DJ, DIY promoter and music writer Derek Caterwaul joins live music fanatic Mike Smith in providing Alibi readers with 505 music scene reportage. Between these two cats, our readers are getting the best that Albuquerque music journalism has to offer. Read all about it in the inaugural mega-installment of MAXIMUMCATERWAUL. Scope related A/V below.
This week’s Flyer on the Wall depicts the cultural electricity that community-powered radio can generate. It also announces a benefit show-slash-birthday party for Gallup’s KNIZ 90.1 FM. Small Engine is also belatedly celebrating its two-year anniversary at the gig. Check out music from high desert surf band Phantom Lake and Houck, Ariz. rockabilly act ShitOuttaLuck below. Small Engine Gallery • KNIZ 90.1 FM benefit • The Blue Byrds • Phantom Lake • ShitOuttaLuck • Sat Nov 17 • 9 pm • $5 • ALL-AGES! • smallenginegallery.com
In the news: minimum wage increase, zip line, N.M. organ donors, Zozobra organizers, Slinky, in California, U.S. Embassy in Yemen, propaganda flick, $9 recycled cardboard bike, Monica Lewinsky, Santa Muerte, Wussies and pussies complain about that stuff, Turn your wall into a projector screen, DIY projects, 1,000 digits of Pi, birth control for employees
An international symposium and its underground offshoot
By Margaret Wright
Cultural geographer Ronald Horvath wasn’t thinking of a specific place when he conjured the concept of “machine wilderness” in the ’60s. It helped him describe what he saw taking place across the American Southwest, as technology gradually transfigured the feral landscape. But the phrase describes New Mexico well. And it’s the driving force behind this year’s International Symposium on Electronic Art, taking place here in Albuquerque in September.
In the news: wins all three, three weeks, unconstitutional, gang signs, to be filmed, "chocolate that nobody wanted.", unmanned drones, Shake-and-bake meth, sexier, Randy Travis was arrested, win, EVER!, karate rap, the man who wouldn't die, suspicious, inventor, creator, Happy Birthday Audrey Meadows!!!
In the news: 70th anniversary of the attack on Pearl Harbor, dropped the death penalty on Mumia Abu-Jamal, Occupiers succesfully "liberate", overrules her own experts on the morning-after pill, Justin Bieber steampunk Christmas, DIY animatronic firebreathing pony, Wrap your presents in hamburger, Gulf oil spill, Procatinator, Albuquerque Pride director is headed to the White House, science fair, Salvador Disney, Interwebs were atwitter, vaccine for Ebola, Great Danes love kittens, thieves are after your toilet paper, thieves are after a romantic dinner at home
More options for yarn, fabric, notions and know-how
By Elizabeth W. Hughes
Fiber Chicks is hidden in a courtyard in Old Town between a coffee shop and an art gallery. It’s easy to miss. But once you’re inside, miles of yarn become a blank slate for knitting, crocheting and felting. Fibers from all over the world and a mix of crafters and tourists exploring Old Town are brought together by the common thread of fiber arts, with owner Lesley Miller serving as hostess and tour guide.