Alibi V.23 No.48 • Nov 27-Dec 3, 2014

In the Key of Thanksgiving

Seven stellar shows to be grateful for

Wherein we hype a week chock-full of awesome shows, ranging from “etho-chaos” to indie rock to traditional jazz to doom metal. Now with A/V!

The Latest

Best of Burque Music 2019 Voting Is Underway

Nominations are in, vote daily until Feb. 27

Yes, music fans, the Third Annual Best of Burque Music Showcase is upon us. Nominations closed Feb. 8 and voting is now open through Feb. 27, 2019 at midnight. This is step two of a process that culminates in a fabulous performance event on March 30.

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Welcome to Albuquerque

Nuclear meltdown capital of the world

Weekly Alibi’s latest collaboration with environmental politics journal La Jicarita examines a source of serious discontent, the radioactive contents of the Sandia Mixed Waste Landfill.

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Odds & Ends

From California to Germany, it’s funny because it happened to someone else.

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The Theory of Everything

Love is a black hole in surprisingly romantic Stephen Hawking biopic

Love is a black hole in the surprisingly romantic Stephen Hawking biopic The Theory of Everything.

Reel World

Rio Rancho organizes media maker meetup, Women in Film looks for female-centric scripts and Taos Shortz wants your shorts.

Watch, Eat, Repeat

Thanksgiving Around the Dial

What is there to watch on TV this Thanksgiving? Let’s take a trip around the dial.

Week in Sloth

Kids become Santa Hunters, “Moms Go Bad” and punkins will be chunked this week around the TV dial.

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Sonic Reducer

This week we listened to new releases from Pianos Become the Teeth, Kim Deal and Savages/Bo Ningen. Now with A/V!

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For the Love of Books

Authors get in your face for Indies First

Authors hit the sales floor this Saturday to support some of your favorite independent bookstores.

Alibi V.23 No.47 • Nov 20-26, 2014

Gift Guide 2014

Oh God, it’s happening again

Oh god, you’re going to have to buy presents. But the Weekly Alibi is here to help!

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Quirky Doesn’t Rhyme with Burque

But homegrown retailers do have the goods

Regardless of rhyme (of lack thereof), shopping locally for quintessentially “Burque” ( /bo͝or-keh/) gifts transcends labels like “quirky” (/ˈkwərkē/) with our burg’s diverse and uncommon goods.

Buying Bad

The show is gone, but the swag lives on

Got any friends or family members who keep telling you “Say my name” and won’t stop shouting “Science, bitch!” every time Neil deGrasse Tyson comes on TV? These are the presents for them.

Merry Bookmas!

From the Land of Enchantment

From poetry to history, these books are perfect for the lit-nerd in your life.

Your Holiday Shopping Soundtrack

A mini-guide to scoring sonic presents in Burque

Wherein we profile four local record stores that proffer profundity and new and used vinyl, CDs and cassettes.

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Odds & Ends

From Arkansas to Scotland, it’s funny because it happened to someone else.

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The Soul of the Party

Five bomb gigs serve as sonic balm

Show Up! delivers deets on electro, experimental, nuevomexicano, hip-hop and turntablism concerts happening this week in the 505.

Sonic Reducer

This week we listened to new releases of older sounds from Pink Floyd and Bob Dylan and brand-new ones from Neil Young.

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Pelican Dreams

Odd duck of a documentary looks in on our fine, feathered friends

Director of Wild Parrots of Telegraph Hill wings it again with Pelican Deams.

Reel World

Pizza Girl Masssacre has DVD party, Filmmakers Showcase needs New Mexicans, Pueblo Film Festival hits Cultural Center.

Week in Sloth

Television goes crazy for Thanksgiving food porn, En Vogue delivers a Christmas special and the Amish get to renovating.

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Not Everything Is Illuminated

New Mexico artist sheds light on complicated lives

Beautiful humans and layers of symbolism intertwine on the raw-wood canvasses of local artist Jodie Herrera.

Reel It In …

Characters shine in this novel about a small Italian town and the fishing, biking and music that drive its inhabitants.

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A State of Bliss

New Mexico’s magic is strong at La Merienda

It’s local and delicious, and it requires reservations.

Alibi V.23 No.46 • Nov 13-19, 2014

Whiplash

Intense musical drama is tough enough to make the kids from “Glee” cry ... more than they normally do

Musical drama Whiplash proves practice makes perfect by mixing “Glee” and Full Metal Jacket.

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Odds & Ends

From France to Kentucky, it’s funny because it happened to someone else.

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Electric Dreams on Black Walls

Exhibit celebrates Nikola Tesla with 21 points of view

A famous electrical wunderkind proves fertile creative ground for Albuquerque artists at a new Downtown show.

Free Verse

Renowned “wandering poet” Naomi Shihab Nye comes to Duke City for a free reading and discussion as part of the NM Humanities Council’s annual convocation.

Antichrist Superstar

From the ’20s to the ’50s, William Mortensen defied the likes of Ansel Adams to pursue his own erotic and grotesque vision of photography.

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Coast to Coast

Korean BBQ House and Sushi & Sake

Ari LeVaux visits both sides of the Sea of Japan with a review of this Nob Hill favorite.

Pictures on the Wall

Cervantes Restaurant & Lounge

Amelia Olson soaks in the retro-lounge vibes of Cervantes New Mexican Restaurant.

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Reel World

Bagdad Cafe screens, Pornotopia returns uncensored and The Last Peyote Guardians comes to town.

Week in Sloth

The Hollywood Film Awards go TV, Banksy Does New York and Aaliyah gets the Lifetime treatment.

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On the Record with Get Action

Hometown supergroup releases 7-inch

Wherein Captain America relates Get Action’s origin story in preview of their vinyl release party.