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V.23 No.12 | 3/20/2014

dreams

Rowdy’s Dream Blog #339: Martha Stewart Turns Into Someone Else

I briefly meet Martha Stewart face-to-face at a party where others wearing novel jewelry are dancing. She transforms into someone else I know.

V.22 No.24 | 6/13/2013

dreams

Rowdy’s Dream Blog #298: I hope there aren’t a bunch of girl hogs at the party.

I am at Conan's house. A party is about to start. I have a difficult task dictated by instructions printed on folded cardboard cards. Each successive clue, however, makes my job somewhat easier, culminating simply in "play Foreigner real loud.” People start to arrive in rusty jeeps. I check my guitar in its black case. My pal J complains that some of the guests will be “girl hogs.”

V.21 No.27 | 7/5/2012

dreams

Rowdy’s Dream Blog #256: A teenager hugs my feet.

I am drinking at a party. A young teen dressed in white enters. He kneels at my feet and hugs them saying, "My father in Christ!" He says I was the one who first witnessed to him. Later I see him clowning around and he is quite funny.

V.21 No.25 | 6/21/2012

Council Watch

No One Expects the Inquisition

This week, Councilor Rey Garduño demands answers from Albuquerque’s police chief. Plus, the Council fails to take a stand against Citizens United.
V.21 No.15 |
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The godfather of New Mexico music

Back in the day, Al Hurricane hit the road and played with the likes of Fats Domino and Marvin Gaye. But he's firmly rooted in Albuquerque, where he raised his seven kids.

We're so glad to have Mr. Hurricane play our Taco USA party tonight at El Pinto. Read up on the legend in this week's music article, "Sigue Cantando."

Details on the show and half-price tickets can be found at alibi.com/tacousa.

V.21 No.14 | 4/5/2012
Jess Ruby / Firebrand Photography
Decorations by Tahnee Udero and Marya Errin Jones. Balloon arch and candy buffet by Bee Bee the Clown. Face painting by Kayla Mansfield.

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A lovely Spring Social

Yesterday’s mini-snow was preceded by a peek at real N.M. spring—days of blissful warmth with little wind.

Jess Ruby / Firebrand Photography
Tall Boys! (Albuquerque Boys Choir on stilts)

On such a day, fine folks gathered at Launchpad for a psychedelic picnic. There was much rejoicing. The place looked the best I’ve ever seen it, thanks to the handywork of Bee Bee the Clown, Marya Errin Jones and Tahnee Udero.

Dogs were provided by Chicago Dog. Olo Yogurt Studio arrived with frozen treats. Bee Bee created a candy buffet. Performances by Roo, Hyperland, Tall Boys and Tropical Girls inspired revelry.

Stay tuned for the next Alibi Group Hug event: The legendary Al Hurricane and ¡Ask a Mexican! columnist Gustavo Arellano and El Pinto on Wednesday, April 18.

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FAQ RE: The Alibi Spring Social

Q: What’s in it for me?

A: Attractive friends and a general feeling of belonging. Plus, free hot dogs from Chicago Dog starting at 8 p.m. First come, first served. Free frozen yogurt from Olo starting at 10 p.m. while supplies last. Candy buffet all night long. Photo Booth Rentals of New Mexico will snap your picture and give you a strip for free. Kayla will paint your skin.

Q: What if I just want to dance?

A: Hedonic revelry is essential. To aid in your pleasure, we present to you: The glimmering math rock of Roo, space voyager Hyperland, the dreamy country of Tall Boys (girls on stilts) and the lo-fi beach synth of Tropical Girls. Not to mention DJ Mello and her soulful psychedelia.

Q: What is a spring social?

A: We think it’s like a garden party in Anne of Green Gables times, but we’re not totally sure. It conjures images of hats with ribbons in them, though we’ve never owned such a thing. We prefer a brighter, more sparkly interpretation. Frozen treats are mandatory. As is dance music. Warm climes preferred.

Q: What will the weather be like on Friday?

A: The triple-dubs predict a balmy º78 during the day with a clear and mellow º50 in the latter part of the evening.

Alibi Spring Social

Friday, March 30, Launchpad. Doors at 8 p.m., $5, 21+

V.21 No.2 | 1/12/2012

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Lots of kissing in the photo booth

New Year’s Eve ushers in bright-eyed optimism—and lots of lip-locking.

As I perused the photos from the Alibi’s New Year’s Eve party, I felt sure that most everyone got a smooch—or at least a peck on the cheek—as we collectively told 2011 to hit the road. But I didn’t want to publish bajillions of besos like some kind of creep. Instead, here’s a sampling of the hijinks that went on in there.

Special thanks to Photo Booth Rentals of New Mexico. They’re really nice folks.

V.21 No.1 | 1/5/2012

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Free food from Monroe’s at the Alibi’s New Year’s Eve party

Monroe’s on Lomas is a regular late-breakfast/early-lunch spot for me. It’s the chile that draws me.

We’ll have enchiladas, tamales, beans, rice, and chips and salsa from Monroe’s at the Launchpad on Saturday. Get there early, because it’s first come, first served. If you show up at 8 p.m. when the doors open, you can chow down and get down to the tunes of soul spinner DJ Tahnee. She’s got a fantastic collection of vinyl that includes early rock ‘n’ roll, soul, funk and more.

Stick around for this dancing shoe-friendly lineup, listed here from first to last:

5 Star Motelles (’60s girl group revival)

Cowboys and Indian (rockabilly)

The Blue Hornets (ska)

We’ll toast the new year with champagne at midnight, and you’ll have free use of the photo booth from Photo Booth Rentals of New Mexico all night long.

$8

8 p.m.

21+

RSVP on FaceSpace.

V.20 No.47 | 11/24/2011

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Photos from the Alibi’s steampunk ball (NSFW if your work sucks)

Scores of enthusiasts attended Captain Lionel Gearpunk’s Steam-Powered Ball, as evidenced by the folks who crowded the stage for our costume contest. The cosmetic interpretations of steampunk were superlative, as were the entertainers.

First up, Small Game fronted by Emma Crane. Then, the Ladies’ Society of Grenadiers, a band formed especially for this show. Film Editor Devin D. O’Leary took over hosting duties and introduced burlesque from aerialist September Smith and Godiva Bleu. Bianca Lily and Strong Man Sam treated the gallery to a steampunk-inspired dance. Squash Blossom Boys, not pictured here, polished off the night.

Sheley brought her steampunk-themed wares, and the Alibi gifted admirers with free passes to see a sneak preview of Hugo, a film for your young ones by Martin Scorsese.

V.20 No.45 |
Hugo
Hugo

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Free tickets to Scorsese's "Hugo" at 11.11.11 party

We'll be giving away 50+ pairs of tickets to Scorsese's latest, Hugo, at our steampunk party tomorrow at Launchpad!

First come, first served.

The steam-powered ball

featuring

Burlesque:
September Smith
Godiva Bleu

Dance:
Bianca Lily and Strong Man Sam

Music:
Squash Blossom Boys
The Ladies' Society of Grenadiers
Small Game
DJ Caterwaul

And a costume contest with prizes from Free Radicals!

RSVP here.

V.20 No.45 | 11/10/2011

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The Alibi’s throwing a steampunk ball on 11.11.11

Captain Lionel Gearpunk’s Steam-Powered Ball

RSVP here

A spectacle spectacular at Launchpad on Friday! Doors at 8 p.m. $5

Circus burlesque act September Smith will rise above the audience.

Godiva Bleu will also perform a steampunk-themed tease.

Bianca Lily and Strong Man Sam will dance for you.

Squash Blossom Boys!!!

Plus, the Ladies’ Society of Grenadiers formed especially for this event (featuring members of The Gracchi and Ya Ya Boom).

Small Game, too!

DJ Caterwaul will spin all night.

And shore up some cash for steampunk jewelry and crafts by Sheley.

V.20 No.23 |

arts

Alibi Employees Know How to Party

and here's how we got down

These are just a few of us who glammed-out and attended the party. The others were dancing and mingling so much they eluded the camera.
I will be sleuthing out more pictures presently...

Please note the sleazy 'staches on Laura and yours truly.

La Jaula hotties
La Jaula hotties

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Party Shots: La Jaula!

Here's what you missed if you missed it

The Alibi's Group Hug Glam Pride Party was a smashing success and dazzlingly fun. Casa Esencia started off really swank and we filled it with beautiful people.
Kicking-off the night was La Jaula, and not only are they terrific musicians, they're also all really good looking.

La Jaula in action
La Jaula in action
Georgina Escobar and Abe Jallad
Georgina Escobar and Abe Jallad
Torchy
Torchy

Today's Events

Sean Costanza at Blackbird Buvette

Sean Constanza
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Stand-Up Comedy Thursday at The Stage @ Santa Ana Star

Story Time at Esther Bone Memorial Library

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