Santa Fe Reporter - Music Features http://www.sfreporter.com/santafe/articles.sec-24-1-music-features.html <![CDATA[Buskers vs.Vendors - Can’t we all just get along?]]>
By: Alex De Vore
Vendors are dissatisfied with their own ordinance and are using the buskers to complain about that dissatisfaction]]>
<![CDATA[The Band Member Archetype Quiz - What role do you fill for your band?]]>
By: Alex De Vore
There are totally archetypes at play when it comes to band members. Take this quiz to determine what kind of band member you are.]]>
<![CDATA[Love Buzz - 20 years after his untimely death, Kurt Cobain’s influence is strong as ever]]>
By: Alex De Vore
It’s been 20 years since Kurt Cobain died, and that’s just weird as shit. Really, for those of us who are a certain age, it’s absolutely insane to think that Nirvana’s breakthrough album (1991’s Nevermind) is now nearing 23 years old itself. ]]>
<![CDATA[20 Questions with David Geist - The guy didn’t even have to think about it!]]>
By: Alex De Vore
How many musicians can be in love with reinterpreted show tunes and still be total badasses? Not a lot, but David Geist can.]]>
<![CDATA[The Proposal - A new resolution provides $5,000 to kick-start SF nightlife]]>
By: Alex De Vore
Our City Council recently passed a resolution that identifies issues and potential solutions for the boring nature of Santa Fe nightlife. ]]>
<![CDATA[High Desert Jams - Mesa Recordings does our scene proud]]>
By: Alex De Vore
Local imprint, Mesa Recordings, is rolling along like some sort of electronic music freight train. ]]>
<![CDATA[Red Hot - Red Cell is leaving town…drag ]]>
By: Alex De Vore
I’ve lived in Santa Fe just over a decade, but you get to this point living here where you’ve almost gotten everything out of the town you can,” Red Cell tells SFR. “Don’t get me wrong, I love it here. It’s just that this opportunity to move to Tangier is the kind of thing that really only comes along once in a lifetime, and that’s if you’re lucky.]]>
<![CDATA[Raging Bull - Promoter Isaiah Rodriguez is takin’ care of business]]>
By: Alex De Vore
It seems like anywhere you go these days, somebody has a plan for the future of Santa Fe nightlife. More often than not, the ideas are pretty grandiose and/or not based in reality.]]>
<![CDATA[Out of This World - Venus and the Lion is the best band of all time. Or, y’know, of late]]>
By: Alex De Vore
A couple weeks back I was toiling away at a Warehouse 21 concert and thinking to myself how this town could use more young bands to dilute some of the old bastard energy around town. When four-piece rock act Venus and the Lion took the stage I didn’t think twice…until they started their set.
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<![CDATA[Funk That - The Sticky is better than ever and brings funk to a mostly funkless town]]>
By: Alex De Vore
They’ve been kicking ass at private parties, winning a 2013 New Mexico Music Award for best R&B song with “Makin’ Love in Outerspace,” appearing at gatherings like the After Hours Alliance Festival and slowly but surely writing originals that have yet to be unleashed upon the public—they’re funk act The Sticky, and they rule the land.]]>
<![CDATA[Annoying Things Music Writers Say to Musicians - Turns out I also have flaws. Weird, right? ]]>
By: Alex De Vore
Just to show everyone that I don’t hang around looking in a hand mirror thinking I’m hot shit, I decided to give the Santa Fe music community a voice against me. Sort of. I’m sorry to speak for you, friends, it’s just well, I have a column and you don’t, so… Here are the top five annoying things music writers say to local musicians.
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<![CDATA[Another One Bites the Dust - Rouge Cat closes its doors. You’d think we’d all be used to this kind of thing by now]]>
By: Alex De Vore
Dance club/gay-ish bar/DJ haven Rouge Cat quietly ceased business last week. Many within the music community are left to face yet another round of questions like, Why is it so difficult for a venue to operate in a town where everyone constantly bemoans the lack of nighttime activity?]]>
<![CDATA[When You’re Alone and Life is Making You Lonely... - It turns out we don’t hate each other]]>
By: Alex De Vore
When I started to put together a column about the perceived cultural disconnect between the Southside and downtown areas of Santa Fe, I faced some long-held personal opinions that were hard to give up.]]>
<![CDATA[History Re-beating - Local jazzman John Trentacosta is here to school you ]]>
By: Alex De Vore
Let’s get one thing straight right now—John Trentacosta is awesome. The longtime local drummer, public school music teacher, KSFR DJ and now college professor just gets it, Santa Fe.]]>
<![CDATA[Thanks So Much For Your Input - The top 5 annoying things people say to music writers ]]>
By: Alex De Vore
Thanks to a particularly awesome blog on metalsucks.net about the top 39 annoying things that bands do—not to mention a recent comment I received about losing my touch and becoming too nice—I decided to ride some coattails and let you know the top five annoying things people say to (local) music writers.]]>
<![CDATA[Go With the Flo - If she isn’t already, Felecia Ford is your new favorite singer]]>
By: Alex De Vore
The connection led to a longtime collaboration with Frogville as well as Ford’s relocation to Santa Fe. Over the next 10 years, HYF would release five records and record a sixth that never saw the light of day, though tracks “Hurricane” and “So Close” from that final effort wound up on Kissing Booth.]]>
<![CDATA[Boredom Slayer for Mayor - Mayoral candidates take a look at local nightlife]]>
By: Alex De Vore

It seems as if now more than ever, those within the local music scene are actively pursuing city help for the bolstering of local arts and culture in Santa Fe—more specifically a long-overdue look at the state of nightlife and music or lack thereof. With that in mind, it seemed at least a little important to check in with our three mayoral candidates to see what their thoughts on these issues might be.

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<![CDATA[New Year, New Scene? - I’m not gonna miss you 2013]]>
By: Alex De Vore
Man, 2013 sucked huge. I was all, “I’m gonna blow this mouse house and live it up in Los Angeles!” I burned bridges and hurt feelings (more so than usual) and thought I was so smart.
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<![CDATA[They’re The Best Around - Nothing’s ever gonna keep them down]]>
By: Alex De Vore
For a town that is not only small but that can also boast one of the more insular music communities on earth, it’s pretty insane how many albums are either produced locally or released by local acts.]]>
<![CDATA[Give, Dammit! - ]]>
By: Alex De Vore
It might be just a little early to offer up musically-based gift suggestions, but I got to thinking that if, like me, you can’t take another 8 am dash to Giant on Dec. 25 and the sadness that comes with gifting someone a $6 gas station copy of Joyride.]]>