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V.24 No.7 | 2/12/2015
Gordy Andersen, rippin’
Gordy Andersen

Music History

An Interview with Gordy Andersen: Part 1

By August March
August March rang Albuquerque legend Gordy Andersen (Black Maria, Cracks in the Sidewalk, Jerry’s Kidz, et al) to discuss his formative experiences coming of age as a first generation high desert punk.
V.24 No.3 |


The Daily Word in how to do literally everything, APD and Lars von Trier

By Samantha Anne Carrillo [ Thu Jan 15 2015 1:12 PM ]
The Daily Word

We want to teach you how to do everything. Our first effort toward that lofty goal is the first installment of our How to Do Literally Everything issue.

Amelia Olson drops mad skin care kitchen science.

M. Brianna Stallings proposes strategies for surviving ABQ Ride.

Eva Avenue hips you to how to score work as an extra.

Carrie Murphy, a local doula, shares her guidance in creating your birth plan.

Mark Lopez teaches you how to make mixed media masterpieces.

And I want to show you how to fall in love with music again.

Test your knowledge of an APD shooting that made international headlines with this week's Crib Notes.

In other Alibi-related news, contributing writer David Correia was interviewed by website The Real News Network about the struggle against police brutality in Albuquerque. Read more on the subject in his Alibi articles "Is There Justice For James Boyd?" and "Life and Death and APD: Albuquerque's police violence problem."

"Chaos reigns."

But both the theatrical and extended cuts of Lars von Trier's Nymphomaniac Volumes I and II are streaming on Netflix. Plus Antichrist and Melancholia. Not convinced? Scope our reviews of Nymphomaniac Volume I and II and Melancholia. Now take your antidepressants and screen some film.

Download OTD = London-based label Blackest Ever Black's latest show on Berlin Community Radio

V.23 No.24 | 6/12/2014
LOLS graces a bleak stretch of Lomas Boulevard from atop an abandoned sign.
photos by Elizabeth Shores

Art Scenester

Tuning In to the City

The Lomas On-site Listening Station

By Alison Oatman
Ghostly transmissions along Lomas Boulevard reflect Burque back on itself.
V.21 No.32 | 8/9/2012
TJ Trout displays a shart-inducing shark.

Celebrity b.s.

TJ Trout caught a trout.

By Nick Brown [ Thu Aug 16 2012 3:30 PM ]

For several million years, 94 Rock’s TJ Trout ruled the radio airwaves with razor sharp teeth, abrasive skin and the ability to swim while sleeping. I sat in on his show a few times. It probably sounded like fun in Radio Land, but TJ was deadly serious in the control room and could shoot a panic-inducing glare, even while making laughter noises.

Last December TJ escaped Albuquerque in a flurry of shark shit and classic rock pheasant feathers. He told the Alibi he was going to do some fishing, and we’re happy to provide photographic evidence that he’s made good on his threat. We miss you, TJ.

TJ writes, “Post the shark pic! And tell everyone I miss 'em!” Ok, so it’s not a trout.

V.20 No.50 | 12/15/2011


TJ Trout’s last days on Albuquerque’s airwaves

By Marisa Demarco [ Tue Dec 13 2011 4:25 PM ]

Among the 10 just-spun tracks on 94 Rock:

Guns N’ Roses “Paradise City”

ZZ Top “Got Me Under Pressure”

Judas Priest “Genocide”

The Doors “Alabama Song”

AC/DC “You Shook Me All Night Long”

Some things in Albuquerque never ever change. I remember waiting, ready to pounce on the record button on my radio/cassette player. I was tuned into 94 Rock, and I was wanted to tape “Enter Sandman” by Metallica. I think I was 11, so it was the early ’90s. I thought that song was baaaaaaaaaaad.

TJ Trout would have been with the station five or six years at that point. After a quarter century with the station’s morning show, he’s retiring to a beach in Delaware. Wednesday, Dec. 21, will be his last day. I got a chance to hang out with him and talk shop for the feature this week. We discussed his history as the most well-known radio personality in Albuquerque and the future of radio.

V.20 No.49 | 12/8/2011
TJ Trout’s leaving the state and retiring to a beach. “I'm going to miss mostly the people. I'm talking about all the people I work with. I'm leaving my really close friends. Just the people—the listeners, too.”


Talk Jock Signs Off

TJ Trout’s quarter century of sports, sex, satire—and making a difference

By Marisa Demarco
It’s the end of an era of sports, sex and satire on Albuquerque’s airwaves. On Wednesday, Dec. 21, TJ Trout will host is last morning show for 94 Rock.
V.20 No.25 |


New Mexican, food ho, Radio

Talkin' NM Food on KIVA 1550 AM

By Ari LeVaux [ Fri Jun 24 2011 1:07 PM ]

On Saturday, June 25 (aka tomorrow) I'll be interviewed on "Break the Chain," a weekly radio show about the independent restaurant scene in Albuquerque and New Mexico. The host, Ryan Scott, has warned me he also wants to talk about the local cage fighting scene. Tune in to 1550 AM between 3-4 pm, and don’t be afraid to call in with your questions, comments, constructive criticism, restaurant tips, or anything else food-related that’s on your mind.
Listen here:

V.20 No.6 | 2/10/2011

Nerd News

Public radio über-nerd/hunk Ira Glass grew a beard

By Laura Marrich [ Fri Feb 4 2011 5:20 PM ]

His milieu being radio and all, the host of “This American Life” may well have been sporting face fur for a while now–but Current TV just added this video to its website last week.

When I stand back and look at the elements at play here, I’m kind of shocked at how much cuter I’m finding Ira Glass with shades of Tevye from Fiddler on the Roof at the forefront. But there you have it. I am firmly on the “yay” side of this look. What say you, Alibi readers—thumbs up or down on the beard?

V.19 No.33 | 8/19/2010


Want to hear a clip of Dr. Laura being racist?

By Marisa Demarco [ Fri Aug 13 2010 12:46 PM ]

I didn’t really, either. But ... wow. (Lots of N-word in there. May not be SFW.) She’s tried to make nice after the fact and backpedalled. Even her apology is ugly.

So far, she hasn’t been fired. She should absolutely be fired.

The slur—repeated 9, 10 times?—was only part of the fountain of sewage in this radio show. She said the black caller was overly sensitive and shouldn’t have married a white man if she didn’t have a sense of humor. Dr. Laura added that she’d hoped once we had a black president, people would stop whining about race. Also, “don’t NAACP me”?!?

But back to the N-word: It’s not OK to use racial slurs unless the speaker is part of the culture in question and reclaiming that word. The end. I know many people have disappointing opinions to the contrary. In this unmelting melting pot, we should all probably try not to be jerks. Avoiding the N-word and other slurs seems simple enough, but apparently that’s been a real problem for right-wing shock jocks.

V.19 No.23 |

Hear Local Music Sunday Nights at 9:30 on 104.1 The Edge

By Orio [ Sun Jun 13 2010 6:34 PM ]

Originally posted on Rocksquawk.

V.18 No.36 |
The hard part about traveling back in time from tomorrow to read the contest winners wasn't building the flux capacitor, but rather, generating 1.21 gigawatts. Classic dilemma.

Haiku Winners

By Erin Adair-Hodges [ Wed Sep 9 2009 10:31 AM ]

Even though the issue isn't officially out until tomorrow, you can hear the winning poems from this year's Haiku Contest today. How, you ask? Simple. Flux capacitor technology.

Today from 3 to 3:30 p.m. (or so), I'll be reading from our favorites on Carol Boss' show on KUNM 89.9. You can also listen to it at

V.18 No.35 | 8/27/2009
Stream “New Mexico Notes” at

Music to Your Ears

By Jessica Cassyle Carr

Music. Film. Music and Film.

Do you live in New Mexico? Are you a musician? Do you like movies? If you answered “Yes” to all of these questions, this information is for you (if not, move on to Rob Brezny’s Free Will Astrology).

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Charlie Z gets behind the mic at KUNM.
Eric Williams


Mr. Hot Lix Signs Off

After 31 years, Charlie Zdravesky goes off the air

By Simon McComack

Charlie Zdravesky says he doesn't remember much about his first “Hot Lix” show.

That might be because it happened more than three decades ago. Since 1978, Zdravesky—better known as Charlie Z or Mr. Hot Lix—has hosted his signature oldies radio program on Saturday nights from 8 to 10:30 p.m. on KUNM 89.9.

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