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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.

Bob Mould - The Descent from Merge Records on Vimeo.

Bob Mould - “The Descent”

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

The Raveonettes - “The Enemy”

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Cowboys and Indian rock away genre stereotypes

Cowboys and Indian (from left) Gerome Fragua, Jeff Cooper and Matthew Ezzard
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Cowboys and Indian (from left) Gerome Fragua, Jeff Cooper and Matthew Ezzard

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.

In the article, Playing Cowboys and Indian, I noted that drummer Jeff Cooper couldn’t make the interview because he was on the road as a short-haul truck driver, but I neglected to explain the other members’ day jobs. Fragua serves as the music director for Paragon Church, a Southern Baptist church in Rio Rancho. The band has even played there. Ezzard is currently immersed in his final semester of fire science studies at CNM and hopes to become a structural firefighter.

Cowboys and Indian

with Anthony Leon & The Chain and Todd and the Fox

Saturday, Oct. 13, at 9 p.m.

Low Spirits

2823 Second Street NW

Tickets: $5, 21-and-over

lowspiritslive.com

V.21 No.41 | 10/11/2012
Cowboys and Indian (from left) Gerome Fragua, Jeff Cooper and Matthew Ezzard
La Loca Linda Pinup-ology

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Playing Cowboys and Indian

Hillbilly rockers roll through fashion, cars and music

By Samantha Anne Carrillo
Two-thirds of Cowboys and Indian talk pomade (or lack thereof), redux, car culture and recording aspirations.
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Sonic Reducer

Bob Mould Silver Age · The Hi-Lo Tones "The Hi-Lo Tones" · The Raveonettes Observator

By Captain America
This week, Captain America listened to Bob Mould, The Hi-Lo Tones and The Raveonettes.

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

Music to Your Ears

By Jessica Cassyle Carr

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

By Jessica Cassyle Carr
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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