Auld, loud, list­less lang syne

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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.cora­zon­ — 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

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