Alibi V.24 No.49 • Dec 3-9, 2015

Swinging for Sensation’s Sake

Five concerts to shock and surprise

Synth rock/pop at Sister, Phantogram’s electronica, El Ten Eleven’s post-rock, My Life With The Thrill Kill Kult and !!! (yes, I said !!!).

Ready for the Masquerade?

Local fetish event to take place Jan. 20, 2018

Weekly Alibi Fetish Events is creating a wonderland for your hedonistic delight this January. Our Carnal Carnevale party will be held at a secret location within the Duke City, and we'll all be celebrating behind a mask. Dancing, kinky demonstrations, the finest cocktails, sensual exhibitions and so much more await!

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Odds & Ends

Funny because Dark Helmet’s helmet wasn’t much of a helmet.

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Bowie Plays a Dead God

If there’s anything predictable in this chaotic world we live in, it’s that, given the chance, David Bowie will do something very strange. Bowie upheld this truism a couple weeks ago when he released the music video for “Blackstar,” the first track we’ve heard of his upcoming album, also titled Blackstar).

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A Stitch in Time

Colcha evolves as a craft while preserving New Mexican heritage

Colcha embroidery developed with the dense wool of early Spanish inhabitants' churro sheep, connecting art, history, memory and the natural world to create a complex, tactile chronicle.

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Holiday Film Guide 2015

A Chipmunks sequel, a pointless Point Break remake and some more wars in the stars

A Chipmunks sequel, a pointless Point Break remake and some more wars in the stars in this years Holiday Film Guide.

Reel World

Santa Fe Film Festival ramps up, Jeff Berg chronicles New Mexico Filmmaking, “The Expanse” screens at Jean Cocteau.

Can’t Cancel

Nets hold on to underperforming shows

Broadcast networks are reluctant to cancel underperforming shows this season

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Bite-Sized Buffet

Tim’s new place, Thanksgiving miracles and other news from around the city

The Portlandians are coming! The Portlandians are coming! And other news from the city’s food scene.

Alibi V.24 No.48 • Nov 26-Dec 2, 2015

The Good Dinosaur

Pixar stumbles following after a (dinosaur) boy and his (human) dog

Is it really an insult to say something is one of Pixar’s least good efforts?

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Get Your Drink On

“These are *hic* really mmm derishoussss.”

Now that your fridge is overflowing with local booze, it’s time to mix up some holiday cocktail cheer.

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Reel World

The Original Santa Fe Film Festival begins, actors are showcased and Indie Q returns.

Southern Eastern Western

“Into the Badlands” on AMC

Gough and Millar have created an interesting (if not particularly realistic) crazy quilt of a world in which to play. A sci-fi, martial arts Western? Sure, why not?

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Ballad of the Sad and Fancy

Celebrating Carson McCullers with beer, book and tacos

Get your boozy literature fix with this 20th Century great, a glass of Marble beer and a set of fantastic tacos.

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Goodbye, Rey

Councilor Garduño’s departure and other council business at the Nov. 16 meeting

Rey Garduño says goodbye, Holly Holm gets her own month and more news from the last city council meeting.

Odds & Ends

Funny because someone else’s exam was almost interrupted.

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5 Star Motelles Stun

New record defines solid sound

Is there anything scarier, more emasculating and generally terrifying than a bunch of chicks rocking the fuck out?

Sirius, Seven Bells and Silence

Reflections on formative experiences, new music

It’s not that SVIIB is my favorite band. It’s not that I thought Curtis was a musical prodigy. It’s because, back when I was in high school and just starting to cut my teeth as a writer with a local music blog, Benjamin Curtis was one of the first musicians I ever interviewed. And he was lovely.

At Thanksgiving

Grateful for this town’s sound

The EDM of Kastle, Al Hurricane and son, a rare performance by A Hawk and a Hacksaw, plus the prog-metal of TesseracT

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Presence and Absence in the Landscape

Local painters take on climate change in diverse works

Two painters use landscape to explore a complex topic, incorporating abstraction and metaphor into their respective pieces to foster reflection and discussion.

Welcome the Holiday Season

Visit Old Town for First Friday and more festivities

Take the opportunity to foster a merry spirit and visit the multitude of great galleries in Old Town during December's First Friday festivities.

Alibi V.24 No.47 • Nov 19-25, 2015

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The Gift of Movies

Say hello to my little friends on DVD and Blu-Ray

From classic, shot-in-New Mexico cinema to DVDs of the latest, homegrown indies to a book that covers the entire history of the film industry in our state, here’s a fine selection of gifts.

The Gift of Art

Curate an inspired holiday showing with handmade items from local artists

Instead of risking your life for cloned pieces of plastic from big box stores this holiday season, consider investing in pieces of art that are not only one-of-a-kind, but support local female artists.

The Gift of Music

This year, it’s instrumental!

Fret not, for we have the perfect present for those with symphonic, soulful or other sweet-sounding inclinations.

The Gift of Food

Because NOTHING is better than food!

Why not celebrate your loved ones with the gift of (locally produced and sold) food?

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The Year of the Weedrat

Band equals social justice, cats

“You came into my life/ and it became clear to me/ that you'd always be by my side.” “That song is about Ginger,” says guitarist and singer Becki Jones, gesturing to the petite tortoiseshell cat sleeping on the couch.

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Room

Claustrophobic, mother-and-son drama traps the world between four walls

Claustrophobic mother-and-son drama Room reduces the world to a 10-by-10 space.

Reel World

The Decline of Western Civilization series hit Midnight Movies, ski bum Warren Miller goes Chasing Shadows, the Pueblo Film Festival turrns two.

Noah News is Good News

“The Daily Show with Trevor Noah” on Comedy Central

New “Daily Show” host Trevor Noah closes in on month two.

Week in Sloth

Amazon greelights “The Man in the High Castle,” Netflix adds “Jessica Jones,” Lifetime airs Jim Henson’s Turky Hollow.

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