music history


V.24 No.19 | 5/7/2015
The Big River
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Dirt City Archives

Hey, Joe

The Big River Band

Captain America remembers The Big River Band and the East Mountains.
V.24 No.18 | 4/30/2015

Get Lit

Conquering America One Beat at a Time

August March pauses “The Mighty Boosh” long enough to read and review Michaelangelo Matos’ EDM treatise The Underground Is Massive: How Electronic Dance Music Conquered America.
V.24 No.11 | 3/12/2015
Dwight Loop
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Music History

An Interview with Dwight Loop, Pt. II

August March resumes a conversation about nuevomexicano aural history with electronic/experimental artist, DJ and promoter Dwight Loop.
V.24 No.10 | 3/5/2015
Dwight Loop circa 2014

Music History

An Interview with Dwight Loop, Pt. I

Alibi correspondent August March discusses Albuquerque’s electronic/experimental aural history with artist, DJ and promoter Dwight Loop.
V.24 No.8 | 2/19/2015
A portrait of Gordy Andersen (and his kidney surgery scar) won the “Local Celebrity” category in our inaugural photo contest.
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Jasmine Ceniceros

Music History

An Interview with Gordy Andersen, Part 2

August March resumes a spirited convo with Gordy Andersen about the ’80s, “the devil’s chord,” Fred’s Bread & Bagel and the mighty Black Maria.
V.24 No.7 |

news

The Daily Word in crazies, punk rock and bone broth

The Daily Word

Metals executive posits that one-quarter of physical gold market is populated by "crazies."

The Albuquerque Environmental Health Department issued a statement in response to an online rumor about cat meat at a local McDonald's restaurant. (And I weep for the future.)

The New Mexico House of Representatives passed a bill to hold back third-graders with reading deficiencies.

Weekly Alibi's Crib Notes and Cribtoons: Your interactive weekly pop quiz and animated recap with built-in cartoon-based reward system since 1992.

August March interviewed OG punk rocker Gordy Andersen (Black Maria, Jerry's Kidz) about his formative ABQ experiences and influences.

Devin D. O'Leary gave a favorable review to Alzheimer's-centric drama Still Alice. And apparently Julianne Moore's hair color is referred to as "ronze."

Is bone broth as cool as it sounds? Ari Levaux reports.

V.24 No.5 | 1/29/2015
A “check” from John Cage
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The John Cage Trust

Music History

Uncaging the Sun

Wherein August March shares his remembrances of the New Mexico Symphony Orchestra and a symposium that brought seminal American composer and theorist John Cage to UNM.
V.24 No.4 | 1/22/2015
Tom Guralnick
Outpost Performance Space

Jazzed

How to Encounter Duke City Jazz, Pt. II

Wherein we continue our convo about the history of jazz in Albuquerque with Outpost Performance Space founder/director Tom Guralnick.
V.23 No.43 | 10/23/2014

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Get Lit

The Devil and David J. Haskins

Bauhaus bassist takes on crossroads magic

Bauhaus bassist David J. Haskins’ new tome Who Killed Mr. Moonlight? recalls the nascent goth scene, sex, drugs, automatic writing and more. August March previews Haskins’ autobiographical journey from flat field to hollow hills and back again.
V.23 No.41 | 10/9/2014

Music History

Where You Been, Stranger?

Annals of Albuquerque aural history

August March strolls down memory lane, recalling unforgettable gigs by Ozzy, R.E.M., Coffin Break, Stereolab, Mistletoe, Bestial Mouths and Raven Chacon.
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V.23 No.35 | 8/28/2014
From left, the Hutchinson Family Singers, Bob Dylan and Joan Baez and N.W.A

Aural Fixation

Revolutions Per Century

A brief history of American protest music

American August March examines the storied history of the aural tradition of protest in the USA.
V.23 No.31 | 7/31/2014
Manny Rettinger
Manny Rettinger

Aural Fixation

A History of Rock in Burque, Pt. II

August March continues his exploration of Albuquerque’s music history in the second installment of “A History of Rock in Burque.”
V.23 No.30 | 7/24/2014
King Richard & the Knights
Lewi Longmire

Aural Fixation

A History of Rock in Burque, Pt. I

There is no single, authorative history of high desert sound. And thank goodness for that. Here, one Burqueño looks back, asks questions and posits this is “one hell of a rocking town.”
V.23 No.29 | 7/17/2014
Mötley Crüe circa ’80s
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Show Up!

God Bless the Children of the Beast

Crüe shouts at the devil one last time

Wherein August March chronicles the aural history of the best damn hair band in the world.
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V.23 No.14 | 4/3/2014

Get Lit

A Man Called Destruction examines Chilton’s life and work

A Man Called Destruction, published on March 24, presents the reader with an unflinching portrait of the artist as a wrestler-with-demons working toward redemption. Chilton is best remembered as a gifted creator who fought to recover from the trauma of young fame by navigating a stormy sea.

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