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Unleashing new music: Chiodos lead singer is doing just that; plus, lots of other music & film shows stop in NM

Chiodos lead singer Craig Owens returned to the band after a hiatus. (Courtesy @Sedition1216)

Chiodos lead singer Craig Owens returned to the band after a hiatus. (Courtesy @Sedition1216)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — It was about time Craig Owens got introspective.

In doing so, the lead singer of band Chiodos was able to open himself up to what would inspire the new album, “Devil.”

I caught up with Owens and chatted about his place in life, as well as the new album.

“I’m always looking for information and ways to grow,” he says. “In doing that, I gain all of this information and that helps inspire everything.”

Owens, who rejoined the band for this album, says the writing process helped him move forward with who he wants to be.

“A lot of these ideas were locked away in my subconscious,” he says. “The moment I write and look for inspiration, it shows me all these different pictures.”

Chiodos will perform at 7 p.m. Thursday, May 1 at Sunshine Theater. Read more about the new album here.

If you’re into the soul of Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings, then St. Paul & The Broken Bones are just for you. The seven-piece soul band is on tour and making its first trip out West. The band recently appeared on “CBS This Morning” to support its new album, “Half the City,” and has since been on a roll. The band will perform at 7 p.m. Sunday, April 27 at Sol at Santa Fe Brewing.

There are plenty of things to do for film lovers this week. The inaugural CineVision Film Festival at the Santa Fe University of Art and Design begins on Thursday, May 1. The festival is bringing some world-class films as well as a segment that features the work of many SFUAD alumni.

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