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 V.18 No.20 | May 14 - 20, 2009 
Slather on the sunblock and prepare for Terminators, Transformers, romantic comedies and another parody movie with a boatload of Wayans brothers. The Summer Film Guide drops it like it's hot.
Residents and business owners in a South Valley neighborhood wrestle to make the area less industrial without bruising businesses. And Gene Grant suggests improvements to Albuquerque's local cable access.
Websclusive: Desert Industry
Alibi staff photographer Eric Williams documents the industrial side of the South Valley.
Websclusive: Answer Me This
Take your weekly news quiz here, nerd.
Websclusive: Screen Time
Plus, check out Gene Grant's Top 10 Community Cable Programming Ideas.
Conscious MC Abstract Rude reunites with the rest of the Haiku D’Etat crew to prove there are people in South Central Los Angeles that think for a living. And Fischerspooner's Entertainment spews 10-cent rhymes and precious production that's just too cheesy.
Ezra's Place has a few quirks, but the tender and rich grilled salmon, fried calamari and tangy Margaritas roll a strike inside a North Valley bowling alley. And Cantillon Lou Pepe Kriek is a Kodak moment in a 750-milliliter beer bottle.
The dramedy Rudo y Cursi is a modest, unabashedly crowd-pleasing and occasionally corny parable about family, soccer, sibling rivalry, soccer and national identity—but mostly soccer. Meanwhile, Devin D. O’Leary wonders if science fiction can survive on TV.
The former gallery director at the College of Santa Fe says goodbye to the school that will go dormant later this month. Plus, Jan MacKell's Red Light Women of the Rocky Mountains goes where few historians have dared, and her look behind the brothel doors provides a titillating alternative history.
Websclusive: Chroma Studio and Gallery
A truly professional and multidimensional arts space.

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The Daily Word in V.23 No.16, H&M and Neutral Milk Hotel

The Daily Word

The latest issue of your favorite alt.weekly—that's us, the Alibi—is chock-full of rad content. To wit, test your New Mexico news savvy with our weekly pop quiz, Crib Notes.

Read, critique and even comment on—as Facebook commenting is now live on alibi.com—an editorial, "Department Corrections," about the DOJ's findings in its investigation into APD, many unanswered questions and the future of our city.

Check out Alibi Film Editor Devin D. O'Leary's review of Jonathan Glazer's Under the Skin, you know, that experimental sci-fi flick starring Scarlett Johansson as a predatory alien siren.

Four Up delivers deets on Zimbabwean electric protest songs by Thomas Mapfumo & the Blacks Unlimited—this one's tonight!—and poptastic electro, pop-punk, alt.folk, and bilingual feminist hip-hop concerts. (Live music is one of the finest anodynes available.)

Genevieve Mueller reports on Albuquerque's growing, thriving improv scene in "Yes and ... Where Do We Go From Here?"

Gail Guengerich gets her French-American fusion on in "Ouvrez La Bouche."

In search of new tuneage? Read our micro reviews of new releases from NEEDTOBREATHE, The Tower and Todd Terje in Sonic Reducer.

From Nuevo Mexicano artist/architect William Lumpkins serigraphs and felt-tip pen drawings to bibliophile pr0n, an urban renewal keynote and hangs with famous authors in a Fe movie theater, stay art-smart with Culture Shock.

Are you getting your RDI of Pulitzer Prize-winning feature writing?

Hip Swedish fashion empire H&M is coming soon to Burque.

Catch the Neutral Milk Hotel reunion tour tonight in Burque.

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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.

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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

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