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V.22 No.51 |

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The Daily Word in Obama's year-end conference, a potted puppy and "the object"

By Mark Lopez [ Fri Dec 20 2013 12:50 PM ]
In the news: President Obama's year-end news conference, Blackberry, recent economic growth and rise in stocks, the object, Eclipse Aerospace, no room left, Colinas Del Norte Elementary School in Rio Rancho, pup ate too many weed brownies

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V.22 No.29 | 7/18/2013

Music

Story of Her Life: Waxing nostalgic about Loretta Lynn’s Van Lear Rose

By Mark Lopez [ Wed Jul 17 2013 2:34 PM ]

It's been almost a decade since Loretta Lynn's last record, Van Lear Rose, hit the shelves. A lot has gone down in those nine years. We've seen some of the worst natural disasters in history (BP anyone?), and we've also seen a further-magnified shift from music being played on LP devices to almost exclusively digital formats. Yet that's one of the great things about a recordit has the power to take you back. Back to where? That depends on the person, but the whole premise of a good album rests on the fact it doesn't lose its touch as the casing weathers or when the charts don't signify its importance, as it once did.

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V.22 No.22 | 5/30/2013

Arts Interview

Don’t Call It a Comeback

Hip Mama’s been here for years

By M. Brianna Stallings
Print’s not dead, baby! Read our interview with author Ariel Gore to hear why.

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V.22 No.15 |
Julia Minamata

Music

Ode to grunge

By Samantha Anne Carrillo [ Thu Apr 11 2013 2:10 PM ]

Depending on your aural upbringing and age, the term "grunge" may conjure up wildly divergent things. Read all about Alibi Copy Editor/Staff Writer Mark Lopez's romance with the Seattle sound in Seattle Wall of Sound: A paean to grunge. For me, Nirvana's Bleach was revelatory; Lopez prefers In Utero. Exploring difference is fun, no? In honor of this myriad genre, I compiled an hour-long grunge-tastic playlist for our dear readers, featuring tracks by: Flipper, L7, Babes in Toyland, 7 Year Bitch, Hole, Nirvana, Mudhoney, Tad, Wool, Melvins, Sleep Capsule, Coffin Break, Soundgarden, Killdozer, Pixies, The Breeders and Green River. Stream it below. Less-than-fresh coiffures, well-worn flannel and Dr. Martens are optional.

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V.22 No.15 | 4/11/2013
Julia Minamata juliaminamata.com

Aural Fixation

Seattle Wall of Sound

A paean to grunge

By Mark Lopez
Staff writer Mark Lopez explores the fuzzy riffs, frenzied corporate co-opting and ethos of authenticity that the grunge movement birthed.

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V.20 No.18 | 5/5/2011
Lovers

Song Roulette

By Jessica Cassyle Carr

Portland Lovers

Lovers is a Portland synth pop act made of three super-talented ladies (find downloads for a couple of songs here: bit.ly/portlandlovers). The trio is in the midst of a massive U.S. tour and stops in at Burt’s Tiki Lounge (313 Gold SW) on Monday, May 9. Animals in the Dark opens the free, 21-and-over show at 10 p.m. Find out what Lovers loves below, where vocalist Carolyn Berk has put her MP3 player on random shuffle.

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V.19 No.22 | 6/3/2010
MarchFourth marching band takes it to the streets.

Spotlight

Pomp and Circumstance

MarchFourth is not your nerdy high school marching band

By Summer Olsson

If you see a horde of musicians dressed like pirates who raided a band uniform store flood out of a giant touring coach, followed by fire spinners on stilts and sequined dancing girls, you’re probably about to witness the concert extravaganza that is the MarchFourth Marching Band. On Monday, June 7, the band will stage a huge performance at the El Rey Theater. Adults and children alike have the chance to be wowed by the music and spectacle this band is known for.

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V.19 No.14 | 4/8/2010

News

The Daily Word 4.6.10: Bosque Fire, Topless March, Apple iPad

By Adam Fox [ Tue Apr 6 2010 10:03 AM ]
In the news: around 30% contained, 25 are dead, Two dozen women march topless in Portland, $1 million dollar adult diaper scheme, youngest person ever to climb Mount Everest, Duke defeats the upstart Butler Bulldogs, in the form of $16.4 million, Apple sells 300,000, proposes how to handle a $43 million budget shortfall

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V.19 No.7 | 2/18/2010
Our air hockey table in the back of a truck.
Our air hockey table in the back of a truck.

The Alibi Air Hockey Table Has Been Grabbed

By Nick Brown [ Fri Feb 19 2010 5:06 PM ]

This week, we ran an Alibi classified ad offering up our the air hockey table to the first person who could haul it away. We got about a zillion calls and now it’s gone. Sorry to everyone who didn’t get here first. It was really huge and took up our whole back room, so it’s kind of nice to have it gone. Our back room was packed with so much junk you could barely move in there, much less play air hockey. Farewell, air hockey table.

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V.18 No.31 | 7/30/2009

Online Exclusive: The Metal Shakespeare Company

By Simon McCormack [ Fri Jul 24 2009 1:19 PM ]

I knew Lord Simms before he became a pedlar of Shakespearean metal.

Back in the day, Simms was in an Albuquerque hardcore punk band called Question The Answers, or QTA as the kids called it. He has since moved to Portland (with the rest of Albuquerque) and is now charged with versification and axemanship for The Metal Shakespeare Company. The good Lord was kind enough to send me a letter with answers to my queries. The Metal Shakespeare Company plays Atomic Cantina on Friday, July 31 with Flood The Sun, Dead on Point 5 and Made in Bangladesh.

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