Sugarmotor is a seven year old local rock band consisting of singer/guitarist Adam Saidel, bassist Justin Curtner and drummer Chris Moffat. Defined by loud, punchy grooves and philosophical lyrics, the band has been making Albuquerque dance and, occasionally, think for almost a decade. The Daily Lobo sat down with Sugarmotor to see how the band came together and find out what lies ahead for them.
This week will be filled with various types of performances for Albuquerque residents. From solo vocalists to live bands to a “rag tag circus,” there is something for everyone seeking entertainment this week.
The beautiful thing about music is you don’t have to understand what a musician is saying to connect with it. Regardless of whether or not lyrics are present, one only has to listen to the melodies, harmonies and beats of a song to feel what the artist is conveying. Of course, it still helps if you speak the language. “Têtu,” Le Vent Du Nord’s latest release, captures its audience with a traditional style unlike any found in today’s popular music. The opening track, “Noce tragique,” has an abrupt beginning that quickly draws you in with a steady beat, a repetitive accordion melody and the strong presence of a hurdy-gurdy. When the lead vocalist begins singing, one will be surprised to hear a voice full of timbre in contrast with the light melody. The music complements him beautifully.