V.22 No.19 | 5/9/2013
Illustration by Mark Beyer
Expanded online April 2013 scene report
Music writer, DJ and DIY promoter Derek Caterwaul shares his April 2013 local music memories.
V.22 No.18 | 5/2/2013
Thunderstruck, lucky number, magnet and steel and teeming Martsch
I often feel that the wonder inherent in the New Mexico music scene is an amazingly well-kept secret. This week’s live music forecast supports that hypothesis. Whether you’re in search of avant-garde/magic realist/aural alt.history, gothic Americana, alt.country/indie pop or twangy indie rock, Music to Your Ears has you covered. Peep related A/V below. Center for Contemporary Arts, Santa Fe • H Thunderbolt (Cole Bee Wilson) with Laura Goldhamer • Fri May 3 • 8 pm • $15 • ALL-AGES! • ccasantafe.org
Music to Your Ears
Avant-garde Americana, a folk art and music festival, an alt. country/indie pop dectet and twangy indie rock. Now that’s Music to Your Ears.
V.22 No.17 | 4/25/2013
Nativity in rock, jazz hands, punk sundae and marrow-melting psych
In an attempt to economically cover eclectic shows, we shook the music section format up a bit. This week’s Shows Up! proffers aural sweets for music lovers of all stripes. Whether they’re into Native rock and roll, jazz, post-punk or marrow-melting psych rock, live music fans have no reason to be bored this week. Tonight, check out Nativity in rock at Low Spirits (2823 Second Street NW) during Rock the 9 or cruise to The Fe for the touring version of the Monterey Jazz Festival. If you head north on Friday, there’s more yummy punk to lap up, and, on Tuesday, Canadian psych-rock fivesome Black Mountain hypnotizes at Launchpad. Peep related A/V below. Low Spirits • Rock the 9 • Dawa • I Conscious • Ed Kabotie • Jim Ruel • Thu Apr 25 • 9 pm • $10 • 21+ • lowspiritslive.com
Nativity in rock
Fans of Native rock and roll, jazz, punk and psych-rock all have reason to rejoice.
V.22 No.13 |
Death Convention Singers CD Release
Cobra//group first materialized in the high desert in 2004. Nine years later, what may be the Southwest's largest “non-classical nor mariachi” band continues conjuring an unorthodox, radical sound. In 2010, three massive tracks were recorded by 18 members under their new nom de guerre, Death Convention Singers. To create this latest, self-titled work, 10 bass guitars, two drum kits, a banjo, a clarinet, a turntable toy and a violin were all jacked into an enormous mixer and deejayed using the board’s mute function. I dug this album, but Brujasis my all-time favorite entry in their catalog; listen to it in the dark, and you'll see what I mean: bit.ly/dcsbrujas. Naming all the members takes up too much dead tree space, but at least 15 of them are slated to perform. This concert takes the vs. format to a whole new level with simultaneous improv performances by DCS-adjacent projects: Alchemical Burn, Bigawatt, Fando, (H)Ohm, I CUM DRUMS, Ipytor Gavyen Machislav, Lionhead Bunny and TAHNZzz. Out-of-this-world opener Space Station Gusher meshes Gusher, Uranium Worker, Heyisayfuckyou and more. This 21-and-over gig cranks up at 9 p.m. on Friday, March 29, and admission is only five bucks. Launchpad • Fri Mar 29 • 9 pm • $5 • 21+ • View on Alibi calendar
V.22 No.11 | 3/14/2013
Venus Bogardus struts into town
It takes all kinds, and that’s a very good thing. Whether you’re craving post-punk/art rock, electro-industrial, rockabilly, psych-rock, doom or Irish pub songs, you can find your fix right here in Burque. Tonight, literate post-punk act Venus Bogardus—featuring real-life couple James Reich and Hannah Levbarg—lays down a hypnotic sonic swagger at Burt’s Tiki Lounge, along with Lady Uranium and These Charming Cobras. Read all about this and other terrific local shows in Venus Bogardus in the Dominion of the Shadow Men. Check out related A/V below. Burt's Tiki Lounge • Venus Bogardus • Lady Uranium • These Charming Cobras • Fri March 15 • 9 pm • FREE • 21+ • burtstikilounge.com
Music to Your Ears
Venus Bogardus in the Dominion of the Shadow Men
Plan your weekly live music consumption—be it post-punk, electro-industrial, rockabilly, psych-rock, doom or Irish pub songs—with a little help from Music to Your Ears.
V.22 No.10 | 3/7/2013
As SXSW nears, scope which local bands are heading out to rep the 505 in Austin and South by sonic traffic slated for Burque.
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