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V.24 No.36 | 9/3/2015

Sonic Reducer

Stolen Jars Kept · King Khan & BBQ Show Bad News Boys · Lara Ruggles Cynics and Saints

By Geoffrey Plant
Reviews of new music releases.
V.24 No.28 | 7/9/2015

news

The Daily Word: The Art Awakens

By Robert Maestas [ Wed Sep 2 2015 12:11 PM ]
The Daily Word

Introducing, Diane Coffee.

The Mountain that eats men.

We are traveling at warp speed.

The death of death.

<H1> R.I.P</H1>

It’s a bird! It’s a plane! It’s an anthropomorphic lemon picking up garbage in the streets of Tokyo?

Robin and Koko.

Star Wars: The Art Awakens

Another “branch” of advertising.

Bloodsuckers.

V.24 No.35 | 8/27/2015

Sonic Reducer

Jewel Picking Up the Pieces · Fresh Snow WON · Deradoorian The Expanding Flower Planet

By Geoffrey Plant
Jewel finds space on the front cover of her new country album to share this philosophical bombshell: “what we call reality in actuality is our perception of it.”
The Steve Beneath
Courtesy of the artist

Music Magnified

Schoolhouse Rock

By August March
Alibi spoke with School of Rock owner Robert Montoya and guitar instructor/resident shredder Steve Civerolo about what to expect when the Albuquerque iteration of the storied school for the development of rocanrol skills launches on Saturday, August 29.

news

The Daily Word: Welcome to Dismaland

By Robert Maestas [ Wed Aug 26 2015 10:59 AM ]
The Daily Word

Hay! Slow Down!

Tamale, Tamale!

black holes 2: electric boogaloo.

The sad truth about today’s world.

Explosive inspiration.

Devil’s well.

Creative frustration.

Magic Transistor.

Raw talent.

Welcome to Disamland.

V.24 No.34 | 08/20/2015
Badd Fish
Sharon LaCava

Music

A band called Badd Fish

By August March [ Thu Aug 20 2015 8:49 PM ]

In Burque, rock bands come and go. Some start out as basement projects and bloom into national headliners. Others rise up from the night only to fade at dawn like a summertime cactus flower.

Though it's generally difficult to tell what path this or that rockin' musical outfit will take as they proceed through rehearsals and toward performance, it's easy enough to listen. Through that experience one might discern qualities that qualify a particular rocanrol ensemble for admission to the next level.

Such is the case with Badd Fish, a band I chanced upon while visiting friends and walking through the hood.

Badd Fish is a quartet, young and old, featuring veteran Albuquerque guitarist Mark LaCava, singer Gil Garcia and a rhythm section consisting of Vic Maese and his son (also named Vic).

They're puro Burque and wear their affiliation with this town and its music scene proudly upon their sleeves and in their hearts.

Vocalist Garcia has been playing around town for at least twenty years, fronting projects Jazz One, Latin Passion and the System. He brings a blue and bold tone to LaCava's intensely intricate picking style. LaCava worked the rounds about town as a formidable singer-songwriter who also lent his talent to Spellbinder, a long lost jam band popular at joints like Sonny's back in the day.

Little Vic Maese, a technically savvy drummer, learned the ropes from his father, who plays bass. A native of El Paso, the elder Maese played bass in a West Texas metal formation known as Lethal Tricks. After coming up north, Vic the bassman was part of Good Green among many other locally popular acts.

Badd Fish is a new band, yet their passion and history reflect an expansive staying power that augments their down-to-earth attitudes and supplements their ability to rock out, grandly and formidably in our present-day music scene.

As a combo, they're tight like sprung steel, melodic like a summer evening on the bosque and as solid as the Sandia mountains. It's garage rock in a grand sense.

After months of rehearsal, Badd Fish will play out this weekend, in a series of concerts destined to demonstrate the goodness and grace of a music community loaded with homegrown talent.

Friday night, August 21, they gig at Sidelines Sports Bar and Grille (9211 Coors NW) from 8-12 pm. Badd Fish follows up their premiere engagement with a set at Neds (2509 San Mateo NE). They'll jam on the afternoon of Saturday August 22, from 3-6 pm before pulling out all the stops at their show at the Barley Room (5200 Eubank NE) that night from 8-12 pm.

Listen: I hear and see a heap of local bands as part of the job I love. Some of those bands are good, are okay. But Badd Fish is badass, yo. If you cherish the local scene as much as I do, then do yourself a solid and check these guys out. I really believe Badd Fish is at the beginning of a journey that will see them reach great heights while providing local audiences with a sound that is groovy, groovy fun filled with acute musicianship and knowing nuance.

V.24 No.34 | 8/20/2015

Aural Fixation

Silver Globe Delivers Another World

By Geoffrey Plant

Jane Weaver The Silver Globe—Deluxe Edition (Bird Records)

Geoffrey Plant introduces Jane Weaver and the album The Silver Globe.
Regicide - Fall of an Empire

Sonic Reducer

Regicide Fall of an Empire · Breadfoot Salvatella · DRINKS Hermits on Holiday

By Geoffrey Plant
This week we listened to Regicide, Breadfoot and DRINKS.
V.24 No.32 | 08/06/2015
Juan Wijngaard

Arts

Old World Songs at Sunset

By Renee Chavez [ Thu Aug 13 2015 2:00 PM ]
Innovative music and remarkable stories with Scott and Johanna Hongell-Darsee and special guests.
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V.24 No.33 | 8/13/2015

Music to Your Ears

Music Appreciation

Our own musical garden

By August March
The Albuquerque music scene has a lot to offer. Here’s how to find it.
Jeff Kaiser

Jazzed

A Tradition of Experimentation

An interview with Jeff Kaiser

By August March
August March talks to Jeff Kaiser about avant-garde music.
Woolen Men - Temporary Monument

Sonic Reducer

Totally Mild Down Time · The Woolen Men Temporary Monument · Sage McKay Bottle it Up

By Geoffrey Plant
This week we listened to The Woolen Men, Totally Mild and Sage McKay.
V.24 No.32 | 8/6/2015
Monk Parker - How the Spark Loves the Tinder
By Geoffrey Plant
This week we listened to Monk Parker, Kid Cadaver and Ducktails.
V.24 No.31 | 7/30/2015

Jazzed

The Jazz Workshop Works It

A conversation with Vicki Dugger

By August March
New Mexico Jazz Workshop reaches out to a town that is hungry for jazz.
Eileen &amp;amp; The In-Betweens - everything is alive

Sonic Reducer

Royal Fins Protopop · Teen Daze Morning World · Eileen & The In-Betweens everything is alive

By Geoffrey Plant
This week we listened to Eileen & The In-Betweens, Teen Daze and Royal Fins
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