Lit­tle town of Beats-lehem

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it’s all about the DJs, mix­mas­ters, turntab­lists, and rhymespit­ters. But be­fore we get to that, here’s a pub­lic ser­vice an­nounce­ment: there’s ab­so­lutely no ex­cuse to get be­hind the wheel if you’ve been drink­ing, and the

is driv­ing that point — and you — home.

Capi­tol City Cab and Santa Fe County once again of­fer cheap rides to folks (adults only) from their house to any lo­ca­tion and from any lo­ca­tion to their house (not from wa­ter­ing hole to wa­ter­ing hole) within Santa Fe County.

From 5:30 p.m. to 2:30 a.m. Fri­day and Satur­day, Dec. 24 and 25, and Fri­day, Dec. 31, the CADDy ride is a measly $5 for one or two peo­ple, and $10 for three or more rid­ers (tips are also ap­pre­ci­ated). If your des­ti­na­tion or pick-up point is out­side the city lim­its, reg­u­lar cab fares ap­ply for that ex­tra mileage. If you need to, call to ar­range a CADDy ride. And if it takes a lit­tle while, quit your bitchin’. You’re the one who’s too drunk to drive.

In light of re­cent tragedies on the road al­legedly in­volv­ing drunk driv­ers, my heart­felt thanks go out to those servers and bounc­ers who try to make the roads safer by go­ing that ex­tra mile. You know who you are. And you also know that the law places too much bur­den on you, mak­ing it more dif­fi­cult for drunk driv­ers to be held truly ac­count­able for their reck­less ac­tions. While I’m not sure the law will ever change, one thing cer­tainly should: your pay scale. You de­serve a raise. Now, on to the beats!

To get you into the hol­i­day spirit be­fore you head out for a night of cel­e­bra­tion, click over to and search for DJ Melanie Moore. At the bot­tom of her page is a col­lec­tion of “Mixx Fixx” mixes, two of which are eclec­tic hol­i­day blends in col­lab­o­ra­tion with DJ Phi recorded live ear­lier this month at KSFR-FM 101.1’s stu­dios in Santa Fe. Chill, house, techno, world beat, you name it: Moore and Phi have it all wrapped up in a pretty au­di­ble bow.

For some­thing a lit­tle more odd­ball — and R-rated — head to www.sound­soft­hecity­ and scroll to the bot­tom for a link to a 2008 pod­cast by DJ (or would he be a PJ?) M-A, aka “That Weird White Guy.” The com­bi­na­tion of DJ BC’s “You Shook Me All Noel,” Wille Nel­son’s & Stephen Col­bert’s “Lit­tle Dealer Boy,” and Mr. Hooper pon­der­ing what to give Ernie for Christ­mas might make your head ex­plode, but it’s well worth the eg­gnog-drenched brain spat­ter.

Now you’re ready to paint the town a hideous com­bi­na­tion of red and green. Hit in­side Evan­gelo’s (200 W. San Fran­cisco St., 982-9014) at

for a set of house mu­sic by (call for cover). At the same evening, (401 S. Guadalupe St., 983-4559) presents fea­tur­ing hip-hop, R & B, and house with

($5 cover). At Corazón hosts a that prom­ises to “get the bad taste of fam­ily out of your mouth.” Lo­cal in­stru­men­tal math rock­ers per­form, melodic pop-punk out­fit re­unites for a set, and East Coast — by way of Santa Fe — drops some knowl­edge be­fore the New Year (check Sam­Wise out at sam­­ or his Mys­pace page). There’s a $3 cover for this 21-and-older show.

— Rob DeWalt

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