Alibi V.23 No.35 • Aug 28-Sept 3, 2014

The Mayor’s Race Is a Thing

Albuquerque election forum is happening this Wednesday, August 23

All the candidates are jockeying for position as they come around the home bend. Get right up there on the edge of the running, as it were, when the North Valley Coalition and Weekly Alibi present a forum for Albuquerque Mayoral Candidates at the Indian Pueblo Cultural Center (2401 12th Street NW).

Jurassic Best of Burque Restaurants World

The most ferocious of prehistoric reader polls is back

What's your favorite New Mexican food? What's your favorite dinosaur? Ok, now put them together and what do you get? An Enchiladodon? A Chileopteryx? A Tacoraptor? A Sopaipillatops? Awesome! Get ready for the T. Rex of “Best of City” contests: The original Best of Burque Restaurants will be hitting Weekly Alibi racks and website on Thursday, Oct. 12. The polls are open now. Vote on your favorite Frito pie, vegetarian food, Japanese restaurant and local brewery. Let your voice be heard! Rawr!

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Hater's Guide to Yoga

Skeptically embracing your inner yogi

Wherein Holly von Winckel takes some down dog for the team aka socially awkward, Spandex-averse Alibi readers who nonetheless remain curious about the benefits of a yoga practice.

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Odds & Ends

From Montana to Connecticut, it’s funny because it happened to someone else.

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Frank

Left-of-center musical comedy finds art in the craziest places

Heady black comedy Frank takes music to a strange, new place.

Reel World

Ghostbusters gets a 30th anniversary re-release, White Sands International Film Festival gets underway, Lobo Anime Club meets at UNM.

Week in Sloth

This week around the TV dial: more reality shows about cooking, car restoration and gold mining.

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Revolutions Per Century

A brief history of American protest music

American August March examines the storied history of the aural tradition of protest in the USA.

Music to Your Ears

From rap battles to world beat fusion to sludge metal, Music to Your Ears has you covered. Now with A/V!

Sonic Reducer

This week we listed to new releases from Robyn Hitchcock, The New Pornographers and Rustie. Now with A/V!

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Culture Shock

Days of artacular events: Cross-pollinate in the desert with AZ/NM Connection, and rest from your labors at the Fierce Women Warriors party.

Righteously Retro

Get psyched for a gnarly prom night

Get out your Aqua Net for a good cause—it’s time for the Totally Awesome ’80s Prom.

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Quick Bites

Food happenings in Burque town

Chama River’s new Draft Station opens, and other bite-sized tidbits from Burque.

Alibi V.23 No.34 • Aug 21-27, 2014

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.

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Letters

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

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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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.

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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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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!

Alibi V.23 No.33 • Aug 14-20, 2014

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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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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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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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’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.

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!

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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.