Alibi V.24 No.15 • April 9-15, 2015

A New Normal

MTS brings authenticity to America’s most dysfunctional family

The Addams Family gets a spring in its step with this vibrant musical production that questions conformity and celebrates oddity.

On Saturday, Mar. 24 Rejoice: Best of Burque Music Showcase is Go

More awesome local bands than ever!

Driving home while thinking about the cultural profoundity of events like Weekly Alibi’s upcoming Best of Burque Music Showcase—which is happening on Saturday evening, March 24, downtown, in case you did not know that fact—led me to the shores of ghetto Smith’s where I repaired to the produce section for some fresh fruit to calm my florid mind.


Nervous Hearts

Or how the Pet Mayor of Corrales made me less afraid of myself

Amelia Olson visits one of New Mexico’s most accomplished horses ... and worries that Aspen won’t like her.


It Follows

Innovative indie horror flick creeps into the mainstream

Innovative indie horror flick It Follows creeps into the mainstream

Reel World

Get your films in for the Women in Film Fiesta, see Hi-Lo Country at Reel New Mexico, catch the dirty documentary Symphony of Soil at Natural History.

Week in Sloth

Billy Crystal and Josh Gad are “The Comedians,” Marvel’s “Daredevil” hits Neflix, Reelz welcomes “Polka Kings.”



Somos 1 ABQ

This week: Immigration, the Open Space Trust Fund, and other issues.

Odds & Ends

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


Wherein Alibi readers write. Topics range from The [nuevomexicano] Dead to the nascent NM manufacturing industry and reminiscences of the ABQ jazz scene of yesteryear.


Into the Wild

Three howl-worthy gigs for your week

Show Up! delivers deets on hip-hop, garage-pop, art-punk, EDM, chillwave and dirty jazz concerts par excellence. Owooooo!

Sonic Reducer

We blasted new albums by This Is The Kit, Polar Bear and Brian Wilson on our office jambox. Scope our reviews and A/V.


From Top to Bottom

Exploring the menu at Viet Taste

Our food critic checks out the menu at this Best of Burque winner.

Answering the Call

Flying Star’s new “Café Menu” aims for affordability and quality

After declaring bankruptcy earlier this year, Flying Star has made some changes. The Alibi’s staff checks out one of them: the new “Café Menu.”

Alibi V.24 No.14 • April 2-8, 2015

Martian Dreams

Mars One finalist Zachary Gallegos talks life and death on an angry red planet

Burqueño Zachary Gallegos, in the final 100 contenders for a spot on the Mars One mission, chats about everything from scam allegations to Mars food sources.


City Living

From politics to charity, from radio stations to news teams, you crowned the winners in our City Living categories.

A Decade of BoB

Highlights from the archive

From 2004 to 2014, we take a look back at the last decade of Best of Burque.


White God

Canine coup strikes Hungary in animalistic revenge flick

Every dog has its day in animalistic revenge flick White God.

Reel World

Reel New Mexico screens docs about King and Gandhi, National Hispanic Cultural Center brings modern Spanish cinema, Museum of Natural History gains dino doc.

Jesus or Russell Brand?

Easter around the dial

Take a tour around the TV dial this Easter and choose between Russell Brand and Jesus.

Week in Sloth

Syfy serves up “Olympus,” LL Cool J hosts “Lip Synch Battle,” Christina Ricci returns with “The Lizzie Borden Chronicles.”


Odds & Ends

From Poland to California, it’s funny because it happened to someone else.


Throwing Metal Dice

Game gigs for role and play

Show Up! hypes the crème de la crème of doom, metal, hard rock and Italian occult psychedelia/noise rock concerts happening this week in Burque.

Sonic Reducer

This week we listened to new releases from The Prodigy, Death Cab For Cutie and Courtney Barnett. Now with A/V!


This Life Is But a Dream, or a Magic Show

The harmonious art, poetry and photography of Julie Suzanne Brokken

Julie Suzanne Brokken’s art juxtaposes fanciful elements—everything from Rio Grande river water to encaustic wax—in uncanny ways.

Flaws and All

Boris Johnson’s The Churchill Factor personalizes a legend

Former journalist and London mayor Boris Johnson’s vigorous, readable take reveals the legend for what he was—human, flawed and interesting as hell.


High Times

A three-hour tour at High Finance

Ari LeVaux enjoys the view from Sandia Crest, until he realizes he’s stranded.

Alibi V.24 No.13 • March 26-April 1, 2015

Not Just Turquoise and Fringe

Hopes and growing pains for New Mexico’s fashion industry

Now in its second year, New Mexico Fashion Week promotes local designers while battling preconceptions about Southwest fashion.


Odds & Ends

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


Take Yourself Out Tonight

For music, people and life

Show Up! delivers deets on the best go-go marching band, percussive noise, hip-hop and pop-punk concerts happening this week in Burque.

Sonic Reducer

This week we listened to If You’re Reading This, It’s Too Late and Sorry 4 The Weight. Now with recommended singles!


Making His Mark

Hal Holbrook brings legendary Twain act to Popejoy

Beloved actor Hal Holbrook pulls no punches when it comes to Twain, communist presidents, painful inspirations and everyone else’s opinions.


Wild Tales

Energetic Argentine anthology believes revenge is a dish best served on fire

Energetic Argentine anthology Wild Tales feels revenge is a dish best served on fire.

Reel World

Dead Billy screens at South Broadway, Left For Dead hits Launchpad, Sweet Georgia Brown pays tribute to African-American women in WWII.

Week in Sloth

Killing Jesus and “The Comedy Central Roast of Justin Bieber”: Which one died for your sins?


Date Night Dining

Soul and Vine is perfect for a first impression

Eric Castillo finds a new favorite date spot.


Ari LeVaux pays homage to a forgotten people with this recipe that blends Jewish and Southwestern cuisine.