Alibi V.24 No.8 • Feb 19-25, 2015

Shows for All Seasons

Americana, shoegaze, metal/mariachi and grindcore fans rejoice

Show Up! delivers deets on the best Americana, shoegaze, metal/mariachi and grindcore concerts happening this week in Albuquerque.


Letter from Tent City

The camps may move, but the problem of homelessness remains

The battle over an enclave of homeless people goes back and forth, but the root problems remain the same.

Odds & Ends

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




This sports bar is no joke-o

A new sports bar scores a touchdown! Or maybe a homerun. We don’t know. We’re in it for the food.


McFarland, USA

Standard-issue “inspirational sports movie” still manages to inspire

Inspirational true-life sports movie McFarland, USA sticks to the formula, still manages to inspire.

Reel World

In this week’s Reel World, Billy Jack returns, Black Orpheus celebrates Carnival, and the Oscars come to the KiMo.

Week in Sloth

“The Odd Couple” gets revived, “Two and a Half Men” gets killed, “Parks and Recreation” goes bye-bye.


Read Between the Lines

And meet these authors in the flesh

Your to-be-read pile just got bigger. Whether you love history, fiction, sports or science, meet these authors touring the 505.

Rewriting Graffiti

Reverberate Her Lines puts women at the center of street art’s positive possibilities.

Alibi V.24 No.7 • Feb 12-18, 2015

Crib Notes: Feb. 12, 2015

Test your knowledge of last week’s Albuquerque, New Mexico news with our weekly pop quiz. Then reward yourself with the latest webisode of Cribtoons.


Odds & Ends

From England to Wyoming, it’s funny because it happened to someone else.


Retinal Burn

Scorch your eyeballs on these radiant exhibits

Saul Hoffman’s first solo show reveals the galactic possibilities of polymer clay, plus those freaky birds of paradise.

Culture Shock

Whether you like it weird, bright, spiritual or potty-mouthed, the local art world tears it up in this week’s Culture Shock.


An Abundant Harvest

Pueblo Harvest Café offers a delicious bounty

Ari LeVaux finds Rez dogs and duck mole happily coexisting in this North Valley eatery.

A Bone to Pick

Whether used as a base for stew or drunk on its own, bone broth is a wonderful thing

BoneMan the Brotharian dishes out some bone broth tips.


Still Alice

Alzheimer’s hits hard in simple family drama

Oscar-nominated psychological drama Still Alice addresses the horror of Alzheimer’s head-on.

Reel World

TEDxABQ explores entertainment, Red Sky at Morning screens, Warehose 508 launches Film or Flight.

Immigrant Song

“Fresh Off the Boat” on ABC

Ethinic sitcom “Fresh Off the Boat” puts Asians in the spotlight.

Week in Sloth

Celebrate Valentines’ Day on TV with “Sexy Beasts,” “Animals in Love” and “Be My Valentine, Charlie Brown.”


An Event Horizon

How we learned to stop resisting gravitational pull

Show Up! delivers deets on this week's Albuquerque concert scene. We're talkin' the blues, country/noise/metal, rockabilly, goth rock, garage-punk and singer/songwriter cred of the highest order.

An Interview with Gordy Andersen: Part 1

August March rang Albuquerque legend Gordy Andersen (Black Maria, Cracks in the Sidewalk, Jerry’s Kidz, et al) to discuss his formative experiences coming of age as a first generation high desert punk.

Sonic Reducer

This week we listened to new albums from Björk, Ricked Wicky (aka Robert Pollard) and Six Organs of Admittance. Now with A/V!

Alibi V.24 No.6 • Feb 5-11, 2015

The Pause Is Gone

Kate Braverman on writers, readers and standardized America

Cult author Kate Braverman brandishes a fierce outlook and strong opinions on everything from the primacy of Sylvia Plath to the lost art of reading.


Sex Survey Basics

The numbers don’t lie

Gender? Orientation? Age? Number of partners? Anal? All is revealed in our 3rd annual Sex Survey!

Good, Giving and Game

One Albuquerque couple talks about openness, discussion and overcoming fears in the bedroom

Opening the Toy Box

Introducing accessories in a caring and consensual way

Some men freak out when their partners bring out a sex toy. Don’t.

A Tale of Two Vibrators

Wherein two reporters visit two sex shops to procure two vibrators ... to report on way more than two orgasms.


Daze of Our Lives

Four transformative concerts beckon

Show Up! delivers deets on politically minded punk, legit reggae, wittier-than-average local rock and unimprovised noise shows hitting Burque this week.

Sealed with a Kiss

August March examines four love songs performed by Madonna, Clyde McPhatter, Genesis and Joni Mitchell that are perpetually in rotation at the Weekly Alibi headquarters.

Sonic Reducer

This week we listened to new albums from Sleater-Kinney, Five Mile Float and Bob Dylan. Now with A/V!


Sex Ape

Are humans ready to learn from our most promiscuous cousins?

Sexologist Dr. Susan Block has a unique solution to human sexual and social happiness: Follow the example of our great ape cousins, the bonobos.


Odds & Ends

From Houston to Brazil, it’s funny because it happened to someone else.


Two Days, One Night

Simple, working-class story about job security delivers Oscar-worthy drama

Working-class film from Belgium finds Oscar-quality drama in economic insecurity.

Reel World

The New Mexico Italian Film & Culture Festival gets underway, and the Actors’ Showcase extends its deadline.

Week in Sloth

Lance Bass gets married on E!, American Ninja Warriors fight the world, and “Better Call Saul” premieres.


Middle Eastern EDo

Yasmine’s Café

Ari LeVaux visits a Central Avenue favorite that has changed hands many times over the years.

Better Call Lush

Café Lush will feature as a location in the first episode of “Better Call Saul.” We talked to owner/head chef Tom Docherty about the experience.