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​​​The Kitchen Sink

The Kitchen Sink

Lou Barlow began writing songs in 1981 inspired by bands like Minor Threat (from of the explosive ‘first wave’ hardcore movement) but also by the AM radio of his childhood. The earnest soft rock of John Denver and the fiery self-dissection of Black Flag made an equal impression on him. The first official results of these pendulum swings were released as contributions to the 1984 Deep Wound 7”( the ultra-fast noise band he founded with J Mascis) and lo-fi, acoustic song fragments submitted to a local college radio show. By 1986 he was home recording his first acoustic LP  “Weed Forestin’” and touring his ear-splitting post-hardcore collaboration with J,  Dinosaur Jr.  He left Dinosaur Jr. in 1989 and his work morphed into the band Sebadoh. This merged his schizophrenic musical urges throughout the 1990’s. As Sebadoh rose to national prominence and helped define the emerging Indie Rock genre, the band streamlined. Ever restless, Lou channeled his acoustic leanings into the side-project Sentridoh and began the Folk Implosion. That collaboration with John Davis would yield several experimental garage/trip-hop infused LP’s and a bona-fide top 40 hit in 1995 with “Natural One”.

 In 2005 Lou finally released a proper, under his own name, solo LP: “EMOH”. The LP was an acoustic-based, singer-songwriter , studio-recorded effort that began a run of 4 similar collections culminating with 2016’s “Apocalypse Fetish” EP. Concurrently he rejoined Dinosaur Jr and contributed songs to their successful 4 LP (and counting) reunion era.

Thursday February 28th, 2019
Lou Barlow in Concert
Doors @ 7:00 pm / Show @ 7:30 pm
$25 - $100  BUY TICKETS
​100% of the proceeds from this event go to the artist


The Kitchen Sink welcomes back New Mexican singer/songwriter Thomas Hinds for a special concert, along with the Portland, OR - based Terri Lynn Davis, celebrating the released of his latest collection "Resurrection Road", recorded and mixed right here!

Thomas Hinds is an emerging singer/songwriter, born and raised in the four corners area of New Mexico. " Resurrection Road" is his third independent release, recorded at Kitchen Sink Studios in Santa Fe, New Mexico with Jono Manson behind the board. This bare-bones album lets the songs speak for themselves, with touches of Ray Lamontagne and Steve Earl in the fabric of the songs stretching out in this collection. Thomas will be on the road most of 2019 with Terri Lynn Davis split-billing a tour entitled "Rub Some Dirt On It", with Terri's classic country charm and poignant storytelling, making this show one not to miss.

Special "House Concert" Show with New Artists

There is no event parking available at the studio.  Parking is available in nearby Guadalupe Street parking lots, in the municipal lot next to Allsups gas station, and ample parking is always available across the street from the studio at the DeVargas Mall.

Friday March 8th, 2019
Thomas Hinds and Terri Lynn Davis in Concert
Doors @ 7:00 pm / Show @ 7:30 pm
$10.00 Suggested Donation
​100% of the proceeds from this event go to the artist


in collaboration with 
Southwest Roots Music

and Santa Fe Performance Exchange