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Circle in the Trees

Tomorrow YOU will play Sister (407 Central NW). Not necessarily the person reading this preview—although that's certainly possible—YOU is actually a chunky, four-piece outfit from Albuquerque that combines psych influences with blues-inflected rock stylings that are guaranteed to have you alternatively grooving along, reflecting dreamily or yearning for release.

This show at Sister is an album release party, celebrating the outfit’s latest, Ambivalence. This new work is infused with a sound that effectively transits the uncanny valley. The fourth track on Ambivalence, “Young Witch Eternal Gliss,” is a potent psychedelic anodyne, while tunes like “Saturday Night” prove the group can handle bluesy rock with serious aplomb. Baton Rouge, La.-based band Moon Honey—recently produced by Deerhoof—are touring with YOU; As In We and DJ Caterwaul start the evening off with their own brands of sonic intensity. Tickets for this 21-and-up cosmic exhibition are only five silver talents, and the metaphorical curtain rises around 9pm. You should be there. Or be square. Sister • Thu Apr 24 • 9pm • $5 • 21+ • View on Alibi calendar

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The Art of Rabble-Rousing: Reception for WE HONOR

Believers in the power-cum-responsibility of art to change lives, attitudes and public policy, take heart—an exhibit opening tomorrow, wears its ideological zeal on its sleeve. With an impressive range of artists and artistic collectives whose work amplifies public awareness, WE HONOR: The Art of Activism promotes ecological reverence and justice for indigenous peoples. It’s hosted by Honor the Earth and Honor the Treaties, two Native-led activist organizations that invest in and benefit from connections to the art community.

Eminent environmentalist, author and two-time Green-Party vice-presidential candidate Winona Laduke speaks at the opening from 6 to 7pm. Contributing artists include Shepard Fairey, recognized for his iconic red-and-blue Barack Obama “Hope” poster; Gregg Deal, a member of the Pyramid Lake Paiute Tribe best known for “The Last American Indian On Earth,” a performance piece in which he explodes racial stereotypes by embodying them in mundane settings like grocery stores, shopping malls and restaurants; and Nani Chacon, the local muralist behind the magnificent “She Taught Us to Weave” in Wells Park and co-curator of this exhibit with Kim Smith. Traditional foods will be served during the free opening reception, which starts at 5pm. Everything happens at Warehouse 508 (508 First Street NW); see bit.ly/wehonor for more info. Warehouse 508 • Thu Apr 24 • 5-8pm • FREE • View on Alibi calendar

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The Daily Word in King Arthur's parliamentary run

The Daily Word

Good morning, it's Wednesday, April 23, 2014

and some jerk robbed my bank yesterday,

a UNM football player has been charged with rape and kidnapping,

and APD would like to point out that they "worked hard" to not shoot and kill a man who was upset that APD had shot and killed his fiancé.

Meanwhile,

the US Supreme Court upheld a ban on affirmative action in college admissions,

people who like bad movies and talking robots are buzzing with rumors that MST3K may return,

the New York post revealed that creepy R&B singer R. Kelly has been paying millions of dollars out to "dozens" of women who have accused him of being creepy over the last decade,

and King Arthur, the Raised Druid King of Britain, plans to run for parliament.

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Rowdy’s Dream Blog #344: Telling Jokes on a Furniture Store Bed

I am walking through the mall. I pass my old friend D and her dark-haired Aussie girlfriend. D gives me a severe look. I bow and kiss her hand. She wears a gold band on her finger. She asks me when I'm going to grow up. I tell her it's too late, so never. We are joined on a furniture store bed by four of her friends. I joke in response to some anecdote: “That will kaak in your craw!” This gets a big laugh. One of the girls is playing with my tie. I see where this is going.

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The Daily Word in horrible mutilations, further annexations and Albuquerque city council quandaries

The Daily Word

Top of the list of "unexpected beer cities? Albuquerque, por supuesto.

The suspect shot by APD yesterday was a woman.

City council is gearing up to kill the Albuquerque Police Oversight Commission in order to create a new system of checks and balances vis a vis citizenry and APD.

A bicyclist was killed Saturday when she was hit by the Rail Runner in Santa Fe.

Among steep competition, rapper Andre Johnson may have committed the most bizarre musician suicide attempt ever. Ever.

Netflix is introducing another kinda-weird price increase.

Sometimes "refined" means fart jokes.

Controversial State of Michigan decision prohibiting race based college entrance was upheld by the SCOTUS.

Crimea is getting strange and Russia is a master of propaganda.

Nothing wrong with thinking about Nudie suits folks.

Weekly Alibi
 V.19 No.15 | April 15 - 21, 2010 
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Though T.S. Eliot dubbed April “the cruelest month,” since 1996, it’s also National Poetry Month. This year local poets share their work and discuss the process.
Poetry Cake
A history of the poetry scene in Albuquerque
Westside city councilor Dan Lewis is a family man who runs two business. As the pastor of Soul Rio Church, he's also the only religious leader to be elected to Albuquerque City Council.
Websclusive: LGBT Students Center Stage at UNM
The fight for the Queer Resource Center and a glammy variety show.
Cuban pianist, marimbist and composer Omar Sosa discusses his affinities for Thelonious Monk and Erik Satie, and the importance of having fun.
A New Mexican tries American food in Paris and discovers odd and disappointing Dorito pairings.
Devin D. O'Leary evaluates The Perfect Game in all of its inspirational sports drama glory.
Downtown's Fab Lab ABQ is developing a digital process to replicate priceless artifacts without doing them harm.

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