Weekly Alibi
 Jan 24 - 30, 2008 
Stop pretending a new year will bring a new you and start loving yourself, hideous flaws and all. Our Resolutions Issue will teach you how to embrace the beautiful art that is failure, and show you a few things that are worth resolving.
NEWS/OPINION
New Mexico's GIs can give their new hotline a ring, the king of rock 'n' roll teaches English, and why visit haunted houses when you can haunt your own?
MUSIC
Magnetic Fields' new release harnesses various styles with cheeky grace and self-deprecating sophistication.
Websclusive: Fake It ’Til You Make It
Become a rockstar without deserving a cent!
FOOD
Vernon’s Hidden Valley Steakhouse is the top-secret locale for fine dining. Meanwhile, even cowardly bachelors can overcome their fears of French cooking in 2008.
FILM & TV
We've got the scoop on how to break into the state's movie biz. Plus, The Diving Bell and the Butterfly is beautiful but frustrating.
ARTS/LIT
Learn how to create your own art collection in the new year. Plus, local photographer Cary Herz' new book captures the lives of New Mexico's crypto-Jews.

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Film

Alibi Midnight Movie Madness Presents: Rotgut

When Alibi film editor Devin D. O’Leary (yup, that’s me) isn’t busy writing about movies or talking about movies on “KASA-2 Style” or hosting Midnight Movies at the Guild Cinema, he occasionally finds time to actually make them. Recently he (that is to say “I”) wrote and produced the horror-comedy Rotgut. Shot right here in Albuquerque with a local cast and crew, the film is finally getting its long-awaited World Premiere. The low-budget gala event will take place this Friday and Saturday, April 18 and 19, at the Guild Cinema (3405 Central NE) starting at 10:30pm. Tickets are $8 general admission and $6 students. The cast and crew will be there to participate in a post-film Q&A/meet-and-greet. To give you a little taste of what demented entertainment you’re in for, check out the trailer above.

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Alibi Picks

Universal Sound

Local heavy metal legend Al Cisneros brings his dark, droning psych-rock collaboration with Emil Amos, an eldritch thing called OM, to the stage at Sister (407 Central NW) tomorrow night. Cisneros, of influential doom band Sleep, and Amos—who also drums in PDX post-rock outfit Grails and conjures soundscapes with Alex Hall in Lilacs & Champagne—are well known in both these parts and the metal universe for generating sounds that are massive, entrancing and louder than goddamned hell.

OM takes its moniker from the Hindu concept for the sound the universe makes; if that descriptor is anywhere near the ensemble’s musical truth, then this world’s vast emptiness is a triumphantly noisy affair that careens between chaos and transcendence. Robert Lowe's contributions to the band’s latest release, Advaitic Songs, and touring efforts add a shimmery crunch to OM’s cosmically unpronounceable, sonically arcane journey. But why read words that attempt to describe something all-at-once too simple and complicated to make words out of ... when you can take the trip yourself for 10 bucks. Opening act Watter—featuring Britt Walford of Slint and Grails' Zak Riles—takes the stage at 10pm, and this show is 21-plus. Sister • Sat Apr 19 • 10pm • $10 • 21+ • View on Alibi calendar

news

The Daily Word in Marquez' death, a Russian firefighter and a balloon crash

The Daily Word

Writer Gabriel Garcia Marquez died yesterday at the age of 87.

Yesterday, Missouri police arrested a suspect, accused of a string of vehicle shootings on Kansas City highways.

Relatives of those who were on Flight MH370, which disappeared weeks ago, want answers.

An avalanche swept down Mt. Everest, killing at least 13 people.

The City settled several lawsuits from people who were arrested or cited for feeding the homeless.

Earlier this morning, a hot air balloon crashed into a house in the Sage and Unser area.

Gov. Susana Martinez addressed negative things that were said on secret audio recordings from four years ago, pero she won't say “sorry” because they were private.

A medical marijuana supplier wants to give people a mall-like experience. In that case, do they provide free samples?

This Russian firefighter knows what's up.

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