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Music

Welcome to SXSW 1989

The music leg of SXSW 2014 is kicking off this week. What was it like 25 years ago? Take a look. (Thanks to our old pal and former graphic designer Ari for putting this on her Facebooks for me to steal!)

V.22 No.1 | 1/3/2013
Chinese Love Beads (from left) Ernesto Ybarra, Tony Leal and Pablo Novelas
Tony Leal

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Paseño Nostalgia Grips Burque

Chinese Love Beads’ 17-year reunion hits home

By Samantha Anne Carrillo
The dream of the ’90s is alive in Burque, as Chinese Love Beads reunite at Captain America’s fifth Garage & Wax Night.
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video games

Webgame Wednesday. Dune II: The Building of a Dynasty

There's been a movement lately toward posting older, what we call "orphan" games online. (Take, for example, a prime Webgame Wednesday pick from last year, the 20th anniversary release of Wolfenstein 3D. We here at Webgame Wednesday couldn't be happier with this nostalgic gaming trend. So we're super stoked that somebody has ported Dune II: The Building of a Dynasty to the Internet. This pioneering real time strategy game was released in 1992. It more that set the stage for current RTS hits like Starcraft II. Choose your House (Atredies, Ordos or Harkonnen), mine the spice, make money, spend it on troops, power plants, weapons of war, etc. Then get out there and take over the planet, RISK-style. After all, the spice must flow!

Music

Specter of sonic sexism looms

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Sexism in the music industry is alive and well. But it’s almost 2013, you might say. We’re more than a half-century removed from the height of ’50s paternalism. Sadly, we’re not quite as distanced from the weaker-sex mentality as we’d like to think. Whether exploring industrial music, producing or music-related subcultures, misogyny still patiently waits to be acknowledged and abolished. We chatted with Burqueña noisemakers and aural curators about their experiences with sexism in our burg. Read all about it in Burqueñas Talk Musical Misogyny.

V.21 No.47 | 11/22/2012
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Aural Fixation

Burqueñas Talk Musical Misogyny

By Samantha Anne Carrillo
We talk to Burqueña DJs and musicians about sexism in the music industry and call for an end to bad, old-fashioned misogyny.

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Music

Jessica Cassyle Carr breaks up with the Alibi

Outgoing Alibi Music Editor Jessica Cassyle Carr has moved on to a new phase of her life, but she promises to write and leaves us with a terrific breakup mix. Read her farewell letter and listen to her mix here.

V.21 No.39 | 9/27/2012

Music to Your Ears

So Terribly Pretentious

By Jessica Cassyle Carr
Jessica Cassyle Carr’s farewell column.

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Archive

Alibi Flashback: Ad Time Machine II

Some places where I used to rock

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Alibi Flashback: Ad Time Machine!

ABQ merchants we have known and loved

V.21 No.18 | 5/3/2012
“Raise your hand if you write the songs that make the whole world sing.”
Roger Sandler

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Manilow

It is magic

By Clifford Grindstaff
This Saturday, Sandia Casino will host Barry Manilow. Instead of clinging, Barry still rides the crest of his prowess and fame. His accomplishments are many and varied, even compared to some of the top creative artists in the music world. He retains standing gigs at Vegas hotels. He doesn't really need this. You should be thankful.
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Music

An academic mix

Autumn is nigh, and with the turning season come books and classrooms and new ideas and pocket protectors. Much music on the topic of school has to do with the rebellion against it, lust, alienation or nostalgia. Linked below is a seasonal mix—most of the rock and roll or punk persuasion (sorry, no Van Halen)—to put you in the mood for education, be your participation willing or begrudging. Listen/watch here.

V.20 No.35 | 9/1/2011

Aural Fixation

Higher Learning

A mix of songs with academic themes

By Jessica Cassyle Carr
Autumn is nigh, and with the turning season come books and classrooms and new ideas and pocket protectors. Much music on the topic of school has to do with the rebellion against it, lust, alienation or nostalgia. Here’s a seasonal mix—most of the rock and roll or punk persuasion (sorry, no Van Halen)—to put you in the mood for education, be your participation willing or begrudging.

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