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V.24 No.27 | 7/2/2015
Emerson Susan Corley
Roger Baker

Jazzed

The Voice of Freedom, Part II

Continuing a conversation with Emerson Susan Corley

August March chats with Emerson Susan Corley about the place of the genre in this town, the future of an often misunderstood, yet totally listenable art form and the amazing jazz community at our doorsteps.
V.24 No.26 | 6/25/2015
Emerson Susan Corley

Jazzed

The Voice of Freedom

A talk with Emerson Susan Corley

August March talks to Emerson Susan Corley about jazz awakening.
The Acorn - Vieux Loup

Sonic Reducer

The Acorn Vieux Loup · Mail the Horse Planet Gates · Expert Alterations Expert Alterations EP

This week we listened to The Acorn, Mail the Horse and Expert Alterations.
V.24 No.25 | 06/18/2015
Tim McGraw in Burque
Renee Chavez

Music

Music was great, beer was good, and people were crazy

“Someday you’ll be looking back on your life/ At the memories, this is gonna be one of those nights”. Yep, Grammy Award-winning Tim McGraw sums it up pretty darn well. The “Shotgun Rider Tour” made a stop at Isleta Amphitheater (5601 University Blvd. SE) on Friday night with Chase Bryant, Billy Currington and Tim McGraw and it was definitely one of those nights.

The sold out venue was packed with all manner of people, from rhinestone-bedazzled country girls straight out of a Shepler’s catalogue to emo kids with weird hair--the buzzing crowd showed that country certainly ain’t just for farm hands and mountain folk anymore.

Chase Bryant was up first at 7pm, looking like he just came from a preppy frat party but getting the crowd going with his hit single “Take It On Back”. While still relatively new to the scene, the Nashville native is definitely one to watch and even made Rolling Stone Magazine's list of “10 Country Artists You Need to Know”. Either way it looked like he was having a blast as he got the crowd standing and cranked away on a mustard-yellow Gibson Les Paul.

As anyone who has ever been to a concert knows, the time between sets is usually pretty boring and is only good for making a run to the beer tent. However, the speakers and giant screens kept the crowd entertained with ridiculously goofy ED and anti-depressant ad spoofs with Tim McGraw concerts as the “cure”. I laughed, I cried, I sang.

As the temperature finally cooled down, the music got hotter with Billy Currington taking the stage and playing an energetic 13-song setlist that included hilarious “Pretty Good at Drinkin’ Beer”, sexy “Must Be Doin’ Something Right” and a country version of “Uptown Funk” complete with coordinated moves from the band that had the crowd going wild. Repping his 6th album, Summer Forever, which was released last week, Currington more than fulfilled his duty in getting the crowd pumped.

Just as darkness fell over the sweating city, with a thundering intro and fans’ ear-piercing screams even louder than the speakers, McGraw blasted into his set with the 1999 classic “Something Like That.” “Truck Yeah” was up next amid the glow of thousands of smartphones being held up in the air. McGraw kept the energy high, bouncing between beloved older tunes like “Just to See You Smile” and newer favorites like “Diamond Rings and Old Barstools”. Wearing his trademark black hat and tight jeans, he lived up to his title as a Country Music Icon and Top Male performer.

The encore was so awesome even Mother Nature cried with McGraw’s first single from 1994, “Indian Outlaw”, bringing on a dash of rain and some serious rain dancing. What a show! But if you missed it, don’t worry--according to a recent interview, McGraw says he’ll be working ‘til he’s 100 to keep the ladies in his family happy so he’ll certainly make it back to Burque.

V.24 No.25 | 6/18/2015

Aural Fixation

A Life in Music

August March’s anecdotes reveal what to expect if your life gets overly musical.
V.24 No.24 | 6/11/2015
The Black Watch
This week we listened to The Black Watch, The Copper Gamins and Little Wings.
V.19 No.30 | 7/29/2010

news

The Daily Word: in Harmonious Pizza

The Daily Word

honey, can you print me a pizza?

the wheels on the bus...are powered by WHAT?

the universe, or something like it

algorithmic nostaligia machine

pick a belief, any belief

the ancient wisdom of information technology

history as a two way mirror

the world as chorus, in harmony’s tune

you probably shouldn’t litter

V.24 No.23 | 6/4/2015
Gabrielle Jackson - Lotus

Sonic Reducer

Kidnapper Van Self · Wildewood The Other Side · Gabrielle Jackson Lotus

This week we listened to Gabrielle Jackson, Wildewood and Kidnapper Van.
V.24 No.22 | 5/28/2015

Aural Fixation

Kirk vs. Rock

A brief teleplay

The postmodern music rock layer indicates a mass extinction in the 21st century epoch.
Blurryface

Sonic Reducer

Holly Herndon Platform · Graham Parker & The Rumour Mystery Glue · Twenty One Pilots Blurryface

This week we listened to Twenty One Pilots, Graham Parker & The Rumour and Holly Herndon.
V.24 No.21 | 5/21/2015
Peanut Butter

Sonic Reducer

Joanna Gruesome Peanut Butter · Unknown Mortal Orchestra Multi-Love · Hot Chip Why Make Sense?

This week we listened to Joanna Gruesome, Unknown Mortal Orchestra and Hot Chip.
V.24 No.20 | 5/14/2015
Yellowcard
Courtesy of artist

Music Magnified

Yellowcard Storms Sunshine

Did Yellowcard rock Sunshine on Monday, May 4? Renee Chavez reports.

Sonic Reducer

Faith No More Sol Invictus · Mumford & Sons Wilder Mind · Snoop Dogg Bush

This week we listened to new albums by Faith No More, Mumford & Sons and Snoop Dogg. Now with A/V!

Today's Events

HAH! Happy Arte Hour!: Adult Art Making—Afro Brasil at National Hispanic Cultural Center

Local artists lead adults in art-making and creative fun in a relaxed social setting which includes tapas for sale and a cash bar.

4th of July Appetizers and Healthy Dinners Cooking Workshop at The Studio Space

YakPak • Booty Dust • Ramses at Launchpad

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