Friday, April 13, 2007


I was very excited to learn just a few minutes ago that the headliner for this year's Quadstock at the College of Santa Fe is Dengue Fever -- a southern California world garage band led by a Cambodia-born singer.

About a year ago, I wrote in Tuneup:

This is one of the most amazing albums I’ve heard all year. It’s an Orange County, Calif., band fronted by Cambodian pop singer Ch'hom Nimol, who comes from a well-known Cambodian musical family. As the story goes, the band, led by brothers Zac and Ethan Holzman, discovered Nimol singing at a Long Beach joint called the Dragon House.The boys play a tasty garage/psychedelic/surf rock, with Ethan standing out on Farfisa organ and Nimol enchanting in her native tongue.

Quadstock will be held Saturday May 5th on the College of Santa Fe Quad 12 noon to 7 pm.

Tickets are $10 in advance -$15 at the Door- (Free for CSF students). Advance tickets are available at the CSF Greer Garson Box Office: 505-473-6511 Open Monday through Friday.
That's the day after the Drive-By Truckers/Alejandro Escovedo show at the Lensic. The Truckers (who unfortunately just parted ways with singer/guitarist Jason Isbelle) are doing an acoustic set. (They call it "The Dirt Underneath" -- CLICK HERE to find out more.)

Tickets are $21-$35 and are available at TheLensic.

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