Weekly Alibi
 Mar 12 - 18, 2009 
We sit down with the author of Forgotten Albuquerque to discuss the city's history and Albuquerque's schizophrenic attitude toward its past.
NEWS/OPINION
UNM students who want child care on campus have to contend with a mile-long waiting list. And is the media coverage of the 13 bodies found on the Mesa insensitive?
Websclusive: Answer Me This
Chug down a sweet cup of your weekly news quiz.
Websclusive: Making Sausage
Want to bring your concealed firearm to T.G.I. Friday's to knock back a couple cold ones? The Senate's right there with you.
MUSIC
Experimental punk duo No Age engineers chaos and rocks bridges at 3 a.m. And O+S' self-titled album gets ruined by clanking cans and barking dogs.
Websclusive: Mac-Tire of Skye
New pipes on the block: Mac-Tire of Skye makes Celtic waves in Albuquerque. Plus, we link to a rainbow of St. Paddy’s events.
Websclusive: Music to Your Ears
Read the full Foxx-y interview with a Burque band that's headed to SXSW. And this just in—South by NewMex!
FOOD
Is APS' cheese sandwich policy ethical? Plus, find out how bad prisoners have it by making your own "Nutraloaf."
FILM & TV
Watching the brutal, sexually charged, deeply humanist, neon-noir epic that is Watchmen is enough to convince us that nothing could have prepared viewers for this experience. Meanwhile, Fanboys is a genial love letter to Star Wars geekdom disguised as a mildly raunchy road movie.
ARTS/LIT
Low-rider culture and imperialism blur in the de la Torre Brothers’ Meso-Americhanics. And ArtStreet strives to foster a creativity-centered cooperation for those with and without homes.

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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.

Alibi Picks

Get Your Beep-Boop On: Play Yars' Revenge at the Tannex

Do you get misty for those halcyon days of 1982, when you were a giant space wasp hell-bent on picking your way through the enemy’s defenses and destroying their cannon before it destroyed you? Even if you weren’t born yet, the game Yars’ Revenge kindles this need within you.

Luckily, tomorrow night, the Tannex is hosting a Yars’ Revenge event. Swing by 1417 Fourth Street SW after 8pm. For $5 you get to manhandle the joysticks of two Atari Flashback systems in any of 64 classic games, including Asteroids, Centipede, Pitfall!, Breakout and possibly the single most embarrassing video game of all time, Video Checkers. (Kidding, of course; E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial has that “honor.”)

Live electronica completes the evening, courtesy of local acts Huron Valley Listening Club, Lenn Cicada and Meta Vaux. While waiting your turn to settle that 30-year Galaga grudge match with your sister, you can fight over who has to be P2 next time, or plan a field trip to the Atari landfill excavation we hear is launching in Alamogordo on April 26.  Tannex • Sat Apr 19 • 8pm • $5 • ALL-AGES! • View on Alibi calendar

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