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!
Best of Burque Music Showcase soundtracks March 30
By Samantha Carrillo
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Jam out this week to hip-hop, EDM, reggae and rock
By August March
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.
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).
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.
A majority of city leaders favor the new transit plan
By Carolyn Carlson
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.
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.