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A Bouquet of Words

Fat Daisies

By Renee Chavez [ Thu Aug 27 2015 12:00 PM ]
Celebrate the launch of Carrie Murphy's new book of poems. Readers include Carrie Murphy, Mark Lopez, Jennifer Simpson and Nora Hickey.
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Badass Ladies of Sci-Fi

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By Ty Bannerman [ Wed Aug 26 2015 8:00 PM ]
Women of Wonder--in literature, comic books and TV shows--are the focus for New Mexico's annual Bubonicon.
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The Daily Word: Welcome to Dismaland

By Robert Maestas [ Wed Aug 26 2015 10:59 AM ]
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Hay! Slow Down!

Tamale, Tamale!

black holes 2: electric boogaloo.

The sad truth about today’s world.

Explosive inspiration.

Devil’s well.

Creative frustration.

Magic Transistor.

Raw talent.

Welcome to Disamland.

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The Daily Word in APD's BAC blues, The Fastest Nun in The West and John MacAfee on the Ashley-Madison hack

By Geoffrey Plant [ Tue Aug 25 2015 11:39 AM ]
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Authorities in Colorado are issuing arrest warrants for the new and now former deputy superintendent of APS, who is facing child sexual assault charges there.

A group of trucks stopped traffic and did donuts for a while on I-25 near Montgomery last Sunday.

The single machine used by APD to analyze suspects' blood alcohol content is broken.

The "Fastest Nun in the West" is on her way to possible sainthood.

Stock markets rebounded from yesterday's crash after China once again cut its central interest rate.

Some kid in Taiwan accidentally poked a hole in a 17th century oil painting worth millions.

Although they're banned in Albuquerque pools, business at a mermaid tail swim school in Toronto is going swimmingly.

A girl who had been teased for liking boy stuff like Star Wars caught the attention of another Star Wars fan and ended up with some custom Storm Trooper armor and a meet with Weird Al.

There's a new documentary about musician and actor Michael Des Barres.

John MacAfee says the Ashley-Madison hack was an inside job.

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The Daily Word in Black Monday, Guns N’ Roses and difficulty urinating

By Constance Moss [ Mon Aug 24 2015 11:01 AM ]
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After stopping a terrorist attack aboard a high-speed Euro train, three Americans and one Brit were awarded the Legion of Honor by the President of France.

Devastating fires in California and Washington are severely taxing firefighting resources, and making the New Mexican skies look more like Los Angeles.

In local fire-related news, firefighters were still trying to put out a blaze at a strip mall near Coors and Sequoia this morning hours after it was reported.

After reports of suicide linked to the Ashley Madison debacle, the company is offering a half a million dollar reward for information on the hackers.

Today is being called ' Black Monday,' as the global stock market heads straight down the toilet.

No one thought it could ever happen, but Slash and Axl have finally made up!

The city of Santa Fe is making it even tougher to find a place to take a leak.

After a divorce, who gets custody of the frozen embryos?

Frozen Embryos was one of the best fake TV bands, fronted by Jordan Catalano.

Though the Dow Jones may be making your 401K vanish, here are some tips to start your week off right!

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The Daily Word in super lice, impending global doom and Kenny Rogers

By Constance Moss [ Fri Aug 21 2015 11:43 AM ]
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Teenagers from North and South Korea competed in an international soccer tournament in Pyongyang, despite the threat of war between the two nations.

A woman on the New York City subway scratched and bit another female passenger for trying to sit next to her.

Mutant super lice are wreaking havoc on scalps in Western New York and have been reported in 25 states.

In a band? Here are five band photo clichés to avoid.

According to NASA, rumors of impeding global doom are greatly exaggerated.

July was planet earth's hottest month on record ever.

We have the best food trail in the nation: The Green Chile Cheeseburger Trail.

Charges against the New Mexico man who threw a banana peel at Dave Chappelle have been dropped.

Kenny Rogers turns 77 today!

Thanks to John Hankinson for the link!

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Give in to Authority

Authority Zero • Counterpunch • Rubedo

By Renee Chavez [ Fri Aug 21 2015 10:00 AM ]
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A band called Badd Fish

By August March [ Thu Aug 20 2015 8:49 PM ]

In Burque, rock bands come and go. Some start out as basement projects and bloom into national headliners. Others rise up from the night only to fade at dawn like a summertime cactus flower.

Though it's generally difficult to tell what path this or that rockin' musical outfit will take as they proceed through rehearsals and toward performance, it's easy enough to listen. Through that experience one might discern qualities that qualify a particular rocanrol ensemble for admission to the next level.

Such is the case with Badd Fish, a band I chanced upon while visiting friends and walking through the hood.

Badd Fish is a quartet, young and old, featuring veteran Albuquerque guitarist Mark LaCava, singer Gil Garcia and a rhythm section consisting of Vic Maese and his son (also named Vic).

They're puro Burque and wear their affiliation with this town and its music scene proudly upon their sleeves and in their hearts.

Vocalist Garcia has been playing around town for at least twenty years, fronting projects Jazz One, Latin Passion and the System. He brings a blue and bold tone to LaCava's intensely intricate picking style. LaCava worked the rounds about town as a formidable singer-songwriter who also lent his talent to Spellbinder, a long lost jam band popular at joints like Sonny's back in the day.

Little Vic Maese, a technically savvy drummer, learned the ropes from his father, who plays bass. A native of El Paso, the elder Maese played bass in a West Texas metal formation known as Lethal Tricks. After coming up north, Vic the bassman was part of Good Green among many other locally popular acts.

Badd Fish is a new band, yet their passion and history reflect an expansive staying power that augments their down-to-earth attitudes and supplements their ability to rock out, grandly and formidably in our present-day music scene.

As a combo, they're tight like sprung steel, melodic like a summer evening on the bosque and as solid as the Sandia mountains. It's garage rock in a grand sense.

After months of rehearsal, Badd Fish will play out this weekend, in a series of concerts destined to demonstrate the goodness and grace of a music community loaded with homegrown talent.

Friday night, August 21, they gig at Sidelines Sports Bar and Grille (9211 Coors NW) from 8-12 pm. Badd Fish follows up their premiere engagement with a set at Neds (2509 San Mateo NE). They'll jam on the afternoon of Saturday August 22, from 3-6 pm before pulling out all the stops at their show at the Barley Room (5200 Eubank NE) that night from 8-12 pm.

Listen: I hear and see a heap of local bands as part of the job I love. Some of those bands are good, are okay. But Badd Fish is badass, yo. If you cherish the local scene as much as I do, then do yourself a solid and check these guys out. I really believe Badd Fish is at the beginning of a journey that will see them reach great heights while providing local audiences with a sound that is groovy, groovy fun filled with acute musicianship and knowing nuance.

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The Daily Word: Flamethrowers & Holograms

By Robert Maestas [ Thu Aug 20 2015 4:20 PM ]
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Never trust a city to do the people’s job

To save a skunk

STAND UP FOR FLAMETHROWER RIGHTS!

Siri saves lives

RGB Exhibitions

People in a crowd

The worlds weirdest book

Vomiting device

100,000 toothpicks

Science Non-Fiction

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Bite of ABQ: Food and Craft Beer Festival

By Ty Bannerman [ Thu Aug 20 2015 12:00 PM ]
Devoted to showcasing the best local food and craft beer Albuquerque has to offer.
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