V.25 No.9 | 03/03/2016
Totally professional local music scene


Downtown Delirium

This week we sit down with Billy Bellmont for some boisterous bellows as he criticizes the Alibi and our music scene.
Totally professional local business


This IZ appetizing

This week we sit down with Iz Rivera, owner of The Shop! Breakfast & Lunch to discuss local business in the 505 and various subjects concerning local business owners including ART, the proposed Albuquerque rapid transit system that is causing a fair deal of controversy on Nob Hill. Also, an escaped unicorn.
V.25 No.7 | 02/18/2016
Totally professional Alibi Art


Different brush strokes for different folks

This week we're on our blue period and talking about the artsy fartsy smartsies from the Alibi's art department.
V.25 No.6 | 02/11/2016
totally professional incarceration


Is there a problem officer?

This week, Rob & Courtney sit down with alibi staff writer Joshua Lee To discuss ignorance of law and the current condition of incarceration in America as we're joined via skype by friend of the show, Angelique Sefic, who has experienced the ups and downs of life in the prison system.
V.25 No.5 | 02/04/2016
totally professional with local comedians


Our Love Life's A Joke

This week, Rob & Courtney sit down with local comedians Jason Green, Marty Adam Smith & Rusty Rutherford to read your love notes & explore the buffoonery of romanticism.


Sit! Stay! and listen to Russian Girlfriends

The Weekly Alibi's Podcast is Back! and brand spanking NEW! and now (permanently) weekly. Your new hosts Courtney Foster and Robert Maestas are ready to take you on an journey of local splendor with a new exciting guest from around Albuquerque each week! This week, they sit down with Ian Jarrell of Russian Girlfriends and discuss pets, ice cream and the age old question "what exactly is fake deal art?" So lace up your shoes and don't forget to grab a poop bag, because the new weekly alibi podcast, is certainly the shit.

V.24 No.50 | 12/10/2015
Last Minute Gift Guide podcast


The Not Quite Weekly Podcast #10

A last minute podcast about the Last Minute Gift Guide

The Alibi crew tip back some brews at the Green Jeans Farmery and discuss their picks for last-minute gifts and provide a whole bunch of other banter, free of charge. Yes!

V.24 No.47 | 11/19/2015
A very boozy holiday special


The Not Quite Weekly Podcast #9

A very boozy holiday special

In this episode, we talk about comedy events, boozy holiday memories and our Thanksgiving plans.

Caleb Shomo

Caleb Shomo is Beartooth

Shane Told of Silverstein has created a podcast called Lead Singer Syndrome. The show is about lead singers in the alternative music scene and their life and struggles as told by themselves. The first episode is an interview with Caleb Shomo of Beartooth, formerly Attack! Attack!, and was recorded during Warped Tour 2015. As a huge fan of Beartooth, I was excited to listen to Shomo's first hand account of his career and the path he's taken.

Shomo started touring when he was 15 as a keyboardist with the band Attack! Attack!, eventually making his way to lead singer. I never was really into A!A! and after listening to the interview, I realize I wasn't the only one (it seems comparable to how people feel about Black Veil Brides, you love them or hate them). Shomo talks about the depression and ADHD that he dealt with prior to being a musician and those same health issues coupled with eating disorders and alcoholism that surfaced fully while working in A!A!

I found Shomo very relatable. While I may not be a professional musician, I'm also in my early 20s and have dealt with many of these things, too: depression, ADHD, eating disorders, alcoholism, being with people who aren't good for me, etc. And to hear one of my favorite musicians talk about their personal experiences and considering how that translates to their music is almost cathartic. I feel like I really connect to Beartooth on a deeper level than before.

I was surprised to learn that all the recording for Beartooth's album was done by Shomo. He wrote all the lyrics and recorded all the instruments for the album Sick. The four other members are featured for touring and live music in general. Beartooth has been astonishingly well received and for that all to be based on the experiences and the talent of one person is incredible. Sick comes straight from Shomo's heart and is his truth. While musing over being a highly metaphorical writer, Shomo says in his songs he alludes to his struggles with Attack! Attack! and his depression and suicidal thoughts that come from them. The day after he wrote the song "I Have a Problem" he quit A!A!

Most people that have listened to the album would assume that he wrote a lot about alcoholism and substance abuse issues, but that was all metaphorical, although he has dealt with alcoholism. He says it's easier for people to understand and accept that musicians deal with substance abuse issues rather than mental issues such as depression, which can be argued about most people with mental health issues.

The primary focus in this podcast is Shomo's journey with Attack! Attack! which Shomo hasn't spoken very much about, so it's very illuminating for folks that have been following him for the last seven years. Originally Shomo was the keyboardist and transitioned to guitar then to lead (clean and unclean) vocalist. After being signed to Rise Records via myspace, A!A! began recording their first album shortly after. Someday Came Suddenly, A!A!'s first recorded album after being signed, sold approximately 150,000 in the first year of sales which came as a huge surprise to most people considering the amount of criticism they received.

Told is an excellent interviewer, and is able to ask very perceptive questions because he's been an active musician for well over a decade. He's able to relate to his guest on a very personal level. Told is very astute and able to draw out some wonderfully insightful observations and stories. New episodes are released every Monday for the foreseeable future and I plan on listening to every single one.

The Not Quite Weekly Alibi Podcast
Robert Maestas


The RETURN of the Alibi's Not Quite Weekly Podcast

We interview author Isabel Allende

Hey! Remember how we used to have a podcast? Well, we have a podcast again! This episode, we talk about gifts, chat about upcoming events and interview author Isabel Allende!

Check it out!

V.24 No.46 | 11/12/2015


Can Courtney Be On a Podcast?

Yes. Yes she can.

If you've been following the adventures of our resident "person who does things" (we've got to think of a better title), Courtney Foster, you'll know that she's always up for trying something new. This past weekend, that "something new" was appearing on the Potential Problems Podcast, a banter-fest hosted by local comedians John Cuellar and Allen Clark.

It's an expletive filled hour or so that isn't afraid to explore some (hilariously) risque content, so maybe wait until the drive home from work before checking this out. But definitely DO check it out! Because these guys are funny and Courtney is too.

And hey! We're bringing our own podcast back from the grave, so watch this space for a brand new episode!

V.24 No.6 |
Alibi Podcast

The Alibi's Not-Quite-Weekly Podcast #6: Special super sexy edition!

Our totally not-weekly podcast returns! For this episode, we sat down with Matie Fricker of Self Serve Sexuality Resource Center and discussed the results of our 3rd Annual Reader Sex Survey. From secret turn-ons to affirmative consent, the discussion went to some very interesting and sometimes personal places.

Check it out!

V.23 No.34 |


The Not Quite Weekly Podcast! #5

Events, interviews, rambling attempts at jokes!

This week comedian Genevieve Mueller joins us to discuss happenings in the ABQ comedy scene and her interview with Josh Blue.

And calendars editor Mark Lopez hypes events, and we engage in a discussion of the merits of Albuquerque, N.M. vs. Corpus Christi, Texas.

V.23 No.33 |


Now Hear This, Vol. V

You are about to enter another dimension. A dimension of A/V. This is the middle ground between mediocre and too-good-to-be-true, between something called "reggae" and the sound angels emit. You are traveling deep into the realm of rad tuneage. Next stop, Now Hear This!

High desert magick

When it comes to local wizard-themed bands, too much is never enough. Swervegaze wizard REIGHNBEAU has been casting beatific spellsand stealing my vantablack heartsince prime mover Bryce Hample began transmitting incantations into the æther. During the Alibi's latest totally-not-weekly podcast, guests Marya Errin Jones (ABQ Zine Fest founder, The Tannex co-founder) and Mike Smith (author, zinester and Alibi contributing writer) had high praise for REIGHNBEAU's "Milk of Amnesia" video premiere at Guild Cinema. If you missed that rad event, fear not. Screen the viddy below. Commune with REIGHNBEAU, BK Beats, The 1960 Sci-Fi Era and Nathan New in the so-called flesh at a Nothng Forevr showcase at Burt's Tiki Lounge (313 Gold SW) on Saturday, Aug. 23 at 9pm. It's a 21-plus recital, and there's no cover.

The eldritch band next door

During the same podcast, Mike Smith hipped us to the debut music video for up-and-coming alchemical heavies Melanthius. It's a family band featuring siblings Mauro Woody, Brahm Woody and Dhaveed Woody and kindred spirit Eric Wellman. "The Door" video captures the mage collective with shimmery, psychedelic cinematography as they walk the earth, work a fluorescent cauldron and seek nuevomexicano treasure. Scope the vid below, and catch Melanthius' debut gig on Tuesday, Aug. 26, at Burt's (313 Gold SW) starting at 9pm. The 21-plus show is free and also features Shoulder Voices and Billy Crooze and the Dinglehoppers.

If you go down to Hammond

Steve Hammond's various projects have garnered a lot of ink in the Alibi over the years. His most well-known bands are twang-and-thrash trio Leeches of Lore and umlautcore outfit Tenderizor, but Hammond is a prolific solo artist and has also performed as Retard Slave and in Death Convention Singers, Knife City, Filthy Jim and Black Ale Sinners. His microlabel, Flying Midget Records, hosts releases from these projects. One of my favorite Flying Midget offerings is Hammond's Cover of the Month Series. Available as a name-your-price download, the compilation features covers of tunes by Miles Davis, Billy Idol, Buck Owens vs. The Fresh Prince, Wire, Melvins, Irving Berlin, Hank Williams, Funkadelic, Neil Young, The Kinks, They Might Be Giants and Beach Boys. Stream or download it below.

We heart music

Explore the bountiful local music scene further with our Back to School Guide's "Intro to VenuesABQ 505," "'90s Nostalgia Meets New Wave of Now," Music to Your Ears and micro reviews of new albums by David Kilgour and the Heavy Eights, Naomi Punk and Samantha Glass. Happy listening, y'all!


The Not Quite Weekly Podcast: Zines, music and events!

This week, zine maven Marya Errin Jones and freelance contributor Mike Smith join us to talk about the world of DIY publishing. Also: upcoming music and events!

Also, we have a new microphone!

Editor's note: While we hyped the right date for the Nine Inch Nails/Soundgarden/Cold Cave concert, our blurb listed the wrong day of the week. Now hear this, this recital happens on Tuesday, Aug. 19 at 7pm. For more deets check out "'90s Nostalgia Meets New Wave of Now."