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V.25 No.29 | 07/21/2016

Event Horizon

Vans Used to be for Skaters, Now They Just Mean You Like to Rock

Monday, Aug 1: 2016 Vans Warped Tour • Atreyu • Good Charlotte • pop punk • New Found Glory • rock • Mayday Parade • Motionless in White • metal • Waka Flocka Flame • rap

By August March [ Sat Jul 30 2016 10:00 AM ]
The touring alternative music stops in town.
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V.25 No.20 | 05/19/2016

The Daily Word in Local Police Brutality, Truck Drivers and Climate Change

By Megan Reneau [ Thu May 19 2016 3:03 PM ]
The Daily Word

Who could have guessed that vigilante justice could go wrong?

Metal mantra: Fuck the system, not the people oppressed by the system.

Kim Jong Un looks really great, nowadays, huh?

Yeah, let's make truck drivers who drive over 70 hours a week drive more. What a good idea.

BILL! BILL! BILL! BILL!

Yes, killing an 88 year old man who is having a mental breakdown cause by his wife's death with over 60 pepperballs and an attack dog is super professional. Wow, APD, you're so good at your job.

The Catholic Church in Mexico opposes legalization of same-sex marriage but the gang violence can slide.

“God, Riley, Jessica is such a player!” —Every seven-year-old

V.25 No.18 | 05/05/2016
via Rock Jong Il's Facebook Page

Event Horizon

Rock Jong Il Rocks Out

Saturday, May 7: Rock Jong Il • punk • Suspended • metal • Russian Girlfriends • rock • Get Action • punk

By August March [ Fri May 6 2016 12:00 PM ]
Put down that Communist Manifesto you've been perusing and take a stroll Downtown to Launchpad for the album release party of Rock Jong Il.
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V.25 No.8 | 02/25/2016
compfight

Event Horizon

Yo)))ga

Monday, Mar 7: Metal Yoga Mondays

By Maggie Grimason [ Sat Mar 5 2016 11:00 AM ]
Do yoga to a badass metal soundtrack.
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Event Horizon

A Black Sabbath

Sunday, Mar 6: Punk Rock Flea Market Record Exchange and Matinee Showcase Featuring Adam Hooks

By Maggie Grimason [ Fri Mar 4 2016 10:00 AM ]
Support local artisans, artists, vendors and musicans.
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V.24 No.8 | 2/19/2015
A portrait of Gordy Andersen (and his kidney surgery scar) won the “Local Celebrity” category in our inaugural photo contest.
Jasmine Ceniceros

Music History

An Interview with Gordy Andersen, Part 2

By August March
August March resumes a spirited convo with Gordy Andersen about the ’80s, “the devil’s chord,” Fred’s Bread & Bagel and the mighty Black Maria.
V.23 No.34 | 8/21/2014
Queensrÿche circa 2014
Courtesy of artist

Show Up!

Members of Dio, Ozzy and AC/DC Converge

Geoff Tate’s Queensrÿche headlines Sunshine

By Constance Moss
Resident Alibi hesher Constance Moss reports on the farewell tour of Geoff Tate’s Queensrÿche.
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V.22 No.49 | 12/5/2013

Music

Huntress Blazes the Sky Tonight

Huntress * Carrion Kind * The Conjuring * Death Rides A Horseat Launchpad

By Wrathchild [ Mon Dec 2 2013 11:45 AM ]

Huntress is fresh off a North American tour with Lamb of God, Killswitch Engage, and Testament, and is headed to the Duke tonight! It can be tough to get it up on a Monday night, but here are a few reasons to make it out for this show:

1) You’ve seen Iron Maiden more times in your life than you’ve flipped your mattress.

2) You’d sooner forget your underwear than your denim.

3) Not only do you know who King Diamond is, but you could apply his corpse paint with precision.

4) You have a weakness for a hot blonde bombshell that knows how to rock, and scares you as much as she turns you on.

5) You can’t remember the last time you had your face melted on a weekday.

The band last played here at the Isleta Amphitheater on the Mayhem tour. Seeing them on a smaller stage will be a real treat. Huntress will be at the Launchpad, joined by Carrion Kind, The Conjuring, and Death Rides A Horse. A measly eight bucks gets you in. Doors at 8. Show at 9:30.

V.22 No.36 | 9/5/2013
Affordable Art & Antiques
Eric Williams ericwphoto.com

Arts Feature

Burque Adventures in Casa Décor

Fun, beautiful, useful: art for living in the real world
V.22 No.29 | 7/18/2013

Get Lit

By Samantha Anne Carrillo
Get Lit takes on Louder Than Hell: The Definitive Oral History of Metal, Moondog: The Viking of 6th Avenue and Facing the Other Way: The Story of 4AD.
V.22 No.5 |
Gojira

music

Gomez on Metal: Gojira/The Atlas Moth at Sunshine

By David Gomez [ Sat Feb 2 2013 11:52 AM ]

If you want to see where metal is at, look no further than Bayonne—that's France, not New Jersey.

Albuquerque's knowledgeable metal fans exploded into cheers on Tuesday, Jan. 29, as everyone's favorite French metal band Gojira tore into the opening track "Explosia" from their 2012 release L'Enfant Sauvage.

Live, Gojira sets up a sonic force field made up of fast, staccato pounding rhythms behind which the band works its art. Aware of the conventions of metal, the band avoids them. The aesthetic extends even to its backdrop, a stylized leafy tree inside a human head instead of skulls, pentagrams, inverted crosses or flames.

Late in the show, the capacity crowd may have gotten got a glimpse into the Gojira creative process and the relationship at the core of the band when Joe Duplantier played a chugging solo riff that also incorporating ringing harmonics. Joined by his brother Mario on drums, the two played together much as one imagines they have over the years. The other members kicked in and they became Gojira. But the image that remains is of Joe riffing away, a man and his guitar in the night.

What separates those who go through the motions and those who could be headed somewhere could be what former President George H.W. Bush called "the vision thing." The Atlas Moth has the vision thing.

Crowded up at the front of the Sunshine stage, the young five-piece band from Chicago is fronted by singer/guitarist Stavros Giannopolous who, with his short hair, beard and hoodie looks like a guy who stocks produce or bags your groceries at Sprouts but who also possesses an unearthly scream and growl.

Their sound recalls a slower, heavier Isis. Andrew Ragin (guitar, keyboards and producer of 2011 release An Ache for the Distance) also cites Neurosis as a band favorite. Waves of sound from the individual instruments interact with each other like a speeded-up continental drift. Drummer Anthony Mainiero produces impossibly heavy beats from his small kit made up of nothing but a bass drum, floor tom, a snare and a few cymbals. People are taking notice of this band. Ragin said that Gojira, who know the band's music, called to invite The Atlas Moth on their current tour. Stavros is also a member of Twilight, which Noisecreep calls a "black metal supergroup." Twilight has a new member for their 2013 release, some recently divorced guy named Thurston Moore. Standing alone in the Sunshine lobby after the show, tired and under the weather a bit, Stavros looked like anything but a superstar. Full journalistic disclosure: I liked these guys so much I bought them a round of beers after their set.

Mr. Gomez, of Taos Pueblo, has been listening to metal since 1975.

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V.21 No.51 |

news

The Daily Word in the Coors and Montano Wal-Mart appeal, a heavy metal disability and Arundo donax

By Geoffrey Plant [ Sat Dec 22 2012 11:18 AM ]
The Daily Word

Wal-Mart met with the city yesterday as part of their appeal for permission to build a store at Coors and Montano.

Is Sotheby's auction house misrepresenting properties in Santa Fe?

Interesting Rio Grande Sun article about a vehicular homicide case in northern New Mexico.

A Swede was granted disability benefits for his heavy metal music addiction.

This Osmonds record was kind of metal. And bizarre.

Purple Urine Bag Syndrome.

Homeland Security video on what to do during a mass-shooting is more effective if you listen to Led Zeppelin III at the same time.

The fast-growing arundo donax reed, a source of bio-fuel, may be the next Kudzu.

A federal employee is in trouble for farting too much at work.

The woman who was photographed at an Occupy protest being shot in the mouth with pepper spray has been fined $260.00.

Rioting in New Delhi over the gang rape that occurred last weekend.

Iron Butterfly member Lee Dorman died.

Learn about Rankin and Bass.

Ron Wood got married.


V.21 No.32 | 8/9/2012

Flyer on the Wall

Rock and Roll Fantasy

This typeface is not absurdly tough, yet its pointiness and near-illegibility lends a special aura of mystery that suggests magic, action and adventure. Find those things on Friday, Aug. 10, at the Launchpad (618 Central SW). Tenderizor, Glitter Dick, Contortionist and Drought conjure rainbows in the dark (and the like) beginning at 9:30 p.m. Admission is 21-and-over and $5. (JCC)

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V.21 No.18 | 5/3/2012
Courtesey of Leeches of Lore

Song Roulette

By Jessica Cassyle Carr

Random Tracks from Leech of Lore Andy Lutz

Leeches of Lore is a three-headed monster responsible for disassembling brains far and wide with its warp-speed metal stylings. Steve Hammond (guitar, vocals), Noah Wolters (organ, Mellotron) and Andy Lutz (drums) complete the pulchritudinous trio, which is releasing dual albums at Launchpad on Friday. We asked Lutz to take his music library for a spin and see what random tracks might surface. Below are the results.

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V.21 No.8 |

news

The Daily Word in D3 demolition, thrash metal and glass burrito

By Marisa Demarco [ Thu Feb 23 2012 10:20 AM ]
The Daily Word

City Council approves a plan to carve up District 3 (Downtown, Barelas, UNM area) and ax Benton's seat.

APD officer ends up in the hospital after chewing on a glass burrito.

St. Michael's in Santa Fe to conduct random student drug tests.

Outrage over Quran burning spreads in Afghanistan. At least 10 Afghans and two American soldiers have died.

Midair helicopter smash kills seven marines during training.

9-year-old girl dies after running for three hours as punishment for stealing a candy bar, according to an Alabama sheriff's office.

UN may prosecute Syrian officials of crimes against humanity.

FDA questions inhalable caffeine.

Maybe you don't need eight hours of sleep.

Serious hipster cruise. Like on a ship.

Startups looking to skim carbon dioxide from the atmo. Bill Gates thinks it's a good idea, says his money.

Virginia politicians second-guess mandatory pre-abortion vaginal probing.

Analysts predict soaring national debt under all GOP contenders' tax plans—except for Ron Paul's.

Thrash metal endorsements for 2012: Megadeth dude supports Santorum.

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