Santa Fe Reporter - Music Features http://www.sfreporter.com/santafe/articles.sec-24-1-music-features.html <![CDATA[Gimme Shelter - Composer, vocalist craft songs for Syria]]>
By: Alex De Vore
“A lot of why I’m a singer and why I love vocal music is because I get to tap into these saturated emotional states,” Tara Khozein says. “For me, the only reason to sing something is if you’re in a state that words alone can’t express.”]]>
<![CDATA[¡Doce! - Twelve reasons to love Sex on Vinyl XII]]>
By: Alex De Vore
Love and Sex issue—Sex on Vinyl XII… It’s apt, no? Indeed. In fact, DJ Melanie Moore’s annual DJ-palooza reaches 12 years old this weekend, and 12 is pretty nuts.]]>
<![CDATA[Crank it Up - King Volume Records shares the love]]>
By: Alex De Vore
There exists across the globe a network of creators who produce audio and visual works for the sheer joy of art and a desire to to share the fruits of their labor with like-minded people.
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<![CDATA[The Coming of the Don - Mothers of Invention member comes to Santa Fe]]>
By: Alex De Vore
Dances with Werewolves is this new horror film about a young woman who leaves an abusive relationship only to get all tangled up with an ancient Romanian countess and, wouldn’t you know it, werewolves!]]>
<![CDATA[Angry Jams - Get pissed on Inauguration Day]]>
By: Alex De Vore
It’s happening, you guys, and short of some miraculous eleventh-hour long shot, we’re gonna have four long years of Trump shoved down our collective craw.
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<![CDATA[And the Winner Is… - New Mexico Platinum Music Awards nominations are now open]]>
By: Alex De Vore
People always seem to talk about the plethora of tremendous musicians operating in the state, and the New Mexico Music Commission is ready and raring to celebrate some of these fine creators with the upcoming Platinum Music Awards.
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<![CDATA[My Name is Jonas - What the hell is jazz, anyway?]]>
By: Alex De Vore
“I’m not somebody who is into jazz because of the scene or the style. It just nailed me as a kid,” local musician Chris Jonas says. He’s staring directly at me, and it’s intense.]]>
<![CDATA[Sage Advice - Sage Francis on indie labels, studio vs. stage and What He’s Learned From Punk Rock]]>
By: Alex De Vore
The rumblings began some time ago, but it didn’t emerge into a full-blown cacophony until the last month or so. What you’ve heard is true—hip-hop heavy-hitter Sage Francis is coming to Santa Fe.]]>
<![CDATA[The Gospel According to Jimmy Carter - Blind Boys of Alabama keep on spreading the gospel]]>
By: Alex De Vore
Looking back over the history of music, you’d be hard-pressed to name a group with more longevity than celebrated gospel act Blind Boys of Alabama.
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<![CDATA[DIY Till We Die - In defense of Ghost Ship and the ethics of DIY]]>
By: Alex De Vore
By now most people have heard about the tragic fire that tore through Oakland, California, live/art space, Ghost Ship, and the terrible deaths that now number well over 30.
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<![CDATA[Holiday Coverage - Christmas jams for people sick of Christmas jams]]>
By: Alex De Vore
“Is it time for Christmas movies yet?” a friend recently asked me via text. “My complicated love for Christmas takes over just after Thanksgiving. … Secretly, I’m furious for loving it.”
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<![CDATA[Abhidhamma - AudioBuddha keeps it positive with Replenish]]>
By: Alex De Vore
“There’s a lazy way of using a computer controller, and then there’s a creative way,” Steve Brisk (aka AudioBuddha) tells me excitedly.
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<![CDATA[SFR Streams: Future Tense—An Exclusive Stream of Future Scars' Debut EP - Future Scars come out strong with debut recording]]>
By: Alex De Vore
An exclusive stream of Future Scars' debut EP.]]>
<![CDATA[Lay of the Land - Ginger Dunnill rocks with Standing Rock]]>
By: Alex De Vore
“It’s kind of been madness at our house,” Ginger Dunnill tells me. “Standing Rock has taken over. … We go every summer to see Cannupa’s family and we’ve been to the camp twice, once in June and again in August.
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<![CDATA[American Idols - As In We guitarist enters the abyss with a new black metal act]]>
By: Alex De Vore
Haven Willis has been busy. Most notably as guitarist/songwriter for indie-math quartet As In We and for a brief period he dabbled as the guitarist for the more straightforward rock of The Velvet O.]]>
<![CDATA[Try This on for Size - Even more music-themed costume ideas]]>
By: Alex De Vore
Every year around this time I get pretty excited because I can do my annual music-themed Halloween costume suggestions column.]]>
<![CDATA[It’s Time to Party - Andrew WK takes hismotivational speaking tour to all 50 states—no joke]]>
By: Alex De Vore
When Andrew WK released his rock album I Get Wet in 2001, he proved one very important thing about himself: He loves to fucking party, bro. And so it was, and it was good.
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<![CDATA[Hey Fela - Fiesta Fela’s sixth year is bigger and better than ever]]>
By: Alex De Vore
Though Cameroonian ex-pat Kamajou Tadfor has called Santa Fe home since 1999, it wasn’t until 2010 that his nonprofit organization Afreeka Santa Fe kicked off their annual Fiesta Fela event.
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<![CDATA[Extra! Extra! - A smattering of news from around the Santa Fe music scene]]>
By: Alex De Vore
Everyone is always saying stuff to me like, “Dude, Alex—there’s a lot going on musically around here! It’s so much for such a small town!” And then I’m all like, “Totally. I know.”
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<![CDATA[SFR Streams: An Exclusive Stream of the New Cloacas Album - Hear the newest album a full week before its official release]]>
By: SFR
Behold! The newest effort from local gothic-Americana act, Cloacas: "...and the skies are not cloudy all day" streamed in its entirety a full week ahead of its release. ]]>