Alibi Volume 27, Number 12
March 22, 2018
More awesome local bands than ever!
Did you miss the pre-sale window? Wristbands are $15 day of show at any venue and also at 413 Central NW. Single venue access is $10 at each door.
Don’t cry and remember to vote: it’s a lark!
This year’s Best of Burque Music reader’s poll reflects the portion of the population that voted. If you still don’t like the results after some studied listening, then August March has the same general advice he does about not liking any election outcomes: Vote!
Players and bands in this town are known for their prowess and musicality, even far from our town’s ostensible borders. This year our readers contributed to that historical conversation.
Around Town is the category about socially functional aspects of music in El Burque.
When it comes down to it, making records forms the core efforts of many an artist or ensemble engaged in the music business.
Whether ripping out massive riffs on the guitar, writing epic symphonies or vocalizing all angelic or demonic, this town has a profoundly rich community in tune with that thing called chops. Here’s a list of folks our readers say hold the key to that interactive process.
It’s fun to break things up in a convenient format that not only shows unity of purpose but diversity of execution.
Listening to Radio Free August March
Given the cray but verifiable directionality of this year’s Best of Burque Music Reader’s poll, August March found his agency and authority of Music Editor was an important addition to the dialogue that commences with the announcement of winners.
News & Opinion
Women’s History Month, AFD raise on agenda
Quick meeting proclaims March to be Women’s History Month and spends money on firefighters and affordable housing.
Dem candidates vary in style, intensity
Weekly Alibi helped commence the primary election season with a forum of candidates for Governor and Congressional District 1.
APS board votes to not arm teachers, Transit Department alleged to have dumped contaminated water down storm drains and Land Commissioner to meet feds about border wall on state trust lands.
Funny because losing faith in hate happens to someone else.
The readers write about suicide, the new tax law's failure for small businesses, head hunting in American territories and political feedback.
Film & TV
Icy family drama will make you glad you don’t live in Russia
Loveless is a stark, dark, often beautifully bleak “feelbad” family drama wrapped around the hardened core of a procedural crime thriller. It is, in short, an extraordinarily Russian film.
Indie Q film screenings and NMFF's New Mexico Actors Showcase return; Albuquerque Sol hosts Rise & Shine: The Jay DeMerit Story; New Mexico Film Office offers talk on how to make money off the film business.
“Mr. Rogers’ Neighborhood” turns 50
50 years ago, a children’s television show called “Mr. Rogers’ Neighborhood” hit the national airwaves. Now Twitch is streaming every episode.
Highlights from around the dial. Except no one has dials anymore.
Arts & Lit
Calligraphy is far from dead at Silver Swirl Studios
While so much of the verbage we interact with today is computer-generated, the work of calligraphers and hand letters is still very much prized.
This week: Art+Feminism Wikipedia Edit-a-thon, OT Circus art pop-up and Shrinky Dink & Storytellers workshops.
West End’s latest brings deeply affecting questions to the stage
You could say love, depression and neuroscience are what Lucy Prebble's The Effect is about.
Spellbound Syrups is popularizing the fruity, probiotic drink
A shrub is any drink made from a vinegar-based syrup, but the word can refer to the syrup itself, too. Most of the shrubs you’ll find here in Albuquerque are made by one person: Monique Carr, the woman behind Spellbound Syrups.
Shrubs are easy to make and tasty to drink
If you haven’t started drinking shrubs yet, where have you been, homie? These sweet and tart probiotic fruit drinks are getting pretty trendy right about now, and for good reason—they’re not only delicious, but wicked easy to make.
This week is all about introducing you to some things you might not know about, or at least don’t know how to make (yet).
N.M. Dems Say 'Yes' to Cannabis
We're in for some cannabis legalization next year. Just keep away from the border checkpoints.