Alibi V.23 No.40 • Oct 2-8, 2014

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A History of Balloon Fiesta

How media marketing transformed the autumn sky

August March delves into the storied history of the Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta.

2014 AIBF Schedule

From special shapes rodeos to mass ascensions, learn when and where to get your balloonacy on with the 2014 AIBF schedule.

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Music Yields Meaning

Four grand gigs to believe in

A vibrant live music scene awaits fans of hip-hop, psych-folk, hard bop and Afropop this week in Albuquerque. Now with A/V!

Outsider Art Thrives in Shiprock

Indie/electro/punk fest as Native soundtrack

August March delivers deets on the 4th annual Indie/Electro/Punk Music Festival happening this weekend in Shiprock, N.M.

Sonic Reducer

This week we listened to new albums by Electric Wizard, Weezer and Aphex Twin. Now with A/V!

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Blessed Are the Humble

New coffee shop offers neighborliness, Pop-Tarts

Have a cappucino and a “pie-tart” at this new café near the University.

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Odds & Ends

From China to Idaho, it’s funny because it happened to someone else.

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Reel World

New Mexico Film office holds film and education summit, Dig seeks paid workers and Cape Fear shows as part of De Niro film series.

Horse Laughs

“BoJack Horseman” on Netflix

Netflix combats network television animation with its own irreverent series “BoJack Horseman.”

Week in Sloth

NBC delivers “Bad Judge,” TNT shows what’s “On the Menu” and The CW gets super with “The Flash.”

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Culture Shock

The ABQ artworld thrives this month with gorgeous palettes, a new gallery in former horse stables, a benefit for dogs and more.

Alibi V.23 No.39 • Sept 25-Oct 1, 2014

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Albuquerque and the Indian

Our perception of Native Americans needs to change

Novelist Erika Wurth writes that attitudes about Native Americans in Albuquerque need to change.

Odds & Ends

From Australia to Pennsylvania, it’s funny because it happened to someone else.

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“Rock” and Brews

Kiss Army Department of Veterans Affairs opens new assembly hall at intersection of Montgomery and Hell

Jessica Cassyle Carr checks out the new KISS restaurant and finds more schlock than rock.

Burgers and Abrasive Drummers

Things I felt while eating a cheeseburger at Gecko’s

Amelia Olson delves into the more experiential aspects of Burque’s beloved restaurants in this new column.

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Love Is Strange

Older couple opts for marriage, ends up out on the street in quietly emotional love story

Older gay couple gets married, touching off a quiet string of tragedy in empathatic indie Love Is Strange.

Reel World

New Mexico Film Office seeks entries for its Filmmakers Showcase, The Invincible Czars hit town to make movie music, Despicable Me 2 screens for free.

#sitcom, #topical

“Selfie” on ABC

Karen Gillan does My Fair Lady for the internet age in ABC’s “Selfie.”

Week in Sloth

“Family Guy” crosses over with “The Simpsons,” CBS gets a “Stalker” and ABC tells you “How To Get Away With Murder.”

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Bird Is the Word

Four flight-ready concerts to fuel your fall

From fuzz to pop-punk and beyond, Show Up! delivers deets on four concerts you shouldn’t miss this week.

Brian Jones: The Making of the Rolling Stones

New bio explores fallen rock star’s life and death

Journalist Paul Trynka’s latest bio, Brian Jones: The Making of the Rolling Stones, examines the existentence of a talented, tortured multi-instrumentalist.

Sonic Reducer

This week we listened to new releases from My Brightest Diamond, Perfume Genius and Purling Hiss. Now with A/V!

Alibi V.23 No.38 • Sept 18-24, 2014

Tusk

Kevin Smith delivers the Canada-mocking, furry-loving, surgical horror-comedy you’ve been waiting for

Kevin Smith’s newest film, Tusk, is a WTF? combination of silly Canadian jokes and gory body horror.

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Gateway Legislation

How our elected representatives protect us from ourselves

Samantha Anne Carrillo asks the question: When it comes to cannabis, why are our city and state leaders trying to protect us from ourselves?

Mary Jane Says

A collection of words about cannabis

From Bill Hicks to Nancy Reagan, these people all had something to say about marijuana.

A Dummies’ Guide to MMJ

Understanding New Mexico’s medical cannabis law

What’s the deal with medical cannabis in New Mexico? We asked William Ford of R. Greenleaf how it all works.

High Art

Pot and comedy

Genevieve Mueller looks at how recreational marijuana legalization has helped to support aspects of Denver’s artistic community.

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Passion Play of a Wandering Man

Tull’s Anderson mulls past and present

Alibi music stringer August March interviews Ian Anderson, the prime mover of prog-rock icon Jethro Tull, about his new solo work, his legendary career and retaining hope for humanity.

Music to Your Ears

Scope Music to Your Ears for coverage of women’s solo experimental music fest Gatas y Vatas and worldly annual happening ¡Globalquerque! Now with A/V!

Sonic Reducer

This week, we listened to the latest releases from U2, The Juan MacLean and Summon the Scapegoat. Now with A/V!

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Odds & Ends

From Oklahoma to Oregon, it’s funny because it happened to someone else.

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Reel World

New Mexico Film Foundation showcases “Life in New Mexico,” Globabquerque invites international cinema, Women in Film wants shot screenplays.

Immortal Kombat

“Forever” on ABC

Sherlock Holmes is immortal and solving crimes in ABC’s overly familiar supernatural police procedural “Forever.”

Week in Sloth

“NCIS” goes to New Orleans, Tim & Eric tell “Bedtime Stories” and FOX gives us a Batman-less Gotham City.

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A Tribe Apart and Alone

Crazy Horse’s Girlfriend exposes hard choices for native youth

Abrasive, subversive and iconoclastic, Crazy Horse’s Girlfriend serves up modern native adolescence in all its complexity and ferocity.

Form and Abstraction

Emerging from her background in psychoanalysis and pathology, Eliza M. Schmid’s abstractions are stunning.

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