Santa Fe Reporter - Music Features http://www.sfreporter.com/santafe/articles.sec-24-1-music-features.html <![CDATA[American Cry-dol - Wherein I discover I am too old for American Idol]]>
By: Alex De Vore
I have peered into the gaping maw of insanity, and it is the American Idol auditions process.
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<![CDATA[Flamenco—Who Knew? - Since when does flamenco sound amazing? Since Joaquin Gallegos]]>
By: Alex De Vore
“There’s a saying in Spain which is, ‘Beber de muchas fuentes,’ which means to drink from many fountains, and I think that’s fitting for me,” local flamenco musician Joaquin Gallegos tells SFR.]]>
<![CDATA[Busker Dustup - A year after ordinance revision, local community has changed]]>
By: Alex De Vore
Outdoor music season is upon us. But while events like the Santa Fe Opera’s 59th season and the Summer Bandstand are upon us, it’s important to remember that there are still corners of the musical pantheon that fall into less conventional categories.]]>
<![CDATA[New Girl on the Block - Say hello to Shannon Brackett]]>
By: Alex De Vore
It’s difficult to get a read on Shannon Brackett. On the one hand, she does seem prone to a certain overblown sense of self-importance and can be name-droppy.]]>
<![CDATA[Metal Time - Pascual Romero is metal as fuck, sure, but he does way more for the scene than just that]]>
By: Alex De Vore
This is probably what you’d call a high-class problem, but it’s becoming harder and harder to keep track of all the excellently excellent metal dudes running around Santa Fe.
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<![CDATA[Case Work - Case Tanner owns you, bro]]>
By: Alex De Vore
Case Tanner is a monster bassist who makes a lot of us feel like we were doing it wrong.]]>
<![CDATA[Pieces by Marcos Part 2: Lost in Albuquerque - That’s Right—we found him!]]>
By: Alex De Vore
An article in our recent Local Music Issue titled “Pieces by Marcos” told the tale of 33-year-old former Santa Fean Warren Langford and a Tiger brand Talkboy tape recorder he bought at a yard sale almost 15 years ago.
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<![CDATA[For the Record - Bill Palmer and I are best friends now. Also, he works at a studio]]>
By: Alex De Vore
I’m sure if you’d asked either Bill Palmer or myself about the other a few years back, the response would have been something like, “Fuck that guy,” but things have changed.
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<![CDATA[Not Quite a Riot - Pussy Riot Santa Fe appearance doesn't capitalize on artists' fun side]]>
By: Alex De Vore
Your buddies from SFR went to check out the appearance of Nadezhda Tolokonnikova and Maria Alyokhina, of Pussy Riot, at Santa Fe University of Art and Design’s Artists for Positive Social Change ser]]>
<![CDATA[Six Degrees of DJ Bacon - ‘Multifaceted’ doesn’t even begin to describe him]]>
By: Alex De Vore
Sure, there are plenty of musicians splitting time between multiple projects in Santa Fe, but one man stands out in his ability to create brilliant original music, maintain session work excellence and add that certain je ne sais quoi to his backup appearances.]]>
<![CDATA[The Sound and the Fury - Hey musicians, you couldn’t do it without these guys. Not well, anyway]]>
By: Alex De Vore
The oft-overlooked yet vital members of any stage show, sound guys and gals, are just about the only people without whom a show could not run.
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<![CDATA[Songcraft - Think lyrics just happen? Don’t be an ass]]>
By: Todd E Lovato
How do some of our resident songsmiths compose their music? Here are some highlights.]]>
<![CDATA[Pieces by Marcos - Credit card? You got it! In search of the mind that brought us “Dakota is a Frito”]]>
By: Alex De Vore
Thirty-three-year-old Warren Langford now lives in Seattle, but he was once an important part of Santa Fe’s music scene.
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<![CDATA[Bandstand Report - Check out these highlights from the upcoming free music series]]>
By: Alex De Vore
The 13th annual Santa Fe Bandstand runs Tuesday, July 7, through Thursday, Aug. 27, and features a lot to navigate. With eight full weeks of free concerts on the Plaza, how does one decide what to see?]]>
<![CDATA[Fan Man - Local promoter Jamie Lenfestey joins ABQ nonprofit AMP Concerts]]>
By: Alex De Vore
Jamie Lenfestey, the promoter behind some of the biggest shows in recent memory, might be done with the local music scene.]]>
<![CDATA[Pussy Riot Comes to Santa Fe - SFUAD welcomes two founding members as part of their Artists for Positive Social Change series]]>
By: Alex De Vore
Heads up fans of social consciousness, activism and totally awesome band names—some of the members of Russia’s punk band/activist collective Pussy Riot are coming to Santa Fe.]]>
<![CDATA[Stormy Weather - Luke Carr’s Storming the Beaches with Logos in Hand is finally releasing their debut. Will it be all we hoped? Yes it will]]>
By: Alex De Vore
It probably wasn’t helping Luke Carr that I used my mind-boggling clout within the community to announce in last year’s music issue that I have a huge music crush on him.
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<![CDATA[Hits for the Bong - Wanna get high? Do it to this playlist]]>
By: Alex De Vore
If you can think of anything to do when stoned that’s better than listening to music I’ll eat my hat.]]>
<![CDATA[Make Room - You can’t discover The Room Outside fast enough]]>
By: Alex De Vore
There isn’t a local band that comes close to the sound produced by the criminally under-known local quartet The Room Outside, so bear with me here for a sec while I explain why you absolutely need to know this band.
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<![CDATA[Marks the Spot - X is coming, and Exene Cervenka is cool as hell]]>
By: Alex De Vore
Few artists are as synonymous with the punk rock aesthetic as Exene Cervenka, from celebrated and legendary Los Angeles punk trailblazers X.]]>