Albuquerque Journal (Albuquerque, NM)

Monthly magazine nurtures Albuquerque's music scene.(Venue)

Byline: Ron Gonzales FOR THE JOURNAL

What's the quickest way to grow a local music scene?

It starts, obviously, with the bands and plenty of them. It also doesn't hurt when bands have a print publication devoted solely to promoting their craft.

For Albuquerque bands, that vehicle is Transmission Magazine, a glossy, feature-heavy magazine that began as a weekly, evolved into a bi-monthly and is now printed monthly.

Andrew Castellano, one-half of the magazine's partnership, says he and partner Steven Maes are seeking to supply coverage for local bands that no other local publication can offer.

"You get to see the venues where the bands are playing and you get to see the names, but there's never a face behind it," Castellano said. …

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