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NOVEMBER 2017 VOLUME 66
IN THIS ISSUE: TRAVEL…98 FOOD…106 MEDICAL…108
A Different Kind of Country FRANK RAY CHARTS THE TOP 40 COUNTRY LIST
Not a Part Time Gig THE STROKE’S FRONT MAN HAS HIS EYES ON THIS EL PASO BAND By: ZAK HANSEN
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No Sleeping on This Band WITH THE VOICE OF AN ANGEL, THIS IS THE BAND YOU NEED TO HEAR NOW By: KRYSTA AYERS
Let There Be Rock THE CITY GETS SCHOOLED ON THE BASICS OF ROCK N’ ROLL By: TAYLOR HINES
Here and Now
As Seen in Our Pages KEEPING UP WITH OUR PREVIOUSLY FEATURED MUSICIANS By: JACQUELINE AGUIRRE
From El Paso to Nashville JETHRO GAGLIONE MAKES A MUSIC VIDEO TO BRIDGE TWO CITIES By: ANDREA MACIAS
Where Are They Now? JAZZ MUSICIAN CANDICE REYES IS HITTING NOTES IN NEW JERSEY By: DENISE-NELSON PRIETO
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hough years pass quickly and life goes fast, special moments seem to freeze in time, music holding those forever moments. As we constantly look ahead to our future, we can’t help but be reminded of both the good and the sad of the past—music takes us to those places. A song can take us to a particular place or time, lyrics can read our minds and speak to our
present lives, putting our unspoken thoughts in a place that makes sense, a place that breathes our secrets. Songs can also make us push rewind to the “remember-when” moments, reminding us of an emotion or a time that we’ll never let go of. Music simply speaks to our hearts. There is some sort of cleansing that happens when we begin humming or singing along to a song. We sing along to the words that resonate, words that are therapeutic and medicine for the soul, if only for a moment. Music possesses us. There is a little bit of artist in all of us. We are often caught at a stop light singing our hearts out while the older couple parked next to us watches. Music teaches us that we should all live a little like the next young artist waiting to be found because singer-songwriters, musicians and artists, seem to live life like it has no limits, no boxes. We may take for granted those artists who write the hits our feet tap to, the artists who make us close our eyes with imagination, who make the hits look easy (they are far from it). We believe their life stories are a rite of passage when we read about the struggles before they “made it,”—playing in honky tonks, sleeping in shady motels, waiting tables at the hole-in-the-walls, and playing gigs that merely pay for dinner, hoping that in the crowd there is a secret music agent waiting to discover them. We bring you those artists in this month’s music issue. These artists are the rising stars. The exciting thing about these artists is that they are our people, our artists—talent that calls El Paso/Las Cruces/ Juárez home. Enjoy this month’s music issue and get to know your local talent. Put a tip in their tip jar, clap to their music and support their dreams. Without these musicians, life would be ordinary.
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Book Club | By: KRYSTA AYERS | | Photography By: AUSTIN NORTH | 1. UNRAVELING OLIVER By Liz Nugent
As her debut novel, Liz
2. FROM CRADLE TO STAGE By Virginia Hanlon Grohl
3. MARITA: THE GIRL WHO LOVED CASTRO By Marita Lorenz
4. THE GIRL WHO TAKES AN EYE FOR AN EYE By David Lagercrantz
Nugent has composed
Dave Grohl’s (Foo
The life of Marita Lorenz
A continuation of “The
a work of mystery and
Fighters, Nirvana) mother
is fascinating. From
Girl with the Dragon
takes a look back on their
being incarcerated as a
Tattoo” series, David
Oliver Ryan and his wife
musical family and how
child by Nazis, to falling
Alice live a comfortable,
David became a rock
in love with Fidel Castro
readers back into the
happy life as writers
star. Her curiosity on how
and then becoming a
world of the brilliant
and illustrators of
other mothers took to
police informant. Her
hacker, Lisbeth Salander.
children’s books. Then,
their children becoming
autobiography gives great
Tackling some of the
Alice is left in a coma,
rock stars fueled Virginia
detail about her life as a
world’s most deceptive
struggling for her life,
Hanlon Grohl to write this
young woman asked to
problems, we’re taken,
after Oliver knocks her
book. Full of insight and
become a spy for the CIA
once again, through a
exclusive family photos,
against her lover.
whirlwind of adventure
You’ll be turning pages
this one is for every
as Lisbeth searches for
earnestly to unravel the
music-lover out there
justice in a cruel world.
who wants to know more about the artists’ lives.
5. MEET ME IN THE BATHROOM: REBIRTH AND ROCK AND ROLL IN NEW YORK CITY 20012011 By Lizzy Goodman
New York saw a decline in the music industry post-9/11. Bands began to emerge from Seattle, Austin and London, pushing New York to hindsight. This book charts the emerging bands from the first decade of the 2000s— The Strokes, The Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Vampire Weekend—and the cultural atmosphere that changed it.
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hile local musician, Frank Ray, thoroughly enjoyed being a Las Cruces Police Officer, he always knew that his career was never going to fulfill his dream of being a country music star.
“The music industry really started to take off,” Frank said. “I decided it was time to roll the dice and give it my all.” After talking it over with his fiancée, Emily, they did some number crunching and determined what they would need to do to survive if he wanted to become a full-time musician—and the rest is history in the making. “I had an incredible amount of support from the police department, which I truly appreciate, and things have just been great so far,” Frank added. Although his love of singing and passion for music has roots that run deep into his childhood, Frank decided to pursue a career in law enforcement after college, becoming an 21
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officer for the Las Cruces Police Department.
started to establish myself and began a band
take off and get serious from then on. After
As a kid, Frank’s mother always encouraged
in Las Cruces which started to achieve a lot of
wearing the badge for ten years, in addition to
his love for singing and he was constantly
notoriety. We had the privilege of opening for a
following a thriving life as a musician, balancing
involved in every choir opportunity he could let
number of acts including Craig Campbell, Keith
two careers became extremely difficult. Frank
his voice be heard on. “At that point, it was
Urban and Mark Wills. Playing on stage in front
decided to take a different shot on life and
just a hobby—it wasn’t something that could
of 10,000 people was by far the most pivotal
sought after his passion of making it big in the
pay the bills,” Frank explained. “I eventually
point in my career.” Things started to really
country music industry.
November, 2017 After meeting with the group of awesome guys
coordinated by Oscar Chavira, Frank left his band in Las Cruces to pursue his career
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in music full-time. “As much as the band enjoyed what we did, unfortunately it wasn’t as easy for everyone to leave the stability they had back home.” In the last few months, Frank has done more traveling than he has in his entire life—from Nashville, Tennessee to Panama City Beach, Florida, the upcoming fall months have even more places in store, as he makes his way to Buffalo, New York,
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to visit,” he laughed. Frank met his beautiful fiancée, Emily, about
three years ago at an event which she had arranged as the marketing director for a company in Las Cruces for his old band to perform at. “When I got there and met her, I was like ‘Woah’ and my persistence paid off because now we are getting married next year,” he said. For Frank, family is everything. As a father of two daughters, it’s important to him that they understand his perseverance and drive for pursuing what his heart was set on. “My daughters admire what I am doing so much,” Frank said. “With that being said, one message I’d love to put
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Frank’s current top hit, “Every Time
coming 2018 year. He will be opening
You Run,” reached 77 on the charts,
for country music star, Mark Chesnut,
an unheard-of amount for a new artist.
in Vidor, Texas on February 16, 2018. In
“It’s something we are really proud of,”
addition, Desert Entertainment, one of his
Frank said. “It can take weeks to come out on the Top 100, so for us to debut at this
law enforcement career, but when you see
booking affiliates, is currently lining up a city
number, it really created a buzz—and I could
something like this it just really puts you at a
tour in March 2018 which will host other up-
have never anticipated that it would come
loss for words,” he said. “It hit people on a
and-coming artists. His plan is to continue
out on the Top 40, but it did, so now we are
scale that’s just inexplicable—people go to
to hit radio stations around the country and
really getting a lot of attention from other
these festivals for fun and now there will always
promote his hit single, “Every Time You Run”
stations which is so exciting.”
be an element of fear. It’s truly heartbreaking.”
in between several other small gigs.
Frank expressed his heartfelt compassion
So, what can we expect from Frank Ray in
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the near future? His eventful 2017 lineup,
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and the devastation of the tragedy. “I have
which concludes in Reno, Nevada is part
seen my share of violence throughout my
of a college showcase, which he says will
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and listening to their songs on repeat is
relatability. If we can put their lyrics under our
Instagram photos, or listen to one of their songs after a breakup, that is usually what makes us add them to our playlists. Basically, a band’s music needs to make us feel things. Great artists make themselves vulnerable, revealing themselves to strangers, sharing feelings and experiences that we all go through—they just have the guts and talent to do it, while the rest of us get to lay back and listen. Sleepspent is one of those bands—completely captivating, live and through your speakers. Lead singer/songwriter and guitar player, Austin North, and lead guitarist, Aaron Quintanilla, were childhood friends who started the band after jamming together throughout their high school years at Coronado High. The two wrote and created the Marfa EP and then added band members, Ceci Otero (bass) and Josh Mendoza (drums) to play live shows. Don’t let the band member’s initial walk on stage fool you. Although they are young, don’t expect childish lyrics or typical “radio friendly” songs. As soon as the first chord is plucked, and the first note leaves Austin’s throat, you are taken by surprise. Go to a live show and witness the mouths literally drop and the whispers begin about how great Austin’s voice is. Austin, the front man of the band, is not to be underestimated. At 21, he has spent the majority of his life—15 years to be exact—playing guitar. “It was a process and counting. I hated it. It was mostly classical guitar, like how to hold the guitar and stuff like that.” Not only did he dedicate time to become a disciplined guitar player, but he also took to writing his own material. The lyrics he writes are mature, poetically written and brought to life by the music supporting them. He says of his lyrics, “Interpret them however you want.” Each song is intricate and rich, with heavy bass lines to round it out—so, if you’re not tapping along with your feet, there’s something wrong. Since Austin and Aaron have similar music taste, collaborating has been effortless. They both
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strongly gravitate towards Radiohead. When I mention how the structure of one of their songs, “What’s the Rush?,” reminds me of Frank Ocean’s, “Pyramids, ” Austin doesn’t hesitate to nod and add that Frank Ocean is also an artist that he listens to a lot. Their manager, Luis Mota, recalls the first time hearing Austin play a solo show, opening up for Jim Ward (At the Drive In) at Tricky Falls, and instantly thinking, “Jeff Buckley.” It’s a perfect description of the pitch and tone that Austin has. After becoming Sleepspent’s manager, the band has gotten more local shows and has just finished recording at Brainville with producer, Chris Common, who has produced The Mars Volta, Minus the Bear, Chelsea Wolfe and more. Most of the material is played, created and learned by ear. Austin talks about when their new drummer, Josh, had to learn all of the songs to play live and record. “He gets the structure of them in like, one or two times of practicing.” Josh, who used to drum for local band, Alabama Deathwalk, met Austin during a studio session and both organically decided to partner up and start working together. Adding him to the band has created a feeling of being complete. In live shows, the energy has increased and made songs originally played off a drum pad more exciting. “I really like [playing], ‘What’s the Rush.’ It’s a lot of fun now that we have a drummer because we used to do it with a drum machine, and I didn’t like playing it, but now that [Josh] can play it, it’s so much more fun and I finally realize it’s such a good song.” The songs have layers of different genres intertwined throughout. It’s indie rock with synths, mature alternative rock with pop-y vibes
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and groovy rhythms. Find yourself dancing
Austin is confident of his work and where
to “Upside Down” or draw a bath, pour a
his band is going. Plans to start touring in
glass of whiskey and just lose yourself while
January are already being made with band
listening to “Roots.” Again, interpret for
merchandise also on the to-do list. Though
yourselves, but the songs invoke feelings—
not all dates have been set in stone, touring
both with the lyrics and the fluid structure
will be an imminent next step. For now, you
of the instruments. “Cracking” demands
can catch the band at local music venues
attention with Austin painfully singing, “I
such as Monarch, The Lowbrow Palace,
can’t be satisfied, I can’t be here all night. You
Five Points Bistro and The Perch at Tricky
tell me your fears, I tell you what you want
Falls. The band’s Marfa EP and future
to hear.” And then there is “Stars,” a slower,
releases can be found on Spotify, iTunes,
melancholic song with lyrics like, “I’m drifting
Bandcamp and Soundcloud. After giving
with the stars and you tonight, we will die but
them a listen, you too will be confident that
it’s alright the universe has us aligned.”
the band is going places.
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| By: MICHELLE CROMER | he zombie apocalypse is imminent. Or
curiosity gets the best of her and she opens
Hope is a bright star in a hopelessly dark
so it seems since we have already had
the box. The lid flies open and all the evils
universe. Through light years of distance, the
earthquakes, hurricanes, melting ice
and miseries of the world bolt out: hate,
brightness fills our inner selves. Hope is not
caps, famine and pestilence and that is
violence, sorrow, ignorance, jealousy and
just an emotion; it is a promise that smiling
just what happened recently!
sadness. Pandora manages to shut the box,
and laughter are just around the corner. When
leaving only Hope who is hiding under the lid.
the fighter has been laid on the canvas by a
It appears to be our entire mutual fate to be
This old myth teaches us that all the ills and
well placed right to the jaw, Hope is there
living during a time of great upheaval and
ailments, all the scandals and betrayals and
saying, “Get up. Take a nine count if you
sweeping change. When the story of the
the rampant dishonesty must be faced before
must, but be ready to stand, and have the ref
world becomes less clear, it is the unfolding
the hidden hope of life can be found again.
dust off your gloves. You’re going to win this
of the inner life that might provide the best
It’s as if things must become hopeless before
match.” Hope is drawn to the person who
way to proceed. The telling of myths, folk
a deeper sense of hope can return from the
sees beyond the present defeat, beyond the
tales and fairy tales became a source in
depths of the human heart. This level of hope
moment of being cast down, beyond the loss
my Scot-Irish family as a way to face great
includes a darker knowledge of the world and
of the job and beyond the negative words of
obstacles and impossible tasks because the
a sharper insight into one’s own soul.
hopeless voices. There is that voice from the “bright star” telling us to look beyond the
examples of the heroines and heroes and the
darkness—to the bright light of hope.
hope they seemed to always have. In every
Hope is found, not by clinging to old dreams
case, something goes terribly wrong—but
or by denying despair, but by surviving it.
something even bigger goes right.
When life becomes darkest, the eye of the
In the end, Pandora hears a faint voice in the
soul begins to see. “Hope springs eternal,”
box and when she lifts the lid she finds Hope,
The origin myth of Pandora’s box, written
when people begin to see beyond the parade
releasing it into the world. And everywhere
by Hesiod in about 800 B.C., is one of my
of facts, the litanies of ideologies and learn
evil goes, hope goes too. And all that is
favorites because it is one way to explain
to trust the deeper values of individual life
touched by evil—so too is touched by Hope.
how all the evils came about in the world.
as well as the underlying truths of human
Zeus gives a box as a wedding present to
culture. Great crises are not solved by simply
Pandora, the first mortal woman on Earth.
conserving assets, but by finding inner
Zeus does not tell Pandora what is in the
resources that are hidden from sight.
open it. What a set up! Somehow, Pandora
All shamans, mystics, Buddhists, yogis and
manages to wait a year, at which point her
saints have said the same thing: answers to
box, but gives her strict instructions not to
our questions come from looking within, and 38
in our stillness we find hope.
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| By: TAYLOR HINES photography by: JESSE MAYNES | You pull into an ever-spawning
Ringo and Bowie are hung, and they are all
complex with an eclectic mix
welcoming you. Then you reach the belly of
of businesses and store fronts,
the beast, a full stage illuminated under a
searching, looking â€Ś then it is there.
few strands of Edison Bulb lights with their
A caricature of an adolescent Angus
filaments glowing orange. This is a place for
Young, sporting the iconic grimace and
music, this is a place for collaboration, this is
school-boy outfit holding center stage of the
a place for rock.
sign attached to the facade. You have arrived at the Let There Be Rock School. Rock
The LTBR was founded in 2016 by director/
nostalgia lines the throat of the building, with
rocker Pepe Clarke. Clarke was born and
rooms spawning off the sides complete with
raised in Ciudad JuĂĄrez and, at the age of 18,
guitars, bass, drums and keyboards. Familiar
decided that Los Angeles was the place he
framed faces like John, Paul, George,
needed to be. Clarke set out to LA to study 41
Let There be Rock
Let There be Rock
musical education at Musicians Institute.
reminiscent of a co-working space, complete
After two years in the City of Angels, he
with a designated homework section, foosball
grabbed his drum sticks and ventured to
and ping-pong table and all the amenities a
Boston to study at the Berklee College of
person needs to be a successful musician,
Music. Manipulating airwaves and pressure
student, individual and team-player, or just
has always been an integral part of Clarke’s
someplace where they can be comfortable
life, from playing in bands since his high
and surrounded by like-minded people.
school days in Juárez to hitting tours with Seether, Chevelle and Papa Roach and
“The goal is to foster creativity.” By creating
playing Metallica’s Orion Music Festival.
an open-environment where students are
Music is what sent him on his adventure out
encouraged to not only learn some facet of
of the border region and what brought him
music, but to also engage with each other,
back to the Sun City years later.
Clarke and his team have been front and center
A new series showcasing El Paso’s musical talent
in seeing the metamorphosis of their students, While on tour with his band KYNG, Clarke and
“Kids would tell me coming in that they were
the band were invited to perform for the kids
never going to play in a band, saying ‘I just
at the Let There Be Rock School in Maryland,
want individual lessons’ … we would ask,
but from Clarke’s point of view, the kids were
‘do you want to join a band?’ they were like,
the ones who put on the show,.“I really wasn’t
‘no absolutely not.’ Three months later those
expecting what I saw. When they started
same kids were killing it on stage and doing
playing I was like, ‘Ok, yea I guess I should
great. I’ve seen the wonders that it can do for
go warm-up.’ These kids could really play.”
self-esteem, and it gives them a place to just
Ultimately impressed by the “rockability”
belt out any negative energy they may have.
of the kids shredding it up on the stage, the
It’s a pretty powerful thing.” The curriculum
inspiration of expanding the Let There Be
(yes, rock can be structured), focuses on
Rock School brand began to dig roots deep
creating some basic musical foundation
into the mind of Clarke, and what better place
and establishing a tailored approach to each
to expand than the region that fostered and
student’s needs. As the students progress,
developed him as a person and musician, El
they are then encouraged to create bands with
Paso. Fast forward a few years and you are
their fellow peers, with the end goal of being
walking into the entrance of LTBR in El Paso.
able to produce their own music and play in a
DEADLINES A City Magazine Music Series
face-melting show at the school. Think School of Rock, minus the whole impersonating a substitute teacher and
Clarke is a true champion of the people in the
entering elementary school kids into a battle
El Paso and Juárez region, striving every day
of the bands competition. LTBR centers on
to impact the lives of everyone who crosses
including people of any age, background or
the threshold of LTBR, whether they lounge
level of musical proficiency and teaching
on the purple velvet couch that Prince may
them how to play music, and to create/jam
have owned (we asked and can neither
with others. It is an inclusive team approach
confirm nor deny this…), strum a six-stringed
that Clarke says is missing in many other
ax on the elevated stage, or do homework
establishments, where a student is only
and just need a place to be themselves.
taught to play alone and never gets the
Sitting behind the desk in his “office” that
chance to be included in something bigger
more closely resembles a recording studio
than themselves. Clarke and LTBR have
complete with a drum set, old tour and
created an environment that looks for growth
festival posters from his past, Clarke leans
and inclusiveness with music being the
back and drops one final knowledge bomb,
vessel to accomplish the task at hand. Do
“People think that you have to leave (El
not think of this as merely a music school
Paso) to do something and they don’t, you
though—Clarke has created an environment
can make a dent in the world from your city.”
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HEALTHCARE PROFESSIONALS PROFILES With the ever-changing landscape that characterizes the healthcare industry, it’s good to know where to turn. The following “Healthcare Professionals” showcase features some of the best, both in our city and in their field. When the options seem overwhelming, look no further. These pros have made and continue to make a mark in their industry, and prove that their priority is taking care of you and me. Turn the pages and make a recommendation to your loved ones, or just book that healthcare appointment … You’ll be glad you did!
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Prestige Women’s Healthcare Prestige Women’s Healthcare is proud to welcome their newest
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doctor, Dr. Perez, to their team and back to the community. A proud El
returning home to El Paso with her husband and young daughter.
Paso native, Dr. Perez went on to further her education, completing her undergraduate degree with honors from UT Austin, before returning
Dr. Perez notes the positive environment that she is now working at
to become a part of the first graduating class at Paul L. Foster School
saying, “Women are happy here because of how they are treated.”
of Medicine. It was there that her career path became certain.
She is now actively a part of a professional, supportive team that caters to women—and the importance of women’s health is not lost
“I knew I loved performing surgery, but after doing an OB/GYN
on her. She hopes to further advance her knowledge at Prestige and
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women’s health clinic. CEO and Founder, Dr. Garcia-Fraire has
health nurse practitioners in the city, Dr. Garcia-Fraire has created
been in private practice since 2007. In 2009, she opened her
a women’s health clinic that goes above and beyond. Containing
own practice, Prestige Women’s Healthcare. Since that time, the
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After studying at UTEP, Dr. Garcia-Fraire went on to the University of
removal, laser hair removal and much more. It has become a one-
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and inviting space, with health care professionals that are here to
understands and is highly intuitive to the specific needs that women in
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The team also values our border community. They
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Sun City works with all payers so no one is turned
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A POST-ROCK REVOLUTION
K indness November, 2017
| By: AUSTIN NORTH |
ayluta Means Kindness is not the type of band most locals would expect to
come out of El Paso. However, they fit
perfectly into a surprisingly rich instrumental post-rock music scene in Texas—some of the genre’s most established artists hail from Texas, with Dayluta’s music and accomplishments cementing themselves as an important addition within this scene. Since playing their first show in August of 2014, the band has gone through a handful of lineup changes, including the most recent addition of a keyboard player. This has led to their current five-piece lineup, consisting of guitarists Adrian Nava and Jesus Chavez, bassist David Moncayo, drummer Ryan Jimenez and keyboardist Giovanni Lauretano. Dayluta has been able to gain significant forward momentum following their latest release in January of 2017—a record titled, “When You’re Young You’re Invincible.” This secured them features in compilations alongside other successful post-rock bands, and has allowed them to receive “great feedback from people around the world,” according to bassist David Moncayo. “[It] really gave us an idea of the potential we might have,” he said. Although there are plenty of more mainstream post-rock outfits for the band to take cues from, they also take inspiration from various other artists and genres. David said of the group that, “Most of us all come from heavy
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musical backgrounds, so naturally that’s a big influence.” David in particular, who is also a 55
A Post-Rock Revolution
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A Post-Rock Revolution
Experience The Difference
producer and an audio engineer, has found
good at taking criticism or [are] open to
inspiration in the work of composer Hans
ideas,” according to the band. They focus on
Zimmer. Of his impact, David said, “His work
“serving the song and emotion as a whole,”
is unique and really drives emotional imagery.
making changes to aspects of songs, both
That could be one of my biggest influences.”
as a whole and individually, to meet each
This is almost immediately evident in their
member’s collective vision of the song.
music, which often builds up and collapses
These qualities become obvious through
in on itself multiple times throughout their
how meticulously thought out and crafted
recorded music and their live shows. They
the songs are, and through their live shows,
tiptoe the line between more ambient sounds
proving each member’s proficiency with their
and heavier, metal-influenced passages to
instruments while shifting through many
form a unique and impressive space within
different melodies and moods throughout.
the genre. Their records, like many other respected post-rock outfits, are structured in
When asked about their upcoming plans, they
very intentional yet purposefully ambiguous
explain that they will be keeping busy in the
musical narratives that allow listeners to
near future. “We will be going on a short tour
apply their own meanings to the songs, with
from the Pacific Northwest, down through
expansive sounds and swells of guitars.
California. The first date is November 10 in Bellingham, WA,” David said, with support
“We hope to just achieve some great
from bands Wander and Coastlands, who are
imagery with our music,” David said in
both from the region. On top of touring, the
reference to the band’s dynamic and writing
band is hopeful to be able to start working on
process. Guitarist, Adrian Nava, is frequently
a new record soon. With a large majority of
the initial primary songwriter, crafting the
the material already written, they are looking
riffs that many of the songs are built off of.
to early 2018 for a release date.
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Expressing Appreciation to Our Military | By: JOANN WARDY | Memorial Day is the day we set aside to remember those who died in the service of our country. Now might also be a good time to be aware of those who are in the service. They and their families make tremendous sacrifices to ensure that our families feel safe and secure. Next time you see a man or woman in uniform, acknowledge them and their service. Thank and tell them how much you appreciate all that they do. It is amazing what a warm smile, eye contact and a genuine “thank you” can mean to a person in the military who’s far away from home. Joann Wardy owns and directs “The School of Etiquette and Enrichment” and was certified at “The Protocol School of Washington.” For children, adult and corporate programs call 584-3930. For children and adult class schedules call 584-3930.
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Known for their groovy sound made for a night of dancing, Great Shapes have left a mark on the El Paso music scene through their first album, “Murmuration.” Recently, Great Shapes have released their sophomore album, “Somewhere In Between” and are currently touring the West Coast.
After exploding through the charts with his single, “Location” off of his debut album, “American Teen,” El Paso’s own, Khalid has kept busy. Touring throughout the U.S. and U.K., he has also made appearances on Jimmy Kimmel Live! and Good Morning America. Recently, Khalid won his first Moon Person award for “Best New Artist” at the MTV Video Music Awards. Since then, this American Teen has been nominated under the American Music Awards for Soul/R&B and has embarked on a second tour through the U.K.
s d n a B R LINE AGUIR | By: JACQUE
We kept our eyes on Kikimora, El Paso’s experimental jazz inspired band, and since last November when they were featured in The City Magazine, they have been active. After playing Power of the Pass, an “Ancient and Modern Rituals” tour and KLAQ Street Fest, Kikimora has gone back to the studio and produced a new album, “Laika,” which was released in September. They will embark on a tour for their newest album in spring of next year.
Dirty River Boys The Texas punk-Americana members of the Dirty River Boys have recently celebrated seven years together this past July. Though spending much of their time touring, they have recently returned to the studio to record their third full-length album. The band will also be headed to Dublin to play a show at the end of the month.
Keeping Up with the Bands
We’re keeping our eyes straight on solo singer-songwriter, Javier Martinez, who can typically be found playing plenty of acoustic sets around town. Also joining a band called Table Manners, Javier can still be found producing some of his own tracks. Early October, Javier released an EP, “The Demonstration,” which you can find on Bandcamp.
Americana-folk band, Alabama Deathwalk has some exciting news, they are set to release an EP, “Progressive Collapse,” complete with demos and unreleased tracks. Founder, guitarist and lead vocalist Eric Reed says, “I was testing myself to play all the instruments on a project while also recording myself to tape. Drums were very new to me, and so [was] the process of recording to tape, but after playing music for 10-years, ‘new’ felt nice. I went back and forth on whether or not I’d ever put this EP out, but a few friends pushed me in this right direction and I’m glad they did.” Look out for their EP on all streaming sites and iTunes on November 10.
Sorrytown There’s no downtime for Las Cruces’ emo-pop punk band Sorrytown. Releasing “Blanket Fort” in March, they have been actively playing shows around the El Paso and Las Cruces area. Lead vocalist and guitarist, Simeon Beardsley, says, “We’re going into the studio the first week of November to track our third record. We have lots of extensive touring planned for 2018.”
The Chamanas This “Fronteriza” band, know as The Chamanas have kept busy with the release of their new album, “Nea,” which released in August. Nominated for a Latin Grammy in 2016 and winners of Mexico’s Independent Music Awards for “Best Pop Album” that same year, The Chamanas have been on tour throughout the U.S.
Brandon Bailey Johnson Brandon Bailey Johnson is hard to forget. Notably, the youngest musician featured in The City Magazine three years ago and part of the Guiness World Records as the youngest professional music producer in 2015, he is not showing any signs of slowing down. Performing at numerous events, including Neon Desert Music Festival and the New Mexico Flavor Festival, the 15-year-old has made a recent appearance at a TedX conference last year.
Elia Esparza Since her audition on The Voice, Elia has been taking it to the next step. Releasing a single, “Fools Gold,” she continues to appear in many shows all around El Paso. Now, she is on The Voice in Mexico in which she is on Laura Pausini’s team.
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Dating Terms Every Single Millennial Should Know | By: JANNET BUSTILLOS |
There is no doubt that dating can be difficult and keeping up with the latest dating terms can add some pressure. No need to get Urban Dictionary out just yet, I have deciphered the most common terms to help you out.
Is a dating technique
Someone who is in
where along with your
a relationship but is
main piece you also have
looking to get out. So in
several “cushions,” or
the meantime as they
other people you’ll chat
figure how to breakup
and flirt with. Just think
with their current partner,
of it as having a backup
they’re looking for
plan or a “cushion.”
Catch and Release This is a move done by those who enjoy the “chase” part of a relationship. Once the object of their desire has been “caught,” this commitment-phobe will then “release” them without ever being pinned down.
Breadcrumbing Snack Pack This is all about leading
This is a playful name
someone on with a trail
given to the bag a man
of flirtatious messages,
or woman brings with
but never following
them when they’re
through. Some of the
going to stay over at
worst offenders may
their crush’s place.
never even meet the
These are items such
recipients of their
as a toothbrush,
phone charger or contraceptives.
2 3 4 5 111122232343345445 Benching
This occurs before
With the cold winter
This is literally
Like the name suggests
When a “ghost” tries
couples have “the
months approaching it
the “slow fade” is
to re-insert themselves
talk” and define their
can leave even the most
someone you have been
when people slowly
into their ex-lover’s life.
relationship. But if one
avowed singleton feeling
talking to for a while
reduce the amount
They’re like a zombie
person is on the fence
lonely and thinking twice
without any warning
coming back from the
about the relationship,
about their relationship
or explanation. This
before their relationship
they can put their partner
status. Cold nights
is a treatment that is
usually takes the form
on the “bench.” Like
leave us wanting to be
frequently suffered at
of an innocent text
with sports, being on
“cuffed” to someone and
the hands of online
message such as,
the bench is not good.
keep warm. However,
daters who think there
“Hi, how’s it going?”
If nothing better comes
once the summer time
is constantly a better
along, they might want
starts to roll out so does
to come back into play.
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| By: GRACE THE PSYCHIC LADY |
ASt rolo gy
s I write this article, the TV is in the
a TV, air conditioning, the comfortable bed
background playing the news reports on
you sleep in at the end of a long day or even
the latest tragedy to hit our country—the
horrific shooting in Las Vegas, NV. This, at the very least, compels me to write
When I lay down at night I always say a
about the importance of gratitude. As
prayer and give gratitude for at least three
unfortunate as this tragedy is, it drives
things that happened to me that day. Even
home the idea that we should never take
if it is something as simple as traffic that
anything for granted as it can all change in
moved smoothly and I made it from point
the blink of an eye.
A to B safely; it is important that I find gratitude for that.
We rang in fall 2017 in horrific fashion. devastating
Appreciate all that you have and take for
hurricanes that left thousands homeless and
granted, instead of focusing on the lack
without basic necessities such as food and
of. We are truly living in a country that is
water. Many of the victims of the hurricanes
blessed more than anywhere else. Take a
were left without any possessions and with
moment, daily, to count your blessings and
only the clothes on their backs. Nonetheless,
give thanks to anyone who helps to make our
they were all thankful for their survival and
world a better place. During this time, it is
that of their loved ones. It is in times like this
perhaps most important to reach out to the
that we should allow for reflection and not
courageous men and women in uniform who
focus on what we do not have, but instead
serve and protect us day in and day out.
be grateful for what we do. In these dark times, I find comfort in seeing We’ve become so wrapped up with our
people stepping up to help one another-
own problems that we do not pause to give
erasing all barriers, such as race and
thanks. Instead, people tend to focus on
reminding me we can be good people.
problems at work, paying the bills, traffic and other issues. When we step back to
The holidays are now quickly approaching
see the bigger picture and compare our
and we should take the time to make meals
problems to those that have been affected
special and share time with our loved ones.
in the face of tragedy; it is then we realize
I leave you with this—try to spend that time
what really matters.
year-round. Hold your kids and family a little tighter, tell your loved ones what they mean
Do not take for granted the luxuries that
to you and always remember that life is so
many of us now view as necessities.
very precious and can change without a
Remember, it is a luxury to have a cell phone,
moment’s notice. 69
Ear Candy | By: TAYLOR HINES |
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Turn the angst meter to max—Late Phases hits listeners with heavy instrumentals and a pop-punk sound making you want to slam a door and throw on some black eyeliner. They transport you to the mid-2000s with their fast-tempo, power chords, breakdowns, poetic lyrics that don’t hold punches and emotion that can only be perfectly captured by the songs of our past. Their latest release, “Bare” takes a shift from some of their older work; it’s more grown up and has less of a poppunk ring to it, but ultimately stays true to their sound, with a hinge more structure.
The Other Half After hitting play on any of the songs off their EP, "Family of Fools," The Other Half bait you in with near dream-esque melodic guitar riffs that build and gain momentum, making you dance in your chair and foot tap along. Need a midday
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energy boost? Ditch the coffee, throw in the ear buds and
Woeful lyrics ringing nostalgia that would take anyone back to the
turn the volume up. If you aren’t bobbing along with them,
days of the early emo-punk scene, with basslines reminiscent
then you may need to see a doctor. They don’t just bring
of classic Black Flag, Medvedi has successfully found a unique
energy to your ears, they also possess a listenability that
sound that is able to blend and surpass genres. A band that
any fans of The Strokes, Arctic Monkeys and Interpol will be
would be at home playing a garage show or rocking a stage,
infatuated with. They are currently fine-tuning and recording
Medvedi delivers fast-paced drums and vocals coupled with a
their first full-length album at Brainville Studios in El Paso,
clean rawness that is hard to pull off. Their latest album, "Upside
Texas and expect a mid-November release date.
Down," has an attitude that carries the listener from track to
track, wanting more. Check them out at Monarch on November 10, and at Lowbrow Palace on November 16.
Lo cal E ar Can dy
e t a t s e h t f i f e h t
Masterly articulated rhymes, and classic 90s vibes, are some of the first things
that come to mind when the fifth estate graces your eardrum. The fifth estate delivers lyrics in a flow that you begin to float and drift away in. “Stuck in the 90s” are the opening lyrics from the fifth estate’s song, “what it is?” but he is anything but stuck. Re-invented and re-worked beats, with an intelligent lyrical structure, puts the fifth estate into an echelon of his own. With the ability to pay homage to the past with the utmost respect, while simultaneously carving his own way to stand out amongst the noise, the fifth estate needs some space in your music library. His next project is dropping on October 18 and is a mixtape entitled, “Stuck in the 90s.”
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Blended acoustic and electric guitar set the scene for the indie-electric-folk band, Mountain Vibes. The back and forth, meddling, and expanding mix of the sounds, creates a unique listening experience. The acoustic undertones hold the rhythm together, while the electric Gibson Les Paul howls its bluesy cry. There’s a certain give and take
between the sounds. Acoustic strumming patterns that ring an air of sepia notes are supplemented by the clean lead notes played on the electric.
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A self-proclaimed “shy singer with a guitar, somewhere in the southwest,” Mosaic Mountains, aka Courtney Wright, delivers rainy-day vibes and a melancholic wave that crashes into your soul. Soft strumming guitar paired with “woefully existential storytelling” delivered from a place of deep rooted emotions, paints a pastel landscape. Pairs best with a cup of Earl Gray, a thick sweater and trickling rain on the windowpane. Her latest track, “New Skin,” opens with a haunting combination of notes and tone and transforms into a soulful concoction of mellow drum beats and dreamy melody. www.thecitymagazineelp.com
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Changing with the
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| By: DANIELLE MOTON |
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e l pa s o zo o
November, 2017 here is a coolness in the air, the leaves are changing
colors, and it seems as though fall has come once more. This time of year, many people prefer staying indoors to enjoy the warmth and comfort of their homes rather than being out in the
cool fall and winter temperatures. That said, a number of guests who visit the El Paso Zoo often wonder how these changing seasons and temperatures affect the animals at the zoo. What happens to the animals during the cooler months? We talked to one of the senior collection supervisors, Tammy Sundquist. Tammy explains that often what happens is that whenever there is extreme weather, both hot and cold, the animals will have access to their night houses. That way, they have the
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option to go inside or remain outside. Starting in October, El Paso Zoo staff
outside though he has access to his night
run back inside having met their curiosity.”
began checking exhibits to make sure that
house.” In order to keep the animals mentally
The big cats at the zoo, like the lions and
everything was in place and properly working
tigers, love the snow; despite being native
for the temperature shift that will arrive in
coordinator continues to follow a regularly
to warmer regions, they become extremely
the coming months. This includes turning
scheduled itinerary to keep the animals
active. The rare times that it does snow in El
off air conditioners, turning on heaters,
Paso, there are a few animals, like our sea
lion, who need to be in their pools so there
implementing additional heaters and heat lamps—similar to a regular household.
Some of the animals will burrow themselves
is a heater that will regulate the water to a
Often, the zoo staff tries to mimic conditions
in their exhibits and hibernate or bromate,
higher temperature. Sometimes you‘ll see
the animals are accustomed to in the wild.
which is hibernation for cold-blooded animals,
him stick out his fin as if he is waving, but he
For example, in the South American Aviary,
for the winter. To help animals in the cold, zoo
is just feeling the cool air on his flipper.
the zoo provides the birds with a Brooder
staff also adds bedding or thicker amounts of
Heat Lamp that is hidden inside a hollow
bedding, which is particularly important for
The temperature in the Sun City can vary,
rock cave. The Brooders are carefully made
animals who do not have winter coats. Straw
and unlike parts of East Texas, we have
so that no animal can access them—be it
is the most common bedding material that
clearly defined seasons throughout the
with their beaks, claws or tongue.
is provided for warmth. The animals found in
year. This requires zoo staff to closely
the Paraje, like the goats and sheep, have no
monitor the animals throughout the year,
bedding right now, but in the colder months,
making sure they’re as comfortable as
on exhibit, because there are different
they are provided with a large bed of straw
possible. Many of the zoo animals have
temperature thresholds for each animal.
to nuzzle into.
become accustomed to the changing
weather, and some, like the lions, actually
Tammy explained how some animals handle the temperature differently than others.
“It depends on the individual animal’s
look forward to experiencing different
“For instance, if it is below 50 degrees or
curiosity towards the cold and snow. You
seasons and temperatures. So, while it’s
over 90 degrees, the ocelots get access to
know how there are some animals that
difficult to predict what kind of weather to
their night house so that they can remain in
run full steam out of the door and plow
expect, you can always expect the El Paso
a comfortable temperature. Some animals,
themselves into the snow? We have some
Zoo staff to work tirelessly to ensure the
on the other hand, have a larger threshold,
animals that are like that, and then we have
animals are safe, comfortable and healthy.
like the Mexican wolf who usually remains
the type that like to run out in the snow and
These Boots Were Made for Struttin’
would like to argue that boots are the most exciting
part about the changing seasons. They are the best, and
easiest, accessory to take an outfit to the next stylish level.
Whether they’re velvet, have embroidered details or take
us back to the 80s, each style has something quirky to add
and can stand as an extension of your personality. They can
either add a touch of femininity or let everyone know how
much of a badass you are. This month, these boots weren’t
just meant for walking; they were meant for you to own and
strut your stuff—and why not? If you got ‘em, flaunt ‘em!
| By: KRYSTA AYERS |
Sock It To Me
The sock boot is here and it comes with comfort and flexibility. You’ve probably seen this boot on the likes of Kendall Jenner and countless other celebrities. The ankle part feels almost like a sock—it’s more form-fitting and won’t cause your feet any blisters (which is always a good quality). You can wear them many different ways, but the favorite amongst bloggers and celebrities is paired with an A-line skirt, statement tee and slouchy sweater. They could definitely be your new pair of airport shoes. 74
fa s h i o n i s ta
It’s very 80s to strut around in some white booties and we are here for it. Mixing this vintage pop trend with your modern threads spices up any outfit. Whether you pick flats or heels, the white boot will be turning heads. Somehow, this always makes you feel a little more rebellious (cue Mötley Crüe) so I suggest wearing black skinny jeans, a loose white tee and a leather moto jacket, but you could wear these in so many different ways.
The velvet trend is not going anywhere—thank goodness—and now the trend has taken over our feet. Velvet boots have been seen in all of the runways and all over the streets—easily declared diverse between the street style bloggers and high-end designers. If you like to make things a little funky and make a bold statement, these are the boots for you. Not only is the fabric bold, but you can take things up a notch and pick out an even bolder color. You’re definitely going to be getting compliments.
Thigh-High Maybe this style is a given, but just in case I’ll remind you that you need this in your collection. Not only is this so easy to style, but it’s also such a sexy accessory to wear. If you’re feeling yourself and want to channel some Beyoncé, this is what you need to reach for. Whether you pick brown, black or any other color, easily style these with shift dresses, short skirts or oversized tee shirts. There’s already so much attention on the boots—and your legs—that you can keep everything else simple. www.thecitymagazineelp.com
False Eyelashes, The Good, The Bad and The Ugly
| By: ELYSE SIMONS |
’ll be the first to admit that fake eyelashes can be a little intimidating. They require a bit of practice…please don’t try applying them when you only have 5 minutes to get out the
False lash strip tips 1. Apply all of your eye makeup first—your eyeshadow, liner and mascara. Your
door. One of the questions I’m most often asked
is: “How do I apply false eyelashes and what type
2. Measure and trim lashes to the length of your eyes, always trim from the
of lashes are the best?” If done right, lash strips
outer edge of the lash. If the lashes are too long, they will give your eye
can make you look wide-eyed and beautiful. If
a down-turned look.
done wrong, they can make you look like a hot mess.
eyeliner will act as a landing strip for the actual lash.
3. Apply lash adhesive to the lash band, adding a bit of extra adhesive on the
inner and outer corner, and let dry for 40-50 seconds.
Deciding which type is right for you is a tough
4. Place the strip against your lash line in the center of the eye, then press in
decision; lashes come in many different shapes &
sizes. Some are natural, some are super-dramatic
5. Squeeze the strip lash down onto the natural lashes until you don’t see
and some are very theatrical. If you’re looking for a
doe eyed look, go for lashes that are longer in the
6. Once the adhesive is dry, gently push up against the lashes at the edge
center. If you want that sexy cat-eye look get lashes
that are longer on the outer ends.
7. To remove, use a q-tip soaked in a non-oily makeup remover and gently rub it
To confuse the issue a bit more, lashes come in
on the inner and outer corners of your eye. any skin between your lashes and the falsies. of the inner lash line to create more uplift.
on your lash line, the false lashes will now to be easy to remove without pulling
your own eyelashes out.
different materials: synthetic, human hair and mink are the most common. What’s the difference? Simply put, synthetic lashes are known more commonly as acrylic lashes. They are generally thicker, coarser, shinier, and heavier compared to the other types of lashes. Synthetics tend to have the “fake” lash look and are often the cheapest option. They tend to be best used for a shorter wear time and are not very comfortable. Human hair eyelashes act more real, because they are the real-thing and they can be found in black and brown colors. The cat’s meow of falsies are mink eyelashes; they are the lightest, softest and most natural looking of the three options. Mink lashes are for those people who crave the absolute
My favorites: Natural Hair: Ardell Natural 110 for a natural look and Natural Demi Wispies for a bit more drama, $4.99 each at www.ulta.com Mink Velour Lashes : Are Those Real? and You Complete Me, $29 each at www.velourlashes.com Adhesive: Duo in Clear, $5.99 at www.ulta.com
best thick eyelashes. www.thecitymagazineelp.com
| By: ANDY MARTINEZ |
His Prerogative 78
e all love a good and successful investment,
whether it’s a business investment, a personal
finance investment or more simplistically, an
investment in one’s own appearance. Each of these contribute to the overall well-being of your body and mind. I’m here to help you with the latter. As I am in no way qualified to give financial advice, allow me to help you feel and appear better. Putting time and effort into your outward appearance can often be a pick-me-up for a drab and dull day and sometimes we rely on clothing to help us achieve that. I’m here to tell you that a healthy and glowing complexion coupled with a great scent can elevate your mood and outward appearance in ways that clothing could only aspire to. There are few things more attractive than a healthy-looking guy, my guys.
H i s P r e r o g at i v e
Grown Alchemist Deep Cleansing Masque
Acqua di Parma Colonia Pura
Infused with cranberry seed and ginkgo, this mask is
throughout the day without appearing too obvious.
specifically formulated to firm skim and reduce the
Perfect for the cooler months, the bergamot and
production of excess sebum oils. This prevents the
orange notes layered above the spicier coriander
clogging of pores and the appearance of blemishes.
make it a friendly and approachable scent, a
After use, moisturize thoroughly to bring out the
nice departure from the aggressive scents we
natural radiance of your skin (don’t let the word
often encounter from fellow men during holiday
“radiance” scare you, guys).
celebrations. A feel-good scent, this fragrance alone
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should add a confident pep to your step.
Kiehl’s Razor Bump Relief and prevent unsightly razor bumps, razor burn and
North Skull London Insignia Curb Necklace
(shudder) ingrown hairs. Use twice a day if you’re
Add a subtle embellishment to your outfits with
prone to any of the aforementioned conditions.
a gold necklace and matching pendant. A good
The formula also provides very mild exfoliation to
signature jewelry piece ties your seasonal looks
improve the appearance of your skin over time. Did
together and keeps you from trying to pick jewelry
I say this was only for your face? Use this anywhere
out every day. Simply slip the same piece on every
you’re prone to razor irritation. It’s ok, I won’t tell.
morning for a consistently refined look.
Retain the smoothness of your freshly shaved face
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This has an effortless fragrance that lingers
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IN | By: KRYSTA AYERS |
The Mix Tape Remember when you would create a mix tape for a significant other to listen to? We need to get back to that, but share the music that we love with everyone around us. In this digital age, sharing a song from iTunes or YouTube is really just a click away—and nothing bonds people the way that music does. So, create your playlists and make sure to share them with your friends. Need some new music to listen to? Check out our playlists on Spotify under TheCityMagazine.
Turning Pages Ok—so we might be plugging our own stuff here again, but it’s because we’ve got good stuff going on that’s “in.” With that said, joining a book club is very in right now. A lot of major companies and celebrities have taken it upon themselves to start book clubs, using social media to gather and talk about the pick of the month. We’ll help you out with this with our Off the Shelf book club. We’ve got five great books that you should get your hands on—so what are you waiting for? (insert page number)
Thank You’s Sending a thank you card is not a thing of the past. Whether you had a great meeting with someone, received a gift or were a guest to a party, sending a hand-written thank you note is a great gesture. Think about how great you would feel if someone left one for you (as they should).
Twinning With Bae
We get it—you’re in a relationship. Unless you’re attending a wedding or other formal event, you and your boo do not need to be matching your outfits. It does not look cute when you’re
walking down the street looking exactly like your significant other. Stop doing it.
Ill-Crafted Photos I am here for all of the food photos and pet photos that you want to
post. I’m not here for blurry photos on social media, or badly framed
For those of you that like to decorate your home according to
snapshots of your life. The cameras in our phones are such a great
season or holiday, we support you. We don’t, however, support
quality that there is no excuse for posting horrible pictures on your
you using the same cliché fall décor that you’ve had for five
social media. Once it’s on the internet, it’s out there for the world to
years. It’s time to switch things up and throw out the fake leaves
look at. So, take your time, stage it if you have to and put some effort
and fall-inspired embroidered pillows. Instead, try to create a
into the photos that you’re taking. You’ll get more likes and your family
cozy environment using orange and brown hues. Your guests
will even be convinced that everything is well in your life.
will definitely enjoy that look better.
y e n r ou
On a Musical
| By: ANDREA MACIAS |
On a Musical Journey
he video begins with the slow and
Photo by Jessica Salazar
delicate strumming of a guitar along with
impact and its power to make him and
the opening lyrics of “Paint the Road”
others feel, Jethro chose music as
by Sierra Blanca. A panning shot then
his outlet and spent hours writing and
showcases Nashville’s cold and gloomy
pushing the limits of his creativity.
skyline as Jethro Gaglione uses his unique
perspective and soulful pipes to capture not
only his art, but his intimate journey from his
new home in Tennessee to his old home in Texas.
Like any artist or musician, Jethro Gaglione’s story begins a bit unconventionally. For the early part of his life, Jethro lived in Mexico with his family, who were part of a missionary group. While living there, Jethro made his musical debut on the keyboards where he played every night with the community’s worship group. He later carried his musical talents with him after moving to El Paso when he was 14-years-old.
I didn’t know a lot of people and was still getting used to living in a different culture, so I spent a lot of time just writing and recording in my room.” 83
On a Musical Journey
Subscribing as what Jethro best describes as soul, indie and folk, Jethro continued making music after graduating from The University of Texas at El Paso and working briefly as a physics teacher in Midland. Now at 28, Jethro has made a home in Nashville and has become a dynamic artist—taking on all the instrumental and vocal roles during his studio recordings as his band, Sierra Blanca. His success as an artist is deeply inspired by his relationships and the roots he grew while living in El Paso. He explains a lot of his influences were artists that were introduced to him by his friends and bandmates. “I picked up a lot of my skills as a musician from playing in metal/hardcore bands around town in the earlier days. I would probably be a pretty different person if it weren’t for my involvement in music in El Paso.” Photo by Jessica Salazar
November, 2017 For Jethro, coming back and creating this video was an ode to his past life, the connections he has made along the way and growing up. “In a way, I want to paint a connection between the two different worlds that are the Nashville and El Paso music scene and my love for the two cities, but most of all it’s meaningful to me because it represents family,
relationships going when life changes.” In capturing this phase of his life, Jethro sought help from his friends and family who he had previously collaborated with in both Nashville and El Paso. Visually, Jethro scouted his favorite places and encapsulated each city and its people. In the six-minute clip, landscape scenes, traffic shots and multiple smiling faces are shared as Jethro makes stops in Memphis, Dallas, Austin and ultimately El Paso. Viewers are then welcomed to the warm sights of Jethro’s family before singing one last rendition of his song at Dave’s Pawn Shop in downtown El Paso. “I definitely wanted to start in Nashville and end in El Paso. I guess because Nashville is obviously a huge and wonderful part of life for me right now, but El Paso is still home and where it all started … I have a lot of
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he best way to listen to music is live—don’t argue. There’s no
better feeling than being in the same atmosphere surrounded by people all there for the same reason, listening to your favorite band (or discovering a new one). It’s one of those community experiences that provides a rush as well as a special bonding moment. You get to hear what the band really sounds like when you’re watching them live.
You also get to experience their stage presence, killer dance moves or
not. If you didn’t already know, El Paso has an abundance of live music
venues that you can catch a show at. Aside from The Plaza Theatre and
the Abraham Chavez Theatre, El Paso has smaller local venues to hear great tunes. Whether it’s someone local or an out-of-town band, these places host many great artists that you have to see and hear for yourself.
Hear it Live
The Lowbrow Palace Aside from maybe one other venue, this is probably the most well-known when it comes to catching a show. With its stickerfilled walls and intimate atmosphere, watching a show here is an experience. From local acts, traveling bands and bigger ticket shows, this venue pretty much hosts a variety of artists. Maybe you were lucky enough to catch The Killers when they played a surprise show a couple of years ago. If not, you can still head over on any day of the week and see someone new. This place is definitely for you if you have an open ear and are willing to discover something new.
Tricky Falls Another popular event venue, Tricky Falls has been around for a while. You can catch a lot of great artists here, a lot of them local too. The likes of Toro y Moi, Iration, At the Drive In, Taking Back Sunday and tons more have played on the Tricky Falls stage. It holds a lot more people than some of the other venues around town, so you can find yourself amongst a larger crowd yelling out the lyrics to whatever band you’re watching. The space is more open than most and also has a VIP balcony to watch from. There’s also a smaller stage, The Perch at Tricky Falls, upstairs from it. Located inside a historic building in downtown, Tricky Falls is a really cool place to catch a show at.
Five Points Bistro “Good food, rhythm and booze.” Catch some local talent in the huge, relaxed patio of 5 Points Bistro. Named appropriately for being located in the Five Points neighborhood, this cool venue is centrally located and easily attracts people from all over El Paso. From DJ’s to country to classic rock, you can find yourself listening to a variety of music at any given time. Catch local bands there almost every weekend like, Rockabilly Strangers, Whiskey Tree, Dusty Low and more.
Also in central, in the Five Points area, you can find this hidden gem, Love Buzz. You can get yourself some great drinks and relax while listening to great music. Itâ€™s a very intimate place to watch shows, especially since crowds can get pretty big. Take that as a sign that the talent theyâ€™re bringing (and the talent in El Paso, period) is really good. This is
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another venue where you can hang out and discover a new band each time. Catch local favorites like Great Shapes, Kikimora, Sleepspent and more.
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Neon Rose Previously known as Boomtown, this new venue is a great place to catch a show. You can catch music inside or outside on their large patio. Another more relaxed environment, the inside does provide a more intimate experience in a tight space. Discover and support emerging local artists with shows almost every weekend. This is a great place to let loose and entertain your ears with something new.
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TCM Pet of the Month highlights our readers’ best friends!
owner: Samantha Cortez
Her name is Stevie, as in Stevie Nicks. Adopted through Pandas Pals, a local bull terrier rescue here in El Paso, she’s the coolest cat around. She’s only 10 months and
she can already sit, lie down, shake and chew up all your valuables when you’re not looking.
Behind her cute face is a mischeivious, playful, lovable, smart dog. Find her in you local dog park doing parkour with all the other pups. She can’t wait to take your pets toys and claim them as her own.
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The 92 City Magazine El Paso Texas
n an early Saturday morning
Perla Galindo and her pet,
ceremony, stood before the shrine
Gizmo, arrive to the Chamizal
exuding tranquility through each
National Memorial to attend a ‘Pet
prayer. Some owners, gently stroking
Blessing’ held by Chenrezig Tibetan
their pets, continued to recite and
Buddhist Cultural Center. A public
listen to the prayers.
| By: JACQUELINE AGUIRRE |
ceremony led by board of directors, Teresa Gomez, Raul Ruiz and Kien
“For all the joy he brought me in this
Lim, welcomed all pets and their
life, my dog is deserving of a blessed
owners in a blessing towards animal
afterlife,” says Perla as she looked
down at Gizmo.
“I invite you to enjoy and love your
The mantras, spiritual and powerful,
pets as much as you can. Doing [the
hold a weight of meaning. It is said
pet blessings] ensures them of a better
that if you recite this mantra, your
rebirth in their next life,” says Raul
By reciting the mantras to the
pets won’t be reborn in lower realms
Ruiz who led prayers in the pet
pets and sprinkling water on their
for their next life. The realms are a
hands, Raul explained that they are
part of the Buddhist belief that state
welcomed to a new, higher realm
ten conditions of life in which beings
The altar, which stood in the
towards rebirth in their next life. The
could be subject to, including higher
center of the pet owners and
water that trickled down each pet’s
and lower conditions or experiences.
leaders, displayed two white
furry head welcomed them towards
These mantras may be used on
candles, a Buddhist statue,
their Buddhist blessing.
humans and your furry friends.
prayer flags and a vase of flowers that sat over a vibrant
altar cloth. Beside it stood
“Dedication of Merit” and “Bodhicitta,”
four water vessels which
Raul reminded owners to refrain from
would be used to bless the pets.
As Teresa guided the pet owners to
attachment to animals. By enjoying, loving, caring and blessing them, you guide them towards a higher rebirth.
walk around the altar three times, Raul recited a Buddhist prayer as Kien spun the prayer wheel. Perla, who guided Gizmo, smiled as she looked down at him in gratification to the ceremony.
Pictured: Will Dougherty, Candice Reyes, Joe Spinelli, Charlie Dougherty and Abel Mireles
Candice Reyes | By: DENISE NELSON-PRIETO |
Live at Mintonâ€™s Jazz Club in Harlem, NYC
andice Reyes doesn’t see the
She is the vocalist for the Candice Reyes
“This is the area to be, as far as the jazz
point of pursuing something that’s easily
Quintet (CRQ), which is now based in
scene is concerned,” she said. “There is a
attained. She’s dedicated her life to finding that
Hawthorne, New Jersey. The band originated
wide range of different musicians from all
which is long-lasting, fulfilling and meaningful—
in El Paso, Candice’s hometown. She and
over the country and we’re all striving for the
jazz music has been the perfect
husband, saxophone player and bandmate
same thing. It’s amazing to be out here, but
sonic backdrop for that quest.
Abel Mireles, moved east about two years
it’s not an easy move to a bigger pond of fish
ago for him to pursue a master’s degree.
that are all trying to eat the same food.”
For her, the art form offers freedom of
Now, the couple is firmly embedded in the
expression, and a way to sublimate her inner
Jersey music scene, which for Candice has
Candice has had to step up her hustle and
emotional life into a masterpiece for the
been a lightning rod of creativity.
really take her networking prowess to the next level. She and Abel have benefitted from
world to imbibe The Hanks High School graduate and UTEP
the enormous amount of “jam sessions”
“I write my music for the world,” she
alumnus said the New Jersey/New York
that happen all over the area, which seem to
revealed. “I want to write music that’s going
scene is abuzz with a variety of artists and
bridge the gaps between generations, talent
to change the world and I have to believe
therefore, more opportunities.
and experience. The sessions have been a
that can happen.”
way wellspring of creativity and opportunities
where are they now?
for Candice. She also credits them with a
For Candice, the essence and true spirit of
way to perpetuate the cycle of inspiration,
what she needs to convey can only really
as older, more experienced players rub
be expressed through the art form of jazz.
shoulders with their younger counterparts.
The challenge of mastering the form and structure of jazz songs is also appealing to
“Sometimes at jams some pretty heavy cats
the songstress. She explains:
will come through,” she said. “You’ll be at a session and all of sudden Ron Carter, who
“After you play the song through . . . it opens
played with John Coltrane and other really
up for solos and improv. It’s challenging and
big names in jazz, will come through.”
can be a very scary thing. But it’s liberating and I know my voice is coming out and I’m
When she’s not playing, writing or recording
expressing my interpretation of it.”
music, Candice devotes her time as the Artist Relations and Community Concert
That expression can be heard on the tracks
Coordinator for the non-profit endeavor,
of Candice’s upcoming album, “Your Way,”
Jazz House Kids, an educational mentorship
due out next year. Some of her original
program that aims to teach children ages
compositions, as well as some of her
8—18 how to play and appreciate jazz music.
husband’s arrangements, will be on the record. While she won’t reveal any details,
For Candice, the experience she’s gaining
Candice hinted the album may have some
in her job is exponentially compounded by
“really special guests” on it. Her hope is to
the amount of talent she’s surrounded by.
drop the album and subsequently strike out
She works alongside acclaimed jazz vocalist,
on a Southwest/West Coast tour.
Jazz House Kids founder, Melissa Walker. She is the wife of renowned bass player and
The band will initiate a Kick Starter fund to
five-time Grammy Award-winner Christian
offset recording costs for the album.
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McBride. He serves as a board member and artistic chair for the organization.
This will be her second album. The first, “Crossing Over,” was released in 2014 and
Candice’s decision to pursue music was
recorded at UTEP, where Candice was a
almost inevitable. Her musical parents, who
Commercial Music student. She recorded
were both in the local salsa band Azucar,
it under local jazz great Billy Townes’ label,
encouraged her interest in music and
we’ll see you today
presented opportunities for her to sing at some of their gigs.
Candice’s motivation and excitement for her craft are infectious. She is the creator of her
Her attraction to jazz started at a young age.
own life and driven to gift the world with her
While other girls her age were listening to
exceptional talent, drive and determination.
PAUL CHUBB, D.O.
Christina Aguilera and Britney Spears, she was listening to “The First Lady of Song,”
For more information on the CRQ, you can
jazz legend, Ella Fitzgerald.
“My biggest idol was Ella Fitzgerald. I could really relate to her style,” she remembered. “I would listen to her tapes in my room and rewind them over and over to learn her songs.”
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SANTA FE | By: MARIE MOORE |
El Rancho de las Golondrinas
pending a day in Santa Fe
For a different type of inspiration, there are
of Anthropology. Founded in 1927 and featuring
is to be faced with endless
catalogues full of Art Gallery Collections, Artist
more than 70,000 Native American Artifacts,
enriching experiences. Waking
Studios and Décor Boutiques. Everything
it highlights Pueblo Revival architecture. Call
early on a Sunday morning
native to The Land of Enchantment has its
505-476-1269 for program updates—there are
numerous presentations on the center’s program.
place in Santa Fe. A month of Sundays would
towards a spiritual experience and, if this is
not suffice if you wanted to visit them all
the case, the city offers prayerful recollection
so I suggest you do some pre-arrival online
Neither the Museum of International Folk
at Loretto Chapel, the Cathedral Basilica of
research to narrow your choices.
Art, nor El Rancho de las Golondrinas are
typical tourist attractions.
St. Francis of Assisi and the San Miguel Mission adobe church. Beautifully preserved,
But if it’s authentic aboriginality you crave,
each is worth the trip.
consider the Indian Arts & Culture/Laboratory
The State sponsored Museum, located on 99
Cathedral Basilica of St. Francis of Assisi
November, 2017 Museum Hill (Camino Lejo Street) in Santa Fe was founded in 1953. With more than 135,000 artifacts, it’s an 80,000-square foot homage to global folk art from more than 100 countries. Here you can learn more about the enormous selection of string art, wooden carvings, papier-mache masks, dolls, textiles, metal art, pottery, mosaics, paintings, tiles and charming hand-made vignettes featuring
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ou may have seen it on Instagram or Facebook—those athletes or hardcore gym addicts that line up all their Tupperware full of
meals on the counter, snap a pic, and hashtag it #MealPrepSunday or #Gainz or #FoodPrepGoals, etc. You may think to yourself,
“Only professional body builders or cross-fit athletes have the time and drive to do that,” but you may be surprised at how easy and
beneficial it can be for you as well. Thing is, you don’t have to prep 42 meals for the week like athletes that are eating six meals a day. Simply prepping your hardest meal of the day (for most people, that’s lunch) can set you on the right track to reach results you want.
Bust Your Excuses! Excuse 1: I don’t have the time
Excuse 2: I don’t know what to buy
Some people may say they don’t have hours to cook in the kitchen,
Start grocery shopping with specific meals in mind. All the hard
but if you can set aside at least an hour to two hours max on a
work of meal prep really goes into the planning, not the cooking.
Saturday or Sunday to prep a few meals for the week ahead, it will
Look at your schedule for the week ahead and determine how many
actually help save you time in the long run. When you have to run
meals you’ll really need. Once you’ve decided how many meals,
out of the office for lunch and try to find a place to serve you within
think about what you really enjoy eating. Then look up healthier
your time frame, it can lead to bad lunch decisions because you’re
versions of those dishes on Pinterest or Google. Try to make the
trying to get something fast and on-the-go.
recipes easier than normal so you don’t have to work too hard in the kitchen.
Prep’’ November, 2017
| By: LIZZIE MARTINEZ |
A few tips on choosing recipes—choose recipes that use the same ingredients so you can cook a bunch of chicken for a few different recipes. Try changing up the meats every other day while keeping the side dishes the same. For example: beef and brown rice one day, the next day chicken and brown rice. That way, it’s less prep on the side dishes.
Excuse 3: I get distracted The best way to make sure you get your meal prep done is to start cooking right after you shop. A lot of people go shopping full of ambition for their healthy meals, but then store all the ingredients in the fridge and go do something else. Often the food you bought then goes to waste and you start to dread any prep altogether. Work efficiently by carving a time out of your schedule to shop, prep, cook and store all at once.
Excuse 4: I don’t have a microwave at work When you’re planning your meals, it’s important to consider the resources in your work environment. If you have a microwave, great—you can bring just about anything in a microwave safe Tupperware container. If you don’t have a microwave, there are still plenty of other options out there such as cold salads, sandwiches, stir-fries and simple finger foods. At the end of the day, the best way to learn is by simply doing it. If you get a plan, a few containers and a lunchbox or meal prep carrier to keep food cold, you’ve got what it takes to give meal prepping a try. You may be surprised by your results!
Richard Dayoub | By: ELAINE GORDON |
Richard Dayoub is the president and CEO of the El Paso Chamber of Commerce. In his tenure, he has served on
numerous local, state and international groups and committees. Since joining the El Paso Chamber in 2003, Richard has supported the efforts of many communityfocused entities such as The Collaborative for Academic Excellence, Child Crisis Center, Junior Achievements, Big Brothers Big Sisters and El Paso Child Guidance Center. Richard’s work with El Paso’s local military community earned him the Fort Bliss Citizen of the Year Award in 2009 and inducted him into the Fort Bliss Hall of Fame in 2013. In recent years, Richard
has held many leadership roles in numerous organizations. He
There are only six basic ingredients for my recipe, plus pita bread. If
attended the University of Texas at El Paso majoring in Speech
you prefer, you may want to play around with adding different flavors
and Theatre Studies and recently returned to complete his work
until you get it just right to your taste.
in Interdisciplinary Studies. Richard was also honored by the League of Women Voters as their 2017 Lifetime Achievement
I recommend that you make several batches of my “Hangry Hummus”
Award recipient. In addition to being an Air Force veteran and
depending on how much you would like to make. “Hangry Hummus”
serving two tours in Vietnam, he is married and has four children
is the go-to food when hunger strikes. It regulates your blood sugar
and one grandchild.
and helps alleviate the irritable, angry, hunger feeling when we start to get hungry. The best news of all is that this recipe is extremely
Richard Dayoub’s “HANGRY HUMMUS”
healthy and loaded with lots of nutrients and protein.
(Hungry and Angry when low blood sugar strikes!) For each individual batch, you can use one can of garbanzo beans. Ingredients:
Pour beans into a blender and include the water that is in the can. Add
1 can of Bush’s brand garbanzo beans. (The regular can,
one whole lemon—cut in half and squeeze using a strainer or lemon
not the reduced sodium.)
mesh sleeve to prevent the seeds from getting into the mixture. Then
1 whole lemon
add one or more garlic cloves depending upon how much garlic you
1 garlic clove, more to taste
prefer. Blend well, then add the extra virgin olive oil, tahini and use the
1/4 cup of olive oil (cold pressed extra virgin.)
parsley last for a touch of flavor and a bit of color on top.
2 tablespoons of tahini 1/4 cup of chopped parsley, washed
This makes one batch of “Hangry Hummus.” You can also pour
1 package of pita bread
the hummus into a storage container, then taste with pita bread to determine whether you would like to add more condiments to adjust the flavors to your taste. Do not add any salt and pepper or any other ingredients when done. Now it is ready to serve. I find it tastes best
after a few hours of refrigeration. Serve with warm pita bread.
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PUMPKIN F MAC & CHEESE with fried garlic panko
all season without pumpkin is a season I don’t want to live in. Like it or not, it’s the quintessential flavor, scent, color, vibe and feeling that seems to drape over the city like an Instagram filter. I wish I knew why, but I used to fight it. I
thought pumpkin spice flavored anything was some sort of artificial sweetener to a true fall season. My people, I’ve seen the light. It’s fantastic, it’s appropriate, and I can wholeheartedly say it’s here to stay. I’ve decided to take the best part of autumn and mix it with the best thing in life, which is cheese in case you were wondering. We’re going to make pumpkin mac n’ cheese, it’s a great dish to
| By: JESSE MAYNES |
1 box rigatoni 2 tablespoons unsalted butter 2 tablespoons flour 2 1/2 cups whole milk 3/4 can pumpkin purée 1 cup shredded extra sharp cheddar
Always use 3 cheeses - Make sure one is stinky
topping it with toasted panko that’s tossed with fried garlic, whether they like mac or not, they won’t be able to deny its sheer beauty. On top of pumpkin season, it’s the season for giving and being thankful. I’m thankful for the opportunity to share food and ideas with my friends, my family and the readers of The City Magazine.
For the mac & cheese: 1.
In a large pot, bring 5 cups of water, heavy pinch of salt and glug of oil to a boil, add your rigatoni and cook
1 cup shredded smoked gruyére 2 tablespoons chipotle hot sauce
show up to a party with, especially a family gathering. Visually, we’re
according to directions on box. Drain and return to pot and cover. 2.
While water boils, in a shallow medium saucepan,
3/4 cup grated parmesan
melt your butter on medium heat until foamy.
1 1/2 tablespoons olive oil
Continually whisk to evenly distribute. Cook 2 minutes
Once warmed through and foaming, add your flour. to release chalky flour taste.
1 tablespoon sour cream
smooth out any clumps so your sauce is smooth
1/4 teaspoon salt 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
Slowly whisk in your milk, it’s crucial to break up and and creamy. After all the milk is added and evenly incorporated, add the pumpkin purée and mix well.
Remove from heat, add your three cheeses, salt,
1/8 teaspoon nutmeg
pepper, garlic powder, nutmeg, onion powder, sour
1 teaspoon garlic powder
Return to stove on low heat if needed to finish melting.
cream, and hot sauce. Mix well until cheese is melted. 5.
Once cheese is melted, combine with cooked noodles,
1/2 teaspoon onion powder
then separate into individual baking dishes, top with
1 large clove garlic, minced
until cheese is melted, browned and bubbly on top.
5 sage leaves, large 1 cup panko
extra shredded cheddar and broil for 3-5 minutes or 6.
finely sliced sage.
For the garlic fried panko: 1.
CHop it like it’s hot
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Remove from oven, top with garlic friend panko and
Warm olive oil on medium high heat, add garlic and cook until lightly browned.
Add your panko and a heavy pinch of salt to garlic, stir until combined. Cook together while stirring until panko toasts and becomes a light brown color (4-5 minutes) quickly remove from heat to stop cooking and set aside.
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SWITCH OUT PRODUCTS TO KEEP SKIN SOFT Fortunately, a great winter skincare routine can minimize the impact of harsh weather on your face. Switching to a non-drying cleanser and daily moisturizer keeps skin hydrated as much as possible. For example, products like TNS Ceramide, Dermal Repair, TNS Eye Repair, and HA5 use specific ingredients that help to lock moisture into your skin for longer periods of time. It’s best to start using them as soon as the weather starts to change, so that your skin is less in “shock” and the dryness can be prevented before it starts.
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GET A PROFESSIONAL HYDRATION TREATMENT AND FACIAL Maybe you got a late start or your hydration needs an extra boost. The Hydrafacial is an excellent way to professionally—and gently—exfoliate your skin and stimulate younger skin cells to absorb moisturizing products more effectively. One way to increase hydration in the winter, is to have your skin care provider add a TNS hydrating specialty mask to your customized HydraFacial treatment.
TIME YOUR SKIN PEELS PROPERLY Chemical peels are generally more common in the winter months, because people spend less time outdoors. In the summer, a skin peel can make your face sensitive or irritated for normal outside activities. But in cold weather, we’re generally in the sun for shorter amounts of time. The SkinMedica Chemical Peel is available in three different levels: The Superficial Event peel, which provides radiant skin for next-day activities; The Medium Skin Imperfection peel for age spots, mild acne, and hyper pigmentation; and The Vitalize Peel for severe skin imperfections, acne scarring, and moderate lines or wrinkles. Microlaser peels can be superficial or deep, improving skin texture, pore size, and age spots. The deeper the treatment, the greater amount of collagen is produced. Follow your laser treatment with a HydraFacial to see the biggest difference.
SEE THE LIGHT WITH A PHOTOFACIAL BBL, or broad band light, is perfect for effectively treating sun spots and redness left over from your summertime activities. Plus, there isn’t any downtime after the procedure. PhotoFacials are also effective at reducing the appearance of large pores, while plumping collagen fibers throughout the face. Get maximum effects by combining your BBL procedure with a HydraFacial or micro-needling once a month throughout the season. 108
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WHERE DO I START? A great skin care routine and professional treatments keep your skin glowing all winter long, so that you can use all of your favorite cosmetic products and combat the side-effects of the cold, dry weather. Talk to your skin care or cosmetic professional to tailor a customized routine that will leave your face feeling rejuvenated and smooth all winter long! www.thecitymagazineelp.com
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Steve Miller Band
“Take the Money and Run” In Steve Miller Band’s 1976 classic, young lovers Billie Joe and Bobby Sue decide to break the monotony of getting high and watching TV with an ill-fated trip to El Paso. Upon their arrival, Billy Joe shoots a man while robbing his castle—what a hassle— and Bobbie Sue, true to the song’s title, takes the money and runs. With Texas Detective Billy Mack hot in pursuit, the duo makes a break south for the border where they’re still running today, some 41 years later.
Talking Heads “Cities (Live)”
An outtake from Talking Heads’ concert film “Stop Making Sense,” “Cities” finds David Byrne in search of a city … a city to live in, from the dark, dark daytime of London and the rich people, plentiful ghosts and—look over there!—dry ice factory of Birmingham. “Down El Paso way things get pretty spread out,” David sings, “People got no idea where in the world they are. They go up north and come back south, still www.thecitymagazineelp.com
got no idea where in the world they are.”
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Johnny Cash “Wanted Man”
The Man in Black performs this track—written with Bob Dylan at Johnny Cash’s Nashville home just one week prior—on the seminal “Live at San Quentin.” In it, Johnny lists the cities in which he’s wanted—California, Buffalo, Kansas City, Ohio, Mississippi, ol’ Cheyenne—not by the law, but by Lucy Watson, Jeannie Brown, Nellie Johnson and, surely, other women in other towns. “I got sidetracked in El Paso, stopped to get myself a map, went the wrong way in Juárez with Juanita on my lap,” Johnny sings, met by a raucous jailhouse cheer.
Delbert McClinton “Lone Star Blues”
Though George Strait’s version may be better known, it was actually Delbert McClinton who had the blues all over the Republic of Texas, but his time out west was particularly rough. “At a truck stop in San Angelo, I saw a billboard ‘bout this rodeo,” he sings. “Last weekend out in El Paso, so I signed up to ride. I drew a bull called Original Sin, heard he’d killed a couple of men. Figured this was somethin’ I could win, ‘cause the devil’s on my side.” He doesn’t, as you’d imagine, win. Instead, “I was havin’ myself one hell of a ride, when I, I ended up disqualified, ’cause that danged old bull just up and died before they blew the whistle.” Tough break.
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The Mountain Goats
“The Legend of Chavo Guerrero” “Born down in El Paso where the tumbleweeds blow / To the middleweight champ of all of Mexico / Dad fought many bloody battles and raised four sons / Chavo was the oldest one,” begins this cut from The Mountain Goats’ “Beat the Champ.” It details hyperliterate songwriter John Darnielle’s lifelong support of the El Paso-born, third-generation wrestler. “He was my hero back when I was a kid,” John sings, “You let me down but Chavo never once did.”
Emo-rock mainstay Taking Back Sunday and Austin freak-country act The Gourds each have songs titled “El Paso.”The former makes regular stops in town, always including it in their setlist, and the city gets a mention in Lyle Lovett’s “I’ve Been to Memphis,” Tori Amos’ “Mother Revolution,” Cursive’s “What Have I Done,” Sun Kil Moon’s “Third and Seneca,” Ronnie Dunn’s “How Far to Waco,” Los Tigres Del Norte’s “La Banda Del Carro Rojo,” and Trace Adkins’ “Let’s Ride.”
Let Your Beauty Come Through
A special mention also goes out to El Paso’s very own Lower Valley Tres; perhaps no other song here shows as much love for the city as the Chuco Town OG’s, “I Love My City.”
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El Paso Rhinos
::: November 3
8:00 p.m. El Paso County Coliseum Enjoy a night out with some traditional lucha libre fighting. This is fun for the entire family. Admission: $5+ Info: visitelpaso.com
::: November 4
El Paso County Events Center Cheer on the El Paso Rhinos for this year’s season of hockey. November 4 v. Roughriders @ 7 p.m. November 5 v. Roughriders @ 4:30 p.m. November 22 v. Express @ 7 p.m. November 24 v. Express @7 p.m. November 25 v. Express @ 7 p.m.
Amanda y Diego ::: November 9
8:30 p.m. The Plaza Theatre Named as the most romantic couple of all time, the songs of Amanda y Diego will take you back in time. Admission: $44 Info: ticketmaster.com
Admission: $5 Info: visitelpaso.com
Downtown Arts and Farmers Market ::: November 4-25
9:00 a.m - 1:00 p.m. Union Plaza Get your fill of locally grown food, artisan soaps, crafts and more. Admission: free Info: visitelpaso.com
Heroes vs. Villains Bar Crawl ::: November 4
6:00 p.m. Blackbird Cantina Deluxe Visit different bars around the downtown area and drink specially made hero and villain drinks. Admission: $10-17 Info: Eventbrite.com
9:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m. Wigwam Museum Join this two-hour walking tour of the historic and haunted streets of downtown El Paso. Bring your cameras! Admission: $15 Info: downtownelpaso.com
8:00 p.m. The Plaza Theatre Follow the journey of Berry Gordy, the man responsible for launching careers such as Diana Ross and Michael Jackson. Admission: $30 Info: visitelpaso.com
Downtown El Paso Ghost Tour ::: November 4
Motown the Musical ::: November 10,11
::: November 5
7:00 p.m. Abraham Chavez Theatre Playing classics like “Puppy Love” and “Hold Me ‘Til the Morning Comes” Paul Anka’s concert will be where you want to be. Admission: $49 Info: paulanka.com
Franklin Mountains Trail Run ::: November 10
7:00 p.m. Franklin Mountains State Park—Tom Mays Unit This is a True Texas Mountain Race on the Franklin Mountains. Get outside and get moving! Admission: $75 Info: trailracingovertexas.com
Manchester Orchestra ::: November 18
::: November 13
8:00 p.m. The Lowbrow Palace Come enjoy the groovy and soulful sounds of the talented Jacob Banks. Admission: $13-15 Info: lowbrowpalace.com
8:00 p.m. Speaking Rock Entretainment Center Enjoy a free concert with this indie rock band originally from Atlanta, Georgia. Admission: free Info: speakingrock.com
MC Magic, Baby Bash and Lil Rob ::: November 25
7:00 p.m. The Plaza Theatre Reserve your seats early for this special flashback performance with hits like “Sexy Lady” and “Summer Nights”. Admission: $45 Info: elpasolive.com
::: November 17
9:00 p.m. Buchanan’s Event Center Disco Donnie Presents and SMG Events bring El Paso the electric sounds of Deorro. Admission: $32 Info: Eventbrite.com
Reik Tour Des/Amor ::: November 18
9:00 p.m. Abraham Chavez Theatre As one of the most recognized bands in Latin America, the band is back in El Paso to give another great performance. Admission: $50 Info: visitelpaso.com
::: November 29
7:00 p.m. Tricky Falls Disco Donnie Presents brings you Snails, the DJ sure to get everyone dancing at Tricky Falls. Admission: $21 Info: Eventbrite.com
Burlesque on the Rio ::: November 18
8:00 p.m. Touch Bar and Nightclub Keeping burlesque alive, come witness the fun from local and out of town talent. There will also be live music from the Sam Barlow Band. Admission: $15 Info: burlesqueontherio.weebly.com
Billy the Kid Breakout Show ::: November 19
1:00 p.m. Old El Paso County Jail The “Pistoleros De San Elizario” present a reenactment show of Billy the Kid during the monthly Mission Trail Art Market. Admission: Free Info: sanelizariohistoricdistrict.org
::: November 29
8:00 p.m. Abraham Chavez Theatre Don’t miss this spectacular one-of-a-kind show from classically-trained violinist, dancer, electronic music lover and internet sensation. Admission: $40 Info: lindseystirling.com/home
Grand Opening SEPTEMBER 14, 2017 | Photographed by JOHN HORTA
6th Anniversary Party SEPTEMBER 22, 2017 | at THE VENUE | Photographed by JESSE MAYNES
Make a Wish El Paso
SEPTEMBER 28, 2017 | at EL PASO COUNTRY CLUB | Photographed by JESSE MAYNES
12th Annual Friends of FEMAP
International Gala SEPTEMBER 29, 2017 | at GRACE GARDENS | Photographed by JOHN HORTA
client appreciation night OCTOBER 12, 2017 | at JERUSALEM GRILL | Photographed by JOHN HORTA
Insco Golf Tournament
to benefit Make a Wish El Paso OCTOBER 12, 2017 | at BUTTERFIELD TRAIL GOLF CLUB | Photographed by JESSE MAYNES
october ISSUE LAUNCH PARTY OCTOBER 5, 2017 | at MESA STREET GRILL | Photographed by JESSE MAYNES
Sun City Orthopaedic & Hand Surgery Specialists
UTEP Homecoming Tailgate Party OCTOBER 7, 2017 | Photographed by JOHN HORTA
Greater El Paso Chamber of Commerce
Tote Couture Fashion Show OCTOBER 7, 2017 | at EL PASO COMMUNITY COLLEGE | Photographed by JESSE MAYNES
Anson 11 $$-$$$
303 N. Oregon St. Ste. 110 | (915) 504-6400
204 E. Mills Ave. | (915) 228-9050
Anson 11 is two exceptional dining experiences dedicated to the
From the same people that brought you 150 Sunset, Park Tavern is a
military man, the gentleman and the food connoisseur that was
new lunch and dining experience in downtown. With many options
Anson Mills. For a downtown dining experience like no other, Anson
available, from creamy chicken pasta to buttery fried fish, this new
11 is the restaurant to go to. PR, H
addition to the block is a welcoming place to satisfy your cravings.
The Downtowner $$
325 N. Kansas St. | (915) 532-5200
114 A. Mills Ave. | (915) 355-7281
Eat like a downtowner. Found on the ground floor of the Hotel
Grab a carefully crafted cocktail and meet us on El Pasoâ€™s first rooftop
Indigo, The Downtowner offers breakfast, lunch and dinner - the only
bar. Weâ€™re located in the heart of downtown, with views of San Jacinto
breakfast spot available in downtown El Paso. The restaurant delivers
Plaza, so join us for delicious food and drinks. We have everything
great American taste with a twist of our Southwest flair. Savor the
from crispy Brussels sprouts in bacon jam to a classic cheeseburger
amazing dishes offered on the menu and enjoy a cold and carefully
with agave-chipotle pickles. On Taco Tuesdays enjoy $2 tacos and
crafted cocktail while enjoying the gorgeous views of downtown.
drink specials and a newly added brunch menu for the weekend that
includes tasty El Paso-inspired dishes with a complimentary mimosa. Enjoy the big city feel right here in downtown. O, DF Prices: $ - Low Priced Patio/Outdoor Seating - O
$$ - Medium Range Dog Friendly- DF
$$$ - High Priced $$$$ - Exquisite Dining Party/Private Room - PR Happy Hour - H
To highlight your local restaurant in The City Local Eats email: firstname.lastname@example.org
5411 N. Mesa, Suite 1 | (915) 875-0034
6232 N. Mesa St. | (915) 584-3621
Join Mi Piaci Ristorante Italiano for lunch or dinner with Chef/Owner
Winning Best Taco for Best of The City 2015 and Best Chips
Cosimo Baltaglia, who hails from Calabria, Italy, for the freshest
and Salsa in 2014, Avila’s has a savory Mexican menu that will
seafood, gourmet hand-cut Angus reserve steaks aged 21 days,
satisfy your cravings. We’re open for weekend breakfast, have
and gently homemade pasta from Italy. O
lunch specials available daily and a convenient pick-up window is accessible for family dinners on the go. PR
Jerusalem Grill $$
Westside’s 3rd Hole
5380 N. Mesa St. | (915) 500-4357
1035 Belvidere Suite 168 | (915) 584-5577
Jerusalem is a low-key eatery where you can find authentic gyros,
There’s no better place to relax and grab a bite to eat than W3H. Nominated
baba ghanoush, shish kababs and more. Their appetizer combo is
as El Paso’s best tacos, stop by today and see why we’re becoming El
complete with hummus, baba ghanoush, grape leaves, spanakopita
Paso’s go-to spot for catching a game and eating some good food. “We
and falafel. Your tastebuds will enjoy this retreat to an amazing
saved you a seat.” Now with NFL Sunday Ticket on all screens. O, H
array of dishes. Serving El Paso Authentic Italian Cuisine since 1948 • Private Party Room • Beer & Wine • Outside Dining • Live Music Thur. to Sat. • We cater large or small events
The State Line
1222 Sunland Park Dr. I (915) 581-3371 Enjoying delicious authentic BBQ from The State Line. Based on four principles: offer the highest quality smoked BBQ, provide generous portions at affordable prices, offer friendly table and bar services and celebrate the heritage of Texas. Come on by to enjoy!
Italian Kitchen West
450 Thorn Ave. | (915) 842-0775 Enjoy boundless savory Italian classics either at their outdoor Italian.Kitchen. Westpatio
or intimate and comfortable atmosphere inside.www.theitaliankitchenelpaso.com Italian Kitchen West m is doling out classic pizzas, mouth-watering pastas with great wine pairs and Italian meat entrees. Stay local, but enjoy the cuisine from an ocean away. O, PR
Mesa Street Grill $$$
150 Sunset | (915) 585-0801
3800 N Mesa St., Ste D1 | (915) 532-1881
Whether you’re looking for brunch, a quick lunch or a nice sit-down dinner
Mesa Street Grill introduces their newest dessert creation – the Pineapple
with views of El Paso’s sunsets, you will find all that you need at The
Crostata. This refreshing blend of pineapple, cinnamon and nutmeg is
Kitchen at 150 Sunset. Be sure to also check out our special wine dinners,
crowned with a cashew crumble and handmade sugar garnish. Taste this
with a specially curated menu and wine pairing. Come and treat yourself.
dessert once and it’s sure to become a summertime favorite. O, H, PR, H
P, H, DF, PR
Rulis International Kitchen
4176 N. Mesa St. | (915) 313-4806
Take a bite out of any of the delicious plates being served at Rulis’ $$$
3450 S. Fabens Carlsbad Rd. Fabens, TX 79838 | (915) 544-3200
International Kitchen. As winners of Best Beer Selection for Best of The City 2015, there’s also a good reason to stay and drink. On Sundays try their savory Paella dish or stop in for Happy Hour Mon.
This is a family-style restaurant located on a 46 square mile working
- Fri. 4 – 7 p.m and Th-Sat 9 – 11 p.m. O, H, PR, DF
ranch. Come savor our famous juicy steaks and mesquite-smoked BBQ while enjoying miles of desert scenery and spectacular sunsets! PR, O
King Crab $$$ 1700 N. Zaragoza Suite 154 | (915) 849-8697
Edge of Texas
8690 Edge of Texas St. | (915) 822-3343 You can’t get seafood like this anywhere else in El Paso. With Chef Pierre bringing his Cajun home-style cooking from New Orleans, the seafood
Located in the far east, this is definitely worth the drive! Eat the best steak
boils and dishes will leave your mouth watering for more. Fresh seafood
you’ve ever had and enjoy the saloon.
is brought in twice a week. Come in and try for yourself. PR, H
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Acura TLX Acura of el paso 7230 Viscount blvd, El Paso, Tx 79925 (915) 778-0044
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november Advertiser INDEX Adiuvare Healthcare.................................................... Pg. 136
Park Tavern.................................................................... Pg. 30
Burrell College of Osteopathic Medicine....................... Pg. 33
Paso Del Norte Childrenâ€™s Development Center........... Pg. 91
Casa Buenavista ....................................................... Pgs. 4, 5
Ray Borrego Real Estate Group................................... Pg. 105
CT Construction........................................................... Pg. 101
Sin Vodka................................................. Pgs. 17, Back Cover
Edge of Texas.............................................................. Pg. 101
Smallcakes..................................................................... Pg. 32
El Paso Rhinos............................................................... Pg. 10
Southwest Plastic Surgery.............................................. Pg. 9
Elyse Simons Beauty................................................... Pg. 113
Southwest University at El Paso............................... Pgs. 2, 3
Flavours Catering........................................................... Pg. 91
Southwest University Park.......................................... Pg. 131
Fox Auto Group........................................ Pg. 129 , Front Fold
Spectrum Technologies................................................. Pg. 45
GECU.................................................................... Inside Front
Stonewood Modern Grill................................... Pgs. 122, 123
Grace the Psychic Lady................................................. Pg. 90
Sugar Skull Fashion Boutique........................................ Pg. 44
Gusto Restaurant & Bar................................................. Pg. 19
Sun City Orthopaedic & Hand Surgery Specialists........ Pg. 97
Hal Marcus Gallery........................................................ Pg. 85
Sunland Park Alfa Romeo.............................................. Pg. 53
Hotel Indigo................................................................... Pg. 31
Table Occasions............................................................. Pg. 58
Inn of the Mountain Gods Resort and Casino............... Pg. 11
The Hospitals of Providence.................................. Pgs. 13, 64
Intraceuticals................................................................. Pg. 59
The Italian Kitchen West................................................ Pg. 85
Jerusalem Grill............................................................... Pg. 57
The State Line............................................................... Pg. 84
KTSM News Channel 9............................................... Pg. 132
Vanities Jewelry & Gifts, Inc............................................ Pg. 1
Mattress Firm..............................................Inside Back Cover
Walgreens................................................................. Pgs. 6, 7
Mesa Street Grill............................................................ Pg. 39
Wyatt Underwood Trial Lawyers................................... Pg. 87
Mix/Milan Salon and Spa............................................. Pg. 133
Xpress Cleaning Professionals...................................... Pg. 23
Nicholas Reyes Hair Salon............................................. Pg. 27
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