~ 2018 ~
Best Local Band
Their sound is loaded with some familiar flavors: a slice of Red Hot Chili Peppers a couple scoops of System of a Down and a just a pinch of Rage Against the Machine. The Shine combines those and other inspirations—then adds an Albuquerque twist. “We each write our piece of the music. Jeremy (Russell) does the bass Dylan (Lint) handles the guitar and then there’s Emilio and me” says singer John Sanchez referring to himself and drummer Emilio Chavez. Formed three years ago by Sanchez and Chavez the group is getting ready to release a second EP called Call Augie before releasing its third album Colors in February. The new material comes quickly on the heels of their acclaimed debut album simply titled The Shine which has been attracting roughly 5000 monthly listeners to their Spotify account.