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V.25 No.38 | 09/22/2016
Chrome Sparks Courtesy of Landon Speers
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Desert Sound

Friday, Sep 30: Chrome Sparks

By Joshua Lee [ Thu Sep 29 2016 2:00 PM ]

So Chrome Sparks apparently has a few hours open in his schedule to visit ABQ—somewhere in between juggling his gajillion other projects and fulfilling his role as busiest spacey electro-pop composer on the planet. New Mexico seems like the perfect place for those wide-open, expansive tunes of his. Maybe someone can talk him into posting up in the middle of the desert next time. Sound carries further at night and can have a a really spooky resonance. Just saying. This Friday, Sept. 30, he'll be wowing the pants off of us at Sister Bar (which is indoors, unfortunately) starting at 9pm. Sister • Fri Sep 30 • 9pm • $10-$12 • 21+ • View on Alibi calendar

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Friday, Sep 30: Grecian Festival

By Desiree Garcia [ Thu Sep 29 2016 12:00 PM ]
Taste authentic Greek cuisine, watch dancers streaming by in colorful costumes, enjoy browsing imported jewelry, gifts, foods and pastries, and tour the St. George Church.
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V.25 No.37 | 09/15/2016

The Daily Word in Terence Crutcher, Keith Lamont and Police Brutality

[ Wed Sep 21 2016 11:21 AM ]
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Two brewing companies are opening up shop Downtown.

Astronomers found some blobs within some other blobs (scientifically speaking).

Archeologists have discovered human remains at the largest shipwreck which was also where the Antikythera Mechanism was found.

Five medical personal were killed after the collapse of the cease-fire in Syria.

A 13-year-old boy was shot this month by police while playing with a BB gun.

Tulsa police fatally shot an unarmed man on Friday.

Charlotte police say fatally shot Keith Lamont Scott was holding a “gun.”

Since Colin Kaepernick has started his silent protest on Aug. 26, 15 black people have been shot during police encounters.

V.25 No.35 | 09/01/2016

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Get Lit

Friday, Sep 9: Umbrella Week

By Megan Reneau [ Wed Sep 7 2016 12:00 PM ]
Kickoff Umbrella Week with ten-minute performances by musicians, comedians, dancers and poets.
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The Daily Word In justified gun discharge, no big 12 and the return of Lyft

By August March [ Thu Sep 1 2016 12:25 PM ]
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An APD officer who suffered a broken femur and wrist in an encounter with a convicted felon and habitual offender was cleared of wrong doing in the incident.

UNM sports teams are out of the running to be part of the Big 12 Conference.

An affordable housing project called CUATRO opened on Fourth Street recently.

Albuquerque Public Schools is delaying some important remodeling and renovation projects because of a lawsuit calling into issue the district's funding process.

First the Isotopes eked one out; then the Bees bounced back.

The return of Lyft bodes well for the Duke City.

There are some really big Rainbow Trout in New Mexico lakes and someone from Burque caught one in the Pecos River "while fly-fishing with a bead-head, pheasant tail nymph."

V.25 No.33 | 08/18/2016

The Daily Word in Bees, Instagram and Italy

By Megan Reneau [ Wed Aug 24 2016 11:11 AM ]
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A 6.2 earthquake hit central Italy last night.

Not sure if you're depressed? Check your Instagram.

Business owners have already started to take proactive action against the negative affects of ART.

A spontaneous block party was filmed for a music video for the musician Jandro on Sunday.

#LetEmployeesVent or #NoRespect

France exploited three women who just wanted to enjoy the beach for an afternoon.

A project called Holobiont Urbanism is tracking microbes with bees and mapping the results.

V.25 No.30 | 07/28/2016
The Wailers
Saranga U Nara

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Wailing Through Downtown with a Groove

Saturday, Aug 6: Downtown Summerfest

By August March [ Thu Aug 4 2016 11:00 AM ]
Food and drink, a microbrew garden, an artisan market, kids' activities and live music with The Wailers headlining and many more local bands.
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V.25 No.29 | 07/21/2016
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Hello, Saturday Night!

SOR All-Stars and Wavves are featured

By August March [ Sat Jul 23 2016 3:43 PM ]

Head on downtown to take advantage of the amazingly audacious variety of live music happening in clubs on Central between First Street and Sixth Street tonight!
There's plenty of action from rap to rock and beyond, but these are the two events that caught my attention.

The Co-Op (415 Central NW) presents a concert by students from the School of Rock. Albuquerque SOR operator Robert Montoya told Weekly Alibi this show features School of Rock students from all over the planet, saying, "There are seven different touring groups that are starting in different cities around the country. Team Five Touring Group had their dress rehearsal at the Co-Op on Friday and will play a full show along with our ABQ School of Rock House Band to kick off their tour! They play Denver and Red Rocks next, then Omaha, Neb. and DeKalb, Kansas before ending up at Lollapalooza in Chicago on July 28."

The SOR Tour kicks off at 6pm at the Co-Op, Tickets cost $10 online or at the door. All ages are welcome.

After you've caught a glimpse of the next generation, troop your rocked out form over to Launchpad (618 Central SW) to check out one of the premier, genre-defining bands of this age. In case you wanna know, they are called Wavves and they are from Califas. Totally worth it, totally talented and totally kings of the beach.

It will cost $17 to interact with this beachy slice of the California Republic and members of the public over the age of 13 are invited to do so. Doors are at 8pm; the gig's at 9pm.

V.25 No.22 | 06/02/2016

The Daily Word in Dragons, The Lonely Island and Heroin

By Megan Reneau [ Thu Jun 2 2016 12:46 PM ]
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Another cyclist was hit and killed by an Albuquerque driver.

I want a baby dragon.

Have you tried any Instagram diets?

Would you rather...” with The Lonely Island. (Yes. Yes, everything with The Lonely Island)

Hey! Can we play trade-sies real quick? I have a gun, you have some heroin so why not, ya know?

German Government officials decided they actually did commit genocide. HUH.

What a teacher in Colorado Springs did to prevent any of her students from committing suicide might make you cry.

Gawd, another independent candidate that's running for president?

V.25 No.16 | 04/21/2016
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Who Needs Picasso?

Friday, Apr 29: ArtsUnexpected

By Monica Schmitt [ Wed Apr 27 2016 1:00 PM ]
This student-curated event features over 250 artists including filmmakers, dancers, thespians, visual artists and musicians performing and showcasing their works across campus.
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V.25 No.13 | 03/31/2016
Oliver Abels

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Playing the Guitar for Jazz

Saturday, Apr 9: Kevin Eubanks • jazz

By August March [ Thu Apr 7 2016 2:00 PM ]
The renowned jazz guitarist performs for a night.
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Stuff Your Face

Saturday, Apr 9: Great New Mexico Food Truck and Craft Beer Festival

By Taylor Grabowsky [ Thu Apr 7 2016 12:00 PM ]
Enjoy a day of fun, gourmet cuisine and local and national craft beers all in one place. Live music and face painting also onsite.
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V.25 No.9 | 3/3/2016


Downtown Gets a Facelift

The city’s plans for renovation start this year

By Joshua Lee
Albuquerque’s downtown has major renovations in different stages of development, some of which you'll be seeing signs of this year.
V.25 No.5 | 2/4/2016

Uptown Girl Working in a Downtown World

By Taylor Grabowsky [ Thu Jan 28 2016 11:13 AM ]

I have lived in Albuquerque almost my whole life. To be more specific, I am a product of the Northeast Heights. That's the part of town where I've lived the most, where I went through public school and where I spend the majority of my time. But now I work Downtown. Having worked down here for several months, now I feel like I get what Downtown is all about. It's not as intimidating as it once was. The narrow roads and one way streets now only semi stress me out. I like walking the streets and noticing the varied people who congregate in this area. I've grown to love watching the trucks unload the cases of booze in the morning from the view from my desk and seeing the bands unloading equipment in the alleyway on my walk to my car. Having said all that though, today I did miss my turn and was almost immediately lost. Turns out, I haven't really explored more than my natural route down here. The only thing that saved me is that Albuquerque streets are on a grid system. I think I might have some more exploring to do.

V.24 No.47 | 11/19/2015


Letters From Downtown

Signs of Compassion

By Ty Bannerman [ Fri Nov 20 2015 1:58 PM ]

When you work Downtown, when you're here day after day, you deaden a bit to some of the things you see. A couple huddled in a doorway on a cold November morning, a worn-out blanket barely covering them; cops on bikes pulling a homeless man up off of the sidewalk, a puddle of vomit at his feet; an elderly gentleman in suit and tie, stalking down the street and shouting curses at the demons leaking from his head; none of these things provoke a second glance after a while. There's a lot of suffering here for sure and very little that one person can do. A dollar here, a dollar there, maybe that helps a bit, but the overall feeling is one of powerlessness, and slowly you become hardened to it.

Today, though, I noticed this sign in the window of Lindy's Diner, and that numbness thawed just a little bit. No, Lindy's isn't going to solve the problems of homelessness and hunger. And one single meal on one single day isn't "enough." But it is something, a reminder that hardness isn't the answer, that compassion is. And that even if we can never do enough, we can, and should, still try.

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