Future Scars Album Release w/ Prism Bitch + Chicharra @ Sister
Aug
10
8:00 PM20:00

Future Scars Album Release w/ Prism Bitch + Chicharra @ Sister

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Matron Records presents:

Future Scars celebrate the release of their new album 'Harrow' at Sister with friends Prism B tch & Chicharra on Saturday, August 10th. 8pm Doors // 21+ // $5 Cover

\\\ FUTURE SCARS ///
www.matronrecords.com/futurescars

Future Scars embodies the coexistence of the calm and calamity of waking life. Founded in 2015 by members of As In We, Future Scars is emotionally rooted in the contemplative, melodic atmosphere of post-rock and expands beyond a singular genre’s expectations, often times overflowing into the domain of sheer intensity and fervor. The group couples these drastically varied, yet complementary components with the recurrent flurries of heart-wrenching vocals, creating an aura of earnest exhilaration and beauty. Laced with technicality and the prowess of control, Future Scars construct a sound balanced in adversity, soothing and cathartic yet all the while anxious with anticipation.

Undergoing a line-up change in late 2017 in the midst of writing the group's debut full length and follow-up to their 2016 EP debut, Future Scars has grown into a foursome comprised of the group's original front-woman, Eliza Lutz, with Paul Wagner on bass, Marcus DiFilippo on drums and Dylan Blanchard on keys. Future Scars entered the recording studio in the summer of 2018 to record the group’s debut full length, Harrow. The 10 song record focuses on themes of trauma and compartmentalization and was written in two color themes, murky lilac and burnt orange. After gaining new drummer Dylan McDowell, Future Scars will release Harrow on August 9th, 2019.

\\\ PRISM BITCH ///
http://prismbitch.com

Prism Bitch is a hard rock band that beamed down in 2016 from the dust and wind of New Mexico. The group started as a four piece and asexually reproduced an additional member in 2017, resulting in a 5 piece mix of heavy guitar/keyboard layers blended with pop hooks/melodies/harmonies and occasional total noise freakouts - often compared to The Pixies and The Yeah Yeah Yeahs. From humble beginnings at a punk rock coffeehouse open mic to nominations in the Weekly Alibi’s "Best of Burque” music awards for 2017, 2018, and 2019 (Best New Band, Best Party Band, Best Stage Presence, Band Most Likely To Make It Big In Japan), Prism Bitch has been privileged to share stages with Treepeople, Shonen Knife, and Le Butcherettes.

In September 2018, Prism Bitch completed a West Coast tour with Built to Spill, and will be touring again with the iconic band on the east coast September 12 to October 12, 2019. Prism Bitch released their self-titled EP November 2018 through Freakout Records. The EP features 5 new songs, recorded with engineer Toshi Kasai, known for his work with The Melvins, Big Business and Foo Fighters.

Prism Bitch has a reputation for wild and performative shows, professionalism and friendship.


\\\ CHICHARRA ///
www.matronrecords.com/chicharra

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.

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Junior Mint Prince / Big Hen / Tara Khozein / David Forlano
Jul
10
8:00 PM20:00

Junior Mint Prince / Big Hen / Tara Khozein / David Forlano

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Junior Mint Prince / Big Hen / Tara Khozein / David Forlano
Ghost. - Wednesday July 10 - 8pm - $5-10 Suggested Donation

Junior Mint Prince (Oakland)
https://juniormintprince.bandcamp.com/releases

A duo consisting of Lula Asplund and Naomi Harrison-Clay

they are committed to a practice of extracting holy sounds from the god of the gut--
transcribing moments of pure expression into audible substance.

moments from the vortex of sound--
which resemble collage

They play with toys and softly scream
creating textured landscapes within
a freak-folk inspired framework.


Big Hen (Albuquerque)
Members of Chicharra & Bigawatt!

Tara Khozein (Santa Fe)

David Forlano (Santa Fe)

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Headboggle / Malocculsion / Bigawatt / Keyboard / The Uninvited Guest
Jul
6
8:00 PM20:00

Headboggle / Malocculsion / Bigawatt / Keyboard / The Uninvited Guest

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HEADBOGGLE / MALOCCULSION / BIGAWATT / KEYBOARD / THE UNINVITED GUEST
Saturday - July 6 - 8pm - $5-10 Suggested Donation

Headboggle (Oakland)
https://headboggle.bandcamp.com/

Derek Gedalecia, a.k.a. Headboggle, has been performing electronic keyboard-based soundscapes for several years in the Bay Area in over a hundred local performances at venues ranging from GTK to YBCA. Incorporating lowbrow with highbrow art, music, and comedy, Head Boggle’s intent is to fuse together a new ecstatic improvisational performance style with a carefully crafted musical underbed. In his formative years, Gedalecia studied classical and ragtime piano from noted ragtime composer/revivalist Dr. Brian Dykstra. .

Malocculsion (Oakland)
www.malocculsion.bandcamp.com

Malocculsion is a sound, visual, and performance artist currently based in Oakland,CA, exploring relationships of sound, the body and the exterior space in which they exist, psychosis, mortality, the prison system and the omnipresent entropic trap door of life. Also performs in multimedia performance projects Coral Remains (fka Styrofoam Sanchez) and False/None, synths in Cyborg Eye, and OSC and curates the Ratskin Records imprint (Since 2005) and is a curator In residence at Pro Arts in Oakland, CA. Malocculsion has LP and CD releases forthcoming on Love Earth Music, and Ratskin.

Bigawatt (Albuquerque)
https://bigawatt.bandcamp.com/

Bigawatt is Marisa Demarco (Chicharra), a journalist, musician and event curator in the high desert. Bigawatt is only one person. And sometimes she plays with others.

Keyboard (Santa Fe)
https://www.reverbnation.com/keyboardband

The Uninvited Guest (Santa Fe)

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Opening: Eliza Lutz | How We Are Harrowed at Show Pony Gallery
Jul
5
to Jul 7

Opening: Eliza Lutz | How We Are Harrowed at Show Pony Gallery

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Artist, musician & Matron Records founder Eliza Lutz unveils 'How We Are Harrowed,' the visual half of her album 'Harrow' with band Future Scars featuring the companion illustrations to each of the record’s ten songs at a special 3 day exhibition at Show Pony Gallery in Santa Fe, July 5th-7th. 

Join us for the opening reception July 5th from 6pm-9pm with a special collaborative performance by Future Scars & Ppoacher ppoacher. All ages welcome, no cover. 




Drawing on Lutz’s intense personal experiences, Harrow tells the story of how trauma can bend time and fracture the self. The songs were first written in color, honing in on Lutz’s synesthesia, then translated into unique guitar tunings that matched the thematic palates and then illustrated by Lutz in gouache, watercolor and ink, constructing a dual visual/sonic language heavy in symbology, nature & metaphor.

“I created this visual album during a very difficult and traumatic time in my life,” explains Lutz. “I was reeling from the breakup of Future Scars’ original lineup after I was assaulted by our former bassist. The experience was so exhausting and emotionally confusing, I almost felt like giving up on art entirely. But ultimately, I decided that would be a defeat. So I wrote Harrow in an effort to process and tell the story of what happened to me as it was unfolding.”

The result is a multi-media work engaging the world much like its namesake, a word defined as both the implement and its resulting action. Harrow, through its songs and their companion illustrations, is a record of reckoning and the act of reckoning itself, and in the wake of such disruption, as with the harrowed ground and harrowed body, a space where new life might take hold.

'How We Are Harrowed' shows at Show Pony from July 5th-7th. Opening reception featuring music by Future Scars & Ppoacher ppoacher on July 5th from 6pm-9pm. Harrow the album comes out on Matron Records on August 9th.


www.matrondesign.com
www.showponygallery.com
www.matronrecords.com/futurescars
www.matronrecords.com/ppoacherppoacher

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The Happening: A Pop-Up Cafe and Queer Social
Jun
28
7:00 PM19:00

The Happening: A Pop-Up Cafe and Queer Social

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June 28th, 2019:

One night only! Ring in the 50th Anniversary of the Stonewall Riots with the trans community!

We don't have to tell you about the serious lack of space for q/t community to gather, coexist and mingle.

Not to mention there is no space to see and be seen!!!

And perhaps your idea of a good time to sit down with coffee, paper and a pen, and just people watch.

Or maybe it's dancing? Or sketching? Or reading a poem? Or sharing a playlist?

This is the place to be - come out and be seen - wear your best, bring your networking ideas, board games, poem to read, etc etc and just BE together in community.

There will be cake - and coffee and seltzer and you could bring something if you want to share, or just bring yourself.

There will be an open mic//no sign-ups//no theme just open.

Say something, dedicate something, or just listen.

Gonna play two important films too, if we are able to!

Get your sweet portrait done by aung.robo in black ink.

Bring some coin for donation if you got it.

This event is 18+ and we hope you'll understand the need for adult-only space.

This is THE ONLY trans 4 trans party happening in Santa Fe.

Come out and hang out and be fucking fantastic

xxo

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Punk // Rock // Ghost // Potluck!
Jun
8
4:00 PM16:00

Punk // Rock // Ghost // Potluck!

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Ring in the summer with our *Punk*Rock*Potluck* starring one helluvah Dagwood-show-sandwich featuring:

Fibber (Santa Fe), Holy Garden District (Santa Fe), Big Hen (ABQ), Future Scars (Santa Fe), Moon Pussy (Denver), New Standards Men (Denver), Cattleguard (Santa Fe) & Clementine Was Right (Santa Fe).

$5 suggested donation for touring bands & please bring a snack or a dish to share!

Potluck starts at 4pm, music from 4:30-11pm. All Ages.

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Ecstatic Union // Bourbon Brawlers // Bloodbelly Blues // TBA
Mar
29
8:00 PM20:00

Ecstatic Union // Bourbon Brawlers // Bloodbelly Blues // TBA

Ecstatic Union returns to Santa Fe on March 29th to once again delight us with their extremely danceable desert rock sound!

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.

ecstaticunion.bandcamp.com

Support from Denver bands:
Bourbon Brawlers
https://bourbonbrawlers.bandcamp.com/

Bloodbelly Blues
https://www.reverbnation.com/bloodbellyblues

Local act TBA

$5-10 Suggested Donation

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Blanchard "Imminence" EP Release Show w/ Dancer In The Sun
Mar
22
6:00 PM18:00

Blanchard "Imminence" EP Release Show w/ Dancer In The Sun

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Dylan is joined by Vonnie Kyle and Ben Clary to do their first in-store performance at the one and only Lost Padre Records in celebration of the new EP "Imminence" out on cassette and digital Friday, March 22nd. We are honored to be joined by James Wiley's project, Dancer In The Sun.

Friday, March 22nd

Lost Padre
304 Catron St

Santa Fe, NM

6pm - All Ages - Free

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Anna Mall / Lady Uranium / Jessie Deluxe / Miss Pavlichenko
Mar
9
8:00 PM20:00

Anna Mall / Lady Uranium / Jessie Deluxe / Miss Pavlichenko

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Matron Records presents:

Anna Mall / Lady Uranium / Jessie Deluxe (solo) / Miss Pavlichenko

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

\\\ ANNA MALL ///
https://annamallmusic.bandcamp.com/

\\\ Lady Uranium ///
https://ladyuranium.bandcamp.com/

\\\ Jessie Deluxe (solo) ///
https://www.jessiedeluxe.com/

\\\ Miss Pavlichenko ///
https://soundcloud.com/alyshalayla

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