Alibi V.25 No.2 • Jan 14-20, 2016

Otherwise Occupied

Begin a tuneful task Thursday, Friday or Saturday

Hip-hop at the Launchpad, Spoonfed Tribe rocks Low Spirits, plus the final gig of The Lymbs as Burqueños.

The Latest

Best of Burque Music 2019 Voting Is Underway

Nominations are in, vote daily until Feb. 27

Yes, music fans, the Third Annual Best of Burque Music Showcase is upon us. Nominations closed Feb. 8 and voting is now open through Feb. 27, 2019 at midnight. This is step two of a process that culminates in a fabulous performance event on March 30.

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.

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City Council Lite

Voting, electrical Lines, homelessness on agenda

Gotta give some kudos to the council for the patience it takes at some meetings to listen to some citizen commenters.

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Thai Enlightenment

The mind-bending menu of Thai Cuisine

Tears are in my wife’s eyes. “Spicy,” she hisses between her teeth.

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Mustang

Turkish coming-of-age drama says the girls can’t help it

Turkish coming-of-age film Mustang proves the girls can’t help it.

Reel World

RiffTrax returns for a “best of” run, KiMo turns to Hitchock, Bogart and Spielberg.

Week in Sloth

“Adventure Time” gets extra animated, Josh Holloway joins “Colony” and MTV airs “The Greatest Party Story Ever.”

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Alibi V.25 No.1 • Jan 7-13, 2016

Toward a Peaceful Life in Burque

I don't want to dream about what a fantastic place Albuquerque could be; I want to live in the place that I expect our town to become: diverse, growing and ultimately, safe and peaceful.

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music

Cold Times, Hot Shows!

Four rockin’ gigs for a wintry town

Something for everyone! An electro-pop paradise at Sister, punk at the Launchpad, trip-hop at Low Spirits and tech metal at the Co-Op.

More Than Reality Allows

A conversation with Jessica Mills

As we stood on the sidewalk off Central, well after I had stopped recording our interview, Jessica Mills turned to me and said, “You know, for a mediocre musician, I've had really good luck.” Whether you chock it up to luck or talent, Mills is an affable powerhouse, a Renaissance woman whose resume includes a bookMy Mother Wears Combat Bootspublished by AK Press in 2007, over a decade of work with the ultimate punk fanzine, Maximum RocknRoll and her own long-running zine, Yard Wide Yarns.

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Around the World in 21 Days

Three week festival brings theater from four continents to Albuquerque

With travel plans and interviews thwarted, the idea of the world coming to visit me for Revolutions 2016 in the dark of Tricklock’s theater sounded attractive.

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Film Threat

The worst movies of 2015

What do 50 Shades of Grey, Paul Blart: Mall Cop 2 and Fantastic Four have in common? They suck.

Reel World

Albuquerque Film Festival returns, New Mexico Film Foundation offers post-production grant.

You’re the Worst

TV’s lousiest offerings of 2015

How bad did TV suck in 2015? How much Donald Trump did you see?

Week in Sloth

Jane Lynch is an “Angel From Hell,” Jennifer Lopez looks good in “Shades of Blue.”

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Not a Party Yet

Matanza has bountiful beers but issues with spices and prices

The rainbow of tap handles represent over a hundred beers from a seriously expansive lineup and the ideas behind the entrées are innovative, but can plated reality measure up?

Alibi V.24 No.53 • Dec 31-Jan 6, 2015

Art Beat Annual

A look back at 2015 in Arts & Lit

These are some of the events, exhibitions, plays and books that made 2015 such a rewarding year to be engaged with art and literature in our high desert city.

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City Council Ends Year

Raises, DOJ, Downtown, TV and development on agenda

Albuquerque City Councilors ended 2015 by approving a new senior housing project, polishing up Downtown and giving some well deserved raises at their Dec. 21 meeting.

Newscity: A Year in Review

Though traditionally an enchanted place filled with natural wonder and wonderful people, the things we as readers and writers tend to remember are often sad, frustrating or perplexing.

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Rocking Like a Hurricane

Al and Al Jr.: A life in music

Let me be clear. Al Hurricane rocks. He's the father—officially the Godfather—of a brand of New Mexican music that blends diffuse influences, intense intuition and massive chops into a formidable music expression that has become the stuff of legend as the years have passed. He's also the father of a cohort of talented children, including son Al Jr.—who's worked as his primary collaborator, arranger and producer since the late 1970s.

Women in Jazz

Becker’s book strengthens the genre

Freedom of Expression: Interviews with Women in Jazz

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Shiny and Chrome

The top 10 films of 2015

What do Mad Max: Fury Road and Inside Out have in common? They made Devin’s top 10 list.

Best o’ the Box

The Best TV of 2015

Was “guy who keeps mentioning he doesn’t watch TV” still a thing in 2015?

Week in Sloth

“Bordertown”, “Sherlock: The Abominable Bride” and the brilliant “People’s Choice Awards 2016”

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Gallery Guide

Check one resolution off your list on New Year's Day

This year, Albuquerque's First Friday ARTScrawl just so happens to coincide with the first day of 2016, and there are plenty of events to keep you occupied at local galleries throughout the month.

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Digesting 2015

Farmeries, food trucks and farewells

What does the sum of 2015, in terms of food, look like?