a hawk and a hacksaw


V.24 No.48 | 11/26/2015

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A Night Afloat

A Hawk and a Hacksaw at the Tannex

It is a rare occasion to catch A Hawk and a Hacksaw in their hometown. The duo, composed of accordionist Jeremy Barnes and violinist Heather Trost, each of which take an occasional turn on vocals, stay on the move.

Those of us who were lucky enough to make it into the totally packed Tannex in Barelas on Saturday night were treated to music ripe for day dreaming.

In a word, A Hawk and a Hacksaw is magic. Culling folk songs from across many a diaspora as well as writing their own original pieces, the two created a world entirely separate from 4th Street, from Albuquerque, from this continent.

By the light of white Christmas lights strewn across a heavy rug over the cement floor, the two sang in Greek, spoke little, and played for more than an hour with a sustained intensity that is hard to fathom.

This winter, Barnes and Trost are headed to Europe to play alongside full orchestras and busy street corners while further cultivating their inspiring vision of modern folk.

V.22 No.26 | 6/27/2013
A Hawk and a Hacksaw (from left) Jeremy Barnes and Heather Trost

Last Month in Music

May 2013

Mike Smith reminds us that music can be a cure for pain.
V.22 No.24 | 6/13/2013
A Hawk and a Hacksaw
Adam Faraday

Four Up

Birds of paradise, elder statesman of rock, brutalitarians and galaxy 505

Birds of paradise

Whether you’re ISO Balkans-influenced alt.folk,guitar virtuosity, brutal/technical death metal or psychedelia, the inaugural installment of Caterwaul’s “Four Up” column delivers the goods.
V.22 No.13 | 3/28/2013
Albuquerque Boys Choir (from left) Bethany Delahunt, Christy Cook and Stef Graner

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Explore February’s sonic psychogeography

Live music hunter-and-gatherer Mike Smith takes us on a trip through his February adventures in live, local music in this month’s Last Month in Music. Scope related A/V below. I particularly recommend watching Boba & Gobi’s performance of “Klaus Klaus Dr. Meatball Dr. Meatball” featuring A Hawk and a Hacksaw’s Jeremy Barnes and Heather Trost.

V.21 No.48 | 11/29/2012
S.L.F.M.’s Jessica Davis
Brent David Colbert

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Uke-punk thrashes Burque

Jessica Davis is a woman on a mission: to lay down righteous riffs on her e-uke and explore America. Learn more about her solo project, S.L.F.M., in SLC Songstress Punks Up the Uke. Listen to the two latest S.L.F.M. samplers below. Synchro Studio • S.L.F.M. • Austin Morrell and the Alchemists • Tapered • The Imperial Rooster • Sat Dec 1 • 8 pm • $7 • ALL-AGES!

V.21 No.45 | 11/8/2012

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Wake up

This week’s Flyer on the Wall alerts artsy music lovers about an opening reception for Billy Joe Miller’s mixed-media photography installation, Wake, at 5G Gallery North and a corresponding music showcase at The Kosmos (1715 Fifth NW) tonight. Miller organized the whole shebang and says the new exhibit is loosely themed on the multiple meanings of the word “wake.” There’s the funereal meaning, the awakened context and the aqueous trail bit. Check out music from performing acts below. The Kosmos • Extradura Quality Carbon • Danny Paul Grody • Twig Palace • Jordan O'Jordan • Fri Nov 9 • 9 pm • $7 • ALL-AGES!

V.21 No.43 | 10/25/2012

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Scaring up fun with cover bands, loudness war and Balkans Halloween

To celebrate the creepiest time of the year, get your spook on with 18 cover bands, 14 noise acts and one Bulgarian wedding band. Soak up all the gory details in this week’s Music to Your Ears. Peruse the flyers after the jump.