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V.21 No.30 | 7/26/2012
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Music to Your Ears

Guitar Match-Up

Here are the four guitars given as examples on The Rock Space graph: An early ’50s Gibson Les Paul (created by Lester William Polsfuss, inventor to the solid-body electric guitar), a Paul Reed Smith (created in the ’70s, first played for an audience by a Ted Nugent band guitarist), an Ibanez (made by a Japanese company that first started producing guitars in the late ’30s), and a Danelectro (budget guitars produced between the mid-’50s and late ’90sa handful are still made each year). Can you guess which is which?

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V.21 No.28 | 7/12/2012

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Flyer on the Wall

Folky Friday the 13th

Observe this superstitiously spooky Friday with a collection of Americana acts at Low Spirits (2823 Second Street NW). Cali Shaw, Wildewood, Todd and the Fox, and Jenny Wren form the local lineup. Admission is $5, and the show starts at 9 p.m. (JCC)

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V.21 No.19 | 5/10/2012
Wall of fame: A mint-condition ′67 BSA motorcycle almost upstages some of the shop’s sterling guitars (and Salma Hayek).
Eric Williams ericwphoto.com
Wall of fame: A mint-condition ′67 BSA motorcycle almost upstages some of the shop’s sterling guitars (and Salma Hayek).

Music

Welcome to Rumble Seat Music Southwest

This week Margaret Wright wrote about Rumble Seat Music Southwest, an Upper Nob Hill music store that specializes in vintage guitars and motorcycles.

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Wall of fame: A mint-condition ′67 BSA motorcycle almost upstages some of the shop’s sterling guitars (and Salma Hayek).
Eric Williams ericwphoto.com

Spotlight

Rumble Seat Music Southwest

World-renowned guitar aficionado feels right at home

For Michael Eliot, one of the most internationally respected vintage guitar dealers, Albuquerque was the ideal place to set up the western wing of his collection, and not because it's remote and quieter than the New York City of his youth. On the contrary, it was the up-and-coming, hardscrabble energy of the place that drew him in and kept him here.

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V.20 No.9 | 3/3/2011
Winter’s Fall
wintersfallmusic.com

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At All Angles

Winter’s Fall reinterprets familiar sounds

Slow, spacey keyboard sounds build into a multilayered crashing of guitars and drums, only to give way to a lonely steel guitar, leaving the listener with a vibe that’s hard to pinpoint. This is “The Surveyor,” the instrumental first track on the third Winter’s Fall album, At All Angles, and it sets the tone for what is to come.

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V.19 No.42 | 10/21/2010
Django Reinhardt and co.

Jazzed

Gypsy Jazzers Take Over Albuquerque

Producer John Sandlin gives us the lowdown on the low-down sounds of his Django Festival

The New Mexico Django Festival returns to Albuquerque in its fourth, nearly annual edition after a layoff in 2009 in deference to the imploded economy. Producer John Sandlin, perhaps best known hereabouts as the rakishly handsome, devilishly talented guitarist for Le Chat Lunatique, has once again put together a stellar lineup, including up-and-coming international acts as well as local favorites like Zoltan Orkestar, The Hot Club of Santa Fe and Django Rhythm Meat Grinder. For four days, they’ll all pay homage to the Belgian whiz-kid guitarist Django Reinhardt, who put a unique gypsy spin on swing.

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