the lensic


V.22 No.13 | 3/28/2013
Jeff Mangum
Will Deitz

Music

Prepare your mountaintops

Jeff Mangum is coming! Jeff Mangum is coming!

Neutral Milk Hotel super-fan Mike Smith shares an essay deconstructing the man, the myth, the legend as prelude to Jeff Mangum’s Tuesday concert in The Fe. Read Inside Jeff Mangum’s Aeroplane for all the deets. Peep related A/V below. The Lensic Performing Arts Center, Santa Fe • Jeff Mangum with Tall Firs • Tue Apr 2 • 7:30 pm • $20-$32 • ALL-AGES! • lensic.org

Jeff Mangum
Will Deitz

Aural Fixation

Inside Jeff Mangum’s Aeroplane

Jeff Mangum doesn’t do interviews, so Alibi music columnist (and super-fan) Mike Smith penned an essay that deconstructs the Neutral Milk Hotel phenom and serves as a reminder of Mangum’s inimitable voice and persona.
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V.22 No.3 |

Music

Jeff Mangum and the City Different

Founding Elephant 6 member and Neutral Milk Hotel singer/guitarist Jeff Mangum plays The Lensic on April 2. Author and super-fan Mike Smith will be interviewing Mangum for the Alibi before the event, but tickets went on sale today and they're going fast. Get your tickets here. Check out some Jeff Mangum and Neutral Milk Hotel A/V below.

V.21 No.29 | 7/19/2012
Roger Lewis, pictured second from right.

Spotlight

Dirty Dozen Brass Band

Makin’ it do what it do for 35 years

Baritone sax player and Dirty Dozen Brass Band founding member Roger Lewis has made a 35-year career out of making the New Orleans brass band tradition vibrate at a different level. His group brought club music—bebop, swing and blues, that is—to streets previously filled with repertoires of hymns and proto-jazz, essentially modernizing the brass band.

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V.21 No.28 | 7/12/2012
Genius violinist Regina Carter takes the stage at the 2012 New Mexico Jazz Festival.
Rahav Segev

Jazzed

A World of Connections

Regina Carter’s Reverse Thread

A round of applause, please, for the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation, which had the intelligence and good taste to award violinist Regina Carter a MacArthur Fellowship (aka “Genius Grant”). Carter used part of that substantial and unexpected windfall—the grant pays out $500,000 over five years—to fund a project that had been steeping in her imagination for years: a world music album.

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V.19 No.27 | 7/8/2010
Thelonious Monk as photographed by W. Eugene Smith—this and more images like it are part of author Sam Stephenson’s   The Jazz Loft Project  .
W. Eugene Smith

Jazzed

Jazz Here and There, Then and Now

New Mexico Jazz Festival spreads out

The fifth annual New Mexico Jazz Festival has a gaggle of big names that will make jazz fans’ ears prick up in expectation—Toshiko Akiyoshi, Jimmy Cobb, Miguel Zenón, Los Pleneros de la 21, Bobby Shew and Doug Lawrence, just to name a few. That short list alone includes two NEA Jazz Masters, two National Heritage Fellows, Grammy winners and nominees, and a MacArthur and Guggenheim Fellow, among other honorees.

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