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V.25 No.2 | 01/14/2016

The Daily Word in Rubik's Cubes, Rockets and the Plague

The Daily Word

The state's first ever skijoring competition began yesterday. It's a sport that combines downhill skiing, horseback riding and water skiing, apparently. Scratch your head all you like, the world still won't make any sense.

David Bowie's music sales made up 25% of this week's Top 40, with 241,000 albums and 167,000 singles sold. Still waiting on the numbers from the platform shoes and glitter markets.

Argentina's complicated economic problems (like the bizarre coin shortage related to black market bus fares) has made it the the perfect spot for bitcoin to strut its stuff.

A lunatic with a 3D printer has created a functioning 22x22 Rubik's cube. If solved, it will open a doorway to Hell (I assume).

Two Santa Fe dogs were treated for the plague. City officials remind citizens to keep pets away from dead animals. Don't worry. The dogs are ok.

SpaceX will be attempting to launch and land a rocket today. Watch the live feed at 11:42am, or check in later to see how it fared.

A 32-acre fake town, complete with graffitied street signs, traffic lights and storefronts has been built near the University of Michigan to test self-driving cars.

A report concludes that negligence was to blame for the shipping of live anthrax from an Army biodefense lab to spots all over the country and abroad. Cough. This does not help my hypochondria.

A city official in Cranston, RI talked a man into disguising himself as a woman to improve a photo op.

New Mexico company develops a sweet-ass hoverboard. For a mere $19,900, you can make me one happy writer.

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Alibi Picks

Get Your Schwervon: Hoverboard • Schwervon! • The Blackout Disciples • Get Action

Blackbird Buvette serves up an inaugural springtime rock and roll bash on its tiny back porch. It’s pretty cramped, but it’s as close to a DIY basement show as you can get … while having drinks served. This show is a who’s-who of the best garage rockers still standing (no overdoses or wheelchairs). Drum legend Joe Bolt debuts The Blackout Disciples' dark and dirty rock sans evil posturing. Other Dirty Novels alums—Dandee Fleming and Brian Keith—and Demarcus Sumter (St. Petersburg), Billy Miles Brooke (Pan!c) and Ben Woods (Porter Draw) make up the group. Punk and roll outfit Get Action (formerly Riley Switch) features bad boy Bill Bunting (Ten Seconds to Liftoff), Scott Brown (Song Thing) and Ashley Floyd and Jeff Jones (both ex-Gracchi). Newcomers Hoverbourd tag themselves as surf-indie-dance-rock, and that works for me, especially with a horn thrown into the mix. Despite bountiful local talent, I’m most excited about Schwervon! from Shawnee, Kan., by way of New York City. Now in their 13th year, guitarist Major Matt Mason and drummer Nan Turner’s music ranges from sweet jangle-pop to ear-shattering racket. Keep a few bucks stashed in your wallet to score Schwervon! merch, including the brilliant, new Courage and '09’s sweet and lilting Low Blow. Blackbird Buvette • Wed May 15 • 10 pm • free • View on Alibi calendar

Today's Events

River of Lights at ABQ BioPark Botanic Garden

Enjoy the magic of millions of twinkling lights and dazzling holiday displays at New Mexico's largest walk-through light show.

Fundraiser Night at Flying Star Café

Zach Quinn • acoustic • Adam Hooks • singer-songwriter at Sister

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