Alibi V.24 No.2 • Jan 8-14, 2015

For Those Devout to Rock

Six pursuits worth a salute

Show Up! delivers deets on six sweet, upcoming shows. Local and touring math rock, gypsy swing, electro, rockabilly, country and indie garage acts all rock Burque this week.

Best of Burque 2019 Nominations Are Wide Open

The original Albuquerque reader’s poll busts out with another taste-making iteration

It’s anybody’s game, Burqueños. If there is a best, together we will find it. The rules are simpler than ever: Nominations run March 6 through March 22 and you can vote for your favorites every day. The top five nominees in each category are then promoted to a steel cage death match of competitive weekly voting madness March 27 through April 10. From this hardcore democratic exercise the winners will emerge victorious or die trying. Let the games begin!

Sounds Like Burque

Best of Burque Music Showcase soundtracks March 30

Our readers know what they like; and thanks to our annual Best of Burque Music reader survey, so do we. On Saturday, March 30, join us for Weekly Alibi’s 2019 Best Of Burque Music Showcase at über-popular Downtown venues Sister, Side Effex, KiMo Theatre, The Jam Spot, Corpus Arts and Launchpad.

Building the Cannatopia

RSVP to Weekly Alibi’s New Mexico Cannabis Expo

Since New Mexico legalized medical cannabis back in 2007, the Earth has circled the Sun a dozen times. Amid those revolutions, the sociocultural acceptance of using cannabis and derived cannabinoids—think THC, CBD and CBN—as legitimate medication has gained significant ground here in The Land of Enchantment. And, with the 2018 US Farm Bill’s passage, the licensed cultivation of hemp in New Mexico is now ostensibly legal.

Drawing Down the Future

Dating back to at least the 18th century, the cultural impact of comic art in the United States is undeniable. Founding father Ben Franklin’s darkly humorous 1754 “Join, or Die” comic is, after all, remembered as the first cartoon published in an American newspaper. The alt-weekly has long offered its readers incisive, strange, deadpan and riotously funny comic strips while providing cartoonists with access to a historically receptive audience.

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Odds & Ends

From Russia to Illinois, it’s funny because it happened to someone else.

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Wetlands

German sex comedy proves your body is a wonderland—an icky, smelly, disease-infested wonderland

Raunchy German sex comedy Wetlands proves your body is a wonderland—an icky, smelly, disease-infested wonderland.

Reel World

Albuquerque Comic Con teams up with Albuquerque Film Festival to fight crime (not really), and local short “Low/Fi” premieres.

No News Is Bad News

“Jack Vale: Offline” on HLN

CNN’s Headline News gets into the hidden camera prank show business with “Jack Vale: Offline.”

Week in Sloth

Danny Boyle visits “Babylon,” the Golden Globes get handed out, and Discovery invests in some “Big Giant Swords.”

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This Ain’t No Drum Circle

The 1491s won’t be pigeonholed

Native comedy troupe the 1491s fight racism with ridiculousness. And they’re headed this way.

Culture Shock

A truly dizzying array of awesome performance unleashes at the Tricklock Revolutions Festival, plus a visual whammy from You’re On TV and Wes Naman.

Perl in the Rough

Ron Perlman’s new memoir offers rock-solid wisdom on the movie industry and growing up weird. But maybe skip the end?

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All Over the Map

The inconsistent authenticity of Taste of Himalayas

Ari LeVaux wonders if this Nepalese restaurant might be too authentic.

Alibi V.24 No.1 • Jan 1-7, 2015

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The Oddest Ends of 2014

From Iceland in January to Tennessee in September, it’s funny because it happened to someone else in 2014.

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Reel World

From Saving Christmas to The Amazing Spider-Man 2: the worst films of 2014.

Best TV 2014

Top 10 shows around the dial

From “Fargo” to “Manhattan”: the best TV of 2014.

Week in Sloth

The Rose Parade kicks off 2015, “Downton Abbey” returns for another season, ABC unleashes “Marvel’s Agent Carter.”

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Traveling Fare

Pop-Up Dumpling House

It’s only open two days a week, but it’s definitely worth scheduling for.

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Cruel Songs

Comte de Lautréamont’s Les Chants de Maldoror

A bizarre, profane classic of Surrealism is resurrected in Ian Wolff’s Lit Oblivion.

Sunday Best

2014 saw the Rail Yards Market begin a sea change in ABQ arts, but can it endure?

One of 2014’s best ABQ innovations offered everything from hula-hoopers to watermelon radishes.

Alibi V.23 No.52 • Dec 25-31, 2014

Making Sense of Jimson Weed

On dropping $44 million and seeing like O’Keeffe

Elaine Ritchel probes the work of Georgia O’Keeffe and finds more than she bargained for.

news

Odds & Ends

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

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Beginning to See the Light

Six shows to banish the winter darkness

Show Up! delivers deets on six darkness-banishing gigs happening in Burque this week.

Sonic Reducer

This week we listened to new albums by tētēma, Cracker and Ghostface Killah. Now with A/V!

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Into the Woods

Disney’s latest fairy tale mashup is fun but fractured

Disney’s latest fairy tale heads Into the Woods for a fun but fractured take on Sondheim’s musical mashup.

Week in Sloth

Ring in the holidays with “Disney Parks Frozen Christmas Celebration,” “Doctor Who: The Last Christmas” and “My Cat From Hell: Hell-iday Special.”

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Henry Miller’s Birthday

A day-after-Christmas celebration of a filthy provocateur

Hosho McCreesh celebrates the filthy provocateur with a beer, a book and a meal from a local food truck.

Supper is Over

One of Albuquerque’s most beloved food trucks is shutting down

After two succesful years, Supper Truck owner Amy Black is closing her window.