Alibi V.23 No.41 • Oct 9-15, 2014

Mars, Bars, Cars and Guitars

Four rapturous rave-ups to devour

From avant jazz and XX-powered punk to nostalgic pop and “chillout dubstep soul,” Show Up! proffers deets on four diverse, rad concerts. Now with A/V!

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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Odds & Ends

It’s funny because it happened to someone else, in China, Georgia, Japan, Oregon and New York.

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Reel World

The 12th Gay & Lesbian Film Festival gets underway, Gadbout Film Festival stops by Harwood, Santa Fe Independent Film Fesival goes big.

Crime of Opportunity

“Gracepoint” on FOX

British whodunnit “Broadchurch” gets American remake with FOX’s “Gracepoint.”

Week in Sloth

Chelsea Handler heads to Netflix, “Walking Dead” returns to AMC, The CW introduces us to “Jane the Virgin.”

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Where You Been, Stranger?

Annals of Albuquerque aural history

August March strolls down memory lane, recalling unforgettable gigs by Ozzy, R.E.M., Coffin Break, Stereolab, Mistletoe, Bestial Mouths and Raven Chacon.

Sonic Reducer

This week we listened to and micro-reviewed new albums by King Tuff, Thom Yorke and Prince. Now with A/V!

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Culture Shock

This week’s dose of local culture gives us an unusual fusion of paper art and haiku, dry produce artified and a one-man play celebrating the great conservationist Aldo Leopold.

Ending It

Vern Beachy’s memoir isn’t afraid to delve into the tough questions and emotions surrounding the self-inflicted death of his soul mate.

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Alibi V.23 No.40 • Oct 2-8, 2014

A History of Balloon Fiesta

How media marketing transformed the autumn sky

August March delves into the storied history of the Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta.

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2014 AIBF Schedule

From special shapes rodeos to mass ascensions, learn when and where to get your balloonacy on with the 2014 AIBF schedule.

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Odds & Ends

From China to Idaho, it’s funny because it happened to someone else.

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Reel World

New Mexico Film office holds film and education summit, Dig seeks paid workers and Cape Fear shows as part of De Niro film series.

Horse Laughs

“BoJack Horseman” on Netflix

Netflix combats network television animation with its own irreverent series “BoJack Horseman.”

Week in Sloth

NBC delivers “Bad Judge,” TNT shows what’s “On the Menu” and The CW gets super with “The Flash.”

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Music Yields Meaning

Four grand gigs to believe in

A vibrant live music scene awaits fans of hip-hop, psych-folk, hard bop and Afropop this week in Albuquerque. Now with A/V!

Outsider Art Thrives in Shiprock

Indie/electro/punk fest as Native soundtrack

August March delivers deets on the 4th annual Indie/Electro/Punk Music Festival happening this weekend in Shiprock, N.M.

Sonic Reducer

This week we listened to new albums by Electric Wizard, Weezer and Aphex Twin. Now with A/V!

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Culture Shock

The ABQ artworld thrives this month with gorgeous palettes, a new gallery in former horse stables, a benefit for dogs and more.

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Blessed Are the Humble

New coffee shop offers neighborliness, Pop-Tarts

Have a cappucino and a “pie-tart” at this new café near the University.

Alibi V.23 No.39 • Sept 25-Oct 1, 2014

Bird Is the Word

Four flight-ready concerts to fuel your fall

From fuzz to pop-punk and beyond, Show Up! delivers deets on four concerts you shouldn’t miss this week.

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Albuquerque and the Indian

Our perception of Native Americans needs to change

Novelist Erika Wurth writes that attitudes about Native Americans in Albuquerque need to change.

Odds & Ends

From Australia to Pennsylvania, it’s funny because it happened to someone else.

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Brian Jones: The Making of the Rolling Stones

New bio explores fallen rock star’s life and death

Journalist Paul Trynka’s latest bio, Brian Jones: The Making of the Rolling Stones, examines the existentence of a talented, tortured multi-instrumentalist.

Sonic Reducer

This week we listened to new releases from My Brightest Diamond, Perfume Genius and Purling Hiss. Now with A/V!

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“Rock” and Brews

Kiss Army Department of Veterans Affairs opens new assembly hall at intersection of Montgomery and Hell

Jessica Cassyle Carr checks out the new KISS restaurant and finds more schlock than rock.

Burgers and Abrasive Drummers

Things I felt while eating a cheeseburger at Gecko’s

Amelia Olson delves into the more experiential aspects of Burque’s beloved restaurants in this new column.

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Love Is Strange

Older couple opts for marriage, ends up out on the street in quietly emotional love story

Older gay couple gets married, touching off a quiet string of tragedy in empathatic indie Love Is Strange.

Reel World

New Mexico Film Office seeks entries for its Filmmakers Showcase, The Invincible Czars hit town to make movie music, Despicable Me 2 screens for free.

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“Selfie” on ABC

Karen Gillan does My Fair Lady for the internet age in ABC’s “Selfie.”

Week in Sloth

“Family Guy” crosses over with “The Simpsons,” CBS gets a “Stalker” and ABC tells you “How To Get Away With Murder.”

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