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Felix Peralta and David Barclay
Felix Peralta and David Barclay

Today marks the celebratory release of Ocho, the new album from Felix y los Gatos. Mel Minter wrote about the band’s South Valley gris-gris in this week’s music section.

V.21 No.25 | 6/21/2012
Felix Peralta and David Barclay

Spotlight

South Valley Gris-Gris

Felix y los Gatos conjures spellbinding sounds

By Mel Minter

Judging from Ocho, the new album from Felix y los Gatos, Felix Peralta (guitar, vocals) has been knee-deep in some hard times lately: relationship problems, too much partying, trying not to party, homesickness (living in the Heights and aching for the South Valley), car trouble and so on.

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V.20 No.19 | 5/12/2011

Culture Shock

By Summer Olsson

Hello, Now Write a Story

Readers of last week’s Culture Shock know that I’m replacing the intrepid John Bear as Arts and Lit editor. It’s a pleasure to jump right into his scuffed and holey shoes (that’s for you, John) and, as one of my first projects, announce our annual Flash Fiction Contest. I encourage every writer and would-be writer in the area to take an hour, get that very short story that’s brewing in your brain down on paper and send it my way. The top four entries will be published in this here paper, and winners will get cool prizes, like books and gift certificates. Keep your submissions to 119 words and email to summer@alibi.com.

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