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And now, whether you’re craving modern alt.folk, house, experimental, noise, rap or rockabilly, there’s (at least) one show happening this week that will suit your fancy. Singer/songwriter Samantha Crain visits Santa Fe—the city for which her most popular tune is named—on Friday. The 21-and-over concert court-and-sparks at 9 p.m. at Santa Fe Sol (37 Fire Place). Check out the video for Crain’s hit track below. Santa Fe Sol • Samantha Crain • Friday May 31 • 9 pm • $12 • 21+ • solofsantafe.com
Whether you’re in the mood for bass-tastic electronics, cello rock or folk / chamber pop, there’s something in this week’s Music to Your Ears that’s specifically meant for your eyes and ears. Enjoy music and video from featured acts below.
Bowling is quite possibly the most boring sport on TV. It's worse than NASCAR and the WNBA—combined. But movies certainly give it credence (pun intended) as one of the most hijinks-inducing games around. For starters, there was the blistering wit that came from Woody Harrelson and Bill Murray in 1996's Kingpin. And then came a little Coen bros. flick called The Big Lebowski, a cult film that has devotees like Walter Sobchak has ’Nam flashbacks. Santa Fe Sol is airing Lebowski on a giant, outdoor inflatable screen this Saturday. What's more, White Russians will be served and a costume contest is promised. The promoters of the event also suggest you bring a lawn chair or throw rug—you know, to help tie the space together. (Sam Adams)
Local blues rock guitar hero Ryan McGarvey—who's shared stages with legends of the genre and toured Europe multiple times in the past year—revels in the release of his second album, Redefined, at Santa Fe Sol (37 Fire Place, Santa Fe) tonight at 8 p.m. Go to the show—admission only $10—so you can say you saw the globe-trotting musician before he was super famous.