an adjunct literature professor at Santa Fe University of Art and Design.
As the number of worthwhile music venues in Santa Fe continues to dwindle and the city’s concert-going public braces itself for yet another stale night of Americana and/or blues, one local gallery has stepped up to provide some much-needed change.
Face facts, rock ’n’ roll: The double-neck bass/guitar almost always comes across as being pretty goofy. Nine times out of 10, the combination instrument is a ridiculous novelty, a jack-off set piece that clown-ass bands employ to look cool.