Posted on April 2, 2013
It’s hard to talk about non-monogamy without making a pretty bold admission: no one can agree on what it is. Which brings us to another bold admission: that’s the point.
Let’s set aside whether non-monogamy is scary, and assume that for you, either it isn’t, or the intrigue or excitement outweighs the fear. Or maybe you’re just curious, and want confirmation that polyamorous people are harmless—maybe even datable. If you’re still reading this, odds are one of these statements applies. Maybe you’ve just finished Sex at Dawn, or The Ethical Slut, or Opening Up and
Posted on March 14, 2013
Oscar Wilde: “If you want to tell people the truth, make them laugh, otherwise they’ll kill you.”
Actually, let’s start over.
Have you seen Up & Down Theatre Company? Let it never be said Milennials don’t know what’s (probably really) happening in the world. It might be a disaster out there, but it’s hilarious in here. (Which does make it harder to go back out there. Which means you should probably see them twice. Or never leave the
Posted on January 26, 2013
Maybe you blinked and missed it. Unlike its now-departed sibling, The Pulse, across the street, the Soch (pronounced “soach”) hides in plain sight. This might explain the more than 30 years they’ve been providing an essential service to queer Albuquerque, a record few other bars or clubs can match. An annual membership is required, and they take it seriously, right at the front door—so if you don’t have one, either ovary up or sign in with a registered friend. But once you’re in, you’ll find an invitingly dark club with some of the best-priced cocktails in town, and across the room, a
Posted on January 26, 2013
Known among Bears and Sirs as “the twink bar downtown.”
The upstairs patio is your best local bet for convincing your homophobe friends Gay Bar Night is awesome. Don’t get lost in the surrounding office building. Ladies: downstairs bathroom – someone’s ALWAYS locked in the one upstairs. Drink specials ’til 11:00 and dancing ’til you can’t take anymore. Careful or you’ll wake up in the alley off 5th the next morning.
Posted on November 19, 2012
What about DMD can’t be better said by every Guide printed since 2009? Maybe half of the 2012 Election’s printed materials. All those lawn-posts, flyers, buttons, stickers, envelopes and mailings had to come from somewhere, and most of them weren’t furiously run at Sunday midnight on a Laserjet in the back of a candidate’s office. (Ok, ok, Gary Johnson, we’ll lay off.)
Some of the best printers in New Mexico work upstairs, and Don and a very flexible prepress designer fill out the first floor with good tunes. DMD may not always be the cheapest, but their commitment to your satisfaction is first-rate. And in
Posted on October 30, 2012
If you’re lucky, like real lucky, and you live in one of those real lucky cities with a thriving music scene (not a Chicago, or an Austin), you might enjoy the perks of an insane Americana band.
Well, we are such a city, with such a music scene, and we get the Ramblers. Seems only appropriate that they came to us from a living room in Los Lunas, someplace a little smaller.
First of all, what other musicians can you think of that’re as influenced by Ween as Bill Monroe? Wait, Ween? “Spinal Meningitis” Ween? Yup. They even have a wah-wah-driven cover of “Your Party” on
Posted on October 17, 2012
Ah, water. Source of life. Who doesn’t love the Rio? How could you not? But for most of us the River and Bosque are so fundamental to Albuquerque it’s easy to forget they’re even there.
We accept it might be hard on someone with a particular sensitivity to bugs, or a wicked cottonwood allergy—and if that’s you, we’re so sorry. But as much as we’re talking about paying our beloved Source of Life a visit, we’re also talking about what it gives us. And thanks to an impressive system of acequias, pipes and valves, you don’t have to be there to enjoy
Posted on October 15, 2012
If you’ve never been to Paris, you can almost spare yourself the ungodly air fare and go to P’tit Louis Bistro instead. Sure, Downtown and Nob Hill might lack a certain je ne sais quoi (like, the Sacre Coeur, the Eiffel Tower, a world-famous art museum that houses the Mona Lisa), but there will be plenty of hipsters in tight pants on bicycles, and older ladies in scarves ready to glare at you for not knowing who Godard is.
For you non-francophones, “P’tit” is a cute French shortening of “petit”, which means “small.” And small it certainly is. You will need
Posted on October 11, 2012
The only all-local, biodynamic CSA in town, composed of several farming sites in the South Valley. What’s a CSA? Why, Community-Supported Agriculture, my friend! In effect, you buy a “share” for the growing season, which makes sure the farm can go on in this crazy capitalist world, and they give you food. Lots of food. In Erda’s case, about 5 lb. of fruits and vegetables each week, which you can pick up in the South Valley or University Area. The season lasts from May to October. It’s as close as you can get to
Posted on October 2, 2012
Whoever said Burque couldn’t rock your fucking face off hasn’t seen Stabbed in Back. Or was so traumatized he packed the whole experience in one of those “Do Not Open Until Armageddon” boxes in his head.
It’s hard to categorize SIB. Sure, they’re punk rock. They’re very punk rock. They’re melt your fury through your amp and leave a puddle onstage punk rock. But there’s hints of darker, heavier, technical metal in there; these lads are not afraid of their instruments. So while you wouldn’t be wrong to call them a hardcore band, it wouldn’t really be fair to them, either. There’s something