Jim Phillips meditates on Todd and the Fox’s sound and talks with front man Todd Eric Lovato about the stateside premiere of his danceable Americana act’s self-titled debut album. Read all about it in Big in South Korea. Check out music from Todd and the Fox below. Low Spirits • Todd and the Fox • Cali Shaw • Alex Maryol • Zack Freeman • The Imperial Rooster • Sat Nov 17 • 9 pm • $5 • 21+ • lowspiritslive.com
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Tasty Brews and Party Tunes
Get hoppin’ with hops at NM Brew Fest
Messages for the future, heroic after-party, noisemakers near and far and in the key of gris-gris
Messages for the future
Big in South Korea
Danceable Americana duo unveils debut album
Cowboys and Indian rock away genre stereotypes
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.
with Anthony Leon & The Chain and Todd and the Fox
Saturday, Oct. 13, at 9 p.m.
2823 Second Street NW
Tickets: $5, 21-and-over
Playing Cowboys and Indian
Hillbilly rockers roll through fashion, cars and music
At first glance, painter Melissa Morgan's Enter Anthropocene embraces an ethereal, flower-childlike bond between humans and nature. But that's where Cassidy Watt—owner of Metallo Gallery (2863 Hwy. 14, Madrid)—says Morgan shows her sleight of hand for subtle metaphor. "There is a celebration in the paintings because they're very beautiful and pretty," says Watt, "but I think there's also a warning there."
Flyer on the Wall
Folky Friday the 13th
Observe this superstitiously spooky Friday with a collection of Americana acts at Low Spirits (2823 Second Street NW). Cali Shaw, Wildewood, Todd and the Fox, and Jenny Wren form the local lineup. Admission is $5, and the show starts at 9 p.m. (JCC)