Alibi V.25 No.17 • April 28-May 4, 2016

Green Room

Punk-fueled indie shocker goes for the throat

Patrick Stewart is an evil skinhead in the punk-fueled horror hybrid Green Room.

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.

news

Council Chooses Watchdog, Allows Pets on Bus

Brief meeting is productive

The council postponed putting public finance changes on the ballot, chose the new Inspector General, allowed dogs on buses (sometimes) and bumped up the Police Oversight Board’s lawyers.

Letters

The readers write about the classical liberal’s view of government’s role in wildlife management and also about Maggie Grimason’s awesomeness.

art

The Queen of the Geeks

Felicia Day embraces her weirdness, online and off

We interview the super-killable Sean Bean of sci-fi women, prior to her visit this Friday.

The Merry Month of May

New galleries Downtown brighten the season

These new spaces may provide just the right experience to reinvigorate your creativity if the weather and wind aren’t cutting it.

The Province of the Heart

Selected poems for National Poetry Month

Maggie Grimason asks a number of local creatives to contribute to a suggested reading list for National Poetry Month.

film

Reel World

Geek Queen Felicia Day visits UNM, REZILIENCE festival looks at Native film, New Mexico Labor Film Festival celebrates May Day.

TV News

Tidbits from around the dial

Norman Reedus gets a travel show, “Doctor Who” gets a new companion and High School Musical returns.

Week in Sloth

“Houdini and Doyle” stop crime, Eddie Huang travels “Huang’s World” and History Channel goes “Car Hunting.”

music

Looking for Meaning Amidst the Stars, Bars and Guitars

Five shows to dissolve existential angst

Lots to hear this week: Puscifer at Popejoy, the Indigenous tuneage of the No Rezervations show at Burt’s, indie power trio Miss Massive Snowflake at Savoy Wine Bar, Chicano Batman at Meow Wolf and the West coast super-rock of Black Mountain at the Launchpad.

food

Tutte le strade conducono a Roma

M’Tucci’s Italian has American crust

The service is outstanding, the presentation is gorgeous, and the food is … well, we’ll get to that in a minute.

FanFiction

Courtney Foster tries Fiction, Duel Brewing’s 7.2% ABV Belgian IPA.

Alibi V.25 No.16 • April 21-27, 2016

Amy Goodman: 20 Years of Breaking the Silence

Book tour swings through N.M. next week

Weekly Alibi chats with Amy Goodman about her covering 20 years of grassroots movements, independent media, disenfranchised voters and local issues here in our state.

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The Last Wild River

Gila River diversion project seeks to secure water for New Mexico at any cost

Diverting the Gila River seems a desperate attempt to stake a claim on the river's waters before Arizona beats us to it.

Coal Habits Die Hard

Ratepayers should be nuclear over PNM proposal

Rather than following popular accounting schemes and sticking with current technology, PNM should become a leader for the industry as a whole, blazing new trails in solar and wind power.

news

music

The Liminal States of Chelsea Wolfe

In her music the singer bisects all the bullshit and all the beauty

Chelsea Wolfe’s Abyss equals much more than the sum of its fuzzed out guitar and thudding industrial synth, and it's Wolfe's confident voice that is the album's spine. Maggie Grimason speaks to the artist in advance of her April 26 Sister show.

Sonic Reducer

Robin Babb listened to new albums by PJ Harvey and Wire; August March tunes into the latest from Five Mile Float.

film

The Jungle Book

Fancy computer animation brings Kipling classic to life

Families searching for a little adventure are going to be entertained by this high-tech new take on a century-old classic.

Reel World

Love Thy Nature premieres, find "Golden Tickets" at a Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory viewing and locally-shot Burning Bodhi screens with a director’s Q&A.

Off the Map

“The Detour” on TBS

“The Detour” takes place over the course of one family’s increasingly disastrous summer vacation, and finds some hilariously uncomfortable directions to take.

Week in Sloth

Celebrate Earth Day with a Toxic Avenger movie marathon, go beyond the books with “Game of Thrones” and revisit the truthiness of the 1969 lunar landings.

art

A Conversation with Jennifer Bartlett

UNM roots figure into poet’s oeuvre

Jennifer Bartlett recently focused her poetic gift to advance a discourse on disability, Beauty is a Verb: The New Poetry of Disability.

food

Truckin’ to the Table

Loyola’s is cool and comforting

Loyola’s features a selection of traditional New Mexican food, its variations and a wide variety of comfort-inducing diner fare. We will be here again.

Alibi V.25 No.15 • April 14-20, 2016

news

Why, That’s Outrageous!

Petulance and outrage are never enchanting

In a world that has lifted human discourse past conversation and into a realm of anonymous emoticons, it should be our duty to rehumanize our interactions.

Newscity

The Center on Law and Poverty wants an independent monitor brought in to bring the Human Services Department into full compliance with a 1990 consent decree. Plus Santa Fe bans any non-essential official city travel to North Carolina and Mississippi.

Odds & Ends

Funny because someone else’s beer could have been tragically damaged in a collision.

art

Children of No Country

Yjastros develops its own language of dance

The marvelously robust art of flamenco is expressed in new choreographies presented in this weekend's 30th season of Yjastros.

film

Are You Experienced?

Local film premieres flavor Albuquerque Film and Music Experience

Local film premieres flavor 2016 Albuquerque Film and Music Experience.

Reel World

Labyrinth outdoors, soccer doc screening, talkin’ flicks from Route 66.

Chrono-chronic

“Time Traveling Bong” on Comedy Central

How dope is Comedy Central’s 4/20 miniseries “Time Traveling Bong”?

Week in Sloth

“Thunderbirds Are Go” on Amazon, “Orphan Black” is Back, The CW hopes for Containment.

music

Sonic Reducer

August March lurves Black Mountain but isn’t so sure about Weezer or Cheap Trick.

food

Mixxed Feelings

Baja Mexican food brings the noise

Megan Reneau treks downstairs to try Mixx Food Bar.