Alibi V.25 No.14 • April 7-13, 2016

Time and the Mayor

Larry Bob Phillips’ “Back to the Bosque” reminds us that art happens now

With this mural (telling the tale of a crew of time travelers sent back from the future to stop Mayor Berry from raping the Bosque), the audience doesn't even have to actively engage to be affected.

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Best of Burque 2016

Congratulations to the winners, sympathies to the losers, and a massive thank you to our readers who showed up online in record-breaking numbers this year to share their opinions about who the best really are. The votes have been cast, the people have spoken.

BOB: Life in Burque

All the bests for residents: Politics, Money, Media, Best Road to Confuse Out-of-Town Drivers, Best Place to Spend a Wad of Singles, Best Neon Sign, Best Parking Lot to Make You Lose All Faith in Humanity, Best Place to Read a Complete Novel While Waiting in Line and Best Place to Find Peace of Mind, among others.

BOB: Night Life

Best bars of various stripes, Best beverages to imbibe and other Besties of the after-dark variety.

BOB: Arts

The Best in theatre, visual arts and words both spoken and written.

BOB: Music

The Best places to buy tunes and listen to live music, plus some of the Best performers in Albuquerque.

BOB: Kiddos

Best Summer Camp, Best Place to Take Kids, Best Story Time, Best Kid’s Haircut and bunch of other things Best for your (or someone else’s) kids.

BOB: Pets

Best Nonprofit for Animals, Best Nonprofit for Animals, Best Pet Shop, Best Pet Grooming, Best Woof and Best Meow.

BOB: Goods

The most economically stimulating Bests of Albuquerque's merchant class, including Best Used Book Store, Best Vintage Clothing Store, Best Antique Store, Best Skate Shop and (of course) Best Adult Toy Store.

BOB: Services

The Best of Burque's highly trained professionals and fabulous establishments. Yes, that includes both Best Dentist and Best Medical Cannabis Dispensary!

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Cover Your Mouth

Mimmo's Ristorante and Pizzeria’s home-style Italian is worth the patrons

The shrimp alfredo—a decent helping of larger-than-your-thumb shrimp on top of fettucini in a white sauce—was like a punch in the face, it was so good.

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Council Considers Flags, Films and 911 Response Times

ART and DoJ also discussed

There are ART lawsuits, the film office gave an update on the industry's economic impact, budget document claims 911 response times have increased, it's proposed that APD command staff not receive raises unless they comply with the DoJ settlement, and city is looking at how to buy land for open space.

Newscity

UNM is accused of buying tissue and Agave Health Inc. is closing.

Letters

The Don claims half-assed airstrikes undermine America’s alleged agenda of promoting freedom.

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Demolition

Grief-based comedy unsuccessfully tries to mix quirky and melancholic

Jake Gyllenhaal is sad and angry and (maybe) funny in the scattershot grief dramedy Demolition.

Reel World

Taos Shortz returns, Roswell looks for submissions, Cottonwood salutes troops.

Back in the game

“Dice” on Showtime

Andrew Dice Clay is back and broke on Showtime’s funny-sad “Dice.”

Week in Sloth

“American Idol” ends, “WWE Hall of Fame” inducts, “Party Down South” passes out.

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A Lyrical Introduction to Several Forms of Concert Music

Jam out this week to hip-hop, EDM, reggae and rock

It’s a busy weekend: KYLE raps at the Launchpad, the mysterious Marshmello invades Effex, Leeches of Lore rocks at the Moonlight Lounge, Birds of Chicago warbles at the Cooperage and Cloud Kickers International descends on Burt’s.

AJ Woods and The Fence

Cassette release party at Guild Cinema

The Fence, released by Colorado DIY cassette tape label, Tinyamp Records, is the latest by local singer-songwriter AJ Woods—a musician who's recent, low stakes Movement in the Grass led me to compare him to Neil Young and Bill Callahan (Smog).

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Spread

If you are sitting around waiting for the next big thing in horror, it's here and it's spreading.

Alibi V.25 No.13 • March 31-April 6, 2016

I Saw the Light

Tom Hiddleston shines in the role of Hank Williams, but the film just doesn’t sing

Tom Hiddleston shines as Hank Williams in I Saw the Light, but rote musical biopic just doesn’t sing.

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Odds & Ends

Funny because you have to ask your parents what it means to return a video.

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Can You Say Supa Group?!

The struggle is real

The local, dark, emo-grimestep trap scene is about to heat up, way up, yo. Filthy Mou$e Trap is the brainchild of five up-and-coming local EDM provocateurs whose combined previous projects include stints repairing crucial circuitry at our local nuclear storage facility, designing characters for video games about shooting stuff and researching the long-term effects of Vicks Vaporub on the human respiratory system.

For Realz, Show Up!

Reality features concerts this week

Local bands rock Civic Plaza, Pawn Drive out to Corrales, the Chat at Scalo, Super Giant takes over Sister, and Taryn Miller is indeed Your Friend.

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Home is Where the Food is

Courtney’s Kitchen offers up love grub

Despite the feeling of comfort and the delicious, sophisticated take on homey food, there were a few things that I found to be problematic.

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Reel World

Run Free—The True Story of Caballo Blanco hits National Hispanic Cultural Center, Experiments in Cinema 11.4 takes over Guild Cinema.

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Art Appreciation 101

Varied gallery openings explore bird life, the human figure and more

Albuquerque's fine art galleries are exploring the confines and nuance of appreciation by showcasing thematic works that typify appreciation of a singular subject.

Alibi V.25 No.12 • March 24-30, 2016

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.

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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.

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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

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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”

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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.