Santa Fe Reporter - Music Features http://www.sfreporter.com/santafe/articles.sec-24-1-music-features.html <![CDATA[NOW This - Amelia Bauer rocks hard for the National Organization for Women]]>
By: Alex De Vore
The Santa Fe Opera was beyond packed on the evening of Saturday Sept. 9. But how did such an historic event come to be? Meet Amelia Bauer.]]>
<![CDATA[The Future is Now - Future Islands’ William Cashion wouldn’t consider himself the band’s main focus, but we kinda do]]>
By: Alex De Vore
When I call Future Islands bassist William Cashion, the first thing I tell him is that they don’t generally send a lot of bassists my way and that it’s not all too common to have one be so focused upon.]]>
<![CDATA[Going Dutch - K.Dutch does it DIY]]>
By: Alex De Vore
Quoth the liner notes from K.Dutch’s debut full-length, Always Home: “This album has a strong DIY core with most songs produced on my laptop at my dining room table and recorded on a hand-me-down mic in my garage.” ]]>
<![CDATA[The Return of Pop-Punk - Five Reasons to be at The Murderburgers’ Santa Fe Show]]>
By: Alex De Vore
Devoted readers will no doubt be aware that I’m super into emo and pop punk and all of those genres’ many offshoots and subgenres.
]]>
<![CDATA[The Magic Number(s) - Oh hey, D Numbers—we love you guys]]>
By: Alex De Vore
The last time I wrote about D Numbers was six long years ago, which is insane—especially since it was just a couple months ago in my mind. Of course, a lot’s changed since then, with members Ben Wright, Brian Mayhall and Paul Feathericci founding]]>
<![CDATA[After Hours Alliance Announces Music Lineup for 2017 AHA Festival of Progressive Arts - One day, two stages, a bazillion acts]]>
By: Alex De Vore
We can finally drop hot knowledge on all y'all when it comes to the music lineup for this year's AHA Festival of Progressive Arts. ]]>
<![CDATA[Vocalizations - 7th Wave Singers take song to the masses]]>
By: Alex De Vore
It’s here, tucked behind the Fruit of the Earth Organics cannabis dispensary and CBD outlet on Early Street, that lies what might just be one of Santa Fe’s best-kept, albeit new, secrets—Paradiso. ]]>
<![CDATA[Local Musicians to Teach at African School - How Storming the Beaches with Logos in Hand members aim to help an African music school]]>
By: Alex De Vore
Storming the Beaches With Logos in Hand's Luke Carr and Caitlin Brothers' broader work has just begun.]]>
<![CDATA[Orchestrated - Foxygen’s Sam France on the band’s new direction]]>
By: Alex De Vore
The evolution of Los Angeles’ Foxygen has been interesting to watch, from their indie/psych throwback breakout We Are the 21st Century Ambassadors of Peace & Magic to the glitzy funk-pop of …And Star Power.
]]>
<![CDATA[Fierce Foliage - The return of Treemotel]]>
By: Alex De Vore
In August 2013, local band Treemotel performed during the Santa Fe Bandstand series and rocked my face off so hard I never forgot.]]>
<![CDATA[Bonito, Benito - Local hip-hopper Benzo III drops his first major solo release]]>
By: Alex De Vore
“Joe West is my uncle—not by blood, but by marriage,” Benito M Martinez III, aka Benzo III, tells SFR. “When I was a kid and he was practicing out by the house, I’d go there every time; the first instrument I ever played was the toaster.”]]>
<![CDATA[Three in the Chamber - Santa Fe Chamber Music Festival’s artistic director gives us the lowdown]]>
By: Alex De Vore
By the time you read this, the 45th annual Santa Fe Chamber Music Festival will be underway. You may know this already, but it’s popular.
]]>
<![CDATA[Branden & James: Sad Bastards - 20-ish questions with the piano-cello-vocals duo]]>
By: Alex De Vore
Branden & James is actually two people: Branden James and James Clark.
]]>
<![CDATA[In the Garage - Sex Headaches ride again]]>
By: Alex De Vore
It’s a few years back and I’m standing inside Radical Abacus, the small DIY space in the midtown industrial/Siler Road area, when Sex Headaches take the stage. Well, it’s actually just a corner of the room.
]]>
<![CDATA[The Sagga Continues - Santiago Gallegos kicks it old-school]]>
By: Alex De Vore
What does old-school even mean anymore, especially in a town like Santa Fe where a hefty cross-section of our artists are, like, old?
]]>
<![CDATA[Sol Position - The sort-of return of a Santa Fe institution]]>
By: Alex De Vore
Producer, DJ, MC and musician Sol Bentley never actually went anywhere—he’s definitely been around. But he did scale back his music-making operations while opening Skylight then transitioning to  Buffalo Thunder’s Shadeh Nightclub.]]>
<![CDATA[The Sky’s the Limit (Almost) - What’s going on with Skylight anyway?]]>
By: Alex De Vore
In late April, Skylight co-owner Kate Kennedy told SFR the nightclub would slow down regular operations. Cut to this month, and things are actually looking up.]]>
<![CDATA[First Tracks XL - A veritable smorgasbord of musical information]]>
By: Alex De Vore
A lot of us are probably looking around Santa Fe right now thinking, “Damn, I’m just one person—how can I possibly know all of the things going down?”]]>
<![CDATA[The Yard - AMP Concerts’ Jamie Lenfestey on this summer’s don’t-miss Railyard shows]]>
By: Alex De Vore
In January, Santa Fe/Albuquerque-based promotions nonprofit AMP Concerts announced it had received a $25,000 AMP Grant (a purely coincidental name) from the Levitt Foundation.]]>
<![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.]]>