Waxahatchee • Cayetana • Snail Mail

August 2 @ 7:30 pm

Meow Wolf1352 Rufina Cir 
Santa Fe, NM 87507 United States
 $15 adv / $17 doors

Waxahatchee

With each record, Waxahatchee gets better and better. Katie Crutchfield’s latest, Out in the Storm, is one of the best rock records released in 2017. It’s urgent, catchy, and gets better with each listen.

Cayetana

Philadelphia trio Cayetana is an excellent fit with Waxahatchee. They write similarly catchy, energetic rock songs that embrace vulnerability.

Snail Mail

Led by 17 year old Lindsey Jordan, D.C.’s Snail Mail has become a bit of an indie darling in 2017. Fortunately that buzz isn’t just due to her age, but also because she’s writing excellent songs with an emotional punch. You don’t want to show up late to this show.


Storming The Beaches With Logos in Hand • Soriba Fofona • Sam Armstrong-Zickefoose

August 4 @ 8:30 pm

Railyard Performance Center1611 Paseo de Peralta
Santa Fe, NM 87501 United States
$10

One of Santa Fe’s most exciting local bands, Storming the Beaches with Logos in Hand celebrates the release of their new album Bailiwick, Refused on Friday August 4thThe concert will feature additional performances by Guinean master drummer Ibrahimasory Fofana “Soriba”, as well as SFUAD alumni Sam Armstrong-Zickefoose.


Treemotel • The Washboard Abs • 100 Watt Horse

August 5 @ 8:00 pm

Second Street Brewery – Rufina2920 Rufina Street 
Santa Fe, NM 87507 United States 
$7

Treemotel

After a short hiatus, Treemotel has returned to Santa Fe and has instantly reminded everyone why they were one of the area’s best indie rock bands.

The Washboard Abs

Hailing from Olympia, Washington, Washboard Abs record quiet lo-fi indie rock songs along the lines of Mike Kinsella’s beloved projects Owen and American Football.

100 Watt Horse

Also in town from Olympia, 100 Watt Horse is a folk rock quintet whose unafraid from experimentation.


Foxygen

August 9 @ 7:30 pm

The Bridge at Santa Fe Brewing Company37 Fire Place
Santa Fe, NM United States 
$20 adv / $25 doors

Foxygen

For their latest album, Hang, Foxygen enlisted a 40 piece orchestra, resulting in their most ambitious album to date. Shifting further from their psychedelic roots, Hang embraces anthemic baroque pop and over-the-top glam while hanging onto the band’s love for Todd Rundgren. Fans can expect that this band will give everything they’ve got with their performance.


Priests

August 11 @ 8:00 pm

Meow Wolf, 1352 Rufina Cir 
Santa Fe, NM 87507 United States 
$13

Priests

High energy D.C. punks Priests return to Meow Wolf on August 11th. The band’s new album, Nothing Feels Natural, is a refreshing blast of riot grrrl-era punk rock that mixes aggression, social politics and loads of heart. It’s no surprise that this band is blowing up.


Tall Tall Trees • Hieronymus Bogs • Aunt Kackle & The Coleslaw King

August 12 @ 7:30 pm

Zephyr, 1520 center drive #2 
Santa Fe, NM 87501 United State

Tall Tall Trees

We get our handful of banjo players in Santa Fe, but none of them play the instrument anything like Tall Tall Trees’ Mike Savino. With pedals, loops and electronics his banjo is a mighty force that may forever change what you have believed the instrument is capable of. He’s also one hell of a songwriter. His latest album Freedays is a wide-ranging record that never ceases to impress.

Hieronymus Bogs

Hieronymus Bogs recently moved to New Mexico from New York. His new album Lowlives Divine is an incredible collection of gothic folk tunes. Bogs’ vibrato vocals carry a wonderfully eerie haunted vibe.

Aunt Kackle & The Coleslaw King

A side project from Cloacas’ Sabrina & Damon Griffith, Aunt Kackle & The Coleslaw King is one of Santa Fe’s best kept secrets.


Maceo Parker

August 20 @ 7:30 pm

The Bridge at Santa Fe Brewing Company37 Fire Place
Santa Fe, NM United States
$27 adv / $30 doors

He played sax for James Brown in the 60s and for Parliament-Funkadelic in the 70s. Maceo Parker may very well be the ultimate funk and soul sax player this world has ever heard. This promises to be a special night filled with the funkiest of jams.


D Numbers

August 24 @ 6:00 pm

Santa Fe Bandstand,
Santa Fe, NM 87505 United States
FREE

Ask any musician worth a damn in town, and they’ll tell you that D Numbers are one of the city’s quintessential bands. The veteran trio masterfully combines elements of instrumental post-rock with various styles of electronic music for a sound that’s simultaneously smooth, funky, energized, and ethereal.


*There are actually 9 concerts on this list, since all of these shows are worth your attention.