the shins


V.26 No.9 | 3/2/2017
James Mercer of The Shins
Nikki Fenix

Music Interview

The New Slang is Still Rocanrol

In an interstellar burst Shins are back to save the universe

August March discusses pop reality with Shins’ frontman James Mercer.
V.25 No.42 | 10/20/2016

The Daily Word in Fist Fights, Trees and Bad Neighbors

The Daily Word

Check out popular Halloween costumes over the last 150 years.

Play “Never Have I Ever” with Martha Stewart, Snoop Dogg and Anna Kendrick.

Albuquerque native band The Shins just put out a new song with a trippy music video.

You know how we settle issues out here in the wild west; with a good ol' fist fight.

An alternative to the EpiPen is going to be back in stores soon.

You think your neighbors are bad? Locals complain about their neighbor in Taylor Ranch who lights fires in his yard and is destructive of his neighbors' property.

A tree man was arrested for blocking traffic.

V.21 No.40 | 10/4/2012
Sad Baby Wolf (from left) Jason Ward, Marty Crandall, Neal Langford, Maury Crandall and Sean McCullough

Music

Sad Baby Wolves cross paths with the past and look to the future

In this week’s music feature, Marisa Demarco tells the story of a local indie rock quintet, Sad Baby Wolf, and how three of its funny, unpretentious members make the rock and roll lifestyle mesh with fatherhood. The Sad Baby Wolves also explain the origin of their name, the evolution of their lineup and, yes, two of the members’ relationships with The Shins. Read all about it here and see them open for the aforementioned famous band at Kiva Auditorium tonight.

Sad Baby Wolf

Opening for The Shins

Thursday, Oct. 4, at 7:30 p.m.

Kiva Auditorium

Inside the Convention Center

401 Second Street NW

Tickets: $33 to $43

Holdmyticket.com

Sad Baby Wolf (from left) Jason Ward, Marty Crandall, Neal Langford, Maury Crandall and Sean McCullough

Aural Fixation

Brotherhood of the (Sad Baby) Wolf

I guess we have to talk about The Shins now

Eschewing the Shins-centric perspective Sad Baby Wolf's publicist urged, Marisa Demarco shares the tale of a local indie rock quintet whose members value family, friendship and maintaining a sense of humor as much as they enjoy rocking out in the limelight.
V.21 No.35 | 8/30/2012
Sad Baby Wolf
Megan Ward and Jennifer Parks

Song Roulette

Marty Crandall’s Random Tracks

Marty Crandall is the vocalist and one of three guitarists in Albuquerque shoegaze quintet Sad Baby Wolf. The band includes fellow ex-Shin Neal Langford, Marty’s brother Maury Crandall (ex-Giranimals), Sean McCullough (ex-Oktober People) and Jason Ward (ex-Starsky). On Friday, Aug. 31, Sad Baby Wolf observes its tour kickoff with a show at Low Spirits (2823 Second Street NW). CanyonLands and The Deadtown Lovers play the opening spots at the 21-and-over event.

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V.20 No.5 | 2/3/2011

Music to Your Ears

Heart Strings

At one point in time, the Alibi was so cool that it had members of Detroit power pop band The Romantics taking showers at its offices. We presented stages that featured one-of-a-kind Brian Jonestown Massacre psychedelic freak-outs. Hometown (and national) darling The Shins even performed for us in the middle of Fourth Street. Those were the days of the Crawls when scores of musicians would descend on Downtown and turn the district into the live music mecca it ought to be every weekend.

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