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The Vortex Beyond: Man or Astro-Man?

Listen up, humans of Earth: There is surf rock in outer space. Like the otherworldly music of Sun Ra, it passed through Alabama before spreading like a crazy, unavoidable virus across this material realm. If you find yourself befuddled by the possibilities, set your mind at ease by checking out Man or Astro-Man? on Sunday, July 20. It's all happening at the perfect venue for hosting excellent extraterrestrial expeditions, the Launchpad (618 Central SW).

After spending the past decade visiting the vasty deep beyond our fragile sphere, band members Birdstuff, Coco the Electronic Monkey and Star Crunch make landfall in Burque to perform tracks from their latest, greatest extra-solar transmission Defcon 5…4…3…2…1, as well as revisiting their wickedly precise and witty tuneage from the '90s, including tracks from Intravenous Television Continuum, Experiment Zero and the What Remains Inside a Black Hole comp. In conjunction with this rare, star-gazing visitation, earthbound Alabaman act Wray supports their self-titled debut with some intense sonic shoe-gazing while Portlandite harbinger of hip Sallie Ford adds a grounded but hard-rocking complement to the acute angles and blurry nebulas being traversed on stage. Tickets for this 21-plus show are 13 Federation Credits. The airlocks engage at 7pm, and the countdown commences at 8pm. Launchpad • Sun Jul 20 • 8pm • $13 • View on Alibi calendar

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Somethin' is Brewin' in Burque: 12th Annual IPA Challenge

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If you still haven't gotten around to checking out Tractor Brewery's new Downtown location at 1800 Fourth Street NW, then Sunday, July 20, is a great day to head out there, as Tractor will be holding the third and final round of the 12th annual IPA Challenge. Collaborating with the New Mexico Brewers Guild (yes, this does actually exist), Tractor Brewery Wells Park is giving every Burque beer lover a chance to sample IPAs by local beer brewers all over the state and decide which contestant will take home the blue ribbon. Twenty bucks gets you a seat on the panel with the other thirsty judges.

This showcase kicks off at Noon on Sunday, so you and your discerning taste buds will need to head on over to Tractor's new Downtown location straight from church. If you're not the church-going type, you can get your religion at the brewery as well, with favorite locals The Porter Draw bringing their tunes of moonshine and redemption to the Tractor stage. The challenge concludes around 6pm so you can get yourself home safely and rest that jiggling belly, or stay out and reward yourself with another strange brew for a job of judging well-done. EDITOR'S NOTE: The Porter Draw are no longer scheduled to play at this event. Tractor Brewery Wells Park • Sun Jul 20 • Noon • $20 • View on Alibi calendar

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The Daily Word in offshore oil, US earthquakes and same-sex marriage

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A judge overturned Florida's ban on same-sex marriage; however, it only applies to Florida Keys.

Police in Pontiac, Mich., have identified “mummified” remains found in a garage.

16 US states have an increased risk of experiencing earthquakes in the coming years.

Obama administration approves offshore oil exploration on the East Coast.

Researchers find a possible connection between vasectomies and prostate cancer.

The massive number of toxicology reports to a state laboratory has caused delays with issuing death certificates.

Joy Junction's photos of the food they serve have ruffled someone's feathers.

Three people were killed yesterday morning in a helicoptor crash in Guadalupe County.

Uh oh, the Albuquerque Police Officers’ Association's president got a stern warning from a state law enforcement board.

Walter White went to space!

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Presenting: The Not Quite Weekly Podcast

Oh, this is a big, nerve wracking moment. It's the very first Weekly Alibi Not Quite Weekly Podcast!

For our inaugural episode, calendars editor Mark Lopez and I (Ty Bannerman, food and features editor) discuss some upcoming events, the food at Backstreet Grill and chat with novelist and creative writing professor Erika Wurth about the connection between Native American oppression and the current crisis at the border.

Stream it below, and feel free to leave a comment about how weird our voices sound or whatever.

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The Daily Word in Arnold’s oasis, postmodernism, and Meteorite Museum

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This week’s ABQ Journal fishing report sez you can catch catfish in the Rio Grande between here and Socorro using night crawlers, liver or stink bait; the tiger muskies at Bluewater Lake fancy hotdogs, though.

Jim Goodman at the Mountain View Telegraph likes to hike Embudito Canyon.

Last night, an Isotope homered in the PCL All-Star game.

Carlito Springs, a hidden oasis in the southern part of the Sandia Mountains – and a favorite resting spot for my old dog Arnold – will be open to the public beginning in August.

The Acting Veterans Affairs Secretary is visiting Albuquerque today on official business.

On Wednesday evening, it rained and rained some more.

Postmodernism comes to Coyote Canyon.

An alleged probation violator in Albuquerque threatened authorities with a BB gun before he was gunned down by US Marshal.

Former NM governor Toney Anaya was recently investigated by the Securities and Exchange Commission; he later settled the resulting lawsuit out of court.

UNM’s Meteorite Museum at Northrop Hall is undergoing a much-needed asbestos removal process.

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This Week at the Guild Cinema

Festival of Film Noir, Wal-Mart: The High Cost of a Low Price, and Green

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Look what’s playing at the Guild this week. We accidentally lost their ad in our print edition—sorry for the inconvenience, everyone!

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Kahlo Me Maybe: Old Town's Frida Fiesta

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Fridas, Fridas everywhere!

“I love you more than my own skin,” said Frida Kahlo. “And though you may not love me as much, you do love me a little. Don’t you?” If posterity has any say in the matter, the answer is a resounding Y-E-S. The six decades since Kahlo’s death have only seen adoration amplify for the otherworldly painter who bared her feeling self on canvas. And because we love her so, the Frida Fiesta unleashes in Old Town on Saturday, July 19, from 11am to 8pm.

W!ld Moon Boutique (206½ San Felipe NW) hosts the fourth annual celebration and provides clothing for the Frida Fashion Show in the early afternoon. A Frida parade wends its way through Old Town in the afternoon, and early evening sees a Frida look-alike contest on the Plaza (worth it for the acclamation of exquisite eyebrows alone). The day includes Frida trivia, games and prizes, plus live entertainment from Aztec dance group Kapulli Ehecatl, Mariachi Nuevo Mexico, folklorico dancers and more. Wear your finest chunky jewelry and flowers (or pick some up from Old Town shops) and show some love for a great 20th-century artist. For más information, see wildmoonboutique.com or call 247-7456. Historic Old Town • Sat Jul 19 • 11am-8pm • FREE • View on Alibi calendar

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The Daily Word: All Clickbait Edition

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It's Wednesday, July 16, and all you people want is clickbait? I'll give you some damned clickbait. Clickbait that will SHOCK YOU.

This woman ran from State Police, and you'll never guess what happened next! They shot her. I bet you could have guessed that, actually.

Another woman left her dog in a hot car in T or C, and what this police officer did may give you decidedly mixed feelings.

Activists in Santa Fe are pushing for a new law that will change marijuana possession FOREVER.

Here's the NUMBER ONE reason the CDC is going to try and not contaminate its samples with anthrax anymore.

The Ku Klux Klan has been giving away candy to neighborhood kids, and their parents are upset about it. You'll never guess why!

660 pedophiles got arrested in Britain with this one weird law enforcement trick.

There. Now make with the clicky-click. CLICK IT. JUST CLICK IT.

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The Daily Word in fired cops, frivolous lawsuits and crimes against women, Asians and theater people

RIP Archie of Riverdale

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Two former APD cops say they were fired for political reasons and not for kicking the shit out of a suspected car-thief.

It seems like a good idea, but you are not allowed to take items left in front of thrift stores.

The Q-Staff theatre company was victim to theft of props and musical instruments.

Betty or Veronica? You might have a chance now they've killed Archie!

Could be you only like people who are like you.

Meet me in Atlantic City, but not at a casino because they're closing down.

Behold the worst-written and most meandering peripheral tale to Orange is the New Black.

Here is a man that can live on bread alone.

"I was only sleeping...."

John&Yoko were right, this world hates women.

A short education on an extremely offensive and common slur.

Skynyrd kinda did it first, but what if record covers were missing the deceased members?

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The Daily Word in celebrity deaths, Germanic sport victories and amazing saucepans.

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Germany won the World Cup.

Rest in peace, Tommy Ramone.

Rest in peace, Charlie Haden.

Rest in peace, David Legeno.

Bowe Bergdahl returns to duty.

An inflatable pool could save your life in a scooter accident.

In restaurants, your phone slows down service.

Why do we refrigerate eggs?

The world’s tallest girl … “walked into a ceiling fan.”

Brace yourself for some scary photos.

Making a better saucepan actually is rocket science.

Terrorists: they’re out to get us.

American Idol auditions in Old Town.

Albuquerque could lose Amtrak.

APD filmed Ken Ellis on accident.

What’s happening in Albuquerque today?

I saw you, weirdo.

Happy birthday, Gerald Ford.

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