Alibi V.24 No.44 • Oct 29-Nov 4, 2015

Best of Burque 2019 Nominations Are Wide Open

The original Albuquerque reader’s poll busts out with another taste-making iteration

It’s anybody’s game, Burqueños. If there is a best, together we will find it. The rules are simpler than ever: Nominations run March 6 through March 22 and you can vote for your favorites every day. The top five nominees in each category are then promoted to a steel cage death match of competitive weekly voting madness March 27 through April 10. From this hardcore democratic exercise the winners will emerge victorious or die trying. Let the games begin!

Sounds Like Burque

Best of Burque Music Showcase soundtracks March 30

Our readers know what they like; and thanks to our annual Best of Burque Music reader survey, so do we. On Saturday, March 30, join us for Weekly Alibi’s 2019 Best Of Burque Music Showcase at über-popular Downtown venues Sister, Side Effex, KiMo Theatre, The Jam Spot, Corpus Arts and Launchpad.

Building the Cannatopia

RSVP to Weekly Alibi’s New Mexico Cannabis Expo

Since New Mexico legalized medical cannabis back in 2007, the Earth has circled the Sun a dozen times. Amid those revolutions, the sociocultural acceptance of using cannabis and derived cannabinoids—think THC, CBD and CBN—as legitimate medication has gained significant ground here in The Land of Enchantment. And, with the 2018 US Farm Bill’s passage, the licensed cultivation of hemp in New Mexico is now ostensibly legal.

Drawing Down the Future

Dating back to at least the 18th century, the cultural impact of comic art in the United States is undeniable. Founding father Ben Franklin’s darkly humorous 1754 “Join, or Die” comic is, after all, remembered as the first cartoon published in an American newspaper. The alt-weekly has long offered its readers incisive, strange, deadpan and riotously funny comic strips while providing cartoonists with access to a historically receptive audience.

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People in Your Neighborhood

Talking fact and fiction with a ghost hunter

Renée Chavez talks to Cody Polston, who has been investigating hauntings for 25 years.

art

The Moral of the Ghost Story

Author Antonio R. Garcez on ghostlore and the undeniable substance of the supernatural

These tales often present serious explorations of belief, societal norms, customs and cultural expression.

news

All is Forgiven

The Council plays nice at the Oct. 19 meeting

Carolyn Carlson brings you tales from the council chamber, starting with the Garduño-Lewis makeup.

Odds & Ends

Funny because someone else signed into the burglar service book.

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Reel World

Film and Media Industry Conference gets underway, “Life in New Mexico” media project needs your footage.

Spook Shows

Halloween Around the Dial

A look at spook TV shows around the dial on Halloween

Week in Sloth

“Bones” and “Sleepy Hollow” cross over, heroic dogs get awards we watch a live exorcism.

music

A Portal is Opened

Smith memoir intricate, rewarding

In opening a book, Patti Smith suggests, a portal is opened. In the memoir M Train, which follows 2010's vastly different Just Kids, Smith examines her life through the literary works that have impressed themselves upon her.

The King Khan & BBQ Show

Bring the doo, the wop and the weird to Burque

King Khan is a consummate front-man whose guitar and vocals, combined with his wild stage presence, bring The King Khan & BBQ Show to a seldom-accomplished level of trash rock weirdness. Weekly Alibi spoke with Khan from his home in Berlin where he was preparing for the “Nipples and Bits” Tour supporting their new album Bad News Boys.

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Date Night Dining

A night out at the National Hispanic Cultural Center

Bring your latest object of affection to the NHCC for dining, culture and alcoholic frozen treats.

Alibi V.24 No.43 • Oct 22-28, 2015

Doubtful It Stood

A good victory and a great loss

August March’s feelings for UNM have their ups and downs. This week, the downs win.

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Odds & Ends

Funny because someone else has difficulty holding their hors d’oeuvres plate.

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Coming Home

Zhang Yimou directs unforgettable Chinese drama about the power of forgetting

Chinese director Zhang Yimou looks back at the Cultural Revolution with heartbreaking results in Coming Home.

Reel World

Reel Rock 10 climbs to new heights, 48 Hour Film Project goes sci-fi, Russell Brand gets documented.

Fun Facts

“Adam Ruins Everything” on truTV

A little knowledge is a funny thing in “Adam Ruins Everything” on truTV.

Week in Sloth

“Wicked City” goes ’80s, Esquire chooses its “Car of the Year” and “Supergirl” shows up.

music

art

Night of the Interactive Theater

Blackout Theatre puts guests in the thick of the zombie apocalypse

The enveloping experience of Quarantine is flipping notions of traditional theater on their heads, asking playgoers to participate in the action of the story that is unfolding before them.

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Alibi V.24 No.42 • Oct 15-21, 2015

Death and the Maiden Review

Audience members may enjoy the elaborate mind games played by the characters—whose morality and mental stability are often called into question—even as they wish the themes didn’t ring so true.

news

Got Voters?

Election results and more

Carolyn Carlson reports on the council’s attempt to overturn Mayor Berry’s pot veto and other business in this post-election Council Watch.

Newscity

Our weekly news roundup returns with details of APD’s newest recruitment efforts, and more!

Odds & Ends

Funny because someone else’s parents are struggling with a VHS-transmitted plague.

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Reel World

48 Hour Film Project goes sci-fi, Gena Rowlands honored in Santa Fe, author of The Martian visits Jean Cocteau.

The Dead Pool

Which new shows are ghosts?

Which new fall shows are already in danger of being cancelled?

Week in Sloth

TCM hosts scary kids, Games How Network adds “Hellevator,” FYI looks at “Food Porn”

music

Calling FIDLAR’s Tune

Upcoming LA band performs at Launchpad

FIDLAR (Fuck It Dog, Life’s A Risk) features the confessional, post-addiction poetics of front man and rhythm guitarist Zac Carper backed by the punk but poptastically informed playing of Brandon Schwartzel (bass), Max Kuehn (drums) and Elvis Kuehn (lead guitar). In case you wanna know, the Kuehn brothers are the progeny of T.S.O.L. keyboardist Greg Kuehn.

Heaven is Albuquerque

Guitarist of the post-punk outfit Self Defense Family says, “I think Albuquerque has the best balance of any place I have been in the US.” No wonder he moved here.

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An Engine Rebuilt

Small Engine Gallery re-establishes itself as a home for ABQ's experimental art

The stranger it is, the better.

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Worth the Wait

Café Caribe

Ty Bannerman takes a trip to the islands, in the heart of Downtown.

Food of the Syrian Diaspora

Syrian refugees are a hot topic in the news right now, so Ari LeVaux takes the opportunity to share some insights into their cuisine.