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8 Concerts Not To Miss in Santa Fe in June 2017

Meat Puppets • St. Range June 3 @ 8:00 pm The Railyard, 1607 Paseo De Peralta Santa Fe, NM 87501 United States FREE Formed in 1980, Arizona trio Meat Puppets have directly or indirectly influenced seemingly every indie rock band of the past ...

Mecca Lecca Mixtape: 1980

Disco, pop and soft rock ruled the airwaves, punk had already exploded, synthesizers were becoming more prevalent. This playlist collects some of the best underground songs of the year 1980. ...

Santa Fe’s Year in Releases: 2016

The Santa Fe music scene, like those in many small cities, generally exists within a bubble that's overlooked by the majority of publications. Outsiders would have a tough time naming any artists from the city. That isn't to say there aren't any wort...

Mecca Lecca’s Year in Photos: 2016

Over the course of 2016, I photographed a little over 100 performances around Santa Fe, spending night after night at places like Meow Wolf, The Skylight, Santa Fe Bandstand, and Zephyr. Behind the lens, I aspire to document the mood, energy, artistr...

Getting Personal With: Haley Bonar

Releasing her first album in 2001 at the young age of eighteen, singer-songwriter Haley Bonar had already compiled an impressive discography before dropping Impossible Dream this summer. Bonar's latest gem has received rave reviews, leading to appear...

Getting Personal With: Arc Iris

Have you ever wondered what a rainbow would sound like if those magical rays of light were converted into sound? I imagine that such a remarkable natural phenomenon of light and color would present a kaleidoscopic symphony, with each having its own u...

Enter the Magical World of Cloacas

The room is dimly lit, ageless dust plugs every crevice, the odor permeating from the walls tells the story of every cigarette smoked and every last whiskey poured. Littered throughout the old saloon are faces deep in intriguing character. A snarl, a...

Getting Personal With: XIXA

The Beatles got their start playing 50s R&B hits. Bob Dylan's earliest years were spent cycling through traditional folk songs. For Tuscon's XIXA, the Peruvian style of cumbia known as "chicha" was the catalyst from which their unique sound devel...

Recapping 2016 Santa Fe Bandstand

Lasting for two months in the heart of Santa Fe's Plaza, the Santa Fe Bandstand concert series is a yearly staple of Santa Fe's summers. A year ago, still new to the city, I only managed to attend a pair of the concerts. This year, it became a piece ...

2016: Second Quarter Recap

As 2016 has continued forward, the year has continued to take away music legend after music legend. After losing David Bowie and Phife Dawg earlier in the year, the world was stunned again by the losses of Prince, Merle Haggard, George Martin, Bernie...

The Legend of H. Thunderbolt

How does a musician end up spending over three years immersing himself in the detailed history of Hannibal Barca, writing and recording an album based on the storied Punic military commander? In 2011, Cole Bee Wilson was living in Austin, TX. Havi...

Getting Personal With: AJ Woods

Growing up in Albuquerque, there were times in which AJ Woods' family would pack up the car and drive out into the expanse of the New Mexico desert with no clear destination or timetable. It takes a certain kind of patience to head into an uncertaint...

2016: First Quarter Recap

Somehow, three months have already passed by in 2016. The darkness of Winter is giving way to new life in Spring. In order to press forward, I'd first like to look back at the first three months of 2016. Undoubtedly, a massive shadow looms large with...

Getting Personal With: Greg Butera

If you've been to Santa Fe's Violet Crown theater in 2016, there's a good chance you've heard the title track of Greg Butera's debut album Tell Me Now. While a slideshow of black and white photos gives a glimpse into Santa Fe's rustic past, the song ...

Getting Personal With: Moken

When Moken sings, a lifetime of passion emerges from his voice. This lifetime began in the Cameroonian town of Limbe and presently resides in Houston, TX. Everything in between has found its way into the soulful journey that is Chapters of My Life, ...

Treasure Chest: Mariah – Utakata No Hibi

Mariah Utakata No Hibi   FOR FANS OF Brian Eno & David Byrne, Faust SOUNDS LIKE A alternate dream world WHY YOU’LL LOVE IT Simply put, this is one of the most unique, inventive, and listenable records I've ever heard. Originally re...