Alibi V.22 No.2 • Jan 10-16, 2013

Music to Your Ears

Whether you’re hankering for poppy garage-punk, doomcream R&B, folk or Southern rock, Music to Your Ears has you covered.

Gus Pedrotty’s Alibi interview [Video]

Gus Pedrotty—Gus, as he likes to be known—stopped by Alibi Headquarters to discuss a bid for mayor that began as idealistic—and some would say unlikely—but has since been transformed into one of the more vital and remarkable candidacies that have passed through this high desert city in ages.

Eric Williams

Alibi Celebrates Pride

Guests of the N.M. Pride Celebration join Weekly Alibi to party

We would like to thank everyone who visited our booth at the Albuquerque Pride Celebration and the wonderful folx running the beautiful event.

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A View from the Street

Several Sundays ago I was bumbling about the downtown breezeway, standing in lines and taking my turn gathering up the freebies offered to the homeless. At the end of one line stood a man I knew only by face and circumstance. He asked a moment of my time. I obliged. He explained he'd listened-in to one of my diatribes and was intrigued. He thought it worthy of print, suggested I write it down and submit it for publication. I blushed under my beard, thanked him for the flattery and said I would think about it.

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505 Listening Party

Local Spin fuses past and present sound

The Alibi meditates on the sounds of enchantment and chats with scene stalwart Ken Cornell about his hyper-local listening party.

Sonic Reducer

This week, we listened to new releases by Holly Herndon, Jewels of the Nile and Broadcast.

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Zero Dark Thirty

Gripping drama targets the gritty details of warmaking

Kathryn Bigelow’s Zero Dark Thirty defies audience expectations with a methodical examination of the patient, painstaking job of intelligence gathering.

Reel World

The Kimo Theatre kicks off Hi-Def Hitch film series and Silver Screen Saturdays. The Reel New Mexico Film Series is looking for independent films either with a strong local feel or created by local filmmakers.

First (Modern) Family

“1600 Penn” on NBC

NBC’s midseason replacement sitcom starts off with a stereotypical setup. Seems that chubby loser Skip (Josh Gad from Broadway’s The Book of Mormon) has been kicked out of college after seven unproductive years and is now forced to move back in with his parents. The twist in this tale is contained in the titular address. Yup, Skip’s parents are the president and the first lady of the United States.

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Revolutions 13

International Theatre Festival returns with puppets, masks and a giant igloo

When the Revolutions International Theater Festival rolls into town every January, it feels like Santa has come all over again. Only this time, he’s brought inimitable theatrical experiences from countries as far away and diverse as Poland, Mexico, Switzerland, Australia, Italy and more.

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Consider the Travis

Breakfast at Grandma’s K & I Diner

Strangely situated joint gives the feel of a warm and cozy diner straight from the set of “Twin Peaks.”

Boning Up On Stock

Bone stock is neither soup nor broth, but it is the base for both and can be used in the making of nearly any savory dish. An ingredient rather than a finished product, stock doesn’t taste like much on its own. And making it right is a lot more involved than boiling a leftover turkey carcass.

Alibi V.22 No.1 • Jan 3-9, 2013

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Hyde Park on Hudson

Whimsically dramatic biopic of FDR asks, “Who’s porking the prez?”

Who among us isn’t intrigued by the prospect of a juicy, between-the-sheets look at the scandal-worthy love life of our 32nd president, Franklin Delano Roosevelt? If you said, “Ick. I don’t want to see that, and I can’t imagine anyone who would,” then you are not among the cast and crew of Hyde Park on Hudson.

Reel World

The Historic KiMo Theatre screens the unprecedented 15-part documentary series “The Story of Film: An Odyssey.” The Albuquerque Bernalillo County Public Library cracks the spine on another Books to Big Screen film series with Wise Blood.

Same Town, Different Location

“Cougar Town” on TBS

TBS has been bumping up its comedy credentials in the last few years and looks to be the perfect new home to this underappreciated sitcom.

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The Most Famous Unknown Queen

Before she went down as the longest-reigning monarch in British history, Queen Victoria led a lonely, isolated life controlled by people scheming to use her in their quest for power. Victoria Rebels, the most recent young adult novel by Albuquerque author Carolyn Meyer, renders the repression Victoria endured as a child at the hands of her mother and an unyielding advisor.

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Paseño Nostalgia Grips Burque

Chinese Love Beads’ 17-year reunion hits home

The dream of the ’90s is alive in Burque, as Chinese Love Beads reunite at Captain America’s fifth Garage & Wax Night.

This Month in Music

Belated November edition

Author and music fanatic Mike Smith delivers the first installment of his live music column.

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Backstreet Bistro

Hide from the world at Antiquity

Classy, yet unmistakably Albuquerque, this backstreet bistro transports eaters to a new world with French classics and South American delicacies.

Alibi V.21 No.52 • Dec 27-Jan 2, 2012

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Reel World

Bottom 10 of 2012

Oogieloves, Woody Allen and Adam Sandler unite for the year’s worst stinkers.

Top of the Box

Best/Worst TV of 2012

Which TV shows were and weren’t worth frying our brain cells for in 2012?

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Sonic Reducer

This week, we listened to new releases by Unwound, Fort Hobo and Death Convention Singers.

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Pro-Gun, Anti-NRA

Why hunters should stand against the nation’s largest firearm association

Ari LeVaux, hunter and firearm owner, sticks it to the National Rifle Association

Battle of the Food Trucks

Dia de los Takos has its day

Gauchito Catering and Dia De Los Takos duke it out to win the hearts and stomachs of Marble patrons and local judges.