spirit guide


V.25 No.24 | 6/16/2016

Patio and Happy Hour Guide

Pati-yo’ Beer Belly

Suds under the sun

There's nothing quite like sipping on a local beer while watching the sunset or snacking on grub from food trucks, and having the right patio is key. Luckily Albuquerque has a plethora of quality breweries and pretty patios to match. Here are just a few favorites.
Pueblo Harvest Cafe
J. Grisham

Patio and Happy Hour Guide

Oxygen-Rich Music

Live tunes out in the open

Joshua Lee’s favorite winter distraction is going out to catch live music, but during the summer, he has only one true love: the shade.
El Burro
R. Chavez

Patio and Happy Hour Guide

Summer Sippin’

Refreshing cocktails on airy patios

Ahhh, the dog days of summer: the scorching heat, the mosquitos, the constant sweat. The only plus sides of the season are the special cocktails, open air patios and perfectly cool nights. Burque plays host to an abundance of locales for sitting and sipping. So, if you’re not already in the know, here are a handful of notable libations to drink en plein air.

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V.21 No.23 | 6/7/2012
Spirit guide and Flying Burrito Brother Gram Parsons
Sheilah Siminuk

Music Chambers

Cosmic American Fanatic

PilGram Sheilah Siminuk talks about her shrine

It’s one thing to know and possess all of the music of your favorite artist, and quite another to light candles for him each night. There are fans, and then there are fans. In early March when I introduced the Music Chambers column, I tried to entice readers to show me spaces in homes that are devoted to music, asking unseriously, “Is there a shrine to Gram Parsons tucked away in your attic?” About six weeks later, photos of just that—a bona fide Gram Parsons shrine—materialized in my inbox. Ask and ye shall receive!

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V.20 No.33 | 8/18/2011

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Spotlight

Americana Pie

Entertainment genre demographics

On average, what kind of nightlife do Albuquerque, Santa Fe and surrounding areas have to offer? Based on a sample taken from this week’s Music Calendar, a lot of DJs. People playing prerecorded music of various forms, formats and qualities is nearly twice as common as the next highest ranking genre—jazz. Rock, Americana (which includes folk, singer-songwriter, alt.country and bluegrass) and karaoke rounded out the top five. For proportional illustration, view the makeup of the Alibi’s Music Calendar in this appetizing pie chart.

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