Easily one of the best rock bands in Albuquerque, they've also been making a name for themselves nationally. The basic trio is Steve Hammond on electric guitar and vocals, Noah Wolters on keys and Andy Lutz on drums, often incorporating numerous other local musicians.
Principal songwriter Steve Hammond is adept at melding country and metal genres almost seamlessly, and with an oddball sense of humor that often draws comparisons to Ween or similar hybrid musical surrealists.
The Leeches performed live on Music to Soothe the Savage Beast on October 14th. Engineered by Simon Welter. DJ Caterwaul hosted the show.
Tue. 10/14 10p: Leeches of Lore play a live set on Music to Soothe the Savage Beast. Easily one of the best rock bands in Albuquerque, they've also been making a name for themselves nationally. The basic trio is Steve Hammond on electric guitar and vocals, Noah Wolters on keys and Andy Lutz on drums, often incorporating numerous other local musicians.
In assembling KUNM's 5-hour coverage of the 10th annual Globalquerque! Festival of World Music and Culture in September, we had to leave out some great performances. Below you can find full audio from the action on all three stages over both days of the Festival.
Working with the Audio Excellence group and NHCC's technical staff were KUNM engineers Roman Garcia, Ethan Stein, Eli Willard, Marshall Broyles and Alex Williams. Video by Jefferson White.
Led by veteran vocalist, master musician, multi-genre, multi-instrumentalist Rodney Bowe alongside multi-lingual, multi-genre vocalist/musician Sina Soul, Sweet Life brought the funk to the main stage at the 5th annual Route 66 Summerfest street festival. KUNM was there to capture the performance.
Mala Maña is Albuquerque's own all-female vocal and percussion ensemble, playing a variety of traditional and original Latin American music. They took the stage mid-afternoon to open the festivities at Route 66 Summerfest and KUNM was there.
Austin Piazzolla Quintet specializes in the music of the late Argentine composer Astor Piazzolla. APQ continues in the Nuevo Tango tradition with unique arrangements of Piazzolla's classic compositions, breathtaking original compositions, and talented improvisation. The quintet features some of the finest talent on the Austin music scene today, with experienced musicians coming from diverse backgrounds and educated at some of the world's finest music schools.
The group dropped by our studios for a live performance and interview with Afternoon Freeform host Harry Norton.
The ensemble consists of James Anderson (violin), Jonathan Geer (keyboard), Mike Maddux (accordion), Tony Rogers (cello) and Pat Harris (bass).
In the heat of a summer afternoon in the desert, Chicharra [CHEE-CHAR-A] emerges. This is a band from Albuquerque, N.M. featuring: Monica Demarco [voice/bass] Marisa Demarco [voice/bass], Mauro Woody [voice/bass], and Henry Hutchinson [drums]. In English, "chicharra" is "cicada," and the vocal harmonies of the band reflect that.
Chicharra performed a live set from KUNM's Studio A for Music to Soothe the Savage Beast on March 11, 2014. Engineered by Simon Welter, hosted by Derek Caterwaul.
Sat 1/19 7p: Live Jazz at the Albuquerque Amphitheater. Two acts took the stage this summer as part of the Jazz Under the Stars series put on by the New Mexico Jazz Workshop. Bert Dalton Brazil Project—Led by pianist, Bert Dalton, The Brazil Project performs a blend fo traditional, contemporary, and original Brazilian music featuring samba, bossa nova, the excitement of carnival and top-flight jazz and Latin improvisations.
Sat. 1/12 7p: Hear "Certified Organic" recorded live at the Albuquerque Museum as part of the 2012 Jazz Under the Stars series. The group combines the sophisticated sounds of a jazz quartet with the soul of a blues band and mixes it with the grooves of a funky party band. Built around the inimitable sound of the Hammond B3 organ, Certified Organic features some of New Mexico’s finest players: Stu MacAskie (B3), Glenn Kostur (saxophone), Dimi DiSanti (guitar) and John Bartlit (drums).
Sat. 1/5 7p: Tonight we showcase Supersax New Mexico, recorded live at the Albuquerque Museum Ampitheater August 11, 2012. Supersax is five saxophones, trumpet and a rhythm section playing orchestrated Charlie Parker tunes. The performance was part of the Jazz Under The Stars presented by the NM Jazz Workshop. KUNM Production Director Roman Garcia, engineered the live recording, mixed it for broadcast and hosts tonight’s show. Enjoy.