Alibi Volume 28, Number 13
March 28, 2019
BoBM 2019 results show diversity, depth and dedication
At the end of the race, it was clear that music rules this town and this year, the rock, jazz, art music, Latinx, Americana, electronica, and hip-hop communities—as well as many others, although we didn’t hear much from many ukulele enthusiasts, dang it—came together, creating a wide-ranging spread that you all can check out for realz when we present our Best of Burque Music Showcase this weekend, March 30 in downtown Albuquerque starting at 6:30pm.
Around Town is the category about socially functional aspects of music.
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.
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.
Making records forms the core efforts of many an artist or ensemble.
News & Opinion
Ordinance governs oversight board
Maybe it was the planet Mercury going retrograde that inspired one citizen to sing for the Albuquerque City Council during its special meeting to discuss amendments and hear public input on updating the Civilian Police Oversight Ordinance.
Unions give workers a needed voice
Weekly Alibi met with associate professor Matías Fontenla, one of the UNM professors responsible for organizing his cohorts and calling for union representation.
Environment Department issued a notice of violation to oil and gas giant Hilcorp Energy Company; Plans for a Rail Runner spur line have upset some North Edith area residents; Democratic legislator from Silver City said women who want abortions shouldn't have gotten pregnant in the first place.
Funny because being recalled and then winning your reelection on the same day happens to someone else.
The readers write about the Electoral College.
Film & TV
Well-packaged drama chronicles real-world horrors
Hotel Mumbai has the ensemble cast structure of an epic disaster movie and the disturbing visceral impact of a horror flick, but it leavens that with a white-knuckle narrative intensity and a respect for real-world events.
See The Texas Chain Saw Massacre, take a production assistant training class and take on the western film themed “Official State Ornament” Design Contest.
The Dirt on Netflix
The Dirt is the Animal House of hair metal with an extra helping of disaster. To ask this made-for-TV movie not to be vapid is like asking a skin flick not to be pornographic.
Highlights from around the dial. Except no one has dials anymore.
Talking with Robyn Hitchcock
Weekly Alibi shares a very interesting encounter with legendary psych rocker Robyn Hitchcock.
Arts & Lit
Stacy Patterson’s One Woman Show
We chat with Stacy Patterson about terror-inducing tubas and high school drama class.
The challenge of Adaptive Biomedical Design
Weekly Alibi sat down with Heather Canavan to talk about her work and her team’s Adaptive Design Challenge.
Annual Hanami Celebration and Ichiyo Ikebana Exhibition
Albuquerque has flowers, and this weekend offers the opportunity to take them in with two art forms that reflect the temporary nature of blossoming beauty.
This week, check out Pieces of Yellow, World Storytelling Day, “Goya’s Sketch Books – Folly and Fantasy” and Tell Me Your Secrets: Burque Poets.
The first thing about Founders is this: no password, no entry. The speakeasy concept is in full swing here. No signage, no obvious hidden door, no indication you’re standing over a bar full of people while you’re inside El Rey Liquors.
Tip your glass this week at a South American Wine Tasting, Sausage Smoke & Cajun Boil and Vara Winery's brunch celebration.
Recreational back in 2020
Legalization in New Mexico may return in 2020, cannabis linked to psychotic episodes, Republicans block banking bill and Josh quells anxiety with Orange Blossom Special.