Alibi V.25 No.49 • Dec 8-14, 2016

Respect, The New Boss and Narcan

Council takes action on many measures

Isaac Benton takes over as president, naloxone to be put into first-aid kits in public places and thumbs down to waiving bus fares along Central during ART construction.

Best of Burque Music 2018 Winners

A big thanks to Showcase participants and attendees

Winners and nominees—23 of them— rocked over a thousand attendees at five venues on March 24, 2018. It was a blast and we’ll see you at next year’s shindig. Here for posterity (and your browsing pleasure) are the winners and runners-up.

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We’re in Touch with Your World

The force-fed future includes music

August March is convinced The Cars presaged something called Radiohead. He also suggests rocking out at concerts featuring bands like Weedrat, Shoulder Voices, and Steve Hammond and His High Plains Grifters.

Sonic Reducer

Alibi music writer Robin Babb goes all pop with reviews of new recordings by The Weeknd, Justice and Bruno Mars, for crissakes.

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Getting Free

Idris Goodwin's notes toward liberation through imagination

SHOUT-OUT Redux revisits a collaboration, when Chaz Bojórquez created a mural in response to a series of poems about Albuquerque by Idris Goodwin for the original SHOUT-OUT. This time, Goodwin will craft spoken word in response to existing work by Bojórquez.

Three Modern Wise Men

The Adobe Theater’s take on holiday cheer

By cutting its sweetness and convenient miracles with a shot of dark humor, My Three Angels is perfectly relatable.

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Smoke 'Em if You Got 'Em

Cannabis and your lungs

Light to moderate cannabis smoking has not been shown to have any lasting negative effects on the lungs.

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Newscity

UNM Architecture and Planning students present “Orchestra Place,” state officials seek comments on wildlife restoration and the State Auditor begins an examination focused on sexual assault kit testing practices.

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Incarnate

The devil is not in the details in redundant new exorcism drama

Incarnate is terribly derivative and made up of random scraps of a whole bunch of other movies—right down to the “gosh, where have I seen that before?” ending.

Reel World

Experience the Santa Fe Film Festival from Dec. 7 through Dec. 11. Selections run the gamut from shorts to documentaries, romantic dramas and sports films, too.

Hangry Games

“3%” on Netflix

The new telenovela “3%” is the sort of sci-fi that works great in today’s paranoid, divided world.

Week in Sloth

Shows that are loosely based on reality, feature Xmas trees as characters and generally celebrate the holiday spirit with aplomb and dignity.

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Like a Fox

The madness is spreading at SweeTea

SweeTea Bakery Cafe's setup is inspired by the 85°C Bakeries in California (and around the world)—patrons grab a tray and a set of tongs and choose from the sweet and savory items available that day.

Food News

#Karma, meatballs are really coming up, local fires hurt local restaurants, a possible masa shortage in Las Cruces, food industry rethinks allergy warnings, plus give a local gift.

Alibi V.25 No.48 • Dec 1-7, 2016

Four Years of Fandom

Albuquerque's anime convention is all about finding connection

No matter how shy or outgoing you are, it's easier than ever to join the party and connect with others of your fandom.

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WWJD?

He wouldn’t drink and drive, that’s for sure.

Even as you enjoy this holiday season and our fabulous Boozy Gift Guide, never, never drink and drive!

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Newscity

N.M. oil production might increase under Concho Resources, retail leasing booms in Burque and a new grant provides resources for Native Americans at UNM.

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A New Go-To

Especially for the ain’t-gots

Old Town Pizza Parlor fuses the best of all possible pizza worlds into something distinctly New Mexican.

Food News

Students give back with a gingerbread house auction, Dion’s speeds up the process, Kellogg’s pulls out of Breitbart, restaurant owner sings the liquor license blues, M’tucci’s goes pizza and some questions about charcoal supplements.

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Sweet Relief, Sweet Relief

Savvy Fair takes care of the pain

Though topical analgesics containing CBD extract are legal, growing the source plants comes with legal difficulties.

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Moana

Disney sets sail in the South Seas with a mythical new toon

Moana's got everything you love about Disney animated movies, but for all the tradition, this one’s playful about its roots, poking fun at Disney’s endless princess franchise.

Reel World

Guild Cinema sells off posters, SFCC offers film industry training program, Kimo continues "Comics in Disguise" and NMFF takes submissions for actors showcase.

Psychic Vision

“Shut Eye” on Hulu

"Shut Eye" finds a clever new milieu in which to set things: the sketchy, sunlit LA world of storefront psychics.

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Rocanrol Recovery

Local doctor uses music to address opioid crisis

We chat with Dr. Larry Abramson, guitarist and healer, about rock and roll, addiction and recovery.

Sonic Reducer

Alibi record reviewer Geoffrey Plant continues his awesome as hell jazz odyssey while taking a momentary diversion to examine the dark wonder that is Summon.

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Art Ops

Simon and Allred have created a world where Mona Lisa can sing in a punk band.

The Nutcracker Rocks On

'Tis the season for air guitar and more at Keshet

Nutcracker on the Rocks borrows plot elements from the original story, while maintaining something essential of the classic story's spirit, the twist coming in the form of an updated soundtrack and related choreography.

Alibi V.25 No.47 • Nov 24-30, 2016

Your 2016 Holiday Film Guide

Assassins, vampires, rebel scum and singing animals

Thanksgiving is a time for assassins, vampires, rebel scum and singing animals.

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Newscity

Elias Law gives out turkeys, neighbors pull a man from a burning home and APD is accused of altering lapel cam footage.

Odds & Ends

Funny because penile strangulation from a wedding ring happens to someone else.

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“Always Face the Curtain with a Bow”

Eric Idle and John Cleese reunite once more

The audience should expect something completely different than Monty Python “best of's” at the Kiva Auditorium for John Cleese and Eric Idle's tour.

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423 Textures and Flavors

A Vintage repast

From the unobtrusive yet helpful service to the savory and satisfying cuisine, Vintage 423 is a classy place.

Food News

Karma Café is practically giving it away, Stuff the Bus Food Drive makes the holidays easier, businesses and organizations are feeding the needy this Thanksgiving, MVD gives back for the holidays, a guide to special diet etiquette and some side dishes that will break up the boredom.

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Cinematic Shopping

Gift suggestions for the movie lover on your list

Learn your loved ones’ favorite films and purchase accordingly in DVD, Blu-ray, book, T-shirt, soundtrack, game or action figure form.

Company Man

“Incorporated” on Syfy

“Incorporated” is a bit too self-serious for its own good but the network should be applauded for moving toward less Sharknado-esque fare.

Week in Sloth

This week in sloth, check out a teevee show about giving a mouse a Christmas cookie, a new episode of “Gilmore Girls,” the “2016 Soul Train Awards” and more!

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The Lamb Lies Down in Burque

They say there’s always magic in the air

Alibi music critic August March is counting out time in this week’s concert preview column.

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Greens For Blues

CG Corrigan helps ease the changeover

Medical cannabis from CG Corrigan takes on the symptoms of Seasonal Affective Disorder.