Santa Fe Reporter - Music Features http://www.sfreporter.com/santafe/articles.sec-24-1-music-features.html <![CDATA[Vitality - Lifesongs helps and heals across generations]]>
By: Alex De Vore
We are conditioned to fear the concept and ramifications of aging. The ancient Egyptians would surely find this ridiculous, but it’s true: Aging and dying are mostly terrifying.]]>
<![CDATA[Swan-Like - Why the hell isn’t Colossal Swan Dive your favorite local band yet?]]>
By: Alex De Vore
Music aimed at younger people is very important to me as both a writer and as a citizen of a town that sometimes puts that concept on the back burner.
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<![CDATA[Peachy Keen - Robert Earl Keen temporarily leaves country and Americana behind to go bluegrass on your ass]]>
By: Alex De Vore
I’ve got good news and bad news, bluegrass fans, so brace yourselves. The bad news is that the big ol’ annual bluegrass festival that usually goes down at the Rodeo Grounds is kaput because, as it turns out, the whole thing was way too expensive.]]>
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By: Alex De Vore
There is no me without you. I don’t think I ever told you that, but I should have. I mean, you were the guy who this 20-something idiot writer had to look up to.
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<![CDATA[Operatic - A locally composed opera is out to change your mind on the medium]]>
By: Alex De Vore
Look, kids, we get it. Opera ain’t for everyone, and it certainly ain’t easy. It’s all foreign languages and intricate plot lines and hunchbacks and sometimes super long.]]>
<![CDATA[Press Record - The professional’s unprofessional]]>
By: Alex De Vore
Back when I was a lad, just straight sucking at music in some dumb punk band, when we were ready to record and had little money to do so, we’d hit up David Cragin and his Santa Fe Soundworks studio.]]>
<![CDATA[Knife to See You - Ol’ Dagger sharpens their blades]]>
By: Alex De Vore
I was going to say all this stuff about DJs vs. bands, and how it’s rad that The Underground’s focus on providing the bulk of their entertainment in people-actually-playing-instruments form but … oh wait, that is what I just said.
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<![CDATA[Happy Days - You, me, and the Fonz]]>
By: Alex De Vore
Have you guys ever noticed that the days of the week come with a certain feeling? It’s sometimes hard to put your finger on, but we sat down and thought about it and came up with these themes: Monday’s Theme: Why Did We Go Out Again?
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<![CDATA[It Don’t Mean a Thing - De Vore’s dark swing secret]]>
By: Alex De Vore
Here’s an odd confession—I used to be super into swing dancing. My friend Benji, my brother Noah and I had seen the 1993 WWII dance film Swing Kids, gasped, and then immediately signed up for lessons.]]>
<![CDATA[Musculature - Feel the post-hardcore pump]]>
By: Alex De Vore
I was just up there for a weekend, so you can take my word when I tell you that Denver is a-sploding. And it’s not just because of the whole Super Bowl thing—I’m talking musically.
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<![CDATA[Hot Coco - Coco O’Connor isn’t going to change music, but she is going to bring something a little different to town]]>
By: Alex De Vore
Coco O’Connor’s sound follows in the footsteps of titanic musical ladies like Dolly Parton and Bonnie Raitt, but with a more contemporary blues-rock slant or almost swampy, down-South old-time aesthetic.]]>
<![CDATA[Now We’re Cooking - The Candyman’s Cindy Cook is working hard for you, Santa Fe]]>
By: Alex De Vore
On Feb. 10, Candyman Strings & Things announced that its co-owner and director of education and marketing, Cindy Cook, had been elected to the board of the National Association of Music Merchants (NAMM) for a three-year term.
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<![CDATA[Leather Bound - Jonny Leather thinks about you guys all the time]]>
By: Alex De Vore
You guys want to know what I like? I like when someone from another town moves here with an unbiased perspective on our music scene. Obviously—and it’s been said before—we live in a bubble, and we all know each other.
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<![CDATA[World Records - Stepbridge Studios make way for Jono Manson’s Kitchen Sink Studios]]>
By: Alex De Vore
In October, Manson took over, and by November, he was plugging along with a reinvigorated sense of purpose and a whole mess of improvements to the already stellar equipment boasted by the former Stepbridge. ]]>
<![CDATA[Duality - Listen to (and read) this]]>
By: Alex De Vore
Santa Fe singer-songwriter David Berkeley is out to change this with his newest project, The Free Brontosaurus (a collection of short-stories) and Cardboard Boat (the companion record). ]]>
<![CDATA[Show School - Venues need to take a page from metal promoters]]>
By: Alex De Vore
A few days before Christmas, my roommate Elektra and I forced ourselves to leave the house. It was harrowing for plenty of reasons, but usually, if we are left to our own devices, we won’t brave the cold for non-work things.
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<![CDATA[DIY Till You Die - Future Scars’ Eliza Lutz might be the most interesting musician in town]]>
By: Alex De Vore
Let’s talk Eliza Lutz, the guitarist for local bands As In We and GRY GRDNS, the sole purveyor of folk-punk tunes as the sadly defunct Prolly and, most recently, the mastermind behind brand new As In We offshoot, Future Scars.]]>
<![CDATA[Classic - Meet Grisha Krivchenia, the coolest classical musician around]]>
By: Alex De Vore
Chances are you’ve been hearing the name Grisha Krivchenia fairly often of late. The Ohio-born musician and composer has been practically everywhere.]]>
<![CDATA[Ho, Ho, Oh No! - Give the gift of music]]>
By: Alex De Vore
As the threat of another terrible Christmas looms on your calendar like a constant reminder of your own mortality, the clock moves forward and seems to say, “Wrong gift,” with every tick, every tock.
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<![CDATA[Good Cover - Pack of Lies delivers the classics]]>
By: Thomas Ragan
While we’re on the topic of New Year’s resolutions, here’s one: You might start thinking about following Little Leroy and His Pack of Lies, a cover band that’s going to ring in the New Year at El Farol on Canyon Road.
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