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V.25 No.20 | 05/19/2016

Event Horizon

Wine Not?

Saturday, May 28: Albuquerque Wine Festival

Sample wines, live music, food trucks, jewelry and crafts.

The Daily Word in Local Police Brutality, Truck Drivers and Climate Change

The Daily Word

Who could have guessed that vigilante justice could go wrong?

Metal mantra: Fuck the system, not the people oppressed by the system.

Kim Jong Un looks really great, nowadays, huh?

Yeah, let's make truck drivers who drive over 70 hours a week drive more. What a good idea.

BILL! BILL! BILL! BILL!

Yes, killing an 88 year old man who is having a mental breakdown cause by his wife's death with over 60 pepperballs and an attack dog is super professional. Wow, APD, you're so good at your job.

The Catholic Church in Mexico opposes legalization of same-sex marriage but the gang violence can slide.

“God, Riley, Jessica is such a player!” —Every seven-year-old

V.25 No.19 | 05/12/2016

Event Horizon

He(art)

Saturday, May 21: Creative 505 Festival

A collaboration between Albuquerque's art, theater, craft, tech, start-up and music communities that brings them together as one community.

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Just Kilting

Saturday, May 21: Celtic Festival and Highland Games

See rugby games, sheep herding, horses and a strong man competition.

Not Just a Fish

I don't know what axeman is, but I keep saying it

A X E M A N:


/?æksm?n/
noun (pl) -men
1.
a man who wields an axe, esp to cut down trees
2.
a person who makes cuts in expenditure or services, esp on behalf of another: the chancellor's axeman
3.
(US, slang) a man who plays a musical instrument, esp a guitar

I've trying really hard to insert "axeman" into conversations. Specifically, when referring to myself. But, alas, I am slowly, surely learning to play bass. And, per the stupid dictionary, axeman "esp" refers to guitarists, "esp" male guitarists.

Incidentally, I looked up the logically corresponding word "axewoman." To which I got the polite response: "Did you mean 'axman'?" No, I did not. And then, it provided more suggestions: Did I mean "jazzwoman"? Eh, I'm really not good enough to be called that. And definitely not my genre. "Markswoman"? Definitely not. "Examen"? Oh god, no.

A halfhearted Google search, resulting from the fact that this post has no clear direction, for the word "bass" turns up lots of ads for fishing poles and dead animals with wide mouths and blank eyes staring at me from my screen.

As of late, I've been plucking along with friends who are a bazillion times more talented me and for the first time I'm in a band. Even though I've been dreaming of it since I dressed like Kurt Cobain in high school.

I don't need to be validated with a badass title like "axewoman" but I do need to be validated with cheers and applause, so come to Punk Rock Open Mic at Winning's THIS Friday, May 20 at 7pm.

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V.25 No.18 | 05/05/2016
Painting by  Joseph Karl Stieler / Public Domain

Event Horizon

Roll Over, Beethoven!

Saturday, May 14: Beethoven Festival

A tribute to one of the most influential classical composers. Guest Conductor Ryan McAdams leads the program with special guest, Van Cliburn Crystal Award winner, Sean Chen.
V.25 No.19 | 5/12/2016
Muni Kulasingha
Courtesy Cinder Cone Media

Aural Fixation

Art Groove Celebrates Life

Fundraiser benefits Mental Health Awareness Month

This weekend, in honor of Mental Health Awareness Month, Albuquerque’s Cinder Cone Media is hosting Art Groove: Free Your Mind and Shine, an art and music fundraiser unlike any other.
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V.25 No.18 | 05/05/2016

Event Horizon

Pre-Día de las Madres

Saturday, May 7: Tequila, Taco and Cerveza Fest

A showcase of diverse Mexican alcohols, unique local taco recipes, live bands, water pong, Chihuahua racing and much more.
via compfight

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Oh, wow-o!

Saturday, May 7: Cinco de Mayo Folk Art and Music Festival

Featuring over 35 local artists, music by Alpha Blue and Mariachi Amor Eternal, and Wild Fiesta Apron Contest hosted by Cherie and Pamela Montoya.
via morguefile

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Hey Bob, Try a Kebab

Saturday, May 7: Albuquerque Turkish Festival

Sample Turkish-Mediterranean cuisine, see cultural exhibits, folk dances, live music, arts and crafts and more.
courtesy of sabakucon.com

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Con-con-con-con COOOON

Friday, May 6: Sabaku Con

An anime and Japanese pop-culture convention featuring competitive gaming, cosplay workshops and panels with celebrities like Cara Nicole, Brittney Karbowski and Maile Flanagan.

The Daily Word in Millennials, Art and David Cameron

The Daily Word

I don't know why anyone is surprised that Beyonce performed in North Carolina when she's kind of ignored the LGBT community in the past.

People will no longer be jailed if they aren't able to pay court fines in Colorado Springs.

Millennials are so _________.

By white men, for white men.”

If you don a sombrero, a fake mustache or utter “Cinco de Drinko” today (or ever) please don't talk to me.

This doctor said the hospital she works at told her not to talk about abortions with her patients.


David Cameron respects Donald Trump. I think we can agree that the UK and the US are in the shitter right now.

This feminist artist makes jabs at famous artists.

V.25 No.18 | 5/5/2016
Surf Rock Bodhisattva Dick Dale
Lana Dale

Music Interview

Bodhisattva of the Surf Guitar

A conversation with Dick Dale

Dick Dale invented summertime. Before he figured out how to channel the power of the ocean and the intensity of non-Western rhythms through an electric guitar, the kids in southern California were mostly square and spent the months between June and September going to barn dances, politely adhering to their parents’ customs, never daring to wander away from 4/4 timing, never craving to turn the volume up to 11.

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ZZ Top
Craig O’Neal

Summer Guide 2016

Ever Been to Concert Heaven?

Be a good neighbor and go see some shows

Summertime is concert time.
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