You voted. We tallied. Scope the results of the Alibi's 2013 Best of Burque Restaurants poll. Categories include: Gluttony, Around the World, A.M., P.M., No Bones About It, The Sweet Stuff, State Treasures and Best of the Rest.
Our fall editorial intern, Rebecca Gonzales, profiles local storyteller and publisher Ungelbah Davila.
Test your knowledge of New Mexico current affairs and pop culture with this week's Crib Notes.
Peruse Devin D. O'Leary's cinematic picks from the jam-packed 11th Annual Southwest Gay & Lesbian Film Festival schedule in Gay for Play.
In recognition of Mental Illness Awareness Week, I share my diagnosed acronyms and an eclectic playlist, Black Eyed Dog and Yellow Wallpaper, themed on the subject of mental illness.
The third annual Indie/Punk/Electronic Music Festival happens mañana in Shiprock, N.M. The three-day fest features more than 20 bands, DJs, barbeque and an underground fashion show curated by Naïve Visual Communications. Admission to the all-ages fest is $4 per day, but don't forget to bring some cash for band merch and fest t-shirts. Shouldn't-miss sets include Bigawatt's bass/noise rap, Ryan Dennison's rez-surf noise, Lo-Cash Ninjas' ska/ninja-core, Discotays' queer post-punk, Horse Thief's joyless ambient noise, Bat Vomit's grrl-punk, Chloe's lo-fi punk and Sara Century's weirdo-noise. If you're up for an electrifying road trip, scope the full deets online. This is a drug and alcohol-free event, so be prepared to get high exclusively on art and sound. All the excitement happens at The MOD (Highway 64 East in Shiprock, next to 7/11). The MOD, Shiprock • Fri Oct 4 • 6pm • $4 • View on Alibi calendar
London-based stoner metal stalwart Orange Goblin has been wrecking necks for 18 years. In its first year, the band went by the moniker Our Haunted Kingdom, but since '95, the name Orange Goblin has been synonymous with oh-so-heavy. Check out some of the group's seven full-lengths—Frequencies from Planet Ten, Time Travelling Blues, Coup de Grace and Healing Through Fire are personal faves—and experience the fearsome foursome live at Sister (407 Central NW) tonight. Admittance to the 21-and-over gig—also featuring Holy Grail and Lazer/Wulf—is 10 bones. Pop in your earplugs and start drooling over OG vocalist Ben Ward's luscious locks at 9pm. Sister • Tue Oct 1 • 9pm • $10 • 21+ • View on Alibi calendar
Voter turnout in Albuquerque municipal elections is dismal. According to this City chart, less than 14 percent of registered voters rocked the ballot box in 2011; in 2009, less than 30 percent of registered voters fulfilled their civic duty. The business of running and strategizing financial growth, allotment of social services and general rule-making in our fair city are at the heart of these elections, and you should care about that. With an anti-choice special election and Bosque development planning on the horizon, you should also care who represents your voice on issues ranging from reproductive justice to environmental planning. So scope the Alibi's premasticated 2013 municipal election digest before heading to the polls. ... and please use your voice, citizens.
Kristi D. Lawrence shares insight into local photographer/artist Margot A. Geist's incendiary matchbox artwork in The World Inside.
Rudi Thornburgh waxes poetic about legendary musician Billy Cobham in preview of his Spectrum 40 tour, hitting the KiMo this weekend. Learn more in Billy Cobham's Fierce Fusion.
Does Tex-Mex-Thai sound too good to be true? Ari LeVaux's review of Thai Saweiy may change your dinner plans.
Conservation groups concerned about New Mexico prairie dog and coyote-killing contests band together to propose new monikers for our state. Front runners include old standby "Land of Entrapment," "The Thrill-Kill State" and "New Mexico: We'll Blow You Away."
We all know about the NM Supreme Court's reversal of the Guild Cinema's Pornotopia conviction by now; but what does the decision actually mean for Pornotopia and the 505? Find out in Beyond Pleasuredome.
Alibi alum and ACLU-NM Director of Public Policy Steven Robert Allen talks with Jesse Tyler Ferguson, of "Modern Family," about bow ties, marriage equality and more in this week's feature, Wedding Bells.
Rebecca Gonzales, this semester's fearless editorial intern, wrote a fantastic article on the fourth annual Gatas y Vatas, a solo women's music fest. Read all about it in Gatas Sing Outside the Box.
Rest in peace, Jane Blume. Blume was a former general manager of KUNM and a tireless volunteer.
KOB's Stuart Dyson states the obvious about a newish tourism vid starring Downtown, noting that there aren't any "panhandlers or sleeping winos," but dare I suggest that the biggest problem facing Downtown is a heartbreaking absence of a working mental health care system? Yes, I dare.
I'm not a big fan of the papacy, but Pope Francis is beginning to win me over.
The US Forest Service has a storied history of paternalism and mismanagement in northern New Mexico forests. Alibi media partner La Jicarita makes the case against outmoded and ineffective forestry management in "Only You Can Stop the Forest Service."
In the mood to yell "Burn him"? Witness the fiery demise of Old Man Gloom in Santa Fe tonight. The Kiwanis Club halved ticket prices this year, so general admission is only 10 bucks, and kids aged 10-and-under get in free. For more deets, check out KOB-TV's website and this New Mexican editorial. If you can't make it, there's always the South Valley-based El Kookooee in late October.
Mark Lopez raps with Kurt Vile about parenthood, music and schnitzel. See Kurt Vile and the Violators at Sister (407 Central NW) on Friday, Aug. 23. Geoffrey Plant reviewsAntenna to the Afterworld, the latest from show opener Sonny & the Sunsets.
Wikileaks saga protagonist Bradley Manning comes out as transgender, and asks that appropriate pronouns and the name Chelsea be used to refer to her henceforth.