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V.21 No.41 | 10/11/2012

Music

Captain America sonically reduces Bob Mould, The Hi-Lone Tones and The Raveonettes

Man-about-town Captain America listens to and reflects on releases by Bob Mould, local rockabilly quintet The Hi-Lo Tones and The Raveonettes in this week’s Sonic Reducer.

Watch videos from Mould, above, and The Raveonettes, below.

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Cowboys and Indian (from left) Gerome Fragua, Jeff Cooper and Matthew Ezzard
La Loca Linda Pinup-ology
Cowboys and Indian (from left) Gerome Fragua, Jeff Cooper and Matthew Ezzard

Music

Cowboys and Indian rock away genre stereotypes

It’s refreshing to have your stereotypical notions obliterated by other humans. That’s what happened to me when I interviewed Cowboys and Indian guitarist Gerome Fragua and upright bassist Matthew Ezzard. Expecting fashion-rockabilly cats, I was pleasantly surprised to spend some time gabbing with two intelligent, open-minded, funny and musically diverse dudes who care more about rehearsing than futzing around with Dapper Dan’s pomade.

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Cowboys and Indian (from left) Gerome Fragua, Jeff Cooper and Matthew Ezzard
La Loca Linda Pinup-ology

Show Up!

Playing Cowboys and Indian

Hillbilly rockers roll through fashion, cars and music

Two-thirds of Cowboys and Indian talk pomade (or lack thereof), redux, car culture and recording aspirations.

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V.21 No.27 | 7/5/2012

Music to Your Ears

Greased Up

It’s the child of country and Western and rhythm and blues, the hell-raising brother of rock and roll. Rockabilly roared into its own in the mid-’50s. Its rise was propelled by Sun Records owner Sam Phillips and his work with Elvis, which essentially repackaged a black sound for a white audience. Sixty years later, outfits here in Albuquerque keep that music alivethe acoustic slap bass, the electric guitar twang and the big, jumping beat.

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V.20 No.26 | 6/30/2011

Spotlight

Rockabilly Blowout

The Alibi’s Group Hug greases up

This month, Alibi Group Hug is celebrating that rebellious marriage of early rhythm and blues with country and Western music. Despite being a nascent form of rock and roll, rockabilly, and its wild, raw, reverberating energy, has endured for six decades. On Saturday, an assembly of New Mexico’s most rockabilly-est citizens will provide their sonic services at the Launchpad.

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