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V.27 No.3 | 1/18/2018

Sonic Reducer

Various Green Chile In The Air, Vol. 7 · REIGHNBEAU FINGERTIPS · Evan Woodward Ramblin' on the Coast Highway

August March listens to new work by local artists but still thinks Jean Kennedy is the most talented of them all.
V.27 No.2 | 1/11/2018
Manu Sandoval, Drew Mitchell and Zach Spalsbury
Eric Williams Photography

Music Interview

Future is Now

Maple Street makes music matter

By August March
The tradition of in-tune local studios continues with Maple Street Records.

Sonic Reducer

Self Reflecting Pattern SRP_EP · ViLLSVIN Webdriver Torso · Laputa EP

August March likes local records so much that he made una columna about them! This week, more electro plus some hip-hop.
V.27 No.1 | 1/4/2018
We review new releases by The Eden Catastrophe, Palefur and Goblin Bones.
V.26 No.52 | 12/28/2017

Best of Burque Ballot

Best of Burque Music 2018 Noms start January 10

Re-nominate daily until January 25!

Yes, it’s time once again to nominate the best local bands, players, albums, venues, engineers and labels of the past year. This time around, nominations for Albuquerque’s reader-powered aural Olympics will be accepted daily through Jan. 24. The second round with high-scoring nominees runs Feb. 14 through 28. And the cherry atop the BOBM sundae is a live showcase of winners on Mar. 24. This thing was a blast last year, so let’s do it again!

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Cracks in the Sidwalk
Gordy Andersen

Aural Fixation

A Million Concerts

One dude to see them all

By August March
August March sure went to a lot of concerts this past year … here are a few in review!

Sonic Reducer

I Dig a Record

Touch the play button and enjoy

By August March
Here’s a list of August March’s favorite local albums for the year 2017.
V.26 No.51 | 12/21/2017

Sonic Reducer

Thollem Tholem/Cline Trio—Compilation · Beautiful William There Will Come Soft Rains · Legun I am Legun

We review new releases by Beautiful William, Thollem and Legun.

V.26 No.50 | 12/14/2017

Sonic Reducer

TPC Bawdy · Noctilucant Bleak and Drained of Colour · Casper The Hoax ST.47

TPC

August March continues his autumnal sojourn into local-recording-land, listening to new work by TPC, Noctilucant and Casper The Hoax
V.26 No.49 | 12/7/2017
We review new releases by Voodoo Kid, V1RTUAL D3SCENT and Fred Johnson.
V.26 No.48 | 11/30/2017

Sonic Reducer

Thor & Friends (S/T) · Dieterich & Barnes The Coral Casino · Amor~Convertino The Western Suite and Siesta Songs

Living Music

By August March
This week’s “Sonic Reducer” is all about LM Duplication, a recording outfit in Dirt City, New Mexico.
V.26 No.47 | 11/23/2017
Chicharra
Paris Mancini

Music Interview

Catching a Buzz with Chicharra

Basses and drums and rocanrol

By August March
In Spanish the word for cicada is chicharra—a word that sounds like something the insect might say—but it’s also the name of a local musical project that’s defining the direction rocanrol may likely take in this town. Chicharra is heavy, intricate, informed and affirmatively experimental.
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V.26 No.46 | 11/16/2017
Classical Guitar, model number M-1

Gift Guide

Musical Gifts

By August March

Classical Guitar, model number M-1

Give locally-made music or instruments.

Music Interview

An Orgasmic Response to Percussion

Kerby’s project is ecstatically awesome

By August March
Kris Kerby's long-running “percussion apocalypse” endeavor, ICUMDRUMS, continues to set sonic standards, divining as well as breaking the boundaries of Albuquerque’s avant-garde. Weekly Alibi chats with him to find out more about one of Burque’s most relevant cultural provocateurs.
V.26 No.45 | 11/9/2017

Sonic Reducer

James Whiton Perchance to Dream · Crystal Stasis Electric Tribe · The Salvage Retrograde Bringer of Light

We review new releases by James Whiton, Crystal Stasis and The Salvage Retrograde.
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