V.25 No.28 | 07/14/2016
A Black Hole in Emerald City
Creeping on Kurt Cobain's house
By Desiree Garcia [ Tue Jul 19 2016 2:32 PM ]
When you think about traveling, the thought tends to bring more of an anxiety attack than excitement. You think about where you want to go, how much it's going to cost, where you're going to stay, how long you can take off of work, things to do, and if you'll have enough time to do everything you want because who knows when you'll be back to this destination. But then there are the people like me who pick somewhere that seems cool and just pick up and go. Money will always figure itself out, and why not go for a day or three rather than sit around and wish you could because of this excuse or that excuse?
After arriving, I spent half of the night in the hotel room eating pizza and watching “Law and Order” and falling in and out of sleep but waking myself up with gross burps from the orange soda I'd also consumed. I wasn't up for hardcore exploring after a short five hours of sleep and a long flight, but I ventured out into Seattle, had myself some coffee from the original Starbucks in Pike Place Market (which is Downtown, for those who don't know), and walked on a small boardwalk that had a ferris wheel on it. I felt constant plume of regret breeze across my skin, stemming from the fact that I wore shorts and forgot I wasn't in the desert anymore.
I had the plan, I just didn't realize that it was actually going to take three hours to accomplish because my GPS is probably the worst pre-installed app to ever come on a cell phone. It took me everywhere else except where I wanted to be in the first place. I mean, I never even thought I'd find myself driving up and down a few blocks in the dead of night, looking for a house that I thought was going to bring me some sort of revelation to my angsty adolescent days to begin with. The neighborhoods that I got lost in all felt and looked the same. They were slightly weathered from all the rain and humidity, but were surrounded by trees and bushes that looked like one of those photoshopped pictures that is enhanced to make it seem like you have better photography skills than you actually do.
V.24 No.48 | 11/26/2015
I Tawt I Heard a Puddytat
Friday, Dec 4: Tacocat • post post punk pop • Red Light Cameras
By Robin Babb [ Wed Dec 2 2015 2:30 PM ]
Technicolor-dyed hair, surfy guitar vibes and unabashed riot grrl revivalism combine in this energetic quartet.
V.22 No.51 |
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 ]
It's time for President Obama's year-end news conference!
Who will save Blackberry?
Could our recent economic growth and rise in stocks lead toward a prosperous 2014?
It looks like Bertha found “the object.”
In case you're unemployed, Eclipse Aerospace might have a job for you.
Animals shelters around Albuquerque have asked people to stop bringing in animals because there's no room left.
A parent went into a classroom and threatened a student at Colinas Del Norte Elementary School in Rio Rancho.
A portland pup ate too many weed brownies and had to be taken to the vet. Poor guy couldn't handle the high.
V.22 No.17 |
The Daily Word in Mobile explosions, Justin Bieber's alleged pot bust and Santa Fe's Gay Marriage Resolution
By Mark Lopez [ Thu Apr 25 2013 9:53 AM ]
Missing Brown student's body has been found.
Two fuel barges light up the Mobile River in Alabama.
So, TMZ apparently got the first wind on Justin Bieber's alleged pot bust, but this is still a developing story, people.
Grants High School students aim to get teacher to resign after they say he ignored a student who suffered a miscarriage in the hallway.
Gay marriage resolution passed!
Apparently Steve Kush did not know people could read his Twitter and Facebook comments.
Impostor Seattle nurse stole meds from patients' IVs. ... What is the world coming to?
V.22 No.15 |
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.
V.22 No.15 | 4/11/2013
Julia Minamata juliaminamata.com
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.
V.22 No.3 | 1/17/2013
Sioux City Pete rawks Iron Haus
By Samantha Anne Carrillo [ Tue Jan 22 2013 11:40 AM ]
Hyper-local archivist, DJ and DIY devotee Derek Caterwaul shares his experiences with depraved blues-rawk bandleader Sioux City Pete. Read all about it in Sioux City Pete & the Beggars Call up Thunder. Scroll on to peruse Sioux City Pete & the Beggars A/V. Iron Haus • Sioux City Pete & the Beggars • Pancakes! • Terri Schiavo Dance Party • Wed Jan 3 • 8:30 pm • $5 • 21+
Sioux City Pete & the Beggars Call up Thunder
By Derek Caterwaul
DJ and archivist Derek Caterwaul reminisces about his last encounter with Sioux City Pete and delivers the 411 on a DIY rawk show.
V.21 No.45 |
The Daily Word: why George Takei is mad at facebook; how Republicans can be surprised at the Obama victory; what happens when weed is legalized in Seattle
By Geoffrey Plant [ Sat Nov 10 2012 12:14 PM ]
A New Mexico company is selling Breaking Bad bath salts.
The family of Albuquerque attorney Mary Han is suing APD, claiming police screwed-up the investigation into her purported suicide.
Is fracking in Rio Arriba County's future?
Albuquerque city councilors may overturn the minimum wage increase that was approved by voters last week.
George Clooney won the election for Obama.
Seattle Police Department explains the marijuana laws that will go into effect December Sixth.
You will probably not be allowed to hunt giant octopus in Seattle's Puget Sound anymore.
The 2011 World Press Photos contest winners.
Denmark is getting rid of the "fat-tax" that was applied to certain foods last year.
This song celebrating Thanksgiving may cause you to step in front of a bus.
George Takei joins the ranks of Facebook users angry about the money-grubbing EdgeRank filter.
Obama was declared the winner of the presidential contest in Florida.
Does fact checking matter if politicians continue to lie after their fabrications have been exposed?
Republicans were surprised Romney lost because they believe Rush Limbaugh and Fox news.
On this day in 1969 Sesame Street premiered.
V.21 No.45 | 11/8/2012
Jenny Invert front man talks stamps, nothingness and silence
By Samantha Anne Carrillo [ Fri Nov 9 2012 4:12 PM ]
We caught up with Jenny Invert’s Sam Miller this week in To Burque, With Love. The once-Burqueño band performs in its former stomping ground this weekend. Notorious lurker and original Invert member David “Poncho” Schripsema fills in for his Pacific Northwest counterpart, Eva Ave., at the gig. Listen to music from Jenny Invert and other performing acts below. Launchpad • Jenny Invert • Mr. Gnome • the Cherry Tempo • Bigawatt • Sat Nov 10 • 9:30 pm • $6 • 21+
To Burque, With Love
Jenny Invert delivers dark, operatic pop
By Samantha Anne Carrillo
We chatted with Jenny Invert’s Sam Miller about stamps, philosophy, music, Seattle and Mike Watt.
V.21 No.44 | 11/1/2012
The Intelligence brings the whip-smart rock
By Samantha Anne Carrillo [ Mon Nov 5 2012 1:49 PM ]
Rock critic Captain America schools us on the history, sound and performance style of Seattle act The Intelligence in this week’s music feature, The Intelligence Quotient. Check out a short and sweet new music video below. Low Spirits • The Intelligence • CanyonLands • Sad Baby Wolf • Nov 5 • 9 pm • $8 • 21-and-over • lowspiritslive.com
The Intelligence Quotient
Seattle rockers sound smart
By Captain America
Captain America shares insight into The Intelligence’s sonic evolution, performance style and new album.
V.21 No.36 |
The Daily Word in typos, Wells Fargo, Larry Flynt, bed bugs, and Fords
By Geoffrey Plant [ Sun Sep 9 2012 9:53 AM ]
Call the State Police instead: Rio Arriba County Sheriff's department will no longer be open after eight pm.
A typo and confusion over the ballot process may prevent Burquenos from voting on a minimum wage hike.
Students in China's Jiangsu province say they are being forced to manufacture the iPhone 5.
R.E.M. doesn't like the "puff adder brand of reportage" at Fox News.
The mystery of the "West Seattle hum" is solved.
People are on edge about circumcision in Germany.
Wells Fargo fired a man for using a fake dime at a laundromat 49 years ago.
Gah! Bed bugs in the literature section.
Larry Flynt is offering one million dollars to anyone who produces Mitt Romney's tax records.
Oldest Ford in existence is up for auction.
On this day in 1958, Runaway Lita Ford was born.
V.21 No.4 | 1/26/2012
A few thoughts on an odd book about incest in the Pacific Northwest
By Sam Adams [ Thu Jan 19 2012 5:32 PM ]
I recently read a book called Ed King, by David Guterson. I enjoyed it at first. When I began it I was having Thanksgiving with my family in Olympia, Wa., which is about an hour south of Seattle. The book is set in Seattle. It also takes the reader on a trip to the Orcas Islands (about and hour and a half north of Seattle). There’s something magical about those little islands off the western seaport of Anacortes. They have this time-lost feeling, kind of like the Aran Islands off the coast of Galway, Ireland. And it’s nice to read about places you’re staying when you’re on vacation. Hell, it’s nice to read about anywhere that has a seaport when you spend 11 months of the year living in the desert.
Anyway, back to Ed King. Started great. Really good job with the scenery. But man, is it one of hell of a headache when it starts getting all lofty with analogies to Greek tragedies. Enough, though. This tangent is just my way of trying to get you to read my review of Ed King.
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