Meat Puppets • St. Range

June 3 @ 8:00 pm

The Railyard, 1607 Paseo De Peralta
Santa Fe, NM 87501 United States

Formed in 1980, Arizona trio Meat Puppets have directly or indirectly influenced seemingly every indie rock band of the past three decades. Famously covered by Nirvana (guesting during the Unplugged performance), they flirted with breaking into mainstream success in the early 90s, but quickly retreated back to the underground. Despite a couple hiatuses, they’ve remained consistently productive over the years.

Locals St. Range open.

Hurray for the Riff Raff • Making Movies

June 6 @ 7:00 pm

Meow Wolf, 1352 Rufina Cir
Santa Fe, NM 87507 United States
$16 adv / $19 doors
Making a giant leap with this year’s The Navigator, Hurray For the Riff Raff returns to Santa Fe to showcase songs from one of 2017’s finest releases. Expanding her Americana sound to feature elements of her Latin roots, Alynda Segarra, has solidified her identity as one of America’s best songwriters.

Adding to the Latin flavor of the night, openers Making Movies are one of the fastest rising Latin bands. Based out of Kansas City, their rhythmic psychedelia has caught the ears of legends like Los Lobos and Ozomatli.

Phoebe Hunt & The Gatherers • Christopher Paul Stelling

June 9 @ 8:00 pm

Skylight, 139 W San Francisco St
Santa Fe, 87501 United States 
In town from Austin, Phoebe Hunt & The Gatherers will be celebrating the release of their new album Shanti’s Shadow of which American Songwriter wrote “The unusual song structures, intricate instrumentation and Hunt’s alluring voice create a unique, often immersive sonic experience you’ll find yourself drifting into and may not want to leave.”

Santa Fe is in for a very special treat, as special guest Christopher Paul Stelling is a really special songwriter and performer. I’ve written about him more times than I can count, so here’s what Bob Boilen has to say about Stelling:
“The first time I saw Christopher Paul Stelling his face was red and his eyes were wide, singing as if he were about to burst apart, as if he had so much to tell us and too little time, as if his mind was racing faster than his tongue could keep up with. He’s a singer with the spirit of Woody Guthrie both deep within and showing on his sleeve. Stelling has a new collection of songs he has titled Itinerant Arias, which he says “sounds a lot better than ‘travelin’ songs,'” but that’s exactly what they are. Songs which have in common no single origin, or sense of place. Like found objects, overheard stories, lost melodies.”

El Ten Eleven • Future Scars

June 10 @ 7:00 pm

The Railyard, 1607 Paseo De Peralta
Santa Fe, NM 87501 United States
For the second straight Saturday in June, The Railyard is gonna be rocking. Los Angeles duo El Ten Eleven make the sort of instrumental post-rock that audience can totally get lost in.

If you’re living in Santa Fe and haven’t heard Future Scars yet, you must be sleeping. The local trio made their debut last year and immediately jumped to the top of the heap of best local bands. See for yourself.

Machinedrum: Human Energy Live A/V 2017 // Currents x Meow Wolf

June 15 @ 9:00 pm

Meow Wolf, 1352 Rufina Cir
Santa Fe, NM 87507 United States
$18 adv / $22 doors

One of the highlights of this year’s Currents Festival, Meow Wolf brings electronic music innovator Machinedrum to town for a special multimedia performance.

Lead Pony • Greg Butera & John Francis

June 22 @ 8:00 pm

Ghost, 2889 trades west rd suite c
Santa Fe, NM 87505 United States
$5-10 suggested

San Diego rockers Lead Pony rip through meaty psych rock with heavy blues riffs making this show at Ghost a surefire face-melter.

Two of the area’s finest local songwriters, Greg Butera and John Francis, will open with a special collaborative set.

DakhaBrakha • Cloacas

June 24 @ 7:00 pm

The Railyard, 1607 Paseo De Peralta
Santa Fe, NM 87501 United States

Ever since their mind blowing set at Skylight back in September 2015, I can’t stop thinking about Ukranian quartet DakhaBrakha. Their talent and sound is an indescribable mix of elements with roots in their local Balkan folk but stretching well beyond. This will undoubtedly be one of the best performances in Santa Fe this year.

Making for the most perfectly fitting local opener, Cloacas will get things started with their own uniquely odd instrumental dusty carnival of sound.

The Districts • the spirit of the beehive

June 29 @ 8:00 pm

Meow Wolf, 1352 Rufina Cir
Santa Fe, NM 87507 United States
$12 adv / $15 doors

Philly indie rockers The Districts have a new album on the way. Out on August 11th, Popular Manipulations promises to be another step forward for the young quartet who formed in high school and remind me quite a bit of Cymbals Eat Guitars.

They’ll be joined by fellow Philadelphians Spirit of the Beehive whose often whimsical lo-fi psych folk has drawn comparisons to early Animal Collective.