Chicharra Albuquerque Album Release Show
Nov
24
8:00 PM20:00

Chicharra Albuquerque Album Release Show

Chicharra releases their second album LET'S PAINT THIS TOWN IN CRATERS on Matron Records!! Three basses, two drummers, lots of guest appearances.

Liłith ::: doom-laced romanticism on the mesas
church fire ::: if all the dead roses in town flashed white with electricity
Mirror Fears ::: Cayce Pollard is a fan

Doors at 8 pm
Music at 9 pm
21+ • $5

@ Launchpad - 618 Central Ave SW - Albuquerque, NM

Artwork by Henry Hutchinson ♥

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Nov
12
8:00 PM20:00

Free Kittens & Bread / The Hammeritz / Flossy Clouds

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Free Kittens & Bread was founded as an acoustic solo project in the small town of Princeton, TX inside Chase Spruiell’s unairconditioned shed in the middle of summer.  After recording Recluse (2013) he moved to Austin where the full band took shape with bass, guitar (Mark Hawley), and drums.  Every show produces high energy punk music mingled with the heart of old folk tunes.

Following the tail end of their Recluse tour, the band released their EP entitled Puppet (2014). The record was met with reviews as “an infectious toe tapping head bobber,” and a “punky folk country mashup that’s hard to beat” (Aimless Skylarking).  After the return from their “Somewhere Warmer” winter tour and the following West coast summer tour, the band released their first full length, American Miserablist, on April 1st then immediately set out on a U.S. tour.  Their latest single, “Brainless,” has been called an “instant punk classic” (Bearded Punk).  The band is currently working on new material, preparing for a tour in early 2017, and they will likely be around until the universe contracts, tearing everything and everyone apart.

The Hammeritz
We're a two piece out of Santa Fe, NM composed of Chris Raetz and Ben Gerhards. It's not punk, it's not rock, it's not metal, it's not blues...

Flossy Clouds
https://flossyclouds.bandcamp.com/

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Free Kittens & Bread / The Hammeritz / Flossy Clouds

Sunday, November 12th

GHOST / 2889 Trades West Rd

$5-10 Suggested Donation

8PM Doors

All Ages

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Nov
10
8:00 PM20:00

Pigtail Girls Zine Release

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Come celebrate the release of Pigtail Girls with a special show at Ghost! Featuring original artwork for sale by Lindsay Payton and performances by:

Lady Uranium // Scissor Lift // PSIRENS

Pigtail Girls is a dark, feminist fairy tale written by Bucket Siler and illustrated by Lindsay Payton. These two have been toiling for months (years?) to bring this creepy story into the world, and they can't wait to share it with you all! 

Copies of the zine will be available for sale at the show; spooky, belated-Halloween vibes abound. Come hang out with us, listen to the haunting tunes, snack, loiter, do your thing. 

Behold, a zine baby has been born, and we gather to rejoice!!

$5-10 suggested donation
8pm // all ages

<<< Lady Uranium >>> (Albuquerque)
Dreamwave, hardcore dustpop, experimental pop, demon invoking music.

https://ladyuranium.bandcamp.com/

<<< P S I R E N S >>> (Santa Fe)
PSIRENS is the project of solo vocalist Paris Mancini. Her performance consists of looping percussive bass and many lush vocal melodies while sampling noise and beats. Her sound has been described as "cinematic" and "ethereal." PSIRENS has performed in Latin America, toured extensively across the United States and a touch in eastern Europe. She has released 5 studio albums, 3 live albums and has been actively playing since 2009. She is based out of Brooklyn NY and Santa Fe NM.

psirens.bandcamp.com
matronrecords.com/psirens

<<< SCISSOR LIFT >>> (Santa Fe)
SCISSOR LIFT is the new solo effort by Santa Fe musician and Matron Records founder Eliza Lutz (Future ScarsGRYGRDNS). The project focuses on building rich looping textures to create a dynamic push/pull between Lutz' intense vocal work and finger-style guitar. The project aims to write upbeat songs about being unhappy.

matronrecords.com/grygrdns
matronrecords.com/futurescars

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Teach Me Equals / Stronger Sex / Future Scars / ppoacher ppoacher
Nov
6
8:00 PM20:00

Teach Me Equals / Stronger Sex / Future Scars / ppoacher ppoacher

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Teach Me Equals (Olympia, WA)
Teach Me Equals is a music duo whose sound is characterized by the unorthodox use of electric stringed instruments, live loop manipulation, and damaged, idiosyncratic rhythmic textures. The project originated in Sarasota, FL and is currently based out of Olympia, WA.

Teach Me Equals are recognized for their relentless touring, merciless live performances, and unique take on the pop format. Their debut album, Knives In The Hope Chest, was self-released in September 2014 to emphatic critical response.

In June of 2015, Teach Me Equals teamed with the SHMIB Modern Dance Collective for a series of sold-out performances of Knives in its entirety choreographed for 23 dancers at Chicago's Links Hall. Later that year, the group appeared on the cassette compilation PNMV#4, celebrating the re-launch of Pacific Northwest indie label, Punk In My Vitamins. Currently, Teach Me Equals is working on a second album with plans for release in 2018. 

http://www.teachmeequals.com/

Stronger Sex (Olympia, WA)
Stronger Sex is an experimental electronic duo that boasts dynamic live performances. The band has existed in various forms since 2012 and has toured extensively throughout the US, Iceland, and Spain. Frontpersons Leah Gage and Johnny Fantastic sing incredible harmonies while programming the music live on an all hardware setup (no computers allowed). With songs ranging in topic from gender identity to mental illness to space travel to Armageddon, Stronger Sex tackles the personal and political with sincerity and a sardonic sense of humor. Stronger Sex is on a national tour to promote singles from their upcoming full-length release, There is No Stronger Sex (Blight. Records), produced and engineered by Ben Schurr of industrial no-wave band Br'er, whose influence can be heard throughout the record.

https://strongersex.bandcamp.com/releases

Future Scars (Santa Fe, NM)
Traversing genres as disparate as folk rock to black metal and emotions ranging from triumph to despair, Future Scars is a rock trio embodying the coexistence of the calm and calamity in waking life. Based in Santa Fe, NM.

matronrecords.com/futurescars

Ppoacher ppoacher (Santa Fe, NM)
Tiny-Spell-Songs

matronrecords.com/ppoacherppoacher

8PM DOORS // $5-10 SUGGESTED DONATION // ALL AGES

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Teach Me Equals /
Stronger Sex / Future Scars / ppoacher ppoacher

 


Monday, November 6th
GHOST // 2889 Trades West Rd

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

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Oct
29
8:00 PM20:00

HALLOWEEN SHOW w/ OHMME, akousmata, Scissor Lift & PSIRENS

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<< OHMME >>
Ohmme is an experiment in voice and sound by Sima Cunningham and Macie Stewart. Inspired by the Chicago improvisational music scene, Cunningham and Stewart joined forces in 2014. Their combined vocal and musical talents yield a dichotomy of harmony and chaos leaving the audience wanting more. Ohmme has been compared to PJ Harvey, Kate Bush and Tortoise, but their inane chemistry creates something uniquely satisfying and different from their predecessors. They are currently touring as a trio with drummer Matt Carroll to support their OHMME vinyl release. 

https://ohmmemusic.com/

<< Akousmata >>
Akousmata is an instrumental trio that brings a raw, in your face, punk aesthetic to their
extreme brand of free improvisation. Although the music is loosely classifiable as jazz, it more frequently takes inspiration from metal, harsh noise, Agharta-era Miles Davis, and industrial. Akousmata uses subliminal narrative to provide a structural substrate and directionality to the sonic landscapes traversed in their psychedelically cinematic performances. Split between the CA Bay Area and Santa Fe, NM, the band is comprised of Mike Rowland (The Late Severa Wires), Ben Tempchin (Grove of Baal, Fantasy Man), and Aaron Jenks (Grove of Baal, We Drew Lightning).

<<< P S I R E N S >>>
PSIRENS is the project of solo vocalist Paris Mancini. Her performance consists of looping percussive bass and many lush vocal melodies while sampling noise and beats. Her sound has been described as "cinematic" and "ethereal." PSIRENS has performed in Latin America, toured extensively across the United States and a touch in eastern Europe. She has released 5 studio albums, 3 live albums and has been actively playing since 2009. She is based out of Brooklyn NY and Santa Fe NM.

psirens.bandcamp.com
matronrecords.com/psirens

<<< SCISSOR LIFT >>>
SCISSOR LIFT is the new solo effort by Santa Fe musician and Matron Records founder Eliza Lutz (Future ScarsGRYGRDNS). The project focuses on building rich looping textures to create a dynamic push/pull between Lutz' intense vocal work and finger-style guitar. The project aims to write upbeat songs about being unhappy.

matronrecords.com/grygrdns
matronrecords.com/futurescars

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HALLOWEEN @ GHOST
w/ OHMME, akousmata, Scissor Lift & PSIRENS


Sunday, October 29th
GHOST // 2889 Trades West Rd

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

 

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Peaer / NO.STAR / Sinnai Vessel / Beau Borek
Oct
17
8:00 PM20:00

Peaer / NO.STAR / Sinnai Vessel / Beau Borek

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Peaer 
one piece-turned-three-piece subtle math rock trio based out of connecticut. david bazan/duster-esque from the mind of Peter Katz (poverty hollow, fugue)
https://peaer.bandcamp.com/

Sinai Vessel
North Carolina indie punk
https://sinaivessel.bandcamp.com/

NO.STAR
Yet another exciting new project from Ben Tempchin (Grove of BaalBodies, Fantasy, Man?).

Beau Borek Music
experimental folk from Santa Fe, NM by way of Portland, OR.
https://beauborek.com/singles

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

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Oct
12
to Oct 14

Gatas Y Vatas

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Come party with us! Since 2010, Gatas y Vatas has featured badical, boundary-pushing music and artwork from women, transgender and nonbinary performers. The fest aims to close the on-stage gender gap plaguing lineups everywhere. 

People from throughout N.M., the Southwest and beyond will bring their amazing works to the stage and fest space. AND it's our first year in Santa Fe!


OCT. 12 IN SANTA FE AT GHOST (2889 Trades West Rd 87507)
Jessica Mills
Eileen & the In-Betweens
Ermine & Jessica Chao
Natalie Day
Bigawatt
Lazarus Letcher
Star Canyon
Cthulha

OCT. 13 IN ABQ AT FUSION FORUM (708 First Street NW 87102)
***DJ Mello spins al night***
Lia Martinez
Death In Space (Denver)
teresaiswar
Liv Lombardi (Santa Fe)
Wychdokta & Christine Nelson
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A. Billi Free (Silver City)
Mirror Fears (Denver)
R A R E B Y R D $ (Denver)
Danishta Rivero (Oakland)
Lady Uranium and Karen Hipscher
White Boy Scream (L.A.)
QRY (Seattle)


OCT. 14 IN ABQ AT FUSION FORUM (708 First Street NW, 87102)
***DJ Mello spins all night***
Jesse Tatum
alas
DEMEAT
The Maybe So's (Denver)
Midwife (Denver)
The Milk Blossoms (Denver)
Anna Mall
Waxy Tomb (Oakland)
Scissor Lift (Santa Fe)
Alonerly
alex cruse (Oakland)
Glitter Vomit

Tix at the door are $15 for one night / $25 for two / $35 for three

Buy them early, cheaper, here: igg.me/at/GyV2017

If you want to attend but can't cover it, email gatasyvatas@gmail.com and we'll work something out.

At Fusion Forum in Albuquerque, we'll also feature visual art, vendors and tablers, makers selling wares, and FOOD from KIVA Club. Bring cash :) 

Mayahuel's Catering / Ayoyotes On The Ground will also be bringing food! Proceeds go to bringing supplies to people affected by the earthquake in Mexico. 

Gatas y Vatas is an all-volunteer effort, and all funds go to paying performers, making merch, paying venues, etc.

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Ten Ten Division / Courtney Yasmineh / Liv Lombardi
Oct
9
8:30 PM20:30

Ten Ten Division / Courtney Yasmineh / Liv Lombardi

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Join us at Ghost for an evening of rocking out with fun bands and powerhouse female singers!
Doors at 8:30
$5-$10 suggested donation

Liv Lombardi
Liv Lombardi is an award winning singer-songwriter currently based in the greater New York City area. After studying acting and music at Santa Fe University of Art and Design, Liv took her act on the road, touring across the United States and Europe multiple times within the past three years; over 10 countries and 40+ cities
www.livlombardi.com

Courtney Yasmineh
Courtney Yasmineh isn't necessarily a rulebreaker, she just plays by her own rules. From skipping town out of Chicago as a teenager and holing up in a cabin in northern Minnesota, where she focused an obsession with Bob Dylan into the beginnings of her craft as a songwriter, guitarist and singer, to self-releasing six albums and several EPs, and doing nine (and counting) tours of Europe and a half-dozen in the US (all self-booked, no less), she is simply unstoppable. With each album she's continued to expand her musical universe, stretching across the spectrum from indie pop to alt-country to full-tilt rock and roll, all the while writing better and better genuinely smart songs that are deeply personal yet touch on subjects and feelings everyone can relate to.
www.courtneyyasmineh.com

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 warmer climates of Santa Fe, where she found a home amongst a flourishing community of artists and musicians. After pulling together a trusted group of cohorts- David Badstubner on drums, Mark Williams on bass, and Daniel Mench-Thurlow on lead guitar- Kyle and her newfound gaggle of rockstars together crafted a sound that blends all of the delicious vibes of both folk-rock and garage-pop. With influences that pull from the likes of Brandi Carlile, Jenny Lewis, No Doubt and the Killers, Ten Ten Division prides themselves on being the "Frankenstein's Monster" of bands, offering up a little something for anyone who loves fun, catchy music.
www.vonniekyle.bandcamp.com

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MHM Fest w/ STBWLIH, Scissor Lift, Quartz Prawl & Cult Tourist
Sep
17
8:00 PM20:00

MHM Fest w/ STBWLIH, Scissor Lift, Quartz Prawl & Cult Tourist

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Matron Records & Pitch N Bark present 'MHM' Fest, a post-AHA festival show at Ghost. featuring:

<<< Storming The Beaches With Logos In Hand >>>
Back in Santa Fe in the midst of thier full US tour for their recent release, Bailiwick, Refused, STBWLIH bring their world-building music project to Ghost. Presenting their new music as a guitar and harp duet, this is one of your only chances to catch STBWLIH in Santa Fe for the rest of the year!

http://www.stormingthebeacheswithlogosinhand.com/

<<< SCISSOR LIFT >>>
SCISSOR LIFT is the new solo effort by Santa Fe musician and Matron Records founder Eliza Lutz (Future Scars, GRYGRDNS). The project focuses on building rich looping textures to create a dynamic push/pull between Lutz' intense vocal work and finger-style guitar. The project aims to write upbeat songs about being unhappy.

matronrecords.com/grygrdns
matronrecords.com/futurescars

<<< quartz prawl >>>
Hailing from memphis, Quartz Prawl is a one-man-band: drums, keyboard, harmonica, and vocals.
https://quartzprawl.bandcamp.com/

<<< Cult Tourist >>>
Transformation Music : Santa Fe, NM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FCcOJu5e0uU

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

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MHM Fest:

Storming The Beaches With Logos In Hand / Scissor Lift / Cult Tourist / Quartz Prawl

GHOST // 2889 Trades West Rd.

8PM // $5-10 Suggested Donation

For more information visit the event page.

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Future Scars at Santa Fe Bandstand
Aug
23
6:00 PM18:00

Future Scars at Santa Fe Bandstand

Future Scars plays alongside Santa Fe's Bill Palmer's TV Killers at the Santa Fe Bandstand on Wednesday, August 23rd.

A trepid journey through a serene expanse, a moment of quietude amidst a current of melody…Future Scars embodies the coexistence of the calm and calamity of waking life. Founded in 2015 by members of As In We, Future Scars boasts a lineup of dedicated musicians seasoned with nearly a decade of cooperative experience. Emotionally rooted in the contemplative, melodic atmosphere of post-rock, Future Scars expands beyond a singular genre’s expectations, often overflowing into the domain of sheer intensity and fervor.

For more information, visit the event page.

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Stephanie Hatfield w/ Matt Malone
Aug
18
8:00 PM20:00

Stephanie Hatfield w/ Matt Malone

Stephanie Hatfield
It is no surprise that listening to Stephanie Hatfield calls up images of wind-swept mesas and sinfully-good heartbreaks. With dreamy lyrics and a story worth telling, her music embodies the emotional release of having your heart ripped apart and lovingly put back together again. Although originally from the Detroit area, this eclectic musician hails from a Kentucky hillbilly heritage with a rich poetic history, and now calls the desert Southwest her home. While it is clear that such varied locations have inspired her lyrics, it is unadulterated passion that drives Hatfield’s music. Much like her physical journey across the country, her musical expressions have also traveled— from the church choir, through genres as diverse as classical, opera, broadway, jazz and folk—and eventually found a home in rock. A sense of heart-wrenching empathy is woven throughout her songs, but it’s the raw power of Hatfield’s expansive voice that makes her the perfect soundtrack for an adrenaline junkie who craves the rush.

Throughout a life of travel and exploration, music has been the one constant for Hatfield. By the age of 8, she was singing in three different church choirs. It was not stage-fright that she felt during her first solo performance, a song performed for 200 people in her Presbyterian congregation, but rather fear that she would trip on the way up to the stage. The sound of the audience’s appreciative applause had her hooked, and Hatfield began traveling for competitions and performances at a young age. Operatically trained, with extensive study in Vocal Performance and classical music at Michigan State University, Hatfield’s diverse and professional musical background can be clearly heard in her latest musical endeavors. If her other pursuits are any indication—Motorcycle Racing, Mountain Search and Rescue, African safaris, swimming with sharks on the Barrier Reef, shooting guns and knitting—Hatfield possesses a tremendous commitment and fearlessness in the chase of her passions. With a vivacious personality to match the compelling singing, songwriting, and performance, Hatfield will make you wish for love just so you can feel the deep ache of heartbreak.

stephaniehatfieldmusic.com


Matt Malone
Santa Fe-based folk singer-songwriter
mattmalone1.bandcamp.com/releases

Stephanie Hatfield

w/ Matt Malone


Friday, August 18th

Second Street Brewery - Rufina Taproom 2920 Rufina Street - Santa Fe, NM

8PM Doors // $8 Cover // 
All Ages

For more information visit the
event page.

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Ruby Fray // Bodies // Prism Bitch
Aug
12
8:00 PM20:00

Ruby Fray // Bodies // Prism Bitch

Ruby Fray (Austin, TX)
Based out of Chicago, Illinois, singer and song crafter Emily Beanblossom took on the name Ruby Fray in 2011 as a moniker for her solo work apart from her other collaborative endeavors.

Beanblossom was active in the Olympia scene in bands like Georgy, Legs the Crab, Karczol, and others, but was best known as the frontwoman for the raucous noise rock band Christmas.

Following extensive U.S. tours with Christmas, the singer retreated for a time to her family farm and began work on the darker, more organic sounds that would become Ruby Fray. Between gigs with Christmas and her fledgling business as a soap maker, she began performing stripped-down solo shows with these new songs.

In 2012, Beanblossom relocated from Olympia to Austin, Texas, where she began performing Ruby Fray shows more frequently. In the spring of 2012, Ruby Fray's debut LP, Pith, was released on K Records. Pith found Beanblossom's goth-charged indie songs augmented by a cast of players from the K Records and Olympia community, including members of LAKE, Angelo Spencer, Calvin Johnson, and some of Beanblossom's bandmates from Christmas.

After moving to Austin, Beanblossom recorded her second Ruby Fray album with members of These Are Words, Ghetto Ghouls, Legs the Crab, Hotegia, and Clayface. Inspired by the wildlife of her new hometown, Grackle arrived in September 2014 on K Records. This summer she will relocate to Chicago, and will begin working on the album inspired by her time in Texas, and aesthetically cradled by her upcoming 2017 Western Tour. 

rubyfray.bandcamp.com
www.youtube.com/watch?v=GEkwpe5krx8

Bodies (Santa Fe, NM)
Experiemental post rock.
bodies5.bandcamp.com/

Prism Bitch (Albuquerque, NM)
Burque-based sould punk.
prismbitches.bandcamp.com/releases

Ruby Fray

w/ Bodies & Prism Bitch


Saturday, August 12th

Second Street Brewery - Rufina Taproom 2920 Rufina Street - Santa Fe, NM

8PM Doors // $8 Cover // 
All Ages

For more information visit the
event page.

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Aug
9
8:00 PM20:00

Rubedo w/ Joie Flare

Rubedo (Denver, CO)
Rubedo is the physical manifestation of sound streaming from the psyche of its members. This is the alchemy of rock and roll.

"Rubedo’s music is rock music, but with so many other interesting sounds and influences. The guys’ backgrounds in jazz definitely show through in the loose flexibility of the sound. Rubedo draws inspiration from many aspects of life. For instance, Kyle is really into tarot, and that and the concept of archetypes has had a lot of influence on their music. He’s also really into alchemy. The band’s name actually comes from a Latin term, meaning “redness.” The term, “rubedo” was used by alchemists to define the final major stage of trying to create the philosopher’s stone and in working to transform metal. The group’s name says a lot about who they are as a band and the music they make. They’ve managed to create a completely unique sound, “turn[ing] lead into gold.”
-Taylor Sutton, What's Up Magazine

rubedomusic.com


Joie Flare (Santa Fe, NM)
"...a bizarre combo of solo bass and vocal work with little surprises like organ thrown in. Two-thirds of Buttons [by Joie Flare] is allllllmost Pinback-adjacent and even recalls ’90s-esque Presidents of the United States of America’s stripped-down alterna-rock style, yet Joie sings about a bazillion times better than anyone from either act, taps into a deeper emotion and avoids sounding derivative."
-Alex De Vore, Santa Fe Reporter

joieflare.bandcamp.com/releases

Rubedo

w/ Joie Flare

Wednesday, August 9th

Second Street Brewery - Rufina Taproom 2920 Rufina Street - Santa Fe, NM

8PM Doors // $7 Cover // 
All Ages

For more information visit the
event page.

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Treemotel // The Washboard Abs // 100 Watt Horse
Aug
5
8:00 PM20:00

Treemotel // The Washboard Abs // 100 Watt Horse

Treemotel (Santa Fe, NM)
An American rock band and musical project founded in 2007 by Mark Williams. The band currently resides in Santa Fe, New Mexico.

"Treemotel evokes the sounds of throwback garage-y psych and punk music with Dead Milkmen-esque vocal work and certain subtle nuances that recall lesser-known bands like Asian Man Records’ Ee and/or Korea Girl. There are even slight touches to these phenomenal songs that would be familiar and aurally pleasurable to fans of indie titans Modest Mouse, artsy new-wavers B52s or the endlessly catchy work on Beck’s Modern Guilt. Treemotel is, in a word, incredible, and even the sour-faced old folks manage to crack a smile or tap their toes from their fold-out chairs." - Alex De Vore, Santa Fe Reporter

treemotel.bandcamp.com

The Washboard Abs (Olympia, WA)
The Washboard Abs is a previously lo-fi, now hi-fi indie pop band from Olympia-via Anchorage-via Denver that have released albums on Z Tapes & Antiquated Future. our newest album, Recurring Chasms, is an angular art-pop album with minimalist folk sensibilities cataloging a psychedelic journey through trauma recovery. we've been compared to everyone from Stephen Steinbrink to Stereolab to Joao Gilberto!

thewashboardabs.bandcamp.com

100 Watt Horse (Olympia, WA)
100 Watt Horse is a five piece garage-pop outfit from beautiful Olympia, WA. Joined together as one unstoppable low-fi force these five friggin goofs will be making their way around the country this summer in support of their 3rd release, a new live tape, Live at the Heavy Meadow which will be released later this year. 

the100watthorse.bandcamp.com

Treemotel, The Washboard Abs, 100 Watt Horse
 


Saturday, August 5th

Second Street Brewery - Rufina Taproom 2920 Rufina Street - Santa Fe, NM

8PM Doors // $7 Cover // 
All Ages

For more information visit the
event page.

 

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Storming The Beaches With Logos In Hand Album Release
Aug
4
8:30 PM20:30

Storming The Beaches With Logos In Hand Album Release

Storming The Beaches With Logos In Hand celebrates their second full-length album release with opening sets by Soriba Fofona (Kora - Guinea, West Africa) and Sam Armstrong-Zickefoose (Banjo - Denver, Colorado).

Storming The Beaches With Logos In Hand, a world-building music project based out of Santa Fe, New Mexico, is celebrating the release of their second full-length album, 'Bailiwick, Refused' with the support of Matron Records. Contrasting the fluid cacophony of the group's first record, the new music unfolds dark, melodic motifs through thick vocal harmonies and bountiful rhythmic textures of guitar, harp and percussion. The music is accompanied by images of the story's main characters, all presented aspuppets, built by Sabrina Griffith of Flying Wall Studios. 

'Southwick Howls', the project's first album, introduced a narrative about an alternate reality that reframes the past 500+ years of historical events that have shaped the Western world, including the colonization of North America. In the world presented by Storming The Beaches With Logos In Hand, Europeans were unsuccessful in maintaining settlements in North America; as a result, Central America was developed into New Europe, with a stronghold of European powers focused in the capital city of Southwick.

Diving deeper into this world, 'Bailiwick, Refused' tells the story of Dessa, a young girl who grows up in a heavily politicized family in the crumbling city of Southwick. The album follows her through her continual callings to leave; her childhood, her family, her time as a resistance fighter in the desolate Mudfields, her partner, and her child (both of whom are the main characters in 'Southwick Howls'). All in the pursuit of a destiny to set free something, or someone, sacred.

Luke Carr and Caitlin Brothers launch out on a contiguous U.S. tour starting in August 2017, presenting their new music as a guitar and harp duet, (sometimes will supported by other musicians, including Nathan Smerage on bass.)

More about Sam Armstrong-Zickefoose:

Born in Colorado Springs, Colorado, Sam Armstrong-Zickefoose began playing instruments initially to be able to play along with his uncles. His early exposure to roots music peaked his curiosity and he eventually landed at Santa Fe University of Art and Design where he discovered a deep passion for music from around the world. At SFUAD he performed with a Balkan/Middle Eastern ensemble, and worked with members of traditional Ugandan group called "Spirit of Uganda" and has since continued exploring new roles for banjo in modern music. Sam's music combines elements like of world music while being firmly rooted in American folk sensibilities.

More about Soriba Fofona: 

Master drummer, Ibrahimasory Fofana “Soriba”, was raised in the vibrant city of Conakry, Guinea in West Africa. Here, his love for traditional music began at a young age, studying dundun and djembe with acclaimed teachers and becoming musical director of Percussion Wassa in Matam, Conakry. Part of a new generation of Guinea artists, Soriba’s desire is to share the artistic culture of his homeland with community, bringing to life the beauty of traditional songs, rhythms and dances of his beloved country, Guinea. http://soribafofana.com/

Friday, August 4 - Santa Fe Railyard Performance Center

For tickets: http://bailiwickrefused.brownpapertickets.com/

Event page: https://www.facebook.com/events/272158636595742 

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ppoacher ppoacher Album Release Show
Jul
14
6:00 PM18:00

ppoacher ppoacher Album Release Show

Matron Records is pleased to announce the release of ppoacher ppoacher & the Concrete Dragonfly, the debut album by local singer-songwriter ppoacher ppoacher, on July 14th with a special release show at form & concept gallery. ppoacher ppoacher is the solo project of Caitlin Brothers, a SFUAD graduate and all around accomplished musician with such eclectic projects under her belt as Storming the Beaches With Logos In Hand, Loretta's Got A Stargun and Bedlambs. As both a multi-instrumentalist and accomplished vocalist, Brothers' highly distinct songwriting style is marked by congenial contrasts: passionate & playful, calculated & relaxed, approachable & quirky. This push and pull of dynamic delights is at the center of this debut, highlighting Brother's multifarious talents through well-crafted and intimate songs on banjo that make the listener cry and laugh in equal measure. 

Recorded live in October 2016 at the spellbinding Dwan Light Sanctuary at United World College in Las Vegas, NM, ppoacher ppoacher & the Concrete Dragonfly is infused with the shimmering acoustics of this magical space which is known best for it’s floor to ceiling prisms that cast shifting rainbows throughout the space. To capture the colorful ambiance, Matron Records once again teamed-up with local filmmakers Charles-Austin Ross and Amy West (of Brownhouse and Wombox Productions respectively) to film the recording process. The result is a “secret online show” which will be released alongside the record and available only to those with a special password given out at the release show and spread word-of-mouth.
 

ppoacher ppoacher & the Concrete Dragonfly was recorded live by Dave Badstubner, James Lutz, Nicholas Quintero and Taressa Martinez, mixed by Dave Badstubner and mastered by Will Dyar of Hills Audio in Santa Fe, NM. Album art, illustration and design by Eliza Lutz. The album release show at form & concept features performances from ppoacher ppoacher, Seal Eggs (vocal and harp loops creating slowly unfolding ambient textures, from Colorado Springs, CO) and Leticia Gonzales (local musician and poet performing old New Mexican and Balkan folk songs and original poetry). form & concept will ask for a $5 donation at the door in support of Matron Records and the featured performers.

ppoacher ppoacher
album release show

w/ special guests:
Seal Eggs & leticia gonzales

Friday, July 14th
form & concept gallery
435 S Guadalupe St, Santa Fe, NM

6PM-9PM
- All Ages
$5 Suggested Donation

For more information visit the
event page.

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T-Rextasy / Moonsong / Cult Tourist / Sex Headaches
Jul
10
8:00 PM20:00

T-Rextasy / Moonsong / Cult Tourist / Sex Headaches

* * * T-Rextasy * * *
Rock n' LOL : New York, NY
https://t-rextasy.bandcamp.com/

* * * Moonsong * * * 
Psychedelic Pop : Fayetteville, AR
https://moon-song.bandcamp.com/releases

* * * Cult Tourist * * *
Transformation Music : Santa Fe, NM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FCcOJu5e0uU

* * * Sex Headaches * * *
Southwestern Maverick Jazz : Santa Fe, NM
https://sexheadaches.bandcamp.com/

7PM Doors // $5-10 Suggested Donation

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4th Of July BBQ w/ Ry Warner & Scissor Lift
Jul
4
4:00 PM16:00

4th Of July BBQ w/ Ry Warner & Scissor Lift

<<< Ry Warner (of Ohioan) >>>
High-country-folk-rustic-crust by Ry Warner of the band Ohioan.
http://gold-robot.com/projects/grrd36-ry-warner---two-drives/

<<< Scissor Lift >>>
The new solo project by Eliza Lutz (Future ScarsGRYGRDNSAs In We), Scissor Lift creates experimental-folk through dynamic looping, walls of vocal harmonies and fingure-style guitar playing. This show will be the debut of the moniker and will feature a set of entirely unheard material.
matronrecords.com/grygrdns
matronrecords.com/prolly

$5 Suggested donation for the touring band plus bring something to through on the grill!

* * * Sparklers provided!! * * *

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Sound of the Machine
Jul
1
8:00 PM20:00

Sound of the Machine

Sound of the Machine is a special music showcase hosted by Matron Records in collaboration with AHA Festival of Progressive Arts's event Art of the Machine and held at local art warehouse Ghost. 

First head over to Art of the Machine, a block-party style event celebrated in the Siler-Rufina nexus that showcases artists, makers, customizers, creators, fabricators, performers, inventors & more at Make Santa Fe and then make your way over to the official after-party, Sound of the Machine, featuring 5 killer experimental & ecclectic bands from 8pm-midnight.

<<< church fire >>>
Denver, CO : darkwave / distorted witchy luminous synth-noise-pop electronic duo
churchfire.bandcamp.com

<<< Mirror Fears >>>
Denver, CO : electronic / experimental / dark ambient / queer / industrial
mirrorfears.bandcamp.com

<<< Chicharra >>>
Albuquerque, NM : insect glam metal
matronrecords.com/chicharra

<<< Bitter Birds >>>
Austin, TX : dark pop indie rock
www.bitterbirds.com

<<< P S I R E N S >>>
Santa Fe, NM : etheric vocal looping soundscapes

Sound of the Machine

w/ Church Fire, Mirror Fears, Bitter Birds, Chicharra & PSIRENS

Saturday, July 1st

Ghost // 2889 Trades West Rd.

8PM - Midnight // $5-10 Suggested Donation // All Ages

For more information visit the event page.

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STBWLIH Presents "Mudfields"
Jun
23
8:00 PM20:00

STBWLIH Presents "Mudfields"

A hybrid performance, Mudfields is a live multimedia theater performance by the Santa Fe based world-building music project Storming The Beaches With Logos in Hand. Taking place at El Museo in conjunction with CURRENTS New Media Festival, the performance includes live music, video projections, audio soundscapes, set design and costuming, some of which will include contributions from students at the New Mexico School For The Arts (NMSA).

Storming The Beaches With Logos In Hand is preparing for the upcoming release of their newest album “Bailiwick, Refused” (TBR August 4th on Matron Records). The project will be releasing the first music single Rope I (a flame among the blue and black) prior to June 23, and will make their second single, Rope II (now it’s climb or die) available at the concert on June 23. 

STBWLIH is also celebrating the launch of the groups newest project, Southwick Radio Transmission Library - an audio library of radio transmissions received from the alternate reality unveiled by the world-building project. 

For more information, visit the event page.

Storming The Beaches With Logos In Hand

"Mudfields"

Friday, June 23rd

El Museo Cultural De Santa Fe

$10 // 8PM Doors

www.stormingthebeacheswithlogosinhand.com

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