Sound of the Machine: Church Fire • Mirror Fear • Chicharra • Bitter Birds • PSIRENS

July 1 @ 8:00 pm

Ghost, 2889 trades west rd suite c
Santa Fe, NM 87505 United States
$7-10 Suggested Donation

Presented in coordination with AHA Festival’s Art of the Machine, Matron Records will host Sound of the Machine on July 1st at Ghost. The lineup features a handful of up and coming local and touring bands whose music lean towards dark and heavy.

Ppoacher Ppoacher

July 14 @ 6:00 pm

Form & Concept, 435 S Guadalupe St
Santa Fe, NM 87501 United States

One of the core members of Storming the Beaches with Logos in Hand, Caitlin Brothers steps out to release her debut record as Ppoacher Ppoacher. This special show at Form & Concept will be an album release party for Ppoacher Ppoacher & The Concrete Dragonfly (released via Matron Records). Performing mostly on harp or banjo, Ppoacher Ppoacher’s sound comes somewhere between Joanna Newsom and Karen Dalton, so quite excellent.

Grupo Fantasma • Nosotros

July 15 @ 8:00 pm

Meow Wolf, 1352 Rufina Cir
Santa Fe, NM 87507 United States
$20 adv / $24 doors

Grupo Fantasma.

Two of the grooviest latin bands around come to Meow Wolf on July 15th for a night that should be filled with folks who are ready to dance away the night.


Beach Fossils • She-Devils • Ablebody

July 18 @ 7:00 pm

Meow Wolf, 1352 Rufina Cir
Santa Fe, NM 87507 United States
$15 adv / $19 doors

Beach Fossils

On their latest album, Somersault, Brooklyn band Beach Fossils has seemingly traded in their energetic lo-fi indie rock for something closer to 80s sophisti-pop. It’s a move that may estrange some fans, but seems like the right move for the band to keep things fresh.


Montreal’s She-Devils recently released their debut album via Secretly Canadian. It’s a delicious mix of 60s girl group pop, psychedelia and the Smiths.


Formerly two-thirds of the wonderful, under-appreciated Depreciation Guild, identical twins Christoph and Anton Hochheim stepped out to form Ablebody. Their 2016 debut album Adult Contemporaries proved that they could make lush dream pop on their own.

Colorado Goth Fest 2017 Invasion of Skylight!

July 20 @ 7:00 pm

 Skylight, 139 W San Francisco St
Santa Fe, 87501 United States

As though the organizers behind Colorado Goth Fest could smell the impending death of the Santa Fe venue, the fest was booked at the Skylight months before they announced they’d be closing. Now one of the last events remaining on the venue’s calendar, Goth Fest promises to deliver at least one final memorable night at the club. I just hope the sun goes down before the start. Otherwise that sun soaked skylight will make things awkward for folks who heavily prefer the dark.

Main Room:
Vain Machine
DJ Dlackdeath will be starting the evening off on the main floor.

2nd Room:
Gold Trash
Death’s Emissary
Ashen Tone

Leo Kottke & John Gorka

July 22 @ 8:00 pm

The Lensic, 211 W. San Francisco Street
Santa Fe, 87505

Leo Kottke

Leo Kottke is simply one of the most mesmerizing players to ever pick up a guitar. Just watch him play “Vaseline Machine Gun” and try to not have your mind blown.

John Gorka

Kottke shares the stage with songwriter John Gorka,an accomplished storyteller who has been going strong since the 80s.

Best of Santa Fe Celebration: The Gluey Brothers

July 28 @ 7:00 pm

The Railyard, 1607 Paseo De Peralta
Santa Fe, NM 87501 United States
Santa Fe weirdo legends the Gluey Brothers don’t play often, so this is sure to be one wild celebration. Mixing comedy and music, they’re a hard band to pin down but undeniably a fun party band fitting for summertime.

New Mexico Jazz Festival presents Pharoah Sanders Quartet

July 29 @ 7:30 pm

The Lensic, 211 W. San Francisco Street
Santa Fe, 87505
$25 – $60
Putting it mildly, 76 year old Pharoah Sanders is one of the ultimate music legends. Beyond hi mastery of the saxophone, he’s one of the most groundbreaking, influential and prolific jazz musicians of all time. It would be next to impossible to find a worthwhile jazz artist who Sanders hasn’t inspired in some way. In other words, this is a really special concert that should not be missed.