Interviews

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...

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...

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, ...

Getting Personal With: Lone Piñon

"Our economic system does all it can to confine music to the shape of something that can be bought and sold, but that is very little of what it can be--hanging out with traditional musicians in Mexico provided a great example of how much more is poss...

Getting Personal With: JOBS

Originally formed in 2008 as Killer Bob, the Brooklyn trio of drummer Max Jaffe, bassist Rob Lundberg, and guitarist Dave Scanlon became JOBS in 2015, releasing the remarkable Killer BOB Sings. With the help of vocalist Daniel Ellis-Ferris (of Loft O...

Getting Personal With: Philosophical Zombie

On the opening line of Philosophical Zombie's debut album, Loneliness Is Blue And Not Blue, Ted Billings sings "I have traveled 'round all kinds of sorry states." Over a heavily distorted guitar and bass that sound like they've exploded through the s...

Getting Personal With: North Collins

Allow me to introduce you to North Collins, the husband and wife duo of Celine George and Robert Pycior (O'Death, Skeletonbreath). Following years of collaborating within the confines of their Rochester, NY home, Pycior and George have recently set o...

Getting Personal With: David Berkeley

Like any songwriter worth his weight, David Berkeley is a storyteller. Unlike the bulk of his contemporaries, Berkeley also possesses a degree in literature from Harvard. So rather than simply apply is narrative skills to musical compositions, Berkel...

Getting Personal With: Mishka Shubaly

E xperience may very well be the key to life. It makes us better human beings. It makes us better artists, workers, leaders, etc. And one of the most vital elements of experience is failure. Failure sucks. No one tries something new in hopes of cr...

Getting Personal With: Sean Kiely

I met Sean Kiely a little over three years ago. A friend had worked on Kiely's debut record, Arch Envy, back when Kiely was performing under the moniker Sean0Sean. Listening for the first time, Arch Envy immediately caught my attention with its i...

Buzz Osborne: Music. No Bullshit.

Originally Published by Miljen Aljinovic on santafegonzo.blogspot.com One of the things that turns me off from a band the quickest is when they babble ceaselessly about the ideas behind their music. There’s nothing less rock and roll than a guy de...

Getting Personal With: Jesse R. Berlin

Photo by Bryan Bruchman In all honesty, when I requested an interview with Jesse R Berlin, I did think it was a bit odd when his publicist responded with "Mr. Berlin will only do this in person. There's a gas station Arby's in Amarillo, TX. Can ...