Santa Fe Reporter - Music Features http://www.sfreporter.com/santafe/articles.sec-24-1-music-features.html <![CDATA[Wavvelengths - San Diego’s Wavves plays the songs our hearts would sing]]>
By: Alex De Vore
Wavves began as the heartfelt bedroom project of San Diego’s Nathan Williams—sort of like a more punk rock version of Pinback for the Weezer or Superdrag set.]]>
<![CDATA[Dear John - Don’t blame John Kurzweg for Creed]]>
By: Alex De Vore
“I was always a musician,” John Kurzweg says. It’s a sunny afternoon and the performer/producer/singer-songwriter and I are sipping coffee and chatting for the first time ever, though we met once before years ago.
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<![CDATA[Gather around the… - LA’s Campfire Cassettes keep it short and oh-so-sweet]]>
By: Alex De Vore
Los Angeles-based indie rock band Campfire Cassettes comes across as a bit of an enigma.
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<![CDATA[Top 10 - Eff Your FB List]]>
By: Alex De Vore
If you’ve been kickin’ around Facebook lately (and who hasn’t?) you’ve probably already grown weary of people’s fun little “Here are 10 shows I’ve seen only one of them is a show I totally didn’t see! Haha, I’m cute!” lists.
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<![CDATA[By Any Other Name - I say Rosedale plays pop-punk, Rosedale says otherwise]]>
By: Alex De Vore
Canadian one-man power-pop act Rosedale returns to the Cowgirl this Thursday April 27 at 8 pm to make us all think things like, “Dude, blink-182’s Dude Ranch was actually pretty sick!”
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<![CDATA[Press Record - Santa Fe expat joins forces with Bay Area badasses for live recording session]]>
By: Alex De Vore
Santa Feans of a certain age will no doubt recall the brief yet glorious reign of math-metal act The Seventh Circle. What many might not know is that one of its members, formerly local guitarist Trevor Bahnson, hung up his metal riffs.]]>
<![CDATA[Love is Blind - Ithaca’s The Blind Spots may just surprise you]]>
By: Alex De Vore
The scene will probably go a little something like this: Band climbs onstage at Boxcar, front woman with shockingly powerful voice belts out like a motherfucker, audience remembers they enjoy honest, solid rock ’n’ roll.]]>
<![CDATA[Saint Peter - Congrats, Pete Williams—you’re the coolest dude in town]]>
By: Alex De Vore
Peter Williams hopes to recapture the love of swing and down ’n’ dirty juke-joint honky-tonk—and spread it—at his open-to-the-public workshop series.
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<![CDATA[Siren Song - Paris Mancini loops the loop]]>
By: Alex De Vore
I’ve mentioned Paris Mancini’s bizarre looping musical project P S I R E N S before, but now you’ll have a chance to check her out for yourself at two upcoming shows here in town.]]>
<![CDATA[Dawes-some - Los Angeles’ Dawes rolls with the punches]]>
By: Alex De Vore
Dawes is evolving. Or has already. Either way, the Los Angeles band has shed at least some of their folky pop gestalt for patient ruminations on the usual suspects—loss and love and mortality—with their fifth studio album, We’re All Gonna Die. ]]>
<![CDATA[Control Freak - Moldover builds his own musical empire]]>
By: Alex De Vore
No one is taking sides per se (naw, I totally am), but there’s a definite disconnect between fans of electronically made music and actual instrumentation, or at least there has been … in my mind.]]>
<![CDATA[Wisdom Lost, Wisdom Found - What I learned about life, music, the universe, everything while I was totally unconscious and having my wisdom teeth removed]]>
By: Alex De Vore
Last week, after years of putting it off (and only because my ladyfriend was like, “Dude, get your life together!”), I had my wisdom teeth yanked.
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<![CDATA[Franken-Right - Donavon Frankenreiter brings his family to town]]>
By: Alex De Vore
Singer-songwriter Donavon Frankenreiter gets tied to surf-bum troubadour Jack Johnson a little too often. This is, frankly, a bit of a drag, as Frankenreiter’s style comes across as more personal and considerate.]]>
<![CDATA[Snap, Crackle—Pop - Nearly two decades later, Vanilla Pop keeps it going]]>
By: Alex De Vore
Taos’ Vanilla Pop is kind of mysterious. Yet, as far back as most everyone can remember, they’ve always been there: Al Dente and Lester Moore, creeper mustaches, emotionless faces, shiny outfits and all.]]>
<![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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