Alibi V.25 No.12 • March 24-30, 2016

The Mayor’s Race Is a Thing

Albuquerque election forum is happening this Wednesday, August 23

All the candidates are jockeying for position as they come around the home bend. Get right up there on the edge of the running, as it were, when the North Valley Coalition and Weekly Alibi present a forum for Albuquerque Mayoral Candidates at the Indian Pueblo Cultural Center (2401 12th Street NW).

Jurassic Best of Burque Restaurants World

The most ferocious of prehistoric reader polls is back

What's your favorite New Mexican food? What's your favorite dinosaur? Ok, now put them together and what do you get? An Enchiladodon? A Chileopteryx? A Tacoraptor? A Sopaipillatops? Awesome! Get ready for the T. Rex of “Best of City” contests: The original Best of Burque Restaurants will be hitting Weekly Alibi racks and website on Thursday, Oct. 12. The polls are open now. Vote on your favorite Frito pie, vegetarian food, Japanese restaurant and local brewery. Let your voice be heard! Rawr!

news

Council Approves ART Funding

A majority of city leaders favor the new transit plan

Burque city residents came out in force to let the Albuquerque City Council know what they thought about the proposed Albuquerque Rapid Transit bus route. In the end, the majority of Councilors gave a 7:2 thumbs up for the city to accept a “Small Starts” federal grant of $70 million.

art

Black in Burque

Burque Noir celebrates black women, their art and activism

Burque Noir will feature a wealth of rich and varied performances by, and to pay homage to, black female artists and activists.

food

Another Home in Barelas

Coffee house provides piquant pastime

It’s a super-regional form of food, puro Burque, though related cuisine may be experienced in Santa or Cruces. It doesn’t exist in Tejas or Califas or Nueva York.

film

Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice

Superheroes battle to see who can cause the biggest explosion in unnecessarily dour franchise filler

This cinematic clash of the titans plays out like a heavyweight fight in Las Vegas—with all the attendant hype, excitement, action, flash, sizzle and inevitable post-event disappointment.

Reel World

Return to Utah for more punk, see local actors audition or go to space (in three dimensions, of course–that's what space is all about).

House Party

“Bajillion Dollar Propertie$” on Seeso

What “Burning Love” is to dating shows and “The Hotwives of Orlando” is to annoying rich people shows, “Bajillion Dollar Propertie$” is to real estate shows.

Week in Sloth

"The Path" streams on Hulu, Lifetime births The Perfect Daughter and WE can has “Sisters in Law”

music

It is Good to be King

Melvins frontman embraces the void

Founder of the Melvins, Buzz Osborne says that he is not the representation of any style or form or type of rocanrol music. He is the thing itself, wrapped in a wizard’s cloak, standing at the precipice, shouldering the world and looking into the void for the benefit of an audience that never ages.

Sonic Reducer

Mr. Plant reviews new releases by Holy Wave, Arthur Vint and Hit Bargain

Alibi V.25 No.11 • March 17-23, 2016

The Unending Subtleties of River Power

Slip inside some shows!

Pouya at the Launchpad, the doom metal of Conan (yes!), sonic experimentalism at Wolf Tones, half of the notorious Insane Clown Posse, and rock at the Tannex.

news

Sound and Fury

Signifying nothing

Squeaky wheels play the grease gambit; ART proponents respond by withdrawing and inviting defeat.

Newscity

Women Against Crime class suggested as solution to APD's problems, Heinrich pushes nuclear safety in DoE budget and NM struggles with economic growth.

Odds & Ends

Funny because you’re not the one being yelled at by wookies.

music

Sonic Reducer

Dark ice-pop from Aurora’s land, the jazz outta Nueva York and the voice of Taryn Miller.

art

A Queer, Radical Convergence

Corpus Info Shop opens the doors of its alternative library and DIY space

Corpus Info Shop is a community-based, alternative media center that offers books, art, zines, film and music that you won't be able to find at the traditional library a few blocks away.

film

The Bronze

Rude comedy/drama looks for humor in failure, but doesn’t entirely succeed

Melissa Rauch gets raunchy in Olympic comedy The Bronze.

Reel World

Jeff Berg talks made in New Mexico films, Movies and Meaning gets spiritual.

Go Gay

“Gaycation” on Viceland

Ellen Page takes a “Gaycation” for Viceland.

Week in Sloth

Pee-wee’s Big Holiday hits Netflix, The Passion takes over FOX, “Dancing With the Stars” returns to ABC.

food

Here Come the Irish Boys

Quarter Celtic enters the suds scene

Before they fully opened their doors, Alibi was able to speak with Co-owner Ror McKeown and Head Brewers David Facey and Brady McKeown to get the inside scoop on the newest brewery in the Duke City: Quarter Celtic.

Craic Open a Cold One

Beer guy thumbs-ups some higher-gravity beers and thumbs-downs the lighter, more mundane ones. Shocking!

Alibi V.25 No.10 • March 10-16, 2016

Trucks, Buses, Trash and Cops

Council faces touchy subjects

Council discusses APD's slow progress on complying with the DoJ consent decree, the Edith Transfer Station's zoning change, ABQ Rapid Transit, food trucks and Huning Highland breweries.

news

art

The Merits of Loneliness

In After the Parade Lori Ostlund imbues life with poetry

After the Parade provides ample poetry and an avenue back to wonder.

food

film

Embrace of the Serpent

Trippy Colombian adventure tale takes us up the river and out of our heads

Academy Award-nominated Colombian film Embrace of the Serpent takes viewers on a trippy trip up the Amazon.

Reel World

“Life in New Mexico” media project screens, Kosmos hosts Guerilla Film Fest, “From Dusk Till Dawn” moves to New Mexico

Que?

“El Chapo & Sean Penn: Bungle in the Jungle” on Reelz

Hollywood star meets drug kingpin in Reelz Channel’s “El Chapo & Sean Penn: Bungle in the Jungle.”

Week in Sloth

“School of Rock” goes weekly, MTV has a Woody, “Criminal Minds” spawns a spinoff.

music

Concision and Concurrence

A cray collection of upcoming concerts

A(nother) Bowie tribute at the Co-Op, San Holo at the El Rey, Lady Uranium and friends at the Tannex, Bigawatt and co-conspirators, Jake Shimabukuro, Baracutang and Mountain Blood Fest III. And more! Whew!