Both folk luminaries in their own right, members of poetic rock band Cold Satellite, spouses and collaborators Jeffrey Foucault and Kris Delmhorst appear in concert and conversation at Outpost Performance Space (210 Yale SE) tonight. The show begins with local, nationally syndicated radio show "Art of the Song" hosts John Dillon and Vivian Nesbitt interviewing the twosome; look for an episode composed of interview and concert highlights at artofthesong.org after the concert. If descriptors like “bold,” “brilliant,” “literate” and “vibrant” describe your ideal sonic amusement, this is a serious should-see. This all-ages event begins promptly at 7:30pm, and early bird tickets are $17, but day-of-show purchase will run you $22. Outpost Performance Space • Sat Oct 19 • 7:30pm • $15 • View on Alibi calendar
Born and raised in Cuba, saxophonist, percussionist and composer Yosvany Terry immigrated to New York City in '99. Terry also incorporates the chekeré—an instrument composed of a large, hollow gourd encircled by a lacy patchwork of colored beads—which is shaken, slapped and twisted. Terry's arrival in the Big Apple coincided with a new era of experimentation and innovation in Latin jazz. An active educator and member of the jazz avant-garde, he's on tour with his quintet promoting their latest, Today's Opinion, which masterfully amalgamates West African, Cuban and American jazz rhythms and idioms. The Yosvany Terry Quintet performs in our fair city tonight at Outpost Performance Space (210 Yale SE). The all-ages gig revs up at 7:30pm sharp—no, seriously—and general admission ranges from $15 to $20. Pro-tip: If you can't make the evening concert, Terry will host a free, 50-minute mini-concert and lecture for youth and community at Outpost tomorrow at 10am. Outpost Performance Space • Thu Oct 10 • 7:30pm • $15-$20 • ALL-AGES! • View on Alibi calendar
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."