Alibi V.23 No.34 • Aug 21-27, 2014

Letters

Wherein Alibi readers write—about violence in Albuquerque, the brutality of boxing and the environmental apathy of baby boomers.

Gus Pedrotty’s Alibi interview [Video]

Gus Pedrotty—Gus, as he likes to be known—stopped by Alibi Headquarters to discuss a bid for mayor that began as idealistic—and some would say unlikely—but has since been transformed into one of the more vital and remarkable candidacies that have passed through this high desert city in ages.

Eric Williams

Alibi Celebrates Pride

Guests of the N.M. Pride Celebration join Weekly Alibi to party

We would like to thank everyone who visited our booth at the Albuquerque Pride Celebration and the wonderful folx running the beautiful event.

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Crib Notes: Aug. 21, 2014

Test your knowledge of last week’s acronym-heavy New Mexico news—from CDC to DEA to APD to UNM—with the Alibi pop quiz.

Odds & Ends

From New York to Louisiana, it’s funny because it happened to someone else.

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Finding Fela

Musical documentary looks at the African rabble-rouser who lit a fire under a hit Broadway musical

Alex Gibney’s documentary Finding Fela explores the explosive life of rabble-rousing Nigerian musician Fela Kuti.

Reel World

“The Man-App” screens at Indie Q, We Served Too plays Nuclear Museum, Gravity airs out on the Mesa.

Best. Marathon. Ever.

“The Simpsons” on FXX

FXX celebrates 25 years of “The Simpsons” by airing every single episode ever made in a 12-day marathon!

Week in Sloth

The new season of “Doctor Who” debuts the newest Doctor, “True Blood” suffers the true death, MTV’s VMA’s get handed out.

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Postmodern Black Spirituals

Oakland duo’s pilgrimage Of Deconstruction

August March talks composition, deconstruction and artistic evolution with Black Spirituals’ Marshall Trammell and Zachary James Watkins. Experience the Oakland, Calif. duo at Spirit Abuse this weekend.

Sonic Reducer

This week’s all hip-hop Sonic Reducer takes on new albums from The Underachievers, Dilated Peoples and Wiz Khalifa. Now with A/V!

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Blue Is the Funniest Color

Comic Josh Blue talks disability, Denver and radical honesty

Tragedy schmagedy. Josh Blue proves that comics must embrace what they cannot control.

Stage Whispers

Learn a liquid-limbed dance language at Keshet and get fired up for the 5th Latin Dance Festival this weekend.

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You Bring the Duck

Pupuseria y Restaurante Salvadoreña

El Salvadoran pupusas add a dash of welcome variety at this South Valley restaurant.

Down and Out Drinks and Dinner

A late birthday toast to Charles Bukowski

Hosho McCreesh celebrates the “poet of skid row’s” birthday in the way he knows best: with local beer and food.

Alibi V.23 No.33 • Aug 14-20, 2014

’90s Nostalgia Meets New Wave of Now

Nine Inch Nails/Soundgarden/Cold Cave concert bolsters local eyeliner sales

Wherein August March travels into the past to preview a Nine Inch Nails/Soundgarden/Cold Cave concert.

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The Literary Beat

The wordy side of Burque

You want to indulge your literary side? You want beer? Burque’s got plenty of opportunities for both.

Zine Scene 101

How to find Albuquerque’s underground publishing scene

Enter the world of underground publication.

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Culture Shock

Adventure runs high, Hamlet goes for the testosterone, and vintage baubles keep things pretty in this week’s Culture Shock.

Déjà-glued

Blair Stocker’s gorgeous new craft compendium avoids common pitfalls to deliver practical, doable projects.

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Stay the Course

Nutrition standards for kids should remain in place, despite challenges

Nutritionist Patty Keane weighs in on the controversy over school food standards.

Odds & Ends

From Oklahoma to New York, it’s funny because it happened to someone else.

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Magic in the Moonlight

Woody Allen’s 44th film casts a charming spell

Woody Allen tries a little sleight of hand with the slim but charming period romcom Magic in the Moonlight.

Reel World

Homesick director talks Multiple Chemical Sensitivity, “The Courier” debuts online, and Season of Starlings has a live script reading.

Medical History

“The Knick” on Cinemax

Steven Soderbergh examines turn-of-the-century medicine in Cinemax’s gory medical drama “The Knick.”

Week in Sloth

BBC America teases us with “Doctor Who” specials, Syfy starts some “Wizard Wars,” and A&E spreads more ink.

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Music to Your Ears

Whether you’re craving electronica, dark wave, Americana or Texan rock, Music to Your Ears has you covered.

Sonic Reducer

This week we listened to new releases by David Kilgour and the Heavy Eights, Naomi Punk and Samantha Glass. Now with A/V!

Alibi V.23 No.32 • Aug 7-13, 2014

The Hundred-Foot Journey

Exotic foodie romance comes with the Oprah stamp of approval

Steven Spielberg and Oprah Winfrey get togther for food and romance in The Hundred-Foot Journey.

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War on the Streets

Violence against the homeless is not ‘senseless’

August March considers the origin of violence in the recent, horrific attacks by three teenage boys.

Crib Notes: Aug. 7, 2014

From drug policy to officer-involved shootings to baseball, test your knowledge of last week’s New Mexico news with the Alibi pop quiz.

Odds & Ends

From Oklahoma to Alabama, it’s funny because it happened to someone else.

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Darkness Becomes Him

Xiu Xiu prime mover talks Genesis, gang violence and autoerotic asphyxiation

M. Brianna Stallings chats with Jamie Stewart, the inimitable frontman of Xiu Xiu, in preview of the group’s Albuquerque concert.

Music to Your Ears

From insect-core to polyrhythmics to prog-rock, Music to Your Ears has deets on the coolest shows of the week. Now with A/V!

Sonic Reducer

This week we listened to new releases from Alvvays, Shabazz Palaces and The Muffs. Now with A/V!

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Reel World

Boyhood’s slow journey to ABQ, Summerfest’s princely connection, family fun at SBCC and the Native Film Series 2014.

Highland Dames

“Outlander” on Starz

Woman goes back in time to sleep with sexy Scottish Highlanders in Starz’ surprisingly classy supernatural romance “Outlander.”

Week in Sloth

“Black Jesus” premieres on Cartoon Network, sharks fly in “Air Jaws: Fins of Fury” and we watch concrete dry in A&E’s “Cement Heads.”

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Galleries Get It Up

Anthropomorphic animals, archetypal trash, Plexiglas forests and cactus maps—it’s all on display at your friendly local gallery.

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Bite-Sized Buffet

A roundup of food news from around Albuquerque and the state

Nora Hickey rounds up the culinary happenings from across the state.