I was recently voted best electronic act and best drummer in Albuquerque, and my band, Vertigo Venus, garnered Best punk band. I especially like the fact that the Alibi makes me sound like only a marketing guy by the time they get to Best drummer; never mind the fact that I played over 100 shows last year with Diverje and Vertigo Venus combined, or that I work my ass off for what I do... nah, that doesn't matter. They also mention that my music makes you think you're in a "Bush re-education… Continue
I was honored to be asked to take the pictures for the next CD for Grupo Nueva Creacion.
I am not sure which pictures they are going to use, but it was fun shooting it. We went to the Hispanic Cultural Center for the shoot. It was real windy and I was unable to use the umbrellas as I had expected, so I had to do with what I could.…
Thanks to the tickets I won here on DCF, my husband and I went to the Willy Porter show last night. It was an amazing show! Willy Porter is an incredible musician, talented, inspiring and funnier than hell! I haven't laughed so hard in years. He made me cry, laugh and just plain sit in awe of his talent.
Michael Chapdelaine opened the show, as usual, he put on an awesome show! We have seen Michael perform several times in the past and have… Continue
I recently wrote a column for Local iQ magazine listing my favorite albums or 2008 (excluding jazz and classical).
I want to share it. Obviously, these type of lists say more about the listener than music within, but maybe you'll find something new. There were a handful of artists that didn't make it on my list that I feel a little… Continue
Added by Todd on January 13, 2009 at 2:46pm —
As the tiptoes of the last house guest’shigh heeled boots click clacked across my home... I was gently awakened this morning. I instantly recognize that a 2 a.m. Quesadilla/glass of water combo has saved me from a painful morning. As CNN is quickly changed to Encore Mystery on the Master Suite television, I… Continue
The African Children’s Choir has been traveling around the world and performing since 1984. They have been featured on American Idol, sung on stage with Sir Paul McCartney at the 2005 Live 8 concert in London, and played venues in every major American city. The group performances are famously poignant and striking whether experienced in New York City or small town Idaho. And now they are coming to Albuquerque to give us the chance to see something extra special while…
Tomorrow is the day we've been waiting for! My husband and business partner, local guitarist/composer Aaron Lewis, has finally released his second CD! Space Travel is a great grouping of instrumental guitar music, with a dreamy piano piece at the end of it all. A fitting title as the CD will take you on a journey through space and time. I'm not just biased either! Aaron will be the first to admit that I am one of his harshest critics. I do love his music though. It doesn't hurt that he… Continue
This weekend I had a chance to attend two very different concerts in New Mexico, one in Santa Fe and the other in Albuquerque. The Albuquerque one, well to be honest, was one I produced for Chamber Music Albuquerque. And although it is sometimes difficult to really focus down on the performance when one has other responsibilities as a producer-presenter, I usually find a way. For the CMA concert it wasn't hard at all.
I had the pleasure Saturday night of attending an AMP concert at the Cooperage. The performing group was Fiamma Fumana from Italy. There music would be hard to label and that is a good thing. There cd loaded as Pop music and they seemed to have a world music flair. The instrumentation from the group was vocal, accordian, drums, bagpipe and dj. Occasionally the accordian player would play guitar and the bagpipe player would perform on Fife, there was constant wonderful vocal harmonies. The first… Continue
My songs are now climbing the charts at Indiemusic.com. Drop in and have a listen its a site of really good independent music. The songs that I have up are space travel in instrumental, and alien abduction in experimental. I have also mailed cds to radio stations in Germany, UK, and NY from requests the past couple of days. The sun keeps shining on Albuquerque.
You can now purchase passes to Oscillation 2008 online! These passes are three day full passes, and get you into all Oscillation events for half what you would spend to go to each event individually! For only $25, you get great performances by Arizona Industrial band The Strand, Local Synthpop Superheroes The Echoing Green, Leiahdorus, Vertigo Venus, The Late Severa Wires, and more great electronic/industrial bands, as well as electronic music workshops such as Circuit… Continue
I just wanted to let all you Duke City Fix friens of mine to know that my music website is now up. This is a website focused on the performance side of my career. Sign my guestbook and tell me what you think. I appreciate all of you and I look forward to hearing from you. The link is guitaraaron.com
Music Videos, What I would really like to work on all day. I know have my promotional materials for my new cd space travel. The cd is in my hand and I am working now on full promotion. Getting it into local stores and online first. Then radio stations, and finally stores outside of NM.
Ladders my video making will be interupted as I have to return a ladder.
Teenagers. Everythings fine in school mom as long you don't check up on me and find out Im failing half of my classes… Continue
Added by aaron lewis on September 22, 2008 at 10:32am —
So...being a New Mexican means the worst I've had to deal with natural disaster-wise is knowing that ditches are deadly (STAY AWAY!) and that dust gets caught in your throat sometimes when it's windy. When the news reports said Hurricane Ike was going to dump a bunch of rain and blow us all around a lot here in Austin, I didn't know what to do. So instead of buying bottled water and granola bars, my buddy Katie and I decided to have a hurricane party. We bought diet Coke and hummus and decided… Continue
With artists like Katy Perry and Charlotte Sometimes busting through the music scene with outrageous styles and controversial lyrics, they're definitely turning some heads - good and bad.
When you hear Katy Perry's name, the automatic response is the "oh that's the 'I Kissed A Girl' chick." Katy has been on the scene much longer. Her first album was released in 2001 under the name Katy Hudson, and years later, her song "Simple" appeared on the Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants 1 soundtrack… Continue
I’m up too late on a Saturday night (for reasons of insomnia, not fun) and feel too groggy to throw on some clothes and walk a few blocks down the street to the Church of Beethoven this Sunday morning.
On Friday I made it out to Hunab Hookah for a little bit to catch some of The Acids and Basses electro jam, with guest F/M from Santa Fe. Trippy, Ambient and experimental, quite enjoyable to just sit back and listen to. F/M consisted of two technicians, Martin Back and Frank Rolla, a lute, two macbooks and a contraption which I will name the "random paddle", a large standing instrument with many wooden paddles jutting from it, and small motors which randomly would cause a hammer mallet to play… Continue