By Winter Elise In the ever-changing landscape that Covid-19 has created, live music venues have taken a huge hit. Bands are not touring out of caution. Different rules that vary state-to-state have large crowds not gathering. In many places, restriction levels are constantly changing, and employees are hard to find simply because of the unreliable income and the capacity restrictions that make what used to be a coveted job far less desirable. Across the country, from New Yor
By Rene Thompson Once Again Jazz Combo is composed of musicians who like to change up the usual routine and sources of Jazz music in Albuquerque. The Combo occasionally plays as a trio, or a quintet, on the gazebo or pergola at Old Town Farm (OFT). The band has played at Bike in Coffee at OTF for five years. As we learned from bassist Chad Scheer, they evolved from a previous band that started 15 years ago - hence the name, Once Again. Sheer said they started out playing show
By Teresa Robinson A dedicated musician since the age of 12, Robson Guy has been a lover of music since he was a kid. A player in at least nine different bands, his inspiration for music is eclectic, allowing for different events wherever he plays. We’re happy to to talk with him about his music and future goals. Where did the name Iconoclast come from? I’ve always been a questioner, as long as I can remember. Getting in trouble as a child for “arguing” and asking questions.
By Sonja Dewing Local author, Tamsin Silver, is breathing new life into the legend of Billy the Kid. Silver creatively has Billy with vampires, werewolves, and other touches of magical creatures. All based on her diligent historical research, Silver has developed a story that is pure historical fantasy. Is that a genre? Well, it is now. She shared how it all started. “I used to live in NYC. While I was there, I decided I wanted to write a short story for a weird west antholog
By Rene C Thompson Kenneth Cornell is a pivotal part of the Downtown music scene, even through its ups and downs as a promoter, sound technician, and talent agent. He produces shows, bands, and compositions. Cornell is a jack of all trades when it comes to his passion for music. More than anything, he loves to inspire eclectic local musical stylings, as well as bringing much-needed bands of all kinds from all over the world to play here in New Mexico. Cornell has produced sho
The Friday Night Market is back, featuring your favorite local artisans and musicians! Surrounded by small businesses and retail shops, you can enjoy your favorite adult beverages while you partake in what the indoor/outdoor market has to offer. Located at the El Vado Eats courtyard, this event features the top dining establishments, taprooms, and retail outlets, as well as talented artisans and musicians! Because of Mariposa Music’s extensive network of top music acts such a