V.24 No.2 | 1/8/2015
We Like to Watch (Instantly)
Stream docs on Afrobeat, hip-hop nation and Hole drummer Patty Schemel
By August March
Wherein we hype three music docs (on Fela Kuti, Clarence Reid and Patty Schemel) that are available to stream on Netflix now.
V.23 No.50 | 12/11/2014
We Like to Watch (Instantly)
Streaming the Holidaze
Screen docs about backup singers, Muscle Shoals and Metallica
By August March
Wherein we review three music documentaries available to stream now on Netflix: 20 Feet From Stardom, Muscle Shoals and Metallica Through the Never.
V.23 No.46 |
The Daily Word in how not to get raped by Bill Cosby
By Ty Bannerman [ Wed Nov 19 2014 9:01 AM ]
Good morning, it's Wednesday, November 19,
the detective who joked about shooting James Boyd right before he actually shot James Boyd is retiring from the force. It is unknown whether or not he is the same officer who shouted “Booyah!” after pulling the trigger,
researchers are studying the last election to determine how much impact voter ID laws had on turnout
and it turns out that Barbie is a terrible computer engineer. Luckily, she has boys to help her.
Meanwhile, much like pudding pop commercials in the ‘80s, the rape allegations against Bill Cosby keep on coming!
But this CNN host has some helpful tips on how to avoid being raped by Bill Cosby. Listen up ladies!
and Netflix has decided that now might not be the best time to air their Bill Cosby comedy special.
Have a great day!
V.23 No.19 | 5/8/2014
Rooster Roundabout: This week’s music highlights
By Mark Lopez [ Fri May 2 2014 5:10 PM ]
Talk about a boy-band super duo: Nick Carter (of Backstreet Boys) and Jordan Knight (of New Kids on the Block) have decided to join forces and take over the music world as Nick & Knight. No joke. Their debut LP drops on September 2, and shortly after they're going on tour so people can see this pop extravaganza in person. It's just as well. Interested folks can view a promotional video for the project below, and in it you can hear a snippet of their single “Just the Two of Us.” PS: The album is already available for pre-order. So have at it if you must.
'Member that little Steven Spielberg gem known as Jurassic Park? I know I do. Seeing that in theaters was one of my greatest movie-going experiences as a youngster. And if you were a fan of the music, this is your lucky day. The film’s score is getting a nice reissue on multi-colored vinyl, and it'll be available to the public on June 11. Head to Consequence of Sound for more info.
Coldplay has been steadily giving glimpses of their upcoming record Ghost Stories, which hits the music-sphere on May 19. And now they're providing listeners with another fragment in the form of “A Sky Full of Stars,” which features a collaboration with electronic, club aficionado Avicii. Basically you need to be high as a kite in a black-lit dance party to experience the full effect of the song. Other than that, what's the point? But you can give the tune a listen below.
The dream of the '90s is alive in super-Earth. According to the Portland Mercury, Corin Tucker (formerly of Sleater-Kinney) and Peter Buck (of R.E.M.) have joined forces to deliver new music to the masses in the form of the aforementioned band name: super-Earth. Not sure when they'll deliver the goods, but someone somewhere is jumping with joy, or at least digging into those old mixtapes, you know … from when people used to make them.
A couple weeks ago, I mentioned that a documentary about the late, great Elliott Smith (Heaven Adores You) is scheduled to premiere at the San Francisco International Film Festival. Now you can view a teaser of the film, which provides a glimpse of Smith's legendary status and why he was (and still is) loved and admired by his peers.
Let the album streamage commence: Last week, Lily Allen gave the visual accompaniment of her upcoming record's title track (“Sheezus”), and now she's streaming the album in its entirety. You can hear that via iTunes Radio, which confuses me, so I'll just wait for it to come out, assuming I want to hear it. And while we're on the topic of pop diva streaming, you can head to NPR to stream Lykke Li's I Never Learn. Oh, and you since everyone's giving it away for free (at least momentarily), head to Consequence of Sound to hear The Horrors' new record Luminous.
I'm gonna save you the introduction and spare you talk of my love of Christopher Owens, the former frontman for rock group Girls. I've gone there time and time again, so I'll just get right to it ... Owens has posted a new track (gospel-tinged rocker “Stephen”), and it's fucking great. Not sure if this is going to be on some future release, but one can hope. Have a listen below.
Music lovers young and old have shared thoughts about the internet's influence on music culture: how record labels don't make as much money; therefore, artists don't make as much money, yadda yadda. Steve Albini (noted producer, musician and engineer who has worked with The Breeders, Nirvana, Pixies, Veruca Salt and many more) has been pretty vocal about his views on record labels sucking artists dry to make a buck. And now, contrary to what many people would have considered him to believe, he says album streaming and the internet in general have solved “the problem with music.” He goes on to say “You can literally have a worldwide audience for your music … with no corporate participation, which is tremendous.” You can read more at Quartz.
The Roots shared a track from their forthcoming record ...And Then You Shoot Your Cousin a few weeks ago (and maybe another one in between), who can keep track? Either way, they've come out with another one (titled “Tomorrow”), which you can listen to below. Their album hits stores on May 13, which is right around the corner, so save them pennies.
Most folks know David Lynch from his eerie, avant-visual stylings in films like Eraserhead, Blue Velvet and Mulholland Drive. But the filmmaker has also been making music for a while now, and his new video, which was directed by Moby and features vocals by Mindy Jones, is available for visual and aural consumption. The vid is for the title track from last year's The Big Dream, his second full-length effort. You can watch that below.
V.21 No.28 | 7/12/2012
The Daily Word in popular zoos, record heat and internet madness
By Adam Fox [ Tue Jul 10 2012 10:55 AM ]
It’s official; the last 12 months have been the hottest ever recorded in the United States.
Fans in Kansas City endlessly boo New York Yankee Robinson Cano during the Home Run Derby.
Spain’s banks are next in line for a bailout by the European Union.
Who is the mystery woman routinely appearing with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un?
The ABQ BioPark Zoo is New Mexico’s most visited attraction, beating out White Sands National Monument and Carlsbad Caverns.
A law in Indiana that could have prevented low-income women from using Medicaid for reproductive care is declared illegal.
Apple drops its “green” electronics certification from its products.
The internet could be creating forms of mental illness.
Some Muslim clerics are calling for the demolition of Egypt’s Great Pyramids.
Happy Birthday, Nikola Tesla!
V.21 No.10 | 3/8/2012
The Feds Are Coming For Me!
By Devin D. O’Leary [ Thu Mar 1 2012 4:08 PM ]
If I don’t show up to work tomorrow, it’s because the FBI has arrested me, thrown me in jail and confiscated all my stuff. I just got an email from FBI director Robert Mueller III. The subject line of the email is as follows:
“Attn: This is to inform you that we the fbi have a warrant to arrest you if we dont hear from you immediately,this is the final warning you are going to receive from the fbi office do you get me? I hope youre understand how many times this message has been sent to you. We have warned you so many times and you have decided to ignore our e-mails we have been instructed to get you arrested immediately, and today if you fail to respond back to us with the payment then, we will close your bank account and jail you and all your properties will be confiscated by the fbi.Robert Mueller, III FB I Director”
That’s the subject line, mind you. Imagine how scary the email itself is. ... Actually, that’s all there is to the email. Huh.
By the way, if you ever need to contact the director of the FBI, his email address is firstname.lastname@example.org.
V.21 No.4 | 1/26/2012
Congressman Luján ditches SOPA
By Marisa Demarco [ Mon Jan 23 2012 3:20 PM ]
Last week, I tracked down comment from New Mexico’s representatives and senators on the Stop Online Piracy Act and its twin, the Protect IP Act.
Rep. Ben Ray Luján, who represents Santa Fe and northern New Mexico, was signed on as a cosponsor of SOPA. A few minutes ago, his spokesperson Andrew Stoddard sent word that Luján was no longer supporting the measure:
Online piracy is a serious issue that hurts our economy and costs us jobs in New Mexico. Counterfeit medication and contaminated drugs that are sold online endanger the health of Americans. It is clear that steps need to be taken to combat online piracy, but after further review, I have decided that I can no longer support SOPA in its current form. Over the past few weeks, I have heard from many of my constituents who agree that piracy is an issue that must be addressed yet have serious concerns with provisions in this bill. After listening to them and talking with folks in the district over the weekend, I took another hard look at the bill. While we need to take steps to address online piracy, we must also protect the unique qualities of the Internet.
V.21 No.2 | 1/12/2012
Three of five N.M. congressmen cosponsored SOPA and PIPA
By Marisa Demarco [ Wed Jan 18 2012 3:37 PM ]
The Alibi talks with state reps and senators about Wednesday’s web blackouts in response to the SOPA and PIPA acts.
V.21 No.3 | 1/19/2012
Thousands of websites to protest SOPA tomorrow
By Marisa Demarco [ Tue Jan 17 2012 3:24 PM ]
You’ve probably heard that Wikipedia, Reddit, Boing Boing, Mozilla, TwitPic, WordPress and others will go dark tomorrow. Politico estimates about 7,000 sites will participate in the blackout.
The BBC broke down the controversy for us.
Here’s an explanation of how SOPA and its Senate twin PIPA could affect you.
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