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A friend of mine recently introduced me to the band Ought. Normally I don't take advice from people that vouch heavily for Phoenix, but I gave them a listen. And I liked their dissociative, manic sense of how rock is played. It caught my attention quickly. Now, the band has come out with a video for their song “Today More Than Any Other Day,” off their record More Than Any Other Day. The band is also touring, but sadly, no stop in the Duke City. Either way, have a looksie at the vid below.

'Member how I mentioned a while back that Kelly Rowland and Beyoncé were featured on a track (“Say Yes”) on Michelle Williams' upcoming gospel record, making for a pseudo Destiny's Child reunion? Well, fans of Williams and the group can bask in the visual accompaniment of the song in Williams' new video. Go ahead and view that below.

Michelle Williams feat. Beyoncé & Kelly Rowland - “Say Yes”

What would Lana Del Rey's videos look like if not seen through an Instagram-filtered scope? Well, they probably wouldn't exist. I know I've written about Del Rey quite a bit in the past couple months, but since her third LP (Ultraviolence) is now out and about, this one will focus on the video for album track “Shades of Cool,” which is one of the better tracks she's put out in anticipation for the record. Watch the colorful proceedings below.

Lana Del Rey - “Shades of Cool”

Another artist that's come out with a visual representation of a lofty ditty is the band Arctic Monkeys. The song in question: “Snap Out of It” off their latest LP AM. Is there really anything else to say? Other than you should watch it? I think not.

Arctic Monkeys - “Snap Out of It”

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I don't know about you, but I'm always up for a good competition. In this case, Mac Demarco, fresh off the release of his latest LP Salad Days, is issuing a “Draw Me” contest. Participants are asked to submit a 7X7 drawing of Demarco to Captured Tracks. And if it wins, it'll be the cover of one of his upcoming 7” series records. The submission deadline is June 27, which is a short time away, so get drawing! You can head to Stereogum for more info and guidelines. Let the games begin!

'Member how I mentioned that a tribute LP to Duran Duran was coming out soon? It's fine if you don't. I talk about a lot of stuff. Regardless, the record (Making Patterns Rhyme: A Tribute to Duran Duran) is ready to hit stores and online markets on July 15, with proceeds benefiting Amnesty International. And to give fans of the band a taste of what the album will sound like (or at least this one track), the song “The Chauffer,” interpreted by Warpaint, is available for listening. Enjoy!

Aphex Twin was another one of those artists that slipped through my fingers. I couldn't even name one song, though I'm sure if you played one, my mind would recall the rhythms, the cadences, the whatnots. But a long-lost album (Caustic Window) from 1994 is finally available for mass consumption, thanks to the efforts of a Kickstarter campaign that provided fans with digital copies of the record. And now it's online, so everyone can partake in the sonic celebration. Head to Pitchfork to give that a listen and to read more 'bout it.

So I mentioned a couple times that a Kickstarted documentary about Elliott Smith was in the works. Heaven Adores You, directed by Nickolas Rossi, debuted last month, but fans now have the opportunity to see the first few minutesyou know, to tide you over 'til the film becomes available in your area. Take a gander at the video below.

Heaven Adores You: The First Few Minutes

Aaliyah's death hit pretty hard. I still remember attending my cousin's quinceanera and seeing coverage on the television set after the party had died down. My jaw dropped. The woman who had sung several of my favorites like “Are You That Somebody” and “Try Again” had passed away in an airplane accident. But lucky for people like mepeople that will jump at the opportunity for an homage or a biopicLifetime is coming out with a film about the late R&B singer. The film, Aaliyah: Princess of R&B, will show some time in the fall, and it stars Zendaya. She's apparently famous from the Disney Channel, so that's probably why I've never heard of her. You can read more about it over at A.V. Club.

Now, we say goodbye.

If you ask most music historians about songwriting, you'll most likely hear them reference the duo that was Goffin & King, or Gerry Goffin and Carole Kingthe once-married duo who penned fantastic songs like the Everly Brothers' “Crying in the Rain,” the great “Loco-Motion” and The Drifters' “Some Kind of Wonderful,” among others. So it's a sad announcement that Goffin has passed on. He was 75 years old. I'm not sure what the cause of death was, but it's sad nonetheless. So, Goffin, this one's for you ...

The Everly Brothers - “Crying in the Rain”

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There may be fraudulent activity occurring at Albuquerque’s municipal golf courses.

A Texas-style barbeque restaurant will soon open on Montgomery Boulevard.

The Albuquerque Tea Party reacts unhappily to the IRS.

New Mexico’s Public Regulation Committee continues to have issues with ride-sharing services operating in Albuquerque.

Benicio Del Toro will be in New Mexico this summer.

Designer Anders Hsi has some ideas about helping Burque’s homeless population.

Statewide e-cig regulation is on its way, here in the Land of Enchantment.

Hanoi Jane’s New Mexico ranch is worth nearly $20 million dollars.

There are decent breakfast burritos to be had all over the state.

This week, La Historia del Rio Abajo focuses on Descansos in Valencia County.

V.23 No.25 | 6/19/2014
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This morning, Metro Court Judge Christina Jaramillo overturned some of David Correia’s conditions of release. The tenured UNM professor and activist will now be allowed to attend City Council meetings.

Yesterday, Mr. Clean visited the Isotopes at home.

During Wednesday’s picketing of APD Chief Gordon Eden, employees of Hotel Albuquerque confronted protesters.

Sandia National Laboratories and the City of Albuquerque are partners, yo.

Maloney’s is closing.

Diego Sanchez, a UFC fighter, took home $140,000 after his recent Albuquerque appearance.

A rare, native New Mexican jumping mouse is now on the endangered species list.

In Taos, "Kit Carson Park" is no more.

The NM Class-A Six Man High School Football All Star game was recently played in Burque.

A 24-hour Denny’s will soon open in Edgewood.

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As part of his conditions for release from MDC, UNM professor David Correiawho is a regular contributor to the Alibiis banned from City Hall. Correia has also been forbidden from discussing Monday’s police brutality protest with other protesters or potential witnesses.

Two South Valley bats have tested positive for rabies.

Mel Gibson is making a movie at our city’s very own Desert Sands Motel.

Burque's first Trans March took place at the end of May, as part of this year’s Pride activities.

New Mexico legislators are reviewing our state’s telecom laws.

Senator Tom Udall (D-NM) will visit the local Sitel facility tomorrow.

Yesterday, temperatures reached 110 degrees in Carlsbad, N.M. but only hit 95 degrees in the Sandia Foothills.

A newspaper out of South Carolina says our recent primary election “brings out unusual candidates."

King and Martinez hit the general election campaign trail.

In Aztec, N.M., Chubby Chicken has closed.

V.23 No.23 | 6/5/2014
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Virgin Galactic is one step closer to landing spaceflights in New Mexico.

Senator Tom Udall (D-NM) calls for the resignation of VA Secretary Eric Shinseki.

There’s a website called “Did APD Kill Someone Today?.”

Dodger reliever Chris Withrow is sent down to Burque, hoping to improve a 2.95 ERA.

Actor Neil Patrick Harris briefly mentioned his former life in Albuquerque.

Questions are being raised about the cause of a radiation leak at WIPP.

Police are searching for medals stolen from a local veteran of WW II.

The sale of Lovelace to Blue Cross will close on Sunday.

One hundred-and-fifty-six pounds of la grifa was confiscated by federal authorities in Antelope Wells, N.M.

Local restaurateur Tim Harris is featured in the Chicago Tribune.

V.23 No.22 | 5/29/2014
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Lyft, a commie ride-sharing plot, is ordered to cease operations in the state.

Veteran backstop Miguel Olivo, sent down to Burque after a lackluster season upstairs in LA, is suspended after biting off part of the ear of Isotope’s teammate Alex Guerrero (who was also demoted to the farm squad after performance concerns from Dodger management).

The board of directors at the local water authority has approved a rate hike.

A hiker from Albuquerque was found dead near Taos.

Foreclosures in the large city to the northwest of Albuquerque have risen.

No video record of Mary Hawke’s fatal encounter with APD is available.

Over at Salon, a BrBa actor discusses his many deaths.

An old bottle found at our local flea market will be auctioned off for thousands of dollars.

A local mother of two and part-time math tutor says, “People who have enough money to run for Congress are only in it for themselves."

V.23 No.21 | 5/22/2014
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In a stunning coup for the forces of economic development and truthful urban depictions, it was announced that BrBa prequel "Better Call Saul" will film in Albuquerque.

PBS covers the Kirtland fuel leak debacle and wonders if said aromatic hydrocarbon plume threatens city drinking water safety.

The Convention Center remodeling project should be completed by August (the month not the writer).

The Innovate Albuquerque program is designed to jump-start our city’s economy.

Beginning today, ABQ Ride buses will feature a new logo and depictions of Albuquerque landmarks.

Veteran Dodger backstop Miguel Olivo is sent down to Burque’s Isotopes.

I’m not happy and I’m not sad: Before his Wednesday night concert at the Sunshine, Morrissey sent his first tweets from Albuquerque.

This week’s fishing report contains mention of two 21-inch rainbow trout, caught with a nightcrawler and a black Pistol Pete, respectively.

Today may be Albuquerque the Magazine Day, but en serio, every day is Alibi Day in Burque!

V.23 No.20 | 5/15/2014
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