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V.25 No.18 | 5/5/2016
Solastalgia
courtesy of the artist

Culture Shock

Solastalgia

: (n.) The pain experienced when the place where one resides or one loves is under immediate assault

By Maggie Grimason
Maggie Grimason interviews Demian DinéYazhi' and Jess X. Chen, two multi-disciplinary artists probing with their words the hurts of ongoing environmental degradation, colonization and the myriad injustices that thousands of people struggle against daily.
Surf Rock Bodhisattva Dick Dale
Lana Dale

Music Interview

Bodhisattva of the Surf Guitar

A conversation with Dick Dale

By August March

Dick Dale invented summertime. Before he figured out how to channel the power of the ocean and the intensity of non-Western rhythms through an electric guitar, the kids in southern California were mostly square and spent the months between June and September going to barn dances, politely adhering to their parents’ customs, never daring to wander away from 4/4 timing, never craving to turn the volume up to 11.

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V.25 No.16 | 4/21/2016
Amy Goodman

News Interview

Amy Goodman: 20 Years of Breaking the Silence

Book tour swings through N.M. next week

By Carolyn Carlson
Weekly Alibi chats with Amy Goodman about her covering 20 years of grassroots movements, independent media, disenfranchised voters and local issues here in our state.
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Chelsea Wolfe
Shaina Hedlund

Music Interview

The Liminal States of Chelsea Wolfe

In her music the singer bisects all the bullshit and all the beauty

By Maggie Grimason
Chelsea Wolfe’s Abyss equals much more than the sum of its fuzzed out guitar and thudding industrial synth, and it's Wolfe's confident voice that is the album's spine. Maggie Grimason speaks to the artist in advance of her April 26 Sister show.
V.25 No.12 | 3/24/2016
The Melvins
Mackle Osborne

Music Interview

It is Good to be King

Melvins frontman embraces the void

By August March
Founder of the Melvins, Buzz Osborne says that he is not the representation of any style or form or type of rocanrol music. He is the thing itself, wrapped in a wizard’s cloak, standing at the precipice, shouldering the world and looking into the void for the benefit of an audience that never ages.
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V.25 No.8 | 2/25/2016
Sam Cieri and Mackenzie Lesser-Roy
Joan Marcus

Arts Interview

A Show Unlike Any Other

Mackenzie Lesser-Roy lives the dream in Once

By Maggie Grimason
In anticipation of the eight time Tony Award winning show’s opening night in our city, Maggie Grimason was lucky enough to speak with Once colead Mackenzie Lesser-Roy.
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YOU (L-R): Eric Lisausky, Austin Morrell, Hiram Camp and Alec Wilkes
Courtesy of the artist

Music Interview

It’s All About YOU

“Party prog” quartet progresses

By Geoffrey Plant
Self described “party prog” quartet YOU has their listeners’ minds in mind. Alibi spoke with YOU members Eric Lisausky and Hiram Camp as they prepared to hit the road for you and for everyone else who likes to listen.
Once
Joan Marcus

Arts Interview

Once Lost, Twice Found

Sam Cieri on life, music and Broadway’s bright lights

By August March
August March chatted with the up and coming Once colead, Sam Cieri, ahead of his production's stop at Popejoy Hall.
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V.25 No.7 | 2/18/2016
Gorgon Girls
Garo Z. Antreasian

Culture Shock

Grabbing the Mystery

Garo Antreasian illuminates his life and his art

By Maggie Grimason
A week before his 94th birthday, Garo Antreasian sat down with Maggie Grimason to discuss his past work, his current inspirations and his recent publication, Reflections on Life and Art.
V.25 No.6 | 2/11/2016
Tippy Toes
Illo by Rob

People in Your Neighborhood

Interview with an Independent Contractor

If you’re lonely on V-day, remember to keep your hands to yourself

By Renée Chavez
Oftentimes she just tells people she’s a stripper for the sake of being blunt, but for technical reasons, it's actually “independent contractor.”
V.25 No.5 | 2/4/2016
Charlie Benante of Anthrax
Courtesy of the artist

Music Interview

Anthrax vs. the Future

Benante is blunt about the basics

By August March
Anthrax drummer bitches about post-modernity.
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Pat Davis and Trudy Jones

News Interview

Pat Davis: Competent and Confident

New councilor moves forward

By Carolyn Carlson
Pat Davis talks to Weekly Alibi about his new assignment as city councilor.
V.24 No.53 | 12/31/2015
Al Hurricane
Eric Williams

Music Interview

Rocking Like a Hurricane

Al and Al Jr.: A life in music

By August March

Let me be clear. Al Hurricane rocks. He's the father—officially the Godfather—of a brand of New Mexican music that blends diffuse influences, intense intuition and massive chops into a formidable music expression that has become the stuff of legend as the years have passed. He's also the father of a cohort of talented children, including son Al Jr.—who's worked as his primary collaborator, arranger and producer since the late 1970s.

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V.24 No.50 | 12/10/2015
David Bashwiner of Cactus Tractor
Kate Burn Photography

Music Interview

An Interview with David Bashwiner

Pt. I: The Musician

By Robin Babb

David Bashwiner is a professor of music theory at UNM, but you might recognize him as the singer and guitarist for local band Cactus Tractor. The Alibi spoke with him to discuss the double life of a musician and music theorist and how the two roles affect each other.

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V.24 No.48 | 11/26/2015
Five Star Motelles
Process of Illumination: Photography by Minie

Music Interview

5 Star Motelles Stun

New record defines solid sound

By Geoffrey Plant
Is there anything scarier, more emasculating and generally terrifying than a bunch of chicks rocking the fuck out?
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