Sunday, January 13, 2008

puttin' it out there

Saturday was a night to celebrate new artistic products. SFR's own Gabe Gomez had a signing for his book of poetry The Outer Bands at El Farol. Though Gabe didn't read he did have a great turnout of supporters and signed a few books. Radio la Chusma even rocked the party for Gabe. Go, go Gomez!

After El Farol it was down to the Brewing Company for the Santa Fe All-Stars' EP release. It was packed. The show started at 8 and well before 10 signs were hung up on the doors announcing that the show had sold out. I couldn't even get to the merch table to check out the EP because the crowd was too thick. The age mixture was great to see, a lot of young people and a lot of older folks jammed in together. No one had too much room to dance, but everyone tried. I'm surprised that the All-Stars have only an EP, but let's hope it's just a teaser for a longer album to come.

Congrats to Gabe and the All Stars for putting new art into the world and for drawing such great support. Good luck!