Nature Boys / Edward Almost / Dildon'ts
Nov
6
8:00 PM20:00

Nature Boys / Edward Almost / Dildon'ts

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Matron Records presents:

Nature Boys / Edward Almost / Dildon'ts
8pm / All Ages / $5-10 Suggested Donation

- - - Nature Boys - - - (Kansas City, MO)
http://www.natureboysrocknroll.com/

Nature Boys started playing together in Kansas City, MO in September of 2009. We had our first show in November or December at the Troost House and then Dave's Stagecoach Inn and then we left for our first tour in January of 2010.

- - - Edward Almost - - - (Santa Fe)
https://smotch.bandcamp.com/album/signal-to-noise

- - - Dildon'ts - - - (Santa Fe)
https://youtu.be/9kYlHzqnAQE

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Alien Halloween @ Rockin' Rollers w/ Future Scars & Edward Almost!
Oct
31
8:30 PM20:30

Alien Halloween @ Rockin' Rollers w/ Future Scars & Edward Almost!

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Come flaunt your inner alien for a special Halloween show at Rockin Rollers on Halloween proper!

Get your skate on to the tune of Edward Almost (rockin' a brand new line-up!) and Future Scars, who kick off their November tour and will be shooting a brand new music video at the show. Don't forget to dress up: we will be giving away prizes for best costume and best ALIEN costume (you can bet we will be dressed in our finest extraterrestrials). Make sure you arrive at 8:30pm sharp to make your cameo in the Future Scars music video, we need all the friends!

More bands TBA! Suggested $5-10 donation at the door to support the space!

We will be collecting items from Esperanza Shelter's wish list at the show, so if you can, please bring donations of lightly-used winter clothes & jackets, bed sheets, children's toys & new underwear for women & children and new feminine hygiene products. You can check the full list below:
https://esperanzashelter.org/get-involved/wish-list/

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Muscle Beach / Article 15 / Marrow Monger
Oct
26
8:00 PM20:00

Muscle Beach / Article 15 / Marrow Monger

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Matron Records & Ghost. present:

Muscle Beach / Article 15 / Marrow Monger
8pm Doors / $5-10 Suggested Donation

MUSCLE BEACH
Denver, CO
https://musclebeachdenver.bandcamp.com/
Muscle Beach is comprised of three gentlemen dudes hailing from the mile high city of Denver, CO, whose beaches are nothing to brag about.

MARROW MONGER
Santa Fe, NM
https://marrowmonger.bandcamp.com/releases

ARTICLE 15
Taos, NM
https://article15nmpunx.bandcamp.com/

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Seal Eggs / Ermine / ppoacher ppoacher / Tone Ranger
Oct
23
8:00 PM20:00

Seal Eggs / Ermine / ppoacher ppoacher / Tone Ranger

 Matron Records presents:  Seal Eggs / Ermine / Ppoacher ppoacher / Tone Ranger  Tuesday, October 23rd  8pm / $5-10 Suggested Donation  Ghost. --- 2889 Trades West Rd   • • • Seal Eggs • • •    https://sealeggsmusic.bandcamp.com/  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fDY34EsjD64  Seal Eggs is the ambient pop project of Gwen Wolfenbarger. She weaves dense emotional soundscapes, using processed voice, harp, and electronics to translate her disembodied experiences with gender dysphoria and depression.  eal Eggs self-released her debut EP, Sunday Will Be Snow, in November, 2016, and is based in Colorado Springs, CO.  "...just as visceral and emotional an experience as any hardcore or emo show I’ve ever attended." -Heidi Beedle, Colorado Springs Independent  • • • Ermine • • •   https://ermine.bandcamp.com  Black Girl Magick Time-traveling space loops  • • • ppoacher ppoacher • • •   www.matronrecords.com/ppoacherppoacher  "Caitlin Brothers of ppoacher ppoacher’s unique use of voice and earnestly goofy stage presence have left audiences wondering if the performer before them was an ethereal goblin, a feral roof dog, a long lost friend, a hillbilly Kate Bush impersonator, a banshee suffering an identity crisis, or a bag of feelings parading as a woman……  Brothers’ distinct writing style is marked by congenial contrasts: passionate & playful, calculated & relaxed, approachable & quirky. The lyrics communicate a simultaneous existential dread and intoxicating thrill of living and loving, a practice in raw and shameless vulnerability.  The recent addition of Nathan Smerage's contemporary old timer string stylings has made these tunes a bed of haunting and cyclical whimsy. Originally playing rock n roll guitar, this intensely talented instrumentalist found a new love in ragtime, fingerpicking and clawhammer banjo. All of these aspects dance together in his playing, creating a sense of warm timelessness and some just straight up catchy hooks.  Residing in Santa Fe, NM by way of Fayetteville, AR, the influence of the land that made the woman making the music is palpable. Vocal Melodies expanding and contracting like a drive through the Sangre De Cristo Mountains, dipping howls and glottal stops like the churning of the Buffalo River, earthy grit of guttural tones like the red clay mud both lands harbor.  One can easily hear the influence of various folk music traditions, pop sensibilities, old school country heartbreak, peppered with a feeling of moving through other worlds....primarily the emotional landscape; beauty transmuted through valleys of deep pain, peaks of ecstatic joy, soft rolling hills of serenity, jagged rock formations of rage, and the bizarre catharsis of the open hearted exploration of it all. The performer as vehicle, steering you through with spells of the tenor banjo, celtic harp, and mostly human voice."  • • • Tone Ranger • • •  http://www.thefrontieroutpost.com  Tone Ranger makes dance and ambient music that reflects the supernatural beauty of the American Southwest. Filled with light and shadow, speed and stillness, chaos and order, the music moves you into realms of free expression and wild imagination.  Tone Ranger’s self-titled debut is an invitation to explore nature and the cosmos through movement. He blends sweet melodies and dynamic textures with full-blown psychedelic elements, like a Dali painting that dances. There is a spiritual element that permeates these songs, which you hear in the Native flutes, natural percussion, field recordings, and signature cosmic lap steel - all electrified, all magically interwoven.

Matron Records presents:

Seal Eggs / Ermine / Ppoacher ppoacher / Tone Ranger

Tuesday, October 23rd

8pm / $5-10 Suggested Donation

Ghost. --- 2889 Trades West Rd

• • • Seal Eggs • • • 

https://sealeggsmusic.bandcamp.com/

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fDY34EsjD64

Seal Eggs is the ambient pop project of Gwen Wolfenbarger. She weaves dense emotional soundscapes, using processed voice, harp, and electronics to translate her disembodied experiences with gender dysphoria and depression.

eal Eggs self-released her debut EP, Sunday Will Be Snow, in November, 2016, and is based in Colorado Springs, CO.

"...just as visceral and emotional an experience as any hardcore or emo show I’ve ever attended." -Heidi Beedle, Colorado Springs Independent

• • • Ermine • • • 

https://ermine.bandcamp.com

Black Girl Magick Time-traveling space loops

• • • ppoacher ppoacher • • • 

www.matronrecords.com/ppoacherppoacher

"Caitlin Brothers of ppoacher ppoacher’s unique use of voice and earnestly goofy stage presence have left audiences wondering if the performer before them was an ethereal goblin, a feral roof dog, a long lost friend, a hillbilly Kate Bush impersonator, a banshee suffering an identity crisis, or a bag of feelings parading as a woman……

Brothers’ distinct writing style is marked by congenial contrasts: passionate & playful, calculated & relaxed, approachable & quirky. The lyrics communicate a simultaneous existential dread and intoxicating thrill of living and loving, a practice in raw and shameless vulnerability.

The recent addition of Nathan Smerage's contemporary old timer string stylings has made these tunes a bed of haunting and cyclical whimsy. Originally playing rock n roll guitar, this intensely talented instrumentalist found a new love in ragtime, fingerpicking and clawhammer banjo. All of these aspects dance together in his playing, creating a sense of warm timelessness and some just straight up catchy hooks.

Residing in Santa Fe, NM by way of Fayetteville, AR, the influence of the land that made the woman making the music is palpable. Vocal Melodies expanding and contracting like a drive through the Sangre De Cristo Mountains, dipping howls and glottal stops like the churning of the Buffalo River, earthy grit of guttural tones like the red clay mud both lands harbor.

One can easily hear the influence of various folk music traditions, pop sensibilities, old school country heartbreak, peppered with a feeling of moving through other worlds....primarily the emotional landscape; beauty transmuted through valleys of deep pain, peaks of ecstatic joy, soft rolling hills of serenity, jagged rock formations of rage, and the bizarre catharsis of the open hearted exploration of it all. The performer as vehicle, steering you through with spells of the tenor banjo, celtic harp, and mostly human voice."

• • • Tone Ranger • • •

http://www.thefrontieroutpost.com

Tone Ranger makes dance and ambient music that reflects the supernatural beauty of the American Southwest. Filled with light and shadow, speed and stillness, chaos and order, the music moves you into realms of free expression and wild imagination.

Tone Ranger’s self-titled debut is an invitation to explore nature and the cosmos through movement. He blends sweet melodies and dynamic textures with full-blown psychedelic elements, like a Dali painting that dances. There is a spiritual element that permeates these songs, which you hear in the Native flutes, natural percussion, field recordings, and signature cosmic lap steel - all electrified, all magically interwoven.

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A Deer A Horse / Chicharra / Jessie Deluxe
Oct
20
8:00 PM20:00

A Deer A Horse / Chicharra / Jessie Deluxe

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Matron Records presents:
A Deer A Horse / Chicharra / Jessie Deluxe
October 20th / 8pm / $5-10 Suggested Donation

\\\ A Deer A Horse ///
https://adeerahorse.bandcamp.com/ - Brooklyn

Dark, heavy, and full of tension, A Deer A Horse’s music is a rare breed in Brooklyn’s DIY scene. Comprised of Rebecca Satellite (vocals/guitar), Angela Phillips (bass/backing vocals), and Dylan Teggart (drums), the trio have embraced the raw and dirty aspects of their city and created something simultaneously urgent, sludgy, and cathartic with their newest EP, Backswimmer.

"an unwaveringly ferocious and focused sound." 
-Impose Magazine

"like the Melvins turning in a pop song"
- AV Club

"Sludgy, doom metal riffs, meet angular, dissonant melody lines...schizo-rock at its absolute finest...an aggressive, blistering mind-meld that we can't get enough of." 
-The Deli Magazine

\\\ Chicharra ///
matronrecords.com/chicharra - Albuquerque

Most of the time the word “heavy” is used in reference to metal or hardcore bands. For the last two years Chicharra has been interpreting it in our own way.

We all grew up in Albuquerque, New Mexico, our city surrounded by sometimes stark but always gorgeous desert. We hardened in a brutal summer heat under the hum of swamp coolers, and hope our songs reflect the love and grit it takes for something to grow where no one expects.

At a house party, our audience called for one more, and knowing what was left in our pocket, we asked: “Do you want something beautiful? Or something brutal?” There were calls for each, and then some sweaty genius shouted, “Make it brootiful!” An ideal hybrid adjective for our sound right now.

The word “Chicharra” means “cicada” but also, roughly, sound you can’t control in your environment--buzzers and bells, and people who talk too much. We respond to all of these ideas, inviting a swelling cacophony into our songs.


\\\ Jessie Deluxe /// 
https://www.jessiedeluxe.com/ - Santa Fe

Jessie Deluxe describes her sound as heavy, melodic rock. Her songwriting is dynamic and powerful featuring choruses that, “lift you high in the air and then smash you back down to the ground.” This is in your face rock n’ roll that conjures up the grittiness of P.J. Harvey and the sex appeal of Elvis, all the while adding her own unique edge.

This fiery front woman packs an authoritative punch live with her amazing voice. As she shreds on her Flying V, she commands the audience with the conviction of a rock icon. Joining her on the stage is Diego Velazquez on Bass (Disaster Man) and Philip Maddux on the drums (Frenetic Forces, Octaveleven).

As for her background, Jessie has garnered the attention of various producers such as David Rowntree (Blur), Dave Jerden ( Janes Addiction, Poe) and Geza X (Sonic Youth). Her influences range from, Hendrix, David Bowie, Annie Lennox, to NIN.

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Iress / Hikes / Liłith / Future Scars
Oct
16
8:00 PM20:00

Iress / Hikes / Liłith / Future Scars

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Matron Records presents:
Iress / Hikes / L I Ł I T H / Future Scars
Tuesday, October 16th
8pm / $5-10 Suggested Donation
Ghost. --- 2889 Trades West Rd

• • IRESS • •
doom/shoegaze (LA)
https://www.weareiress.com/

• • HIKES • • 
Experimental, Nature-inspired Indie Math-Rock (Austin)
http://hikes.band/

• • L I Ł I T H • • 
FEMME POST-HUMANISTIC APOCALYPTIC DOOM (NM/AZ)
http://lilithnm.bandcamp.com/

• • FUTURE SCARS • • 
Post most things (Santa Fe)
www.matronrecords.com/futurescars

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Whoopsi / Dylan Earl / Blanchard / Luke Carr
Oct
11
7:30 PM19:30

Whoopsi / Dylan Earl / Blanchard / Luke Carr

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Gracing us with their presence once again, it's Whoopsi all the way from Fayetteville, Arkansas! Catch them with their label-mate Dylan Earl, along with Blanchard and Luke Carr in their natural habitat: Ghost.

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Whoopsi (AR)
Hot, Nasty, Whip-ass, Rock n Roll.

https://whoopsi.bandcamp.com/

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Blanchard

Haunted indie-rock/pop. Nostalgic for sadness, engaged by confusion. We got some keyboards, too.

https://dylanblanchard.bandcamp.com/

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Luke Carr

Luke Carr is a guitarist/drummer/singer/producer/composer living in Santa Fe, NM : Elevation 7000 feet.

https://lukecarr.bandcamp.com/

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Dylan Earl

I’m from where I woke up this morning. I write the songs that come to mind and struggle with the ones that don’t. I find humor in misconceptions and solace in laughter, love in the street and fire in the eyes of the marginalized. I prefer facts over alternate facts.

https://dylanearl.bandcamp.com/

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Ecstatic Union / Cindy Cane / St. Ranger / Edward Almost
Oct
10
7:00 PM19:00

Ecstatic Union / Cindy Cane / St. Ranger / Edward Almost

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Matron Records presents:
Ecstatic Union / Cindy Cane / St. Range / Edward Almost
Wednesday, October 10th
Ghost. 2889 Trades West Rd.
8 pm. $5-$10 suggested donation

Ecstatic Union (Los Angelos, CA)
https://ecstaticunion.bandcamp.com/album/ecstatic-union-2

Ecstatic Union's sound is like a liquid sun-soaked harmony layered psychedelic dance party. Magnetically charged, their live performance is captivating and electric, radiating a unified intensity which lives up to the name. Ecstatic Union's debut self-titled album was released with Lolipop Records in 2017. The core members include Rex Costello and Oliver Hart who bring on collaborators and touring arrangements as needed. The band resides in Los Angeles, CA where they recently teamed up with Tomas Dolas (Mr. Elevator & the Brain Hotel - Keyboards in Thee Ohsees) to record their new LP, Neurons, scheduled to release through their very own "Channel Records" on August 31st, 2018. They'll be touring across the US in support of the release throughout September and October

Cindy Cane (Los Angelos, CA)
http://cindycane.bandcamp.com

The soundtrack to a real life identity crisis.

St.Range (Santa Fe)
http://www.reverbnation.com/the5strange

St.Rrange has come to represent a tangible rediscovery of 60s psurfedelic and classic rock. This group of "desert rock outlaws" takes everything you loved about The Greats, and folds it into their own refreshing new brand of Rock N Roll. Justin Lindsey's honest songwriting accented by the powerful and soulful sound that Mitchell Lacasagne, Andy Diekmann and Braden Anderson provide create a familiar, yet exciting new rock experience.

St.Rrange has shared stages with Meat Puppets, The Wallflowers, Rodrigo y Gabriella, Guns Roses, Dr. Dog, Deer Tick, The Features, The Melodians, Ozomatli, Los Lonely Boys, John Kurzweg, Larry Mitchell, The Ton Tons, James Mcmurtry, Calexico, The Handsome Family, Junior Brown, Hundred Year Flood, Boris Mcutchon & The Saltlicks, Tree Motel and many more talented musicians from around the world.

Edward Almost (Santa Fe)
https://smotch.bandcamp.com/album/signal-to-noise

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Anna Diorio / Dizzy SenZe / OCC / Art Of Rhyme / Spacemob Spacecadets
Oct
6
8:00 PM20:00

Anna Diorio / Dizzy SenZe / OCC / Art Of Rhyme / Spacemob Spacecadets

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Matron Records & Outstanding Citizens Collective presents:
Anna Diorio / Dizzy SenZe / Outstanding Citizens Collective / Art Of Rhyme / Spacemob Spacecadets

8pm / $5-10 Suggested Donation 

\\\ ANNA DIORIO /// (NYC)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M-Ot0Md1iwQ

Anna Diorio (formerly Happy Accident) is a singer, songwriter and emcee with roots in Jazz and branches in Hip Hop. She has a deep love for intuitive musicality which you can hear in all her artistic work, and is known for conscious rhymes, fierce feminism, raw authenticity, and uplifting messages of spiritual growth.

\\\ DIZZY SENZE /// (NYC)
https://www.youfeelingdizzy.com

With the flow of a run-on sentence on fast forward and a style unmatched by any other, Dizzy SenZe is on a journey to educate others on various issues through personal narratives and unifying people of all creed and color. Beginning at performing in her first poetry slam at the age of 15 to eventually touring overseas to Berlin, Germany; the young goddess has worked her way at being a force to be reckoned with.

\\\ OUTSTANDING CITIZENS COLLECTIVE /// (Santa Fe)
http://outstandingcitizenscollective.com

An inclusive group of artists who have joined talents to share and contribute to the success of one another's creative endeavors. Inspired by the collaborative and communal principles of Hip-Hop culture, we strive to combine all elements of artistic expression with public service. Our goal is to grow as individuals while simultaneously uplifting our community.

\\\ ART OF RHYME /// (Santa Fe)
https://anthoniusmonk.bandcamp.com/
A new collab between Anthonius Monk and Prismatic.

\\\ SPACEMOB SPACECADETS /// (Santa Fe)
https://vimeo.com/162611383
A Prodigiously Acrobatastic Group of Space Traveling MC's.

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Jana Horn / Trevor Bahnson / Dancer In The Sun
Oct
3
7:30 PM19:30

Jana Horn / Trevor Bahnson / Dancer In The Sun

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Jana Horn is a writer and musician loosely based in Texas. Her music has been described by friends as "literary" and "stripped-down pop," and by non-friends as "haunting." Her platform is that no woman should receive that adjective again (rock the vote!) and that good art is honest. "Optimism," her debut album, will hit the fan this fall. For fans of Sibylle Baier, Cowboy Junkies and Slade. Keep the mind clear! 

Having toured for several years fronting the band Reservations, as a member of Knife in the Water, and as a hired gun for others, Jana has returned to the deconstructed path with Adam Jones (Bill Callahan, Deep Time) playing drums and singing along. They'll be playing shows along the west coast October 3-12.

https://janahorn.bandcamp.com/

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Trevor Bahnson: 

writes music
sings sounds

makes noise with:

old guitars
mandolin
blue plastic trumpet
synths
borrowed microphone

hates kittens
rides bikes

ENJOY

https://www.trevorbahnson.com/

...

Dancer in the Sun

Brand new project from Austin native Meason Wiley

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Lead Pony / Full Speed Veronica / Gabe Thomas
Sep
22
8:00 PM20:00

Lead Pony / Full Speed Veronica / Gabe Thomas

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Matron Records presents:
Lead Pony / Full Speed Veronica / Gabe Thomas

Saturday, September 22nd
Ghost. 2889 Trades West Rd
8pm / $5-10 Suggested Donation

Lead Pony (San Diego, CA)
https://www.leadponymusic.com/

From what depths could a band like Lead Pony surface? How is true inner peace reached and scratched onto paper? And further, translated to the kind of sonic experience that can turbulently kick you around and equally embrace you? The four eager individuals that comprise this band are constantly looking for the answers. For now, the truths will be delivered via the Lead Pony brand of rock and roll.

Full Speed Veronica (Santa Fe)

After breakups of bands and relationships, Malcolm, Nathan, Brandon and Matt started up what would eventually become Full Speed Veronica in early 2008. Includes former members of The Hollis Wake, Old Beans, the Floors, Paper Sleeves, Do The Math and Origami Orgasm. We rock the full on pop rock. Download free songs at our website (see below)! Since the first part of 2012, we've solidified as a power trio and put together some tasty pop gems. Go to: www.aidabet.com/fsv/ Download all our songs for free! And check out videos on YouTube (search Full Speed Veronica Albuquerque and you'll find a ton)! Nicole joined in late 2015 as our lead singer. Nathan, feeling his age and MS, retired to the FSV Hall of Fame in late 2016 and was replaced by longtime friend and sometime collaborator Sarah Meadows on bass. Check out our new line up!

Gabe Thomas (Santa Fe)
reverbnation.com/ragingemotionalkidz

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ppoacher ppoacher Tour Kick-Off w/ Sevda Choir!
Sep
6
7:30 PM19:30

ppoacher ppoacher Tour Kick-Off w/ Sevda Choir!

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At this very moment, ppoacher ppoacher pprepares to embark on an adventure through ppockets of the Midwest and Southeast... in the mightiest vessel known to Buick kind.....the most Regal Reba Rosie Regina Donna La Dolores Dash I SWEAR the First (Esquire).......they will move through many a pplain, river, tiny mountain, Bobby Hopper tunnel, to reach their ultimate goal(s)....pplaying 30 something shows in 8 states in 6 weeks, eating as much gas station fried chicken as humanly ppossible, and bathing semi-regularly. 

This here show is a celebration of this grand expedition, this epic odyssey of goofball humanhood..... 

Pperforming, of course, we have ppoacher ppoacher.... formerly a lone banjo nerd lost afloat in a sea of intimidating shredders, ppoacher ppoacher now has twice the ppoachers and twice the banjo ppower! 
Now, not only can the audience reel in Brothers' existential dread and intoxicating thrill of living and loving, but they can allow themselves to be enchanted by the delicate and masterful! magical! ppluckings of the one true Smerage. Whoa. 

Blessing this most rapturous occasion with their ethereal ppresence, is our most beloved Sevda Choir! They come bearing the gifts of achingly epic vocal music from Albania, Bulgaria, Corsica, Croatia, Georgia, Hungary, Macedonia, Serbia, Ukraine and beyond. Pplease do pprepare yourself to receieve the gifts born by this watch of vibrant nightingales, this cooch of pprophetic cuckoos.............. 

As for admission, there is a $5-20 Suggested Donation at the door, but no one will be turned away for lack of funds.....Pplease do give what you can to ppropel these happy-go-lucky ppluckers toward their destiny. 

https://www.facebook.com/SevdaChoir/
https://ppoacherppoacher.bandcamp.com
http://www.matronrecords.com/ppoacherppoacher

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Smomid / Tone Ranger / The Free Associates
Sep
5
8:00 PM20:00

Smomid / Tone Ranger / The Free Associates

  Matron Records  presents:  Smomid  /  Tone Ranger  / The Free Associates Wednesday, September 5th 8pm / $5-10 Suggested Donation Ghost. --- 2889 Trades West Rd  - - - Smomid - - -  https://smomid.com/   Smomid is a project by Nick Demopoulos, who is a performer, musician and instrument builder. Smomid only utilizes instruments he has designed and built to perform interactive computer music. The name is derived from an acronym of his primary instrument: “String Modeling Midi Device.” Smomid music often features glitchy and scattered beats, sampling, abstract textures, ambient spaces, and improvisation. Smomid music draws on many varied influences and creates bizarre juxtapositions with deft sonic versatility, with samples of heavy beats, Gregorian Monks chanting and Taiko drum sounds all coexisting comfortably.  After listening to several Smomid tracks one gets the impression that anything is possible and all sound universes can exist together. One thing that doesn’t come across in an audio transmission is that there is also a visual aspect to Smomid Music. All the instruments emit light through high powered LEDs, and some illuminate visual animations and secret messages through several LED display embedded in the instruments.  As a guitarist Nick worked with Chico Hamilton and recorded on the albums The Inquiring Mind, Revelation and Euphoric. He also released recordings with Exegesis, a group that mixes jazz and electronic music.  - - - Tone Ranger - - -   http://www.thefrontieroutpost.com   Tone Ranger makes dance and ambient music that reflects the supernatural beauty of the American Southwest. Filled with light and shadow, speed and stillness, chaos and order, the music moves you into realms of free expression and wild imagination.   Tone Ranger’s self-titled debut is an invitation to explore nature and the cosmos through movement. He blends sweet melodies and dynamic textures with full-blown psychedelic elements, like a Dali painting that dances. There is a spiritual element that permeates these songs, which you hear in the Native flutes, natural percussion, field recordings, and signature cosmic lap steel - all electrified, all magically interwoven.  - - - The Free Associates - - - A brand new improvisational set led by Ben Montgomery and friends.

Matron Records presents:
Smomid / Tone Ranger / The Free Associates
Wednesday, September 5th
8pm / $5-10 Suggested Donation
Ghost. --- 2889 Trades West Rd

- - - Smomid - - -
https://smomid.com/

Smomid is a project by Nick Demopoulos, who is a performer, musician and instrument builder. Smomid only utilizes instruments he has designed and built to perform interactive computer music. The name is derived from an acronym of his primary instrument: “String Modeling Midi Device.” Smomid music often features glitchy and scattered beats, sampling, abstract textures, ambient spaces, and improvisation. Smomid music draws on many varied influences and creates bizarre juxtapositions with deft sonic versatility, with samples of heavy beats, Gregorian Monks chanting and Taiko drum sounds all coexisting comfortably.

After listening to several Smomid tracks one gets the impression that anything is possible and all sound universes can exist together. One thing that doesn’t come across in an audio transmission is that there is also a visual aspect to Smomid Music. All the instruments emit light through high powered LEDs, and some illuminate visual animations and secret messages through several LED display embedded in the instruments.

As a guitarist Nick worked with Chico Hamilton and recorded on the albums The Inquiring Mind, Revelation and Euphoric. He also released recordings with Exegesis, a group that mixes jazz and electronic music.

- - - Tone Ranger - - - 
http://www.thefrontieroutpost.com

Tone Ranger makes dance and ambient music that reflects the supernatural beauty of the American Southwest. Filled with light and shadow, speed and stillness, chaos and order, the music moves you into realms of free expression and wild imagination. 

Tone Ranger’s self-titled debut is an invitation to explore nature and the cosmos through movement. He blends sweet melodies and dynamic textures with full-blown psychedelic elements, like a Dali painting that dances. There is a spiritual element that permeates these songs, which you hear in the Native flutes, natural percussion, field recordings, and signature cosmic lap steel - all electrified, all magically interwoven.

- - - The Free Associates - - -
A brand new improvisational set led by Ben Montgomery and friends.

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Ten Ten Division / Rabbit Fighter / Benevolent Strangers / Matt Tillson
Aug
30
10:00 PM22:00

Ten Ten Division / Rabbit Fighter / Benevolent Strangers / Matt Tillson

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Ten Ten Division saves the day along with friends Colorado! It's an eclectic night of garage, indie, and folk infused rock. Don't miss it! 

GHOST: 2889 Trades West Rd., Santa Fe, NM

$5-10 Suggested Donation / All Ages / 8pm Doors

Singer-songwriter Matt Tillson will kick off the show having just recorded a new batch of songs with Ben Clary at the helm. Then it's a very special reunion for folk-rockers Benevolent Strangers (Matt Tillson, Ben Clary, David KeelingDylan Blanchard) who'll be playing their 2nd show ever in Santa Fe and releasing a limited run, cassette edition of their full length record "Feathers as Soft as Clouds". Then, a new group out of Denver called Rabbit Fighter (members of Lazarus Horse and Talk Perfect) grace us with their first show New Mexico appearance. And Santa Fe's own Ten Ten Division closes out the night!

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Ten Ten Division

Fronted by powerhouse vocalist/guitarist and Minneapolis native Vonnie Kyle, Ten Ten Division was formed in Santa Fe, New Mexico in 2017. After releasing her first two EPs, "Run Run" and "Cold and Bitter Girl" as a solo artist in her native state, Kyle relocated her life to the drier climates of Santa Fe, where she found a home amongst a flourishing community of artists and musicians. She spent her first year in her newfound home writing 52 new songs; one for every week of 2017. To keep her sound fresh and innovative, she drew inspiration from a wide array of influences, including St. Vincent, Rilo Kiley, Ani DiFranco, No Doubt, Liz Phair, as well as the many local bands she would come across in Santa Fe. After teaming up with bandmates Dylan Blanchard (of Future Scars as well as his own solo project) and Daniel Mench-Thurlow (of The Sticky, Benzo III and Snaggletooth), Kyle pulled from her favorites of this newly-created catalogue of tunes, which propelled her growth as a musician and songwriter, and found Ten Ten Division’s unique formula, combining her narrative lyrical style with distorted guitars, loud and gritty melodic vocals, and an upbeat energy derived of good old-fashioned pop rock. The group is currently recording their first EP, “Flowers and Bones”, due out later this year.

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Music for campfires, rooftops, and train stations. 
https://benevolentstrangers.bandcamp.com/

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https://benevolentstrangers.bandcamp.com/album/matt-tillson-solo-demo-ep

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