Auld, loud, listless lang syne
is that “best of” lists will disappear for another 10 or 11 months. If you haven’t noticed, the end of the new millennium’s first decade brings with it a gross number of these bloody annoyances, ranking everything from top news stories to cupcakes to spoiled celebrities. However, if you must troll the internet for such lists, or just want to discover how out of hand they’ve become in the music world, a great starting point is www.largeheartedboy. com/blog, where you’ll find a mind-boggling number of 2010-year-end music inventories.
Taking a cue from this issue of I want to avoid making a definitive roster of what’s hot and what’s not about Santa Fe nightlife in 2010. But I do want to mention a few things that have advanced the local music scene. There’s (401 S. Guadalupe St., 983-4559), that downtown live-music beacon co-owned by musician Mikey Baker. With the help of a unique stable of promoters (including The Process and Team Everything), Baker and his staff have given local and touring punk, metal, industrial, electro, and indie-rock acts a welcoming venue in Santa Fe.
Corazón’s experimentation with its all-ages format continues to expand the possibilities of the local scene. It’s a place for indie-music lovers, not just drinkers who will tolerate live indie music, and that’s something rare in this town lately. I look forward to the concert at Corazón featuring some of Santa Fe’s best and enduring punk and garage-rock talent. This isn’t the first time and the
have appeared on the same bill. I witnessed this titanic trifecta of tinnitusinducing terror at the now-defunct CK’s Nightclub in 2007. But things are different this time. The Floors’ original lead singer Brock Sternberg makes a special trip from Denmark for his first appearance with the band in two decades. He’ll also be collecting on all gas-and-beer-money IOUs given to him during the mid-’80s — with interest. After blowing all your rent money on bubbly, brew, grub, noisemakers, and safe rides home for you and your friends, you can rest easy knowing that the following day Corazón is there to help you pick up the pieces without breaking the bank. The
show is $5, and advance tickets are available online at www.corazonsantafe.com — plus a $2 handling fee, which makes advance tickets more expensive than at the door, which is so very, very wrong. Manby’s Head and Angola Farms also perform.
Kudos to Meow Wolf arts collective’s collaborations with Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 2951 (370 Montezuma Ave., 984-2691). This is why and where a lot of the electronicmusic and DJ-party magic has happened in Santa Fe in 2010. At Meow Wolf presents its year-end blowout at the All hail the a night of dance music, art installation, video collage, and freaky lights featuring and
Word on the street is that the VFW has been converted to resemble the inside of a robot’s head.
Check the whole thing out through the prism of “robovision” glasses, which are given out at the door. Cover for the
show is $10, $5 with a wristband from Corazón’s New Year’s Eve dance party (which features DJs David Last, Feathericci, Bacon, and Gargamel). Happy new year, and be safe out there.
— Rob DeWalt