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The Daily Word in listmas, life on Mars and sousveillance

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In Alibi-centric news: test your knowlege of New Mexico news with this week's Crib Notes pop quiz; queue up our top 10 films of 2013; scope a listmas index/self-critique of our 2013 music review coverage; 2-Up delivers deets on Sleep and Phantom Lake gigs; learn what the very best thing to happen to art in ABQ in 2013 was; and, last but certainly not least, read the Alibi's 2013 food resolutions. Happy 2014, y'all.

More than 1000 candidates have been selected for a possible life on Mars.

"Old New Mexico" gets a "Jeopardy" category on Friday.

That wasn't a recession, y'all. It was just the product of efficiency, says futurist.

Sousveillance art, yo.

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An A/V Album Listmas

You’ve already heardand perhaps even joined in onthe anti-listmas chorus. But for some reason, people like lists. There are statistics to back that up. When I review albums and EPs, I tend to stick to ones I love. With that in mind, feel free to peruse A/V from my “best of” list below ... or not. Whatever you do, please seek out music that challenges and excites you in 2014.

On to the A/V listmas ...

Jewels of the Nile Ad Astra (Records Ad Nauseum)

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Holly Herndon Movement (RVNG Intl.)

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Tannhäuser Gate Tannhäuser Gate (Function Operate)

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Thalia Zedek Band Via (Thrill Jockey)

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Dani Shivers Jinx (Prima Crush)

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The Haxan Cloak Excavation (Tri Angle Records)

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Petra Haden Petra Goes to the Movies (Anti)

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Pharmakon Abandon (Sacred Bones)

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Dirty Beaches Drifters / Love is the Devil (Zoo Music)

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TAHNZZ Xila (Sicksicksick Distro)

Dracula Lewis U$e Your Illu$ion$ (Hundebiss Records)

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Julia Holter Loud City Song (Domino Records)

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Anna von Hausswolff Ceremony (Fat Possum)

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Soft Metals Lenses (Captured Tracks)

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Factory Floor Factory Floor (DFA Records)

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Blondes Swisher (RVNG Intl.)

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Pop. 1280 Imps of Perversion (Sacred Bones)

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Patrick Cowley School Daze (Dark Entries)

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Monuments Age (Mannequin Records)

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Oneohtrix Point Never R Plus Seven (Warp Records)

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Frankie Rose Herein Wild (Fat Possum)

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Crocodiles Crimes of Passion (Frenchkiss Records)

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Melt-Banana Fetch (A-Zap)

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Vice Device/Void Vision Vice Device/Void Vision (Accident Prone)

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Christian Death Only Theatre of Pain (Burger Records/Frontier Records)

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Goitia Deitz Dream Meridian (Cut Mistake Music)

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L.I.E.S. Music for Shut-Ins (L.I.E.S.)

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The Daily Word in Downtown grub, romantic robbery and ignis fatuus

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Downtown workers/denizens, say farewell to Schlotzky’s, Subway and soon, Rebel Donut. But don't fret 'cause new Chinese and New Mexican restaurants are on the way, and there's always Anatolia Doner Kebab, which will relocate to the former Subway spot soon.

Test your Nuevo Mexicano IQ with this week's websclusive Crib Notes.

Devin O'Leary reviewed American Hustle, and I really want to see it now.

Sate your aural fixation(s) with a very festive Four Up and micro reviews of new releases from Burial, Mutual Benefit and Boston.

Local romance author Molly Evans rallies after her life's work was robbed; learn more in Stolen Romance.

Scope our review of Azteca Chinese, which purveys Mexican street food and Americanized Chinese standards.

Ah, commenter culture.

Korean photographer Lee Jeong Lok's “Tree of Life” series evokes wills-o'-the-wisps, faeries and fleeting glimpses into other dimensions.

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The Daily Word in fire, horse slaughter and Nazi Christmas party photos

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Fire destroyed the National Institute of Flamenco studio and conservatory Downtown. No one was injured, and the cause of the blaze is under investigation. Wanna help the Institute get back on its feet? Donate here.

Pick up a copy of our latest issuelook for a bright red cover depicting Krampusfor deets on "Longmire," Crib Notes, a review of Saving Mr. Banks, a soulful/funky Xmas mixtape by DJ Tahnee, an art show themed on the King of mainstream horror and a review of the freshly relocated Daily Grind.

The 10th US Court of Appeals lifted an order preventing Roswell-based horse slaughter facility Valley Meat Co. from opening. Valley Meat owner Rick De Los Santos says the plant will open for business on Jan. 1, 2014.

New Mexico finds itself unable to impose limits on PAC contributions after a decision by the 10th US Court of Appeals in Denver.

Tejana Susana gets a jumpstart on her annual PR campaign against the issuance of driver's licenses to undocumented immigrants in New Mexico.

JLaw comes out against fat-shaming.

Scope a chilling photo essay documenting a Nazi Christmas party.

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High Desert Doom

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New Mexico is a pretty metal state. From the Rez to downtown Burque, there’s almost always something heavy on the Land of Enchantment’s aural menu. Half an hour from now, you could be stretching your neck and breaking in your earplugs at High Desert Doom Fest. The headliner is unknown quantity Stonerist, which features members of Denver grindcore outfit Cephalic Carnage and local death/grind foursome Vale of Miscreation. Whether old-school or upstarts, these desert-dwelling noisemakersBlack Maria, Black Lamb, Hanta, Prey for Kali, Marsupious, The Horned God and Rezin Treecrank out glorious low-end bass and vicious riffage for your pleasure. This 21-and-over fest starts at 6:30pm at Launchpad (618 Central SW), and admission is $8. Launchpad • High Desert Doom Fest • Sat Dec 7 • 6:30pm • 21+

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Texan Seraphim

The Angel Babiesâ âTone Deafâ video still
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While updating my smart phone, said intelligent device offered to sync my favorite music. Along with obscure dark wave, stoner/doom and The Sound of Music soundtrack, I synced up The Angel Babies’ “Blew My Speakers.” This track from the New Mexico-born, Austin-based band’s debut 7-inch personifies the crunch and hiss of badland garage rock. When the group released their self-titled full-length in 2012, I described the result as ranging from “postmodern corrido-style numbers to fuzzy, electronics-laced rockers to slow-burning and darkly ethereal tunes.” Hang with The Angel Babies’ Frankie Medina and Calida Salazar at Captain America’s ninth Garage & Wax Night at Low Spirits (2823 Second Street NW) on Saturday, Dec. 7. The Klondykes and Ballets open this 21-and-over gig. The concert kicks off at 9pm and tickets are five bucks, but get there early for stellar vinyl curation. Low Spirits • The Angel Babies • Sat Dec 7 • 8pm • 21+

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The Daily Word in restriction, haiku and festivity

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Last night the APS School Board voted 5 to 2 against a proposal to send parents letters informing them they have a right to opt out of certain standardized testing for their children. The controversial testing has been hotly protested by teachers and parents of late.

The Second Judicial District Court provided a preliminary injunction for UNMH employees who feel that mandating flu shots under threat of discliplinary action up to and including termination is bogus. But this stay will only protect UNMH employees until the UNM Labor Management Relations Board hearing on Dec. 12.

Three days later, more questions than answers exist in the Shaine Sherrell shooting. Sherrell was shot by at least two APD officers during a domestic violence call, and he is still undergoing surgeries for gunshot wounds.

Test your knowledge of New Mexico in popular culture with this week's Crib Notes.

Scope our 2013 Haiku Contest winners ... and all the entries we received.

Conjure up the spirit of yesteryear’s fête with our festive holiday party mix, Dark Sweets for High Desert Winter.

Consider Mike Smith's cheerful deconstruction of the War Against Christmas.

Eschewing Photoshop, Korean artist Jee Young Lee actually builds alternate realities in her tiny studio and photographs them for posterity. Color me enchanted.

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The Daily Word in anti-choice strategy, giving and sweater weather

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The Gray Lady reports that anti-choice activists are rethinking their failed Albuquerque strategy because Hispanic Catholics didn't vote as they expected.

Cafe Giuseppe closes its Downtown doors. ... at least for now.

Scope our 2013 Holiday Gift Guide. With choices ranging from fashion and music to "Breaking Bad" swag to games and gardening goods, you're bound to find inspiration in our all-local giving guide. Heck, you can even shop Burque past.

Smell you later, Winston.

Test your knowledge of current affairs in this week's Crib Notes.

Get schooled on law and land grant struggle in an insightful review of David Correia's Properties of Violence.

Four Up covers this week's shouldn't-miss concerts, be they doom, psych, experimental or punk.

It's finally sweater weather. Eeeeeee!

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The Daily Word in late-term abortion ban, lesbian sex scenes and subversive neon

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What would the proposed late-term abortion ban mean for New Mexico women and families? Get the facts in Science, Reason Must Inform Late-term Abortion Ban Vote.

Test your knowledge of current affairs with this week's Crib Notes.

Cue cognitive dissonance in 3 ... 2 ... 1 ... Kill coyotes for charity.

Everything in Blue is the Warmest Color runs long, be it silent footage of dinners or sex scenes.

Get your RDI of absurdist, existentialist, dystopian, gothic, sci-fi and transgressive fiction interpreted by experimental, new wave, noise, pop, post-punk and protopunk projects in From Ballard to Wilde.

This week's Four Up delivers deets on concerts featuring experimental, electronic, '80s hits, psych-pop and shoegaze.

UNMH employees protest low pay and mandatory flu shots.

Tricklock explores the cold, dark winter of the soul in Black River Falling.

Food editor Ty Bannerman has a love/hate relationship with donuts. Lucky for us, his obsession resulted in the first-ever Weekly Alibi blind donut taste test winners. Learn more in Food Fight!

This ain't your mother's neon.

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The Daily Word in Melt-Banana, Gary Snyder and bioluminescent helado

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This week's Crib Notes covers government contracting, pre-special election tricks, cult film, porn and basketball. What's your score?

Renowned poet Gary Snyder discusses Southwestern land ethics with the Alibi.

There are some seriously rad shows happening in Burque this week. Dive into Alibi coverage of Melt-Banana, Cults, Deerhoof and Nik Turner's Hawkwind.

What's the scoop on local Neapolitan pizza? Discover your carb-tastic undoing in Thin Crust Lust.

E-I-E-I-NO.

Have y'all seen the trigger warning-worthy anti-abortion truck-as-billboard creeping around our fair city? Have you voted early on the junk science-based "Pain Capable Unborn Child Protection Ordinance"? If you missed it, scope our special election coverageincluding when and where to votein Late-term Abortion Ban Voting Starts Now.

Guns & Ammo advocates for regulation and finds itself in rabid Second Amendment crosshairs.

UK-based company Lick Me I'm Delicious unveils glow-in-the-dark ice cream. Sure, it's no jetpack, but color me impressed. ... and craving quiescently frozen bioluminescence.

R.I.P. Urban Tulsa Weekly.

Tomorrow's Events

Corrales Growers' Market at Corrales Growers' Market

Fresh, locally grown food and fantastic local music.

The Manchurian Candidate (2004) at KiMo Theatre

Rail Yards Market Opening Season at Albuquerque Rail Yards

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