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V.26 No.49 | 12/7/2017

Arts Interview

Rockin' Around the NHCC

The Duran family is decking the halls and the galleries this holiday season

The Duran family have decided to share their collection of more than 400 handmade Christmas ornaments by more than 130 New Mexican artists, through an exhibition at the National Hispanic Cultural Center.

Food Interview

Chatting with Campo’s Chef Jonathan Perno

Los Poblanos’ new farm-to-table restaurant opens

Whenever somebody from out of town asks about places worth visiting in Albuquerque, Los Poblanos is always high on my list of recommendations. And now Los Poblanos has opened their new restaurant, Campo, and it’s stunning.
V.26 No.47 | 11/23/2017

News Interview

Thanksgiving with Mr. Keller

New mayor reflects, looks forward

We talked about the city; we talked about solutions, and because it’s that time of year, we talked turkey, too.
Chicharra
Paris Mancini

Music Interview

Catching a Buzz with Chicharra

Basses and drums and rocanrol

In Spanish the word for cicada is chicharra—a word that sounds like something the insect might say—but it’s also the name of a local musical project that’s defining the direction rocanrol may likely take in this town. Chicharra is heavy, intricate, informed and affirmatively experimental.
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Author Interview

Slant Truths

Erin Adair-Hodges' poetry distills experience into verse

Erin Adair-Hodges has a knack for making the particular resonate on a universal pitch, as in one of the opening poems in her first collection, Let's All Die Happy, where she writes of childbirth, “I held him, spent, and knew then there are no truths,/just lungs that labor to form a breath, each one/knocking into the next, until/long trains of them/move a body along, which seems to/need explaining.”

Food Interview

Burqueños Learn to Cook

Jan’s on 4th owners work as private chef, caterer, cooking instructor, baker and farmer

The cooking school, Jan’s on 4th, is inside a 100-year-old adobe home in the North Valley that Jan’s husband, C.E., renovated when they bought the place. It’s a small house, but taking down a couple walls and installing an industrial oven and six-burner rangetop made it into an ideal spot for small classes of aspiring cooks.
V.26 No.46 | 11/16/2017

Music Interview

An Orgasmic Response to Percussion

Kerby’s project is ecstatically awesome

Kris Kerby's long-running “percussion apocalypse” endeavor, ICUMDRUMS, continues to set sonic standards, divining as well as breaking the boundaries of Albuquerque’s avant-garde. Weekly Alibi chats with him to find out more about one of Burque’s most relevant cultural provocateurs.
V.26 No.45 | 11/9/2017
Tewa Tales of Suspense

Arts Interview

Indigenous Comic Con Round Two

Tewa Tales of Suspense! creator Jason Garcia visits the annual convention

Just in time for Indigenous Comic Con, speaker and exhibitor Jason Garcia tells us about his work.
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V.26 No.43 | 10/26/2017
Chicano Batman
Josue Rivas

Music Interview

Los Superhéroes de LA

Rolling with Chicano Batman

Chicano Batman creates and performs an informed mix of rousing rocanrol finely intertwined with traditional Latino musical conceits, the soulful R&B of past ages and a progressive political platform that is, at once disarming and infectiously interesting. Weekly Alibi chats with guitarist Carlos Arévalo.
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Strawberry milk agate cookies
D’Mitri R. Agnes

Food Interview

Alchemy is Easy on the Eye

New confectionary makes sweets that look as good as they taste

From their many-colored quartz point lollipops in flavors like strawberry-basil and horchata de chufa to their piñon and marigold cookies, the self-taught D’Mitri R. Agnes and Jessica Romero create sweets that are unlike anything our city has seen.
V.26 No.42 | 10/19/2017
Billy Howerdel of A Perfect Circle
Jenny Jimenez

Music Interview

A Perfect Circle of Acquaintances and Friends

Billy Howerdel converses with August March

Weekly Alibi chats with Billy Howerdel of A Perfect Circle about their upcoming album and each person's role in making it.
Shawn Weed
Daniel Maldonado

Food Interview

The Acre Brings Accessible Farm-to-Table Food to Albuquerque

Shawn Weed makes vegetarian comfort food for everyone—not just vegetarians

While I’m a big fan of the farm-to-table trend and the environmental sustainability that it stands for, I’m less thrilled about the pretensions and price tags that tend to come along with it. Which is why it was so refreshing to talk with Shawn Weed, the chef and restaurateur who has a vision for accessible farm-to-table food at his new restaurant The Acre, opening Nov. 10 in the Northeast Heights.
V.26 No.41 | 10/12/2017
Mastodon
Jimmy Hubbard

Music Interview

The Drummer as Mastodon

Brann Dailor on music and life

August March chats with Brann Dailor of Mastodon about prog rock, metal and the narrative that has begun to fill up the band’s oeuvre.
V.26 No.40 | 10/5/2017

Food Interview

Red Rock Roasters’ New Tasting Room Offers Expert Coffee Classes

The master roasters teach you how to make your cup of joe the best it can be

At Red Rock Roasters' new, renovated tasting room, Coffee Director Rachel Langer aims to not only teach you how to make your daily cup (or three) taste better, but to demystify some coffee trends while sharing tried-and-true methods so you’ll get the most from your morning cup of joe.
V.26 No.38 | 9/21/2017

Feature Interview

A Thinning of the Veil

Discovering Burque’s Pagan community

Weekly Alibi spoke with two locals, both involved in putting on the upcoming Pagan Pride Day, about one of the spiritual paths most closely aligned with the changing of the seasons.
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