Leon Russell made friends with the piano at 4 years old. Unlike many childhood friendships, the passage of nearly seven decades finds the pair’s bond stronger than ever. In his late teens, legendary multi-
If you haven’t heard, Blondie is back. The iconic new wave, dance-rock band, fronted by the inimitable Deborah Harry, reformed in 2011 to release full-length album Panic of Girls; their next release, Ghosts of Download, is scheduled to drop in November. And seminal LA punk-rock band X never left the stage. Sure, there’s been a hiatus or two and a focus on The Knitters here and there, but the arguable stars of late-’70s music documentary The Decline of Western Civilization apparently still dig performing as much as we thrill to the resulting concerts. On Monday, Sept. 23, both Blondie and X perform at a benefit for the Española Valley Humane Society at the Santa Fe Opera House (301 Opera Drive, Santa Fe). Tickets range from $32 to $86, and the concert kicks off at 7pm.
San Diegan surf-rock act Wavves is still relatively young, but with four stellar full-length albums under its collective belt, the beachfront band is already making so-called waves among its mainstream contemporaries. Their latest, Afraid of Heights, finds the foursome still embracing its SoCal-