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 V.17 No.23 | June 5 - 11, 2008 
There's a lot more to beer than meets the tongue, so let the foam-filled education process begin! Albuquerque's Dukes of Ale wants to stamp out ill-informed beer-loving. Plus, the various types of brew and the diary of a man who makes them.
New technology allows the city to put boots on the cars of parking scofflaws. Go out on the town with a couple local pick-up artists. And the North Valley's train crossings go quiet.
Websclusive: Bigfoot and Biscardi in New Mexico
Do Bigfoot really live in New Mexico? Find out in an extended version of this week's Radford Files.
Sweetness waxes poetic while doling out the ear candy. Plus, Al Green teams up with a member of The Roots to make an album with a timeless sound.
Mimmo’s is a spot-on family restaurant for Italian food lovers with a lust for sauce. Plus, behold the hoppy goodness of Marble Brewery.
Girls Rock! proves just that. And Kung Fu Panda—a seemingly rote “cute animal” parody of your standard chop-socky pic—comes damnably close to treating itself like a real movie with a tight script, good actors and a unique look.
SPAMalot brings star-power on top of classic Monty Python one-liners and catapulted cows. The Cradle Project pays tribute to the 48 million children who've lost their parents to poverty and disease. And why The National Book Critics Circle Awards got it right.
Websclusive: Ham and Jam and SPAMalot
Web-enhanced with a mess of pixelated Python vids. Right on!

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dreams

Rowdy’s Dream Blog #343: Chili Powder Miniaturizes My Friend

Against our advice, my friend B consumes an entire package of red chili powder, rendering him microscopic. I can still hear his tiny voice, but I can't see him.

Alibi Picks

Prep Your Mountaintops

For many the lo-fi, folk-rock “movement” of the late-'90s begins and ends with Neutral Milk Hotel. Originally formed in Ruston, La. by singer/guitarist Jeff Mangum as a recording project, it wasn’t until the 1996 release of On Avery Island that Neutral Milk Hotel became a full-fledged band. The budding foursome relocated to New York, where they would finish their short-lived career with an exhaustive tour for sophomore release In the Aeroplane Over the Sea way back in 1998. Think Sebadoh-meets-Guided by Voices. Critically acclaimed yet largely ignored by the mainstream record-buying public, the album eventually became something of a legend in its own time.

Fast-forward 16 years, and NMH has become the progenitor of such roundly lauded bands as Arcade Fire, Bon Iver and Franz Ferdinand, and their music has been covered by Brand New, The Dresden Dolls and The Mountain Goats. After a lengthy hiatus, Neutral Milk Hotel has finally reunited to embark on a reunion tour featuring the lineup from their seminal release, In the Aeroplane. This show is for old and new fans alike—yes, even indie-folk has made a strong comeback in recent years—and In the Aeroplane is, for many, still the defining release of the genre’s first wave, seamlessly blending folk, rock, psychedelic and shoegaze into one succinct package. Neutral Milk Hotel's all-ages concert at Kiva Auditorium (401 Second Street NW) tomorrow night is a must-see. The show happens at 7:30pm; tickets start at $36, and lo-fi indie-pop group Elf Power opens. Kiva Auditorium, Albuquerque Convention Center • Thu Apr 17 • 7:30pm • $36-$51 • ALL-AGES! • View on Alibi calendar

news

The Daily Word in eyeball licking, Police Oversight Commission resignations and Captain Underpants

The Daily Word

It's Wednesday April 16

and three of Albuquerque's six member Police Oversight Commission have resigned, saying that they have no real power to do their jobs, that the City Attorney's Office has undermined them at every turn, and that the Commission is a 'mockery' in terms of oversight,

cleanup crews are moving toward the contaminated section of WIPP, very, very slowly,

and Governor Susana Martinez is being compared to Sarah Palin and eyed for a presidential run.

Meanwhile, a ferry boat sank off the cost of South Korea, possibly killing hundreds,

children are struggling to understand the unfathomable mystery of the Sony Walkman,

parents are complaining to libraries about the use of words like "pee-pee" and "Dr. Diaper" in the Captain Underpants book series,

and a man was arrested after licking a cop's eyeball outside of a bar called "Pisser's Palace."

Have a great day!

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