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V.27 No.17 | 4/26/2018
You Were Never Really Here

Film Review

You Were Never Really Here

Art house action flick and its main character both feel bad

You Were Never Really Here enters the genre of cathartically violent shoot-’em-up story of emotionally wounded assassins and their doomed betrayers/targets but fails to provide an overall logic to the bloody proceedings.
V.24 No.3 | 1/15/2015
“Why did you change your name from Leaf Phoenix? Leaf Phoenix was awewome. ... What’s the matter, Leaf?”

Film Review

Inherent Vice

Trippy mystery gets lost (albeit pleasantly) in a fog of drugs and weirdness

Paul Thomas Anderson tackles Thomas Pynchon with drug-addled mystery Inherent Vice.
V.23 No.3 | 1/16/2014
“I can’t just control-alt-delete my feelings.”

Film Review

Her

Joaquin Phoenix loves his new operating system. No, literally.

Her is a magnificent film in many ways. You may be surprised at how hard it hits you in the center of the rib cage.
V.22 No.36 | 9/5/2013

Music

Rooster Roundabout: This week’s music highlights

Do you remember where you were when you first heard Eminem's The Marshall Mathers LP? I remember trying to be cool with my older brother and his friends, jamming out to it at someone's house … or was that in a dream? Regardless the sequel is headed our way in the form of MMLP2, which comes out Nov. 5. But Eminem (who's blonde again) shared the track, “Berzerk,” which you can hear below:

You gotta love NPR and their “first listen” antics. Right now, they're streaming The Julie Ruin's Run Fast, which hits stores Sept. 3. Don't think, just hit play.

When I was a kid, I watched Almost Famous, and the song “Sparks” by The Who completely enthralled me to the point where it sort of became my own personal mantra to follow. It’s fantastic. On that note, Universal is going to reissue The Who’s Tommy in a deluxe edition, set to break down walls on Nov. 11.

In honor of The Breeders’ Last Splash turning 20, Stereogum writer Tom Breihan did a little write-up about his love/hate relationship with one of the best records of the ’90s.

Spike Jonze and Karen O collaborate again! After Karen O of Yeah Yeah Yeahs handled the soundtrack to Jonze's rendition of Where the Wild Things Are, she has now provided a track, titled “The Moon Song,” for his new film, Her, starring Joaquin Phoenix. You can hear the track below as well as view a trailer for the flick.

Apparently, some lost Joy Division and New Order tapes have been recovered and former member of both bands, Peter Hook, is in talks to buy them back. Unheard material? Yes please!

Cursive's The Ugly Organ confirmed two things for me. The first was that a rock band could be self-critical but with a poetic, angry prowess, and that Tim Kasher had one of the most tragically unique voices I've ever heard. But here's Kasher in a more synth-friendly, less angsty light, with his new track, “Truly Freaking Out,” taken from his new solo record, Adult Film, which hits the music-sphere on Oct. 8.

Alibi Arts Editor Lisa Barrow has suggested I tune in to watch “Boardwalk Empire.” I still have yet to get see it because I'm always weary when it comes to getting obsessed with a new show. I still haven't gotten into “Breaking Bad,” and that show's already coming to a close. But I digress, the soundtrack for “Boardwalk Empire,” which features Patti Smith (!), St. Vincent, Stephan DeRosa, Elvis Costello and more, drops next week (Sept. 3), but thanks to the folks at Billboard, you can hear it now.

In case you're wondering what Paul McCartney is up to, he's released a new track, titled “New,” from his upcoming album of the same name. The track maintains that whimsical style that made The Beatles so legendary. Look for the new record on Oct. 15.

According to Consequence of Sound, The Dead Weather just got a little deadlier. The band, featuring Jack White on drums, singer Alison Mosshart, guitarist Dean Fertita and Jack Lawrence handling bass, released two albums, their last being 2010's Sea of Cowards. But Third Man Records announced, via Twitter, that the band is working on some new material (!).

4AD American pioneers, Throwing Muses, are coming out with an art book/album. According to Pitchfork, the release, titled Purgatory/Paradise, is scheduled for release on Oct. 28, with a full(er) release set for Nov. 11. So, if you're feeling nostalgic, pull out those late-'80s, early-'90s albums, or have a listen to their new track, “sleepwalking 1.”

I love A.V. Club. From their “Hatesong” columns to their Undercover music series, they know how to wrangle interesting musicians and make them do interesting things. Like here … we have Kurt Vile covering “Down In It” by Nine Inch Nails.

If you've never listened to “I Luv the Valley, OH!” by Xiu Xiu, where've you been? It's a fantastic song that captures the sadness and anger of misspent youth and the hardships of all-consuming love. At least that's my interpretation. But, Shearwater's covering it for their new LP (of covers) titled Fellow Travelers. The album drops on Nov. 26 via Sub Pop, and will feature covers of songs by St. Vincent, Smog, Coldplay, etc.

V.19 No.38 |

news

The Daily Word 09.23.10: Bedbugs, rich people, Joaquin Phoenix

The Daily Word

Rescue crews can't find a man pulled into a turbulent arroyo.

A meteor above Burque.

Some health care reform starts today.

Santa Fe's got bedbugs. And so does Albuquerque.

Sure. Blame it on a mockumentary, Joaquin Phoenix.

Blockbuster is dying. Netflix wins.

Ay. "The party of stop."

Obama asks Arab nations for peace.

Fancy people put booze in their fruit, too. (Not so much Everclear, though.)

A new dinosaur. Maybe even better than stegosaurus.

The richest people got 8 percent richer this year. What recession? Oh wait ...

V.19 No.37 | 9/16/2010

news

The Daily Word 9.14.10: Downtown shooting, George Michael in jail, loose spider monkey

The Daily Word

Dodging bullets on the way to the Alibi offices; there was an officer-involved shooting at Second and Central Downtown this morning.

George Michael gets eight weeks in the pen after crashing his 4x4 while high.

Great, now swimming in chlorinated pools can cause cancer.

A spider monkey is on the loose in San Antonio.

A woman in Ohio is arrested for teaching her 2-year-old daughter how to smoke pot.

Apparently, money can buy you happiness according to this study.

Joaquin Phoenix gets another chance to make himself appear a little less odd on Letterman.

According to the FBI, violent crime has decreased in New Mexico.

The makers of corn syrup want a better name for their product. What could possibly be better than “high fructose corn syrup”?