Weekly Alibi
 Dec 25 - 31, 2008 
Financial turmoil, unprecedented bailouts, the extinction of our biggest corporate brands and lipstick-wearing pit bulls were just a few of the memories from 2008. Now it's time to forget it all and party your face off. Get the drop on what's popping off in our annual New Year's Party Guide.
NEWS/OPINION
Pour yourself a glass of the Rio Grande. And just how many calls is the state's unemployment office bombarded with every day?
MUSIC
The Cherry Poppin' Daddies never was a pure swing band, but the group's live sets are filled with the stuff. Plus, on its fourth album, Fall Out Boy sticks with catchy, fast-paced choruses and occasional clapping. The record will satisfy the faithful, but probably won't bring anyone new into the fold.
FOOD
Farina Pizzeria and Wine Bar is the sexy, punked-up younger sibling of jazzy Artichoke Café. Plus, when faced with impending financial doom, drink beer that's strong, dark and cheap.
FILM & TV
Celebrated couch-jumper Tom Cruise is poorly cast in the historical action drama Valkyrie. Meanwhile, cradle-to-grave romance The Curious Case of Benjamin Button is grounded in heavy emotional truth.
ARTS/LIT
Find out why STOVE is closing its doors, and who's moving in after it shuts down.

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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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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

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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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