Sos Music Fest

sos music fest


V.20 No.20 | 5/19/2011
Kaylee Drinville

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Nosotros on love

Two of the seven members of Nosotros sat down with me at their recording studio for a pre-SOS Music Fest interview. Randy and Manuel—Cuban Tres and Saxophone respectively—represented the regionally famous Latin rock band. They told me about how the group formed and how it has grown musically. I also learned Nosotros plays many songs about love, be it for people or for mother earth.

Come join Alibi's shindig the SOS Fest tomorrow in the Spanish Village at the Fairgrounds. Nosotros plays at 1 p.m., but check out the full lineup, which includes Ryan McGarvey. The event is all-ages, and tickets are $10 in advance until gates open at noon tomorrow. Then, they’re $15. Kids 10 and under get in free with a parent or guardian.

Kaylee Drinville

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Mondo Vibrations brings down the house

Mondo Vibrations, with a chill attitude and hot sound, is a local reggae/rock outfit. Kenny, James, Kevin and Mike came by the Alibi offices for an interview before the SOS Music Fest tomorrow. They talked about the many artists they admire, from Marley to Led Zeppelin, and the friendly cooperation of bands in New Mexico.

The Mondo Vibrations' members also told me about their favorite memory: They were working on the music video for Slow Moving during a house party. So many people were dancing in the upstairs of the house, the floor was moving visibly.

SOS Music Fest is an all-ages event at Expo New Mexico’s Spanish Village. Scope the full lineup. Tickets are $10 in advance until tomorrow at noon when the gates open. Kids 10 and under get in free with a parent or guardian.

V.20 No.19 | 5/12/2011

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All-ages SOS Music Fest is tomorrow! Buy cheap tickets today!

The Alibi’s Group Hug Events presents live music, beer, food, vendors and art at Expo New Mexico’s Spanish Village. Pace yourselves—there’s a lot to do at this all-day, all-ages affair tomorrow. Let the sun worship begin!

You can buy your tickets in advance for only $10 up until noon tomorrow when the gates open. They’re $15 at the door. (Kids 10 and under get in free.)

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V.20 No.20 | 5/19/2011
Kaylee Drinville

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Matt Jones on opening for Rod Stewart

Singer/songwriter Matt Jones joined me for an interview in preparation for the Alibi's SOS Music Fest on Saturday, May 14. He talked about his concert with Rod Stewart and the importance of musicians viewing all local music as a positive.

Jones says he’s a songwriter, firstly and foremost. Because of his melodic sensibilities, the pop label is applied, too.

Find The Real Matt Jones (his band) on the Spanish Village stage at Expo New Mexico at 5 p.m. The fest is all-ages, and you can get advance tickets for only $10 until Saturday at noon when the event begins. (Kids 10 and under get in free with a parent or guardian.)

V.20 No.19 | 5/12/2011
Kaylee Drinville

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Lost Lingo wears hats

I learned two important things about Lost Lingo: One, these guys play a great mix of house jams and electronica, with a little reggae and rock thrown in just for kicks and giggles. Two, they are easily distracted by a jar of cookie cutter shapes.

During our chat,Tom, Miguel, Javier, Lane and Rob talked about their inspiration, the metal infestation in Albuquerque and fantastic hats—Miguel is president of the hat club.

Lost Lingo will bring the party at 8 p.m. during the all-ages SOS Music Fest. Take in bands, beer, art and food at Expo New Mexico’s Spanish Village on Saturday, May 14. Buy advance tickets for $10. Kids 10 and under get in free.

Kaylee Drinville

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Felix on Zydejano

Before a recent gig, Felix sat down with me for an interview. He was nice enough to throw down one of his Burque Creole tunes, too.

Felix gave me the lowdown on “Zydejano.” He also talked about the difficulty of getting enough sleep when Felix y Los Gatos is busy and other local musicians he admires.

Find Felix with his gatos at SOS Fest on Saturday, May 14. They’re playing at 4 p.m. in the Spanish Village at the Fairgrounds.

The all-ages, daylong sun celebration is only $10 in advance. Kids 10 and under get in free.

Kaylee Drinville

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Three String Bale on redneck cajóns, guitars as sleds and finding time

Local Americana, old-time country band Three String Bale did an interview with me in preparation for the Alibi's SOS Music Fest on Saturday, May 14. (The band takes the stage at 3 p.m.)

Sarah, Bart and Tom talked about their initial interest in music, where they are headed as a band and what some of their songs are about. They also gave shout outs to their biggest supporters: Bart's wife, other local bands and drunk fans at Marble Brewery. Look for an album from Three String Bale in the coming months full of songs about whiskey, chickens and love.

Come out and support local music at the Spanish Village at the Fairgrounds on Saturday, May 14. The daylong party is all-ages! Buy advance tickets for $10. (Kids 10 and under get in free with a parent or guardian.)