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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.

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Jack White at Popejoy Hall
All photos courtesy of Jack White
Jack White at Popejoy Hall

Music

Jack White comes into his own at Popejoy

On Tuesday, Feb. 3, Jack White and his five-piece band played a full house at Popejoy, and the performance was refreshingly classic. It was apparent that White is intent on bringing back something that's been missing from rock 'n' roll for decades.

In a crowd of mostly college kids, it was easy to be taken back to a time when a love for a band was so fervent that the band could do no wrong. The sound quality and stage presence didn’t much matter. The fact that this iconic figure was right there in the flesh—right in front of you—was enough. Tastes evolve and become more discerning, and sometimes it’s not so easy to get lost in the moment—especially if the sound guy is too stoned, the band members don’t seem interested in giving their best, or the musicianship just isn’t there. Thank goodness Jack White continues to care about what he pumps out and how he presents it.

The White Stripes was the perfect platform for White to find his style. Now, he has the resources, freedom and drive to tailor his sound and handpick incredibly talented members for his band to help him realize that vision. Mixing White Stripes hits with more recent solo tunes and covers, White delivered a lengthy concert that included peaks and valleys. His versatile backing band of multi-instrumentalists kept the set fresh. White also headed over to the piano at one point, playing a haunting ballad and looking and sounding quite comfortable on keys. It was obvious that drummer Daru Jones has chops for days, but he kept it simple per Jack’s preferences without losing any precision or energy. Visually striking musician Lillie Mae Rische switched seamlessly back and forth—from fiddle to mandolin—and her voice could put a siren to shame; she harmonizes with White so sweetly that it almost makes you want to go to church … for the choir.

The other three band members, respectively rocking bass, keys and pedal steel, are no less talented; White's band made the jam feel more like a journey than a meandering mishap, as is too often the case with jam bands. Add two semi trucks worth of lighting and sound equipment to the mix, and the result was a bona fide arena show squeezed into the intimacy of Popejoy Hall. It was reminiscent of Deep Purple or The Allman Brothers Band concerts from the '70s I've seen on Youtube—more reminders of being born too late. With an eight-song encore, the show clocked in at just under two hours. White was sheepish and shy, only addressing the audience at the end of the show, but he's a consummate showman who clearly cares about preserving a dying art—one where people write and perform their own songs and pour their souls, sweat and grit into every note.

That crazy, crazy catch
That crazy, crazy catch

sports

Patriots Over Seahawks in Super Bowl XLIX

Will all our questions ever be answered?

Michael Sanchez recaps the game, the heartache and the weirdness of another year of sportsball.

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Dirty Southern Whores.

Whores. take over Launchpad.

news

The Daily Word in courtroom Deflategate, a severed nose and Harvard sex

The Daily Word

Aviation authorities have released data concerning TransAsia Airways Flight 235, which crashed on Wednesday, leaving 35 people dead, 15 injured and 8 missing.

Pro-Russia rebels and Ukraine have agreed on a humanitarian corridor to evacuate civilians.

A 6-year-old boy's family conspired to have him kidnapped to teach him not to be “too nice” and alert him of “stranger danger.”

Apparently, jokes about Deflategate are not appropriate during a murder trial.

Harvard University updated a school policy to include a “clear prohibition” against professors and undergraduate students doing the nasty.

Taxes: It's that time of year, y'all. So obviously, the state of New Mexico released their “At Risk” audit list to point out which agencies have missed their audit deadlines.

Belen Middle School basketball coach Frankie Griego, who was accused of having an inappropriate relationship with a 10th-grader, committed suicide.

A woman who is accused of assaulting a peace officer has made it onto the state's most-wanted list.

Hey y'all, “Better Call Saul” starts this Sunday! Read our interview with Café Lush owner Tom Docherty, whose restaurant appears in the premiere episode.

A man from Caracas, Venezuela, has undergone several procedures (including having his nose cut off) to look like a villain from Captain America. Warning: These photos are graphic, ewwwwwww.

news

The Daily Word In Bossy Vaginas, Scottish Geese and Expensive Chile

The Daily Word

Your vagina is a boss!

If you’re a teen who texts and drives, a New Mexican college student is in the process of releasing an app that will track every move you make while operating a vehicle!

The University of Vermont acknowledges a third gender and allows students to be identified by their chosen first name, even if they have not legally changed their name yet. They also honor preferred pronouns. AKA VERMONT RULES.

The woman who famously called Angelina Jolie a “talentless brat” (um, hasn’t she seen Hackers?) stepped down from her position at Sony.

A totally irrelevant piece about Scottish geese.

There is no price too high to keep us from our chile, but dammit if we don’t get more rain.

Jazmyn Crosby

Alibi Picks

Barreling Toward Fun at Fun-A-Day

A non-juried exhibition showcasing a variety of artists who have been producing work through January 2015.

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Trivia geeks come to Albuquerque

Geeks Who Drink Geek Bowl at Isleta Casino

It’s a huge weekend for Geeks from all over the country, as Isleta Casino plays host to the 9th annual Geeks Who Drink Geek Bowl on Saturday, Feb. 7 at 7pm SHARP. The GWD trivia competitions have become a weekly ritual in bars all over this town during the last several years, (and an Albuquerque based team even took home the Geeky crown from Denver in 2009) but this is the first year the Duke City will be hosting the bowl.

We’re big trivia fans here at the office, (our own Mark Lopez was on a team that managed a 3rd place win in the "Friends" themed GWD last week,) so we plan on checking out the festivities and maybe, just maybe laying claim to at least part of that $12,000 in prizes that GWD is touting. Or not. I guess it all depends on how much we can actually remember about "Buffy the Vampire Slayer" or whatever (the quiz’s theme is unknown at this point).

If you know way too much about "Firefly" or "Breaking Bad" or Taylor Swift (again, we're just guessing here,) you can buy all kinds of tickets over at geekbowl.brownpapertickets.com.

Also, there will be a pre-party over at Sister Bar (our dear neighbors) on Friday at 8pm. $10 at the door. Sounds like a grand, geeky bacchanal to me.

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news

The Daily Word in plane crashes, Lance Armstrong and Tent City 2

The Daily Word

It’s Wednesday, Februrary 4th.

And the growing number of dash cams in Taiwan means you can watch terrifying footage of a plane crash.

And everyone’s friendly in Albuquerque!

Except for this (alleged) murderer.

But we’re working on our homelessness problem! By kicking people out of the parks and making them leave their make-shift shelters.

Thanks to this map, it’s easier than ever to find your nearest neighborhood goat.

BREAKING NEWS: LANCE ARMSTRONG LIED ABOUT A THING

Finally, did you know you can make a microphone out of a pencil and a matchbox? YOU TOTALLY CAN!

Have a great day!

news

The Daily Word in how to spell "Santa Fe", the revenge porn king is going to jail and Randy Quaid has a new message for everyone

The Daily Word

There was a SWAT standoff in NW Albuquerque last night.

"The Bachelor", which takes place in Santa Fe this season, misspelled the city's name onscreen last night.

An abandoned, city-owned downtown house has become a popular squat for some homeless folks.

New Randy Quaid rant features the cracked actor screwing Rupert Murdoch.

A vegan restaurant in Australia got into trouble when the owner refused on ethical grounds to eradicate a roach infestation.

Harper Lee's second novel is set to be published more than fifty years after To Kill a Mockingbird came out.

Charles Manson and fiance "Star" did not get married after all.

"Revenge porn king" Kevin Bollaert was convicted of numerous crimes yesterday.

In other court news, black market drug website Silk Road's founder was apparently scammed by a fake Hell's Angels hit man.

Albuquerque residents Deerhoof have some tour-diet advice for you.

Some veterans believe they are more "veteran" than other veterans.

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