Music to Your Ears
Warehouse to Warehouse
Talk about synergy. Warehouse 508 is inviting teens to tour its soon-to-be-opened 26,000-square-foot venue in the heart of Downtown (508 First Street NW, just south of Lomas) on Saturday, May 9. After you've had a good look around, you can jump onto a "VIP" tour bus to Warehouse 21, Santa Fe's successful youth space and 508's mentoring sister site. Then you'll get to see how they do it in the City Different with an all-ages concert from Definition Rare, Asper Kourt, The Harlow Defense, Zagadka and the Duke City Youth Poetry Collective.
The sound of one voice clapping
Zack Freeman got tired of being in a band, so he started wearing a sampler.
He was in a few Colorado a cappella groups that wouldn't bend to his creative whims. "A cappella's kind of snooty," Freeman says. "It's not really jam-based or spontaneously collaborative. I wanted to be more free with my music and the way that I made the sounds."
Freeman moved to Albuquerque in 2000, and two years later he started tinkering with a four-track tape recorder. He wanted to be able to record himself live. "I had seen a guy do it with, like, a bunch of indigenous instruments," Freeman recalls. "That stuck in my head and I was like, Well, time to go figure out how to do that."
Flyer on the Wall
UNM's ARTS Lab and the SPECTRE SERIES keep cranking the experimental output knob with Metal Rouge (freeform duo from New Zealand and L.A.) and Mesa Ritual (Burque’s Raven Chacon and William Fowler Collins) on Saturday, May 9. Bring a $5 or $10 donation to the ARTS Lab Garage (131 Pine NE) at 9 p.m. Info at artslabmusic.blogspot.com. (Laura Marrich)
This album is a sugary cereal with 12 essential vitamins and minerals. Goofy, impulsive offerings that bounce from funk to hippie jams to sunshine-folk never stop to ask for directions, instead reveling in getting lost. Simultaneously inviting and subtly complex, Dark Days/Light Years loads up on effects pedals without flooding song structures or hiding musicianship. This record is more experimental than Super Furry Animals’ most recent releases, and it’s good to see the band’s side projects haven’t sucked out all its creative juices. Every track drips with inspiration. (SM)