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Since the craft brew explosion hit the 505, ‘getting together’ for a beer now means something altogether different.


Kevin Hopper EDITOR

Mike English


Chela Gurnee 505.264.6350, ACCOUNT EXECUTIVE

Justin De La Rosa



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¡Globalquerque!, the state’s premier draw for international musicians festival, celebrates an eclectic lineup in its ninth year.





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Longtime favorite local classic French chef revives old restaurant in a new and much happier downtown locale.




Josh Schaber




Jumilla Wilcox, Blanca Duarte


SA N TA FE Santa Fe Wine and Chile Fiesta brings chefs and experts from near and far for five days of food-andwine-focused fun.


M USI C Co-founder and songwriter Chris Stein plays an active hand in the recent resurgence of the legendary band.



ART Evelyn Rosenberg’s unique artistic process, called Detonography, is the focus of a new book by the same name.




Arts Events ......................... 27 Community Events .......... 32 Live Music............................ 23

The Curious Townie ...........6 First Taste .............................. 8 Playing With Fire ................9 Backyard Plot ....................10 1+1=3 ....................................... 11 The Nine Muses ................ 26 The Gaffer .......................... 30 Lessons In Love ...............32

F E AT UR E S Places To Be ..........................4 Marquee .................................. 5 Smart Music.........................25 Smart Arts........................... 29 Crossword/Horoscope .... 31




Dana Kleinman, Nicole Gallegos and Leah Black, founding members of Babe In Brewland, pose for Wes Naman at La Cumbre Brewing.


EDITORIAL Charlie Crago Justin De La Rosa Dave DeWitt Blanca Duarte Eric Francis Dan Guitierrez Paul Lehman Ana Loiselle Jim & Linda Maher Sam Melada Bud Melvin Bill Nevins Shavone Otero Tish Resnick Ronnie Reynolds Ross Scharf

Steven J. Westman Jamilla Wilcox Chloë WinegarGarrett Jonathan Wright DISTRIBUTION Kristina De Santiago Kurt Laffan David Leeder Susan Lemme Cassie Martinez Greg Nicholson Paul Snyder Distributech

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Macey Center 801 Leroy, Socorro, 575.835.5597

Open Space Visitors Center 6500 Coors NW, 505.897.8831

$45-$55 Tickets:


&B singer Robin Thicke is dancing on top of music charts all around the world. The 36-yearold singer’s albums, including his best-seller released under the moniker Thicke, are noted for their predominantly R&B sound. He has collaborated with hip-hop icons Jay Z, Lil Wayne and Pharrell and toured with music’s leading ladies Beyonce and Alicia Keys. And while some artists lose their edge as they age, Thicke’s recent song “Blurred Lines” — whether you love it or hate it — is one of the biggest tunes of the summer. It’s unfortunate everyone is not a fan of Thicke. The smash hit recently landed the soulful singer in court for allegedly copying Mavin Gaye’s “Got to Give it Up” and pasting it to his own record. Regardless if the sound-alike beat is ’70s original, Albuquerque demands his presence. So if you’re looking for a reason to shake your rump or leave the children at home, the night will be filled with music less than family friendly and more bedroom obligatory. —JW



veryone who lives in Albuquerque can feel a certain shift in the air when autumn is arriving: roasted green chile, a golden color in the sky and the promise of cooler weather. But most importantly this is the time for harvesting gardens that have been so lovingly tended throughout the summer. The Open Space lands near Corrales and Los Ranchos have connected with local businesses, farmers and conservation organizations to create a fun, family-friendly and wholesome event to celebrate the harvest and bring attention to the importance of agriculture. The 6th Annual Urban Farm and Harvest Festival will be informative as well as fun, with a variety of events ranging from how to make a sustainable garden to creating tin art to exploring many public art and open spaces this city has to offer. Bring your family and friends and experience the bounty of local Albuquerque farms! —CW



FUNDRAISER A is for Art! 5-9p, Fri., Sep. 20 Hotel Albuquerque 800 Rio Grande NW, 505.881.0841

$25/$10 stu.


BCs are taught differently these days. And the kids are excited. The fourth annual A is for Art! gala, presented by the APS Education Foundation, will celebrate kids involved in visual and vocal arts, as well as musicians and artists who are APS alumni. The event’s Fundraising and Development Specialist Shannon Barnhill told Local iQ that Mary Miranda will host this year’s gala. Miranda, a former Cibola High School student, was a contestant on the NBC talent show The Voice during season four. Another reason to attend the event: Proceeds will go to the Foundation and Fine Arts Department and student artists will pocket a portion of the sales; hopefully to buy books and not candy. “We hope that they will use it for furthering their talents or school,” Barnhill said. —JW

ttmar Liebert and his band Luna Negra are opening the Performing Artist Series season with their Latin-influenced sounds. The six-time Grammynominated artist has sold millions of records worldwide captivating diverse audiences with sounds with drumbeats and jazz-infused melodies. Don’t expect the artist show off his vocal skills. Liebert lets the music do the talking. His debut album Nouveau Flamenco sold double platinum in the U.S. and helped him achieve his reputation as a multi-genre musician. However, on his new album Dune, the German-born, Santa Fe-based performer surprises audiences with eclectic sounds of the funky and rhythmic tunes. Why has the international superstar chosen to play in Socorro? The Land of Enchantment has shaped Liebert’s growth as an artist. Having travelled through Europe and Asia, no one knows diverse musical styles and cultures better than Liebert. —JW



Sandia Resort and Casino 30 Rainbow NE, 505.796.7500


Robin Thicke 8p, Sat., Sep. 14




$20/$18 sen./$10 chi.





$55-$65, $170: 3-day pass


Ottmar Liebert & Luna Negra 7:30p, Fri., Sep. 20

Urban Farm and Harvest Festival 10a-4p, Sun., Sep. 15

Telluride Town Park Telluride, 866.515.6166




Telluride Blues and Brews Festival Noon-11p, Fri.-Sun., Sep. 13-15

elluride, Colo., an ex-mining town high in the Rockies, six scenic hours from Albuquerque with waterfalls, Victorian architecture and art galleries, hosts the world’s most comfortable celebration of fine craft beers: Telluride Blues and Brews Festival. Camp on the town ball field or find a fine room via Telluride Mountain Lodging. Get around on the free shuttle or your own happy feet with mountain views everywhere. Sample local brews at Smuggler’s Brewpub and try tasty, fresh creations at 221 South Oak Street Bistro, Siam or Flavor Telluride. This year’s concert lineup includes The Black Crowes, Melissa Etheridge, John Hiatt (pictured), Booker T. Jones, Gary Clark Jr., Jim James, Anders Osborne, Otis Taylor and sexy Australian rising star Kim Churchill among others. And at Saturday’s Grand Tasting — and all weekend — sample craft brews from all across North America, including special fest offerings from New Mexico’s own Marble Brewery and Eske’s and Colorado’s many top-shelf breweries. —BN










The where to go and what to do from Sep. 12 to 25

RAIL RIDE Cumbres & Toltec Scenic Railroad 8a-6p, Tue.-Sun., Sep. 24-29 Chama Depot 500 S. Terrace, 888.286.2737

$36-$89 Tickets:


ometimes New Mexico can be dry and a little dull. But with the great quantity of summer rain the northern part of the state and southern Colorado received this year, there is no doubt the landscapes will be lavished in beautiful fall colors. The Galloping Goose No. 5 is making its way back on the tracks again this fall and gosh is it a great way to see what nature has to offer. Expect to learn a little bit of history when boarding the choo-choo train. The train was part of a series of seven railcars constructed by the Rio Grande Southern Railroad between 1931 and 1936. Bring the family and a camera because this all ages event provides passengers with the opportunity to get off the train and enjoy different scenic spots along the route. —JW


Conga maestro Pancho Sanchez is a Grammy-winning band leader and one of the world’s top percussionists. Sanchez will cap ¡Globalquerque! this year as the final act to take the National Hispanic Cultural Center’s Plaza Mayor stage on Sat., Sep. 21.

World, meet Burque Duke City international music festival celebrates an eclectic lineup in its ninth year improvisation into her performances. Rei, who now claims New York as home, said she t has officially begun: ¡Globalquerque! never heard a jazz record until she went to fever. Leon Russell, Poncho Sánchez and Sofia Rei are among the 20 acts that Boston’s New England Conservatory to study will take the stage over two nights at this for her masters, where she learned how to use her voice as an instrument. ever-growing Albuquerque music festival. “Through jazz and through improvisation, When an event this large celebrates its I was able to expand my possibilities as ninth year, it’s safe to say that the festival’s a musician and learn more on how to be purpose has moved beyond solely the music. However, as huge music fans, we can tell you a better musician,” Rei said a Local iQ there are many acts worth seeing, in between interview. “Although I have not been singing in English for a few years, visiting nearly 30 booths of jazz is still a way I approach crafts, culture and cuisine MARQUEE music because it has a lot to from all over the world. do with interacting with the Besides, if you’re going to ¡Globalquerque! band in a very fresh way and spend a weekend at the 5p, Fri.-Sat., Sep. 20-21 to always have this surprise National Hispanic Cultural NATIONAL HISPANIC factor every time we have a Center lounging in the CULTURAL CENTER 1701 4TH SW, 505.724.4771 live show.” courtyard or dancing under $37, $64 two-day pass the evening sun, you might The best part about a as well have an engaging planned festival is that it soundtrack, right? is filled with great music, yummy food and awesome If your idea of a fun night hand-crafted goods. Music festivals are also includes listening and grooving to salsa the best place to experience new cultures. music, you won’t want to miss Poncho Tom Frouge, one of the co-founders of Sánchez’s performance Sat., Sept. 21. The ¡Globalquerque!, expects at least 6,000 Latin Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award people to attend the two-day event. Frouge winner will stir up the night with spicy said he hopes music-goers can learn from melodies and sultry drums. the experience. “Part of my goal was not Another cool act to see is Rhythm of Rajasthan, a six-member ensemble that plays just to entertain, but to educate,” Frouge said. His favorite cliché: “The more you vibrant music inspired by North Indian Thar understand different cultures, the harder it is Desert traditions that highlight the history to bomb them.” and spirituality of the Hindu and Muslim cultures, along with poetry and dance. Other performances during the weekend include DakhaBrakha, A Moving Sound, the Argentina’s presence at this year’s festival legendary Leon Russell, Christine Salem will take the form of internationallyand Sierra Leone’s Refugee All Stars. Add acclaimed Argentinean jazz and world to that lineup: Solas, T.O. Combo, Kinky, music vocalist Sofia Rei, who has taken it Kardemimmit, Krar Collective, Noura on herself to share her country’s culture Mint Seymali, Sihasin and Sons of the Rio and history through her songs. The Buenos Grande. For more information on these acts Aires native incorporates traditional music and the festival, visit from Argentina and elements of jazz and BY JAMILLAH WILCOX





Sitting down to coffee with Wonder Woman


ne of the fortuitous perks about working with The Morning Brew with Larry Ahrens is that I’ve been able to meet many people from all walks of life. A few months back, I filled in for the entire show while Larry was out of town, and I sat in co-host Erin Muffoletto’s seat, as Erin sat in Larry’s. One of the guests was Jessica Eaves Mathews. She looked familiar to me, and the name sounded familiar, but I still had not put two and two together. An entrepreneur, business lawyer and leading authority on helping women entrepreneurs and women business owners step into their power and create a brilliant business and a brilliant life on their own terms, Jessica spoke of her new book Wonder Women: How Western Women Will Save the World, Tune in to and about falling in STEVEN J. love with the process WESTMAN of work and creating every Monday businesses. at 7:30a on Channels “It’s been in my blood. 26 & 27 for I have generations culture talk on of entrepreneurs, my THE MORNING grandfather was an BREW entrepreneur,” she said. At this moment, I sat back and smiled, and Jessica asked me “Are you having an Ah Ha! moment?” I sure was! She’s a local gal, with deep New Mexico roots, the kind I’m drawn toward. I happen to be good friends with Jessica’s cousin, Christie Eaves Waszak (of Waszak Custom Homes). Their grandfather was the late J.W. Eaves, who co-owned JeffriesEaves Trucking Company since 1948, and then became extremely well-known for the Eaves Movie Ranch outside of Santa Fe, which had an influential role in establishing the movie industry in New Mexico. And as it so often goes in this neck of the woods, my grandpa Chisel Smith was friends with Mr. Eaves back in the day. Wow! Jessica’s book provides a blunt diagnosis of the extensive problems in our economy (fueled by the testosterone-laden, traditional approach to business), and it outlines how women (and men) can stage a recovery with a focus not just on the bottom line but on bringing humanity and empathy back to business. A portion of sale proceeds will go to Girl Rising and Room to Read, two nonprofits devoted to childhood education. And it has already become a bestseller. Jessica returned to The Morning Brew just a few weeks ago to talk about her book. I threw my wrists together like Wonder Woman did back



in the day, and we laughed (I did hesitate in relaying that I still have my Lynda Carter Poster from the ’70s hoarded in my closet). Then she reminded me of something I had said to her, during the prior interview segment a few months back. I told her, “There is such a cool legacy, that you are continuing, which endears you more to me.” Jessica said this moment still resonates in her head — a head that is filled with so much promise and good ideas for the people of New Mexico. Now this woman has become another friendly face in this town for me, whom I’ll always look forward to running into, giving that Wonder Woman Wrist-CrossSign and saying, “Ah Ha!” (wonderwomenbook. com).

Turning pages, moving forward Speaking of books, have you heard that Page One Bookstore is moving? Word has it that a Wal-Mart Grocery (you know I am grimacing as I type this) will soon be moving into the area where Page One has called home for the past 20 years. I recall when Page One was right across the street in Eldorado Square, opening back in 1981. So many great reads were discovered on its shelves — books I still own, books I still treasure. I know many of you do, as well. Locally-owned, the nicest and most knowledgeable staff, supporters of New Mexicobased writers, this place holds the heart of many of us. Gosh, how many book signings and readings have we been treated to over the decades? I feel like our pal, writer Stephen Ausherman, has a chair there with his name on it! In a time when book sales are dwindling in a heart-wrenching way, many try to keep the faith that places like this can still thrive. And Page One appears to be keeping positive about the move. It still IS in search of a new locale to call home. It HAS survived worse, as it says on the website. The plan is to be somewhere by October. Sounds to me like time is ticking, quickly. So, if you know of a good space, or want to volunteer to help, contact them at Steven J. Westman details community goings-on in each issue of Local iQ. Reach him at steven@




Classic fine dining? I’m Downs with that



A longtime Albuquerque culinary staple that was on hiatus, Le Cafe Miche has returned to a new Downtown locale and, accoring to owner Chef Klaus Hjortkjaer (pictured), the Miche faithful have followed. Classic French preparations, such as Duck a l’Orange (right) are the focus at Miche, which took over the P’Tit Louis space on 3rd and Gold, as is a wine list exclusively focused on French wine growing regions.

‘Here, I get to cook’ Longtime favorite local classic French chef revives old restaurant in a new and much happier downtown locale BY KEVIN HOPPER


n the here and now of culinary America, hardcore foodies wellheeled on Iron Chef-style cooking — the same folks who aren’t phased by $500 tabs at über-exclusive restaurants like French Laundry and San Francisco’s new toast of the town, Saison — are perpetually in search of the new and different. If the plate doesn’t sing a new song, it is akin to a song by M.C. Hammer — old and tired, yet somehow still on the radio. However, there is an entirely different food audience out there that absolutely adores the familiar, the traditional, the classic. PROFILE This is precisely the crowd that well-known Albuquerque Chef Claus Hjortkjaer favors. Le Café Or rather, Hjortkjaer is precisely the chef this type of eater favors. Miche 228 GOLD SW, “It’s what I know,” Hjortkjaer remarked 505.314.1111 recently when asked why he has always HOURS: been drawn to classic French staples like 11a-5p, Mon.boeuf bourguignon, escargots and, yes, even Tue.; 11a-9p, chicken cordon bleu. Wed.-Sat.; closed Sun. “The way I see it,” Hjortkjaer told Local iQ between lunch and dinner shifts at his new downtown digs on Third and Gold (formerly P’tit Louis), “I don’t have the right to change these classic French dishes.” In this sense, Hjortkjaer is (and admittedly so) a very old school chef. His take on food is more tried and true than it is fresh and modern. Frankly, that is a pretty honorable approach in today’s fast-paced food industry ruled by oddball, out of the box takes on otherwise familiar dishes. Example: Wasabi mashed-potatoes. Sure, it is a delicious dish to many, but I would be willing to guess there is a far greater amount of people who would be just as happy with plain and simple mashed potatoes, sans wasabi, truffle oil or marscapone. What’s interesting is that chicken cordon bleu ($18 at Cafe Miche) was likely as culinarily wondrous and progressive in its day as molecular gastronomy is now. The question is, will molecular gastronomy be


considered classic in 2035? I’m willing to bet chicken cordon bleu will still be around then. The menu at Cafe Miche, as one might expect after such a belabored introduction, is filled with dishes that are as “French” as the black beret that Hjortkjaer wears to work. Steak Frites? Mais oui! Paté? Certainment. Salad Niçoise? Il n’est pas une question! Cafe Miche, which was originally located at Wyoming and Constitution beginning in 1996 only to seemingly vanish, seems to genuinely hold dear its own “Frenchness,” while also paying close attention to the tiny details. For instance, on a recent mid-week visit to a packed house, my dining companion and I were served a cordial of dry vermouth with lemon rind and a pair of toast points topped with a lovely country paté, well before we even received a menu. A very pleasant touch, and one that earns major points with diners (though 99 percent of restaurants don’t dare go to that length). Another unexpected feature found at Café Miche was a very understated but sublime wine list that offered exclusively French labels at ultra-approachable prices (as in $25 and up). I nabbed a bottle of picpoul from the Rhone Valley for a mere $32. Will Café Miche turn your palate upside down? Not at all. Will it coat your palate in a very comforting and familiar way? Definitely. Think of it as soul food from a faraway place. Savory is king, a full belly is imminent and an overall warm feeling awaits diners who are just happy to be eating something they already know they are going to love — kind of like collard greens or mac ‘n cheese. When I asked Hjortkjaer how his much smaller Downtown locale compares to the Miche of old, he poignantly stated, “Here, I get to cook.” He went on to say that his current diners seem to be more appreciative of his food and service (by the way, the service was impeccable on the night of our visit, thanks to our amiable and knowledgeable server John Austin). Likely, that is due to the fact that Hjortkjaer was missed in his absence. Luckily, a good number of his regulars from the Wyoming joint followed him Downtown. Not an easy feat. The result is a chef who is obviously happy. And what do you get with a happy chef? Happy, happy food and happy, happy diners.


’m not going to lie to you — this food writing gig has its perks from time to time, but that doesn’t mean every meal I eat is some sort of eclectic gift from the gods of gastronomy. No, for the most part, my meals are like anybody else’s. However, invites to special dinners and tastings come through my email every once in a while, and I don’t hesitate to accept them. I recently had the chance to sample the menu at The Crown Room, a fine dining restaurant inside The Downs’ new casino under the Tune in to care of Chef Cordell JUSTIN DE LA Bomar and maitre’ ROSA d James McCollum. every Tuesday I wasn’t quite sure at 7:30a on what to expect. Channels 26 & 27 for With entrees like food talk on filet mignon and THE MORNING chateaubriand BREW bouquetiere, the menu seemed to be focused on an old-school style of cuisine with a decor to match the traditions in fine dining. While the idea of what defines a high-end restaurant has been evolving over the years, The Crown Room isn’t trying to one-up the coolest and newest restaurant in town. No, it’s sticking to the basics and executing them flawlessly. The Crown Room should be sought out for those looking for a flavorful and elegant experience in dining. Our night consisted of impeccable service, a great sampling of fine spirits and wines and a meal that spanned the menu from a lobster cocktail to the night’s sweet end with a tableside flambé of raspberries, strawberries, blueberries and blackberries over vanilla ice cream. High notes of our meal included Cioppino, Chipotle Cherry Duck Relleno, Saute Sea Bass and Black Truffle Mashed Potatoes. Oh, and did I mention the lemon sorbet in a Dom Perignon float? Wine lists can be lengthy and too much to remember for some, but at the Crown Room you can use the Vinopad app – an iPad app that allows you to see the restaurant’s wine selection and send yourself an email so you don’t forget the bottle that paired so nicely with your meal. You can also read other customers’ reviews and notes about the bottle. While dining in Albuquerque tends to be more of a casual affair, don’t plan on strolling into The Crown Room like it’s any old restaurant. Take it as an opportunity to dress up in your best and make a date of it. Reservations are required and you are encouraged to “dress for success.” It’s all part of the experience of wining and dining at a fine restaurant. Justin De La Rosa writes about the local food and restaurant scene. He can be reached at


Chipotle paste offers a good recipe alternative


sually I don’t write about new chile products, but Olo’s Chipotle Paste really got my attention. Smoky chiles in a tube — now there’s a great idea, because when a recipe calls for chipotles you usually only need one or two, and using the tube, that would be two to four teaspoons of paste. The ingredients listed are chipotle peppers, water, salt and citric acid (as a preservative). The paste has zero calories, zero fat, zero protein, zero gluten and only 90 milligrams of sodium per serving. You can buy it on Because Chuck Evans and I wrote a small book on chipotles called The Pepper Pantry: Chipotles (find that on Amazon, too), I decided to try the paste in some familiar recipes. It worked perfectly. Here are some possibilities for you to try:

Smoky Chipotle Pesto From my friend J.P. Hayes of Sgt. Pepper’s Hot Sauce Micro Brewery in Austin comes this excellent pesto designed to be served over pasta or as a pizza topping. Mix it with mayonnaise or ranch dressing and it’s a tasty dip. Ingredients:

1 Tbsp. Olo Chipotle Paste 8 cloves Garlic 2 Tbsp. Cider vinegar or lime juice 1 cup grated Parmesan or Romano cheese 1 cup Pumpkin seeds (pepitas) or piñon nuts, toasted 1 cup Canola oil Method: Combine the chipotle paste, garlic and vinegar in a food processor and purée. Add the cheese and pumpkin seeds and chop fine. With the processor running, drizzle in the oil until the desired consistency is reached (you may not need all the oil). Yield: 2-1/2 cups, Heat Scale: Medium

Southwestern Chipotle Baked Beans Pinto beans are not the only variety served in the Southwest. Try these interesting great northern beans as a spicy side dish. Ingredients:

1 large Onion, chopped 2 cloves Garlic, chopped 1 Tbsp. Vegetable oil 2 Tbsp. Olo Chipotle Paste 2 tsp. ground red New Mexican Chile

uncovered, until the meat is tender and can be shredded. Cool the meat in the broth and then shred finely by hand. Reserve the broth to make a stew or soup. Toss the shredded brisket with the remaining ingredients (except the avocado). Chill the mixture and allow it to marinate for a couple of hours or preferably overnight. Line a platter with lettuce leaves, place the salpicón on the leaves and garnish with the avocado. Serve

with hot, buttered flour tortillas. Yield: 12 servings, Heat Scale: Medium Chile pepper expert Dave DeWitt is the author of 50 books, many on chile peppers and spicy foods, including The Complete Chile Pepper Book (Timber Press). He is also the founding producer of the National Fiery Foods & Barbecue Show.

1/4 lb. slab Bacon, cut in 1/2 inch pieces 1/2 cup Catsup 1/2 cup Beer 1/4 cup dark brown Sugar 1 tsp. dry Mustard 3 cups cooked great northern Beans Method: In a pan, sautée the chiles, onions, and garlic in the oil until soft. Combine this mixture with the remaining ingredients in a baking dish. Cover and bake the beans in a 325 degree oven for 2 hours or until the beans are tender and coated with the sauce. Add water if the mixture gets too dry. Yield: 6 servings, Heat Scale: Hot

Julio’s Salpicón This famous shredded meat salad is one of El Paso’s most popular and unique dishes. It crossed the border because of Julio Ramirez. Julio opened his first restaurant in 1944 in Juárez on Avenida 16 de Septiembre and a second location in El Paso in 1985. The recipe for salpicón has been imitated and begged for, and local restaurateurs have paid hundreds of dollars to professional recipe testers to see if they could approximate the recipe. Finally, the Ramirez family has released it. Note: This recipe requires advance preparation. Ingredients:

3 lbs. Beef brisket 2 cloves Garlic, minced Salt to taste 1 cup diced white cheddar cheese 1/2 cup chopped Cilantro 1/2 cup diced, seeded Tomatoes 1/2 cup Vegetable oil 1/2 cup Wine vinegar 2-1/2 Tbsp. Olo Chipotle Paste Diced Avocado for garnish Method: In a large pot, bring the brisket to a boil in water to cover. Add the garlic and salt. Reduce the heat and simmer for about 1-1/2 hours,




Neighbors are nice, so is privacy in your own yard


y family was the neighborhood entertainment. I was the operatic voice of the block, swinging open the side door, singing at the top of my lungs to the elderly couple who sat on their front porch nightly. My sisters would practice dancing the jitterbug or the twist, with all the neighborhood boys watching. And my brothers entertained by building anything that had wheels. Our neighbors were friendly. We shared our yards, dogs and suppers. The neighborhoods of my childhood no longer exist, as most families are not home until dark, have interests that keep them indoors or do not have the time to share their lives with neighbors. Times have changed, and new homes are built one right next to the other with little space in between and compact back and front yards. The close proximity of the next-door neighbor has created a need for more privacy in the yard. At the nursery, I frequently give suggestions to customers on the choices for developing


your space and growing conditions.

2. Trees Trees are used primarily as shade providers. However, if small and medium-size trees are planted in layers and not just along the perimeter of the yard, they will mature into a natural grove. The layering affect also gives more depth and interest to the landscape.

3. Raised Beds a privacy screen. The style of the home, yard, wall or size of space can determine the type of screen used. Considering the amount of time that the family will spend in the yard and how they will use it leads to the correct decision. The following are ideas for privacy screens:

1. Hedges One of the more common types of privacy screens, hedges can be planted with full results in two to ďŹ ve years, depending upon the plants used. Evergreen shrubs will provide year-round screening. Check the correct variety of plant for


Planting raised beds can give the feeling of seclusion, especially if large shrubs reaching eight to 10 feet in height are part of the plan. Because the soil in Albuquerque is less than desirable, raised beds can be built with enriched soil, leading to successful long-term growth. Berms can also raise the soil level in the yard.

4. Fencing Smaller yards are commonly separated from others by walls or fences. The fencing may be too short for privacy. Extensions can be added to the existing wall or fence to increase the height.

Enhance walls with trellises, climbing plants or a coat of bright paint or stucco to accentuate the landscape.

5. Lattice Inexpensive lattice can be used to screen a yard without enclosing the space completely. Panels of lattice that are offset add depth to the space and can make a small space feel even larger. Add color to the space by planting vines or climbing roses near the lattice, which the plants will climb. Although the days of block parties and enchanting evenings under the stars with the neighbors may be more uncommon now than when I was a child, neighbors still play an important part in our lives. Yet privacy is valuable, and the planning and effort it takes to create a sense of seclusion in the yard is well worth it. Tish Resnik is the owner of Great Outdoors Nursery. She can be reached at info@


Grenache great with other grapes, or all on its own


s fall approaches I reflect on the effect that seasonal change has on the choices we make about food and drink. Each one of us has our own individual set of preferences, but there are forces at work that may influence us (such as our mood or the company we are keeping). The most important aspect of decision making, in my opinion, is how informed you are. The beers that you drink in October are likely different than the beers you drink in July. Wine preferences change throughout the year (except for the one-note Charleys that only drink giant Napa Cabernets regardless of the food or the season). Every month it is my intention to provide you curious, budding wine lovers with more information about varietals and regions of the world, so that you might make more informed decisions and the shroud of snootiness will be lifted. Wine drinking should be fun and comfortable for everyone, novice to expert.

Back to the Back to the Beat Y’all A few years ago I wrote a three-part series on the Rhone varietals Syrah, Grenache and Mourvedre. This month I offer a second look at Grenache. While it makes great friends with other grapes when blending, it has such distinct and beautiful character that it deserves to be admired on its own. As summer turns to fall you might want something a little richer in your glass after a summer of crisp whites. Grenache is the most widely planted grape in the world and it takes on the characteristics of where it grows more so than many grapes. The resulting variety makes it fun to play with. It can be full bodied, rich and fruity. It can be aromatic and earthy like rich top soil and tobacco. Wine Guru Oz Clarke calls Grenache “the wild wild woman of wine, the sex on wheels and devil take the hindmost.” His personification is dramatic but appropriate. Once you taste Grenache in any of its forms, you will be in the sway of Clarke’s “wild woman.”

First Take Grenache is believed to have originated in Spain (where they call it Garnatxa Negra), and you can find it in the wines made in Priorat and Rioja as well as the region of Catalonia. These wines are the perfect match for grilled lamb, roasted ribs, stews or braises. The beauty of this grape is that it is medium- to full-bodied red, but with very soft tannins. While Cabernet Sauvignon is high in tannins and therefore able to stand up to things like ribeye with blue cheese cream, Garnatxa is your go-to red for fruit and body without overpowering acidity. Keep it light, but flavorful, even a plate of brie with baked cherries will go well. Barbeque is a shoe in. Try the Garnatxa from Altés from Herencia. It’s only $12 at Jubilation. You may also find the 2009 from Las Rocas to be well worth its $13 price tag. It’s not the most complex wine you’ll ever taste, but it’s a great introduction.

characteristics of a Grenache from France or Spain, but there is a spicy quality that shines through from the soil and sun and the Mediterranean Sea. A meat and cheese plate with flatbread (or even cold cuts) will balance perfectly with this little gem. This grape gets earthy and aromatic on Sardinia, but it wont let you down with nearly any fare that is rustic and not too rich.

Goin Back To Cali So maybe you’ve had some Garnatxa, or maybe even Cannonau. Even if you’ve been around the Rhone block a few times, there is a little known treat available on our shelves here in Albuquerque. Much of the cheap Grenache grown in California is the reason that people think it’s “plonk” (wine snob code for crappy wine). Peter Mathis, winemaker for Ravenswood, grows his own Grenache in Sonoma Valley and sells it under his own label. You will pay a little more (around $30/bottle) but wow, is it worth it. Mathis’ approach is simple. His label reads “I Grow It ... I Make It.” Open a bottle and you will find the most refined and complex aromas you could hope for. This is a bottle to open and enjoy slowly with friends. Even without food it will surprise the experienced palate and novice alike. Nothing tastes like this. Nothing. Get it for a special occasion at Jubilation (the only game in town for this little treat). As always, drink, explore and enjoy! Sam Melada spent 15 years working in fine and not-so-fine dining restaurants. He welcomes input, questions or comments at

Island Life The most exciting and unusual way to enjoy Grenache is from the island of Sardinia. They call it Cannonau, but it’s almost always Grenache (or mostly Grenache). The Cannonau di Sardegna from Sella & Mosca is available at Whole Foods, Quarters Wyoming or Jubilation for around $16/bottle. This wine has all the voluptuous violets, raspberry and blackberry




Foodie heaven Santa Fe Wine and Chile Fiesta brings chefs and experts from near and far for five days of food-and-wine-focused fun BY PAUL LEHMAN


he Annual Santa Fe Wine and Chile Fiesta usually brings out the most creative ideas Santa Fe chefs are capable of and produces some memorable culinary experiences for locals and visitors alike. This year the excitement features some outstanding personalities from the food world nationally. The traditional “Grand Tasting” is on Sat., Sep. 28, at the Santa Fe Opera, promising tastings from 70 of the city’s finest restaurants and sips from 90 world-

class wineries (1-4p, $150 a person). An hour before the Grand Tasting opens, plutocrats can spend $300 a person for exclusive entrance to the Opera’s Aspen Vista Terrace with complimentary valet parking, a selection of special wines in a reserved seat and full access to all the Grant Tasting tents, returning to the reserved seat as often as they like. It’s all part of one of the premier annual events for foodies in New Mexico and even nationwide. Here’s a rundown of the daily events, with happenings over five days that should fit just about anyone’s schedule:

FESTIVAL SCHEDULE OF EVENTS Wed., Sep. 25 Flavor of Mexico Luncheon 9:30a-2:30p ELDORADO HOTEL 309 W. SAN FRANCISCO

Chef Fernando Olea, served with wines from D’Alfonso-Curran.

Guest Chef Luncheon and Master Sommelier Throwdown 11:30a-2p, $150 COYOTE CAFÉ 132 W. WATER

Guests vote on the best food/wine pairings, four great Santa Fe chefs and four master sommeliers.

Guest Chef Demo and Tasting 10:30a-Noon, $75 SANTA FE SCHOOL OF COOKING 125 N. GUADALUPE

Featuring Chef Martin Rios of Restaurant Martín. WINE SEMINAR

Old World vs New World 2:30-3:30p, $75 LA FONDA HOTEL 100 E. SAN FRANCISCO

Flavor profiling format led by Master Sommelier Melissa Monosoff. WINE SEMINAR

Cheese and Wine Pairing Masterclass 4:30-5:30p, $75 LA FONDA HOTEL 100 E. SAN FRANCISCO

Pairing of six rieslings with six cheeses.

Thu., Sep. 26 Guest Chef Demo and Tasting 10:30-11:30a, $75 SANTA FE SCHOOL OF COOKING 125 N. GUADALUPE

Chef Erin Wade of Vinaigrette demonstrates three signature salads served with rose, beaujolais and sparkling wine.





Chef Matthew Accarinno

Wines of Italy

Noon-2p, $125

4-5p, $75



Chef Accarinno, of San Francisco’s SPQR Restaurant, in will prepare and serve a four-course meal from his new book SPQR: Modern Italian Food & Wine.

Guest Chef Luncheon with Bruce Aidells Noon-2p, $125

Author/Sommelier Shelley Lindgren, owner of San Francisco’s A16 and SPQR, will take guests on tour of Italian wines.

Santa Fe Wine and Chile Fiesta Wed.-Sun., Sep. 25-29 MULTIPLE VENUES, 505.438.8060 PRICES VARY


Fri., Sep. 27

Aidells. founder of Aidells Sausage Co., will produce a four-course meal with Mark Kiffin, Compound Restaurant. Dishes will be paired with wines from the Ravenswood Winery.

Guest Chef Luncheon and Tour of Allan Houser Sculpture Garden


David Tanis 2:30-3:30p, $75 SANTA FE SCHOOL OF COOKING 125 N GUADALUPE ST.

Tanis, a N.Y. Times weekly columnist who was also executive chef at Chez Panisse in Berkeley, Calif., will demonstrate a three-recipe fall menu. WINE SEMINAR

2010 Burgundy vs. Oregon Pinot Noir 11a-Noon, $75 LA FONDA HOTEL 100 E. SAN FRANCISCO

A blind taste off in which guests will determine which wines are from Old World vs. New World and which they prefer. WINE SEMINAR

Around the World of Cabernet Sauvignon 1:30-2:30p, $75 LA FONDA HOTEL 100 E. SAN FRANCISCO

The 2013 Santa Fe Wine and Chile Festival will bring in a number of heavy hitters in the food industry, including noted cookbook author and chef Matthew Accarinno, of San Francisco’s SPQR Restaurant. Accarinno will be guest chef at a demo and tasting on Thu., Sep. 26 from Noon-2p at the Coyote Café (132 W. Water St.). Cost is $125.


A tour of gardens followed by a fourcourse luncheon served by Anasazi Hotel Executive Chef Juan Bochenski. Dishes will be paired with Malbecs from Terrazas de los Andes.

Guest Chef Demo and Wine Tasting 10:30a-Noon, $75



Katherine Clapner Chocolates and Port

Riedel Glass


Chef Clapner will share her chocolatier cooking techniques and recipes and serve tastes partnered with premium port wines.


Live Auction and Guest Chefs Luncheon

Laura Werlin, author of Mac and Cheese, Please!, will present four mac and cheese recipes along with four wines to pair with them. Guests will mix and match.

11:30a-2p, $150

Santa Fe School of Cooking Walking Tours 2-4p, $75 Demo 5 (La Casa Sena, Il Piatto, La Boca); Demo 6 (Restaurant Martin, 315 Restaurant and Wine Bar, Tanti Luce 221). Each stop includes a private tasting with the chef, paired with wine.

First flight to be tasted open and second flight tasted blind with guests asked to pick the region.


2:15-3:45p $125 LA FONDA HOTEL 100 E. SAN FRANCISCO

George Riedel celebrates the 40th anniversary of Riedel Sommeliers Glass by demonstrating how Cabernet Sauvignon, Syrah and Pinot Noir are enhanced in his Burgundy and Hermitage glasses. Guests receive a gift of a three-glass Sommeliers Tasting Kit ($250 retail value).


Reserve Wine Tasting and Auction

Compound Restaurant’s Mark Kiffin and Eldorado chef Tony Smith with three visiting chefs present a fivecourse luncheon paired with wines. A total of 35 wine lots to be auctioned.

4-6:30p, $95


Ageability of Champagne 12:30-1:30p, $125 LA FONDA HOTEL 100 E. SAN FRANCISCO

Seth Box, wine educator for Moet Hennessy, gives guests chance to find out how he leads tastings of two older vintages each from Champagna Krug, Dom Perignon and Champagne Veuve Clicquot.


Best wines featured from 90 participating wineries, plus a silent auction of 60 rare wine lots during the tasting.


Susana Trilling 10-11:30a, $75 SANTA FE SCHOOL OF COOKING 125 N. GUADALUPE ST. $75

Cooking demonstration and tasting of the foods of Oaxaca, Mexico.



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the social NETWORK Albuquerque’s flourishing craft brew culture has spawned a boomlet of social groups that like to (what else?) get together, drink beer and socialize


he more the merrier!” That’s the attitude of Dukes of Ale President Mike Greismeyer when talking about membership in his group, an Albuquerque homebrew club founded in 1989 to celebrate beer in its many forms. And watch out — Greismeyer is getting his wish. The craft-brewing boom that has been rolling across New Mexico in recent years has also spurred a growth market in beer-related clubs, affinity groups and recurring events. Beer drinkers are social folks, it turns out (who knew?) and the groups springing up around Albuquerque’s breweries are ever-increasing evidence of this fact. From Babes in Brewland to the Dukes of Ale to I’ll Drink to That, there are suddenly many options for the convivial imbibing of brew over interests both beer-focused and beyond. For example, the long-established and still vigorously noble Dukes of Ale (which includes many Duchesses) is both the pioneer and the model of what truly intelligent beer enjoyment and appreciation can be in the Land of Enchantment. Dukes activities include campouts, potlucks, brewery tours, club brews and assisting as volunteers at area festivals. An important annual activity is the group’s judging for the New Mexico State Fair ProAm, evaluating beers brewed by amateurs and commercial breweries. While the venerable Dukes predate Albuquerque’s craft beer craze, many groups have cropped up specifically because of it. That’s the case with Babes in Brewland. “We wanted more of a female presence in Albuquerque’s craft beer scene,” explained Dana Kleinman, one of the group’s founders and organizers. The Babes got started in 2010 when La Cumbre employee Leah Black formed the group as a way to get women together for home brewing parties. Kleinman contributed the idea of touring breweries, and a year later the Babes were visiting places such as Marble and Santa Fe Brewing for tours, tastings and discussion of things like beer and food pairings. By 2012 the members of Babes in Brewland (Kleinman estimates there are now about 60 women in the group) were getting invites to brew batches of beer at local breweries. They’ve brewed an Organic Peach Pale Ale at Santa Fe Brewing and a Fleur de Rouge (white ale with hibiscus and rose hips) at Marble Brewing. “It’s a novice approach to brewing,” Kleinman explained. “But we want people to like it.” That hasn’t been a problem for the Babes. Their beer is sold on-site at the hosting brewery as soon as it’s ready. The peach ale was pretty much gone in a day and the Fleur de Rouge, of which Babes in Brewland members made 15 barrels (645 gallons), was also consumed post haste (though some was set aside to age in a cask). Now that Babes in Brewland members are experienced brewers, discussion is getting down to brass tacks, like what are the ingredients of the next beer? Do they always brew “something girly,” as Kleinman puts it (the Fleur de Rouge was actually pink!) or do they put a female spin on a hop-focused brew — hops and IPAs being the dudely domain of male beer drinkers? Stay tuned.


LOCAL BEER CLUBS ABQ Craft Beer Drinkers

ABQ Craft Beer Drinkers is a meet up group that supports local breweries and small business. Founded in 2008, joining this group means having the chance to socialize and enjoy the social beverage. Babes in Brewland

Babes in Brewland is a group of 60-some women who like craft beer and meet at least once a month for brewery tours, tastings and social meet ups. Members of the group also work as guest brewers at local breweries, where their beer is then sold to the public. Dukes of Ale Home Brew Club

Established in 1989, the Dukes of Ale mission is four-fold: • Maintain quality in the production of home brewed beer in Albuquerque. • Promote public awareness and appreciation of the quality and variety of beer through education, research and the collection and dissemination of information. • Serve as a forum for the technological and cross-cultural aspects of the art of brewing. • And, above all, to encourage responsible use of beer as an alcoholic beverage. NM Dark Side Brew Crew


Members of Babes In Brewland, a local all-female brewing club, gathered at recently to lift a few pints in the brewing room at La Cumbre Brewing. Clockwise from top left: Dana Kleinman, Kimberly Shay, Jeanne Dawson, Heather Martinez, Sarah Sherman, Catherine Fattah, Kelly Lynn, Leah Black, Nicole Gallegos, Emma Lee, Kristin Rortvedt, Camilla Jaquette (center). “We wanted more of a female presence in Albuquerque’s craft beer scene,” says Kleinman, one of the group’s founders and organizers, when asked about the group’s formation. The Babes are one of a handful of local groups centered around the culture of beer. Others include The Dukes of Ale, The Dark Side Brew Crew, Worthogs Home Brew Club and ABQ Craft Beer Drinkers.


NM Dark Side Brew Crew is composed of six guys who like beer. Founded in 2012, the group provides beer reviews and recommendations on their website. Worthogs Home Brew Club

The Worthogs are a group of beer fanatics that discuss tips about home brewing. The group meets monthly to discuss competitions and taste each other’s beers. The club often meets at Turtle Mountain Brewery, located in Rio Rancho, to brew club beers.

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‘beer geek’ UNMASKED Or ‘unvarnished,’ rather, since the blog writer and lover of all things Albuquerque beer chooses to remain anonymous BY MIKE ENGLISH


tried to get the Albuquerque Beer Geek to go public, but he/she wouldn’t go for it. See, the Beer Geek is a humble sort, most interested in informing others about the beer that is available at Albuquerque stores, restaurants, bars, breweries and festivals. That’s the Beer Geek mission statement — or probably would be if there was a mission statement. The Beer Geek, for the unaware, is the anonymous author of the blog Albuquerque Beer Scene PROFILE ( It’s one Albuquerque of the most entertaining ways to keep up to speed on Beer Geek all things Albuquerque beer. The Beer Geek’s wry sense of humor, obviously stoked with a lot of malt, yeast, hops and water, is evident in every post and makes for a website well worth visiting. The Beer Geek started the blog in 2008. “I was already spending my free time at liquor stores and breweries buying new releases; I figured I could spend some of that free time informing others,” he/she explained. In honor of this Beer Issue of Local iQ, we were able to snag some of the Beer Geek’s free time in the chat that follows: Local iQ: Why is the Beer Geek anonymous? Is she (or maybe he?) kind of like a masked superhero? Albuquerque Beer Geek: Sure, if you consider the ability to empty tall glasses of beer in a single gulp a super power. And the (sort of) anonymity allows me to do my liquor store assessing and beer festival going on the sly, though plenty of people know me by now. But, yeah, I did at least want to be a champion of craft beer, an industry that is an underdog against huge companies that try to keep crafts off store shelves in order to maximize space for their brands. iQ: What is your favorite local beer? Or your three favorite? ABG: Not trying to give an answer that will please everyone, but I do like to switch things up often. IPAs are my go-to beer, so I will usually drink Marble IPA, La Cumbre Elevated and Chama River Jackalope. Bosque’s

Ember IPA is nice but they are kind of far from me. iQ: What is your opinion of Pabst Blue Ribbon? ABG: I’ve had many great times when PBR was the only beer offered I’m not a beer snob. I think people should drink whatever makes them happy. And PBR gives hipsters something else to identify each other by besides cut-off corduroys and striped tank tops. iQ: If you had to choose the best beer west of the Mississippi, what would it be? ABG: Oh, man! That’s nearly impossible for me to do. The Sours from Russian River (Santa Rosa, Calif.) and Cascade (Portland, Ore.) are hard to beat, as are the IPAs from Alpine (Alpine, Calif.), but after every beer trip I am happy to come home to Albuquerque to drink from what is really one of the most underrated brewery scenes in the country — not just west of the Mississippi, either. Sure, Portland may have a million breweries per capita, but the overall quality of the Albuquerque breweries ranks us up with the best of them. iQ: Because of your super powers, what do you see for New Mexico beer as you peer into the future? ABG: I’m excited to see who the next great local brewer will be. I think part of New Mexico’s success in the brewing scene has to do with how many brewers came through the same channels. By that I mean how a lot of it started at the old Blue Corn on I-25, and it’s almost like a Bible story: And Ted Rice (Blue Corn, Chama River, Marble) begat Jeff Erway (studied under Rice at Chama), who begat Justin Hamilton (studied under Erway at Chama), who begat John Bullard (studied under Hamilton at Chama). And now it has come full circle, with Bullard winning the latest New Mexico IPA Challenge for Blue Corn. So I’m curious to see if the next great brewer will come from a brewery that one of those guys is affiliated with, or Il Vicino, or Nexus, or maybe straight out of homebrewing. The future of New Mexico beer looks bright, but with new breweries opening it remains to be seen how many we can sustain. Don’t open a brewery just because your close friends like your homebrew. PHOTO BY WES NAMAN

The Albuquerque Beer Geek loves beer, and that’s all you need to know. That, and the Beer Geek website Albuquerque Beer Scene is one of the most entertaining ways to stay abreast of everything that’s going on at Duke City breweries, bars and stores that has to do with brew.



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holy WATER Abiquiu monastery builds a craft brewing business with a lot of patience and a little prayer BY BILL NEVINS


elgium and New Mexico have two things in common: a monastery full of devout monks and a brewery producing fine abbey ales. Of course, Belgium is famed for its monastic brews and there are many famed Belgian styles. Yet, Abiquiu’s Abbey Beverage Company, though operating on a smaller scale than, say the Belgian conglomerate InBev, is solidly in the game. Sometimes quality trumps quantity, after all. And, as the motto states, Abbey ales are “brewed with prayer.” Prayer and its answers must never be rushed. The faithful are, above all things, patient. It has taken a while for Abbey to get up to full production. In 2006, the first year of operation, the brewery produced 127 barrels (a barrel of beer is approximately 31 gallons). Production in 2012 was 1,125 barrels. Estimated production in 2013 will be about 1,300 to 1,500 barrels, or 40,300 to 46,500 gallons. Current production capacity is 2,900 barrels per year. An alliance with the secular brew masters and distributors of Rio Grande Brewing in Moriarty has been part of Abbey’s patient and prayerful growth process. Abbey distributes Monks’ Ale and Monks’ Wit in Arizona, Arkansas, Southern California, Colorado, Louisiana, New Jersey, New Mexico, Pennsylvania and Texas in 12


ounce bottles, 750 ml bottles, and as draft in 1/6th and 1/2 barrel kegs. This is a wider distribution of beers than any other New Mexico Brewery.

a watchful eye Benedictine Monks directly control and are actively involved in operation of the brewery and its attendant hop-growing yard. The Monastery’s recently-appointed prior, Brother Christian Leisy, has been active in daily management and operational tasks since the founding of Abbey. Brother Christian sits on the board of directors as the majority member. Abbey’s head brewer, Brad Kraus, is also a partial owner of Abbey and sits on the board. The general manager, Berkeley Merchant, is an oblate of the monastery. That is, Merchant is a layman living in general society, who, while not a professed monk, is affiliated voluntarily with the brothers, and follows the Rule of the Order as closely as possible. He is considered part of the monastic community while maintaining an office for Abbey and interacting with the Moriarty brewery and other aspects of the outside world. The Benedictine monks of the Monastery of Christ in the Desert in Abiquiu own and exercise control over the Abbey Brewing Company. The Monastery of Christ is a not-for-profit corporation which, through a separate for-profit corporation named St.



Abbey Beverage Co. Christ in the Desert Monastery 1305 FOREST SERVICE #151, ABIQUIU 505.629.1566

Luke’s Corporation, controls 84 percent of the Abbey Brewing Company (itself a forprofit LLC). According to Merchant, “This legal structure assures that all taxes are paid by the brewery and preserves the notfor-profit status of the monastery.“ Abbey’s beers are brewed on the Abiquiu grounds of the Monastery of Christ in the Desert Mexico and also under special agreement at Rio Grande Brewing in Moriarty. Several monks are directly involved in the daily operations and other monks are regularly involved in the brewing and packaging processes at both breweries. CONTINUED ON PAGE 19


The big rush to brew, bottle, can and brand microbrews falls on deaf ears at the Christ in the Desert Monastery, where the focus of its Abbey Beverage Co. is small batch Belgianstyle ales crafted “with care and prayer,” as stated on the bottle.

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Belgian BOOM Local brewers and bar owners hop on board the latest beer trend BY SETH HALL


he Belgians are coming — or better yet, have been arriving for a while now. I make no qualms about my adoration for Belgium’s ancient beer culture, and now New Mexico can boast some of that culture too. Why is this important for New Mexico? Belgian style beers are the up and coming thing. A colleague of mine went to Oregon to check out some new breweries, and they are all Belgian related. Apparently the West is getting hopped out. I remember reading somewhere (Hugh Johnson’s How to Enjoy Wine) that New Mexico is the oldest wine growing region in the New World. This is because when Spanish missionaries arrived here, they needed wine for communion. Alongside the missionaries came monks; and with the monks, brewing. For a while now we have been blessed with recipes from a monastery outside of Abiquiu, called Christ of the Desert (see story on previous page). The monks are responsible for Monks Ale, Monks Wit, Monks Dubbel and Tripel and assorted reserves. These beers are available throughout the country, and most can be gotten on tap locally at ABQ Brew Pub. And then last year I became aware of the Back Alley Draft House, which is located in a back alley in downtown Albuquerque. They love Belgian beers and Belgian style beers. They are currently brewing Belgian style


Belgian beers have a long tradition globally. In New Mexico, the trend has slowly been piquing the interest of craft beer drinkers, so much so that new Santa Fe brewery, Duel Brewing, recently established itself as a strictly Belgian-style brewery. Pictured is a flight of Belgianstyle ales at Duel.

beers and hosting regular events celebrating the rich brewing traditions of Belgium. To boot, it is out of the way and generally fairly quiet. Then a few months ago a new Belgian-style brewery opened up in Santa Fe, called Duel. The staff and brewers are super passionate

about their beer and their vision for beer in New Mexico. When I asked the owners and head brewers why the move away from hopheavy beers and a move toward the yeasty Belgians, the answer was the same: “It’s what we drink.” CONTINUED ON PAGE 21



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you don’t have to journey far to find a pint of fine New Mexico-made craft beer. The following is a listing of the breweries and brewery tap rooms in the state. ABIQUIU

Abbey Brewing Company Brewer: Brad Kraus 135 FOREST SERVICE #151, 505.990.8581 ALBUQUERQUE

ABQ Brew Pub Brewer: Rich Weber 6601 UPTOWN NE, 505.884.1116 Back Alley Draft House Brewer: Addison Poth 215 CENTRAL NW, 505.766.6973

Bosque Brewing Brewer: Gabe Jensen 8900 SAN MATEO NE, 505.433.3889 Broken Bottle Brewery Brewer: Donovan Lane 9421 COORS NW, STE. K, 505.890.8777 Chama River Brewing Brewer: Justin Hamilton 4939 PAN AMERICAN, 505.342.1800

II Vicino Brewery Brewer: Brady McKeown


2381 AZTEC NE, 505.881.2737

The Wellhead Brewery Brewer: Thomas Crumrine

332 W. MAIN, 575.746.0640

Kelly’s Brew Pub Brewer: Dan Cavin 3222 CENTRAL SE, 505.262.2739 La Cumbre Brewing Brewer: Daniel Jaramillo 3313 GIRARD NE, 505.872.0225

106 2ND SW, 505.842.8329


Duel Brewing Brewer: Todd Yocham

Marble Brewery Brewer: Ted Rice

200 SOUTH GOLD, 575.544.2739 ELDORADO

Blue Heron Brewing Brewer: Brandon Santos 2214 HIGHWAY 68, 575.325.6605 FARMINGTON

Three Rivers Brewing Brewers: Peter Fieweger, Brandon Beard 113 EAST MAIN, 505.325.6605

Rio Grande Brewery Brewer: Rich Weber 1016 INDUSTRIAL LOOP, 505.832.2337 Sierra Blanca Brewery Brewer: Rich Weber

1228 PARKWAY, 505.474.5301

60 E. SAN FRANCISCO, 505.989.3565 Santa Fe Brewing Brewer: Ty Levis 35 FIRE PLACE, 505.424.3333

1016 INDUSTRIAL LOOP, 505.832.2337

Second Street Brewery Brewer: Rod Tweet

1814 2ND, 505.982.3030 1607 PASEO DE PERALTA, 505.989.3278


Little Toad Creek Brewer: Sam Castello 1122 Hwy 35, Silver City, 575.536.9649 PORTALES

Roosevelt Brewing Co. 201 S. Main St. Portales, NM 88130 575.226.2739


4056 CERRILLOS, 505.438.1800 133 W. WATER, 505.984.1800



118 TULANE SE, 505.443.5654

985 E. UNIVERSITY, 575.544.2739

Blue Corn Brewery Brewer: John Bullard

Mimbres Valley Brewing Brewer: Daniel Armendariz

Nexus Brewery Brewer: Manuel Mussen

Tractor Brewing Nob Hill Brewer: David Hargis

Mimbres Valley Las Cruces Brewer: Daniel Armendariz

SANTA FE Chama River Microbar Brewer: Justin Hamilton


7 CALIENTE UNIT A9, 505.466.6938

7120 WYOMING NE, 505.798.1970

1201 WEST HADLEY AVE, 575.525.6752

905 36TH PLACE SE SUITE C, 505.994.9497

120 NELSON, 505.866.0477

111 MARBLE NW, 505.243.2739

Sandia Chile Grill Brewer: Clint Koker

Turtle Mountain Brewing Brewer: Mark Matheson

Marble Brewery Brewer: Ted Rice


High Desert Brewing Brewers: Robert Gosselin, Matteo Lowther, Andres Obregon

Tractor Brewing Brewer: David Hargis

Santa Fe Brewing Eldorado Taphouse Brewer: Ty Levis

4730 PAN AMERICAN NE, 505.242.4100



Eske’s Brew Pub Brewer: Cord Kiessling 106 DES GEORGES, 575.758.1517 Taos Mesa Brewing Brewer: Jason Wylie 20 ABC MESA RD, 575.758.1900

— Compiled by Blanca Duarte

The New Mexico Brewers’ Guild has created a handy brochure/fold-out map (pictured) to help local craft beer drinkers find their way around the state when looking for a cold local one. Find the map at most breweries and liquor stores around the city. For more info, visit


expanding the brotherhood A dedicated brewery building, the monastery brewery opened at the monastery in 2011. It houses a half-barrel microbrewing system, specifically designed for eventual expansion to a five- or seven-barrel brewing system. Brewing in this separate facility began in March 2012 and, according to Merchant, it will slowly expand to develop new styles of beers and produce specialty and seasonal beers. For example, the new Monks’ Dubbel Reserve and Monks’ Tripel Reserve were developed at the new brewery by Kraus and the monks. Plans are to expand the brewing capacity as more monks are trained and more hops from the monastery’s hop yard become available. Merchant explained that all new brands will be developed “with care and prayer” in the coming years and that “new styles will derive from the 1,400-year-old monastic tradition of brewing in Europe. They will be real beers from real monks,” he said. Merchant recounts that in 2010, the monastery planted an experimental hop yard of native New Mexican hops on a quarter acre plot. In 2011, they expanded the hop yard and added several new varieties of hops. In the future, hops from the monastery will be used to brew new varieties of beer. “Our focus in all our work is to bring everything to perfection for the glory of God, as the Rule of Saint Benedict instructs us,” Merchant said. Appointments for tours and access to the Abbey Brewing Company and tasting room must be made at least 48 hours in advance by sending an e-mail to, or by calling 505.990.8581 between 9:30a-Noon, Tue.-Sat.





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My particular favorite at Duel is the Dark Ryder, which is a lovely interpretation of a Belgian Dark Ale. Also, they will very rapidly be expanding to distribution and will operate a separate sour brewery with open fermentation and the whole excitingly sour get-up. This is not to say that the usual suspects aren’t dipping their fingers into Belgian beer as well. Both Marble and La Cumbre regularly have nods to the monkish brews on their special boards. I’m still fond of Kelly’s Abbey from last year, and they have seasonal as well as permanent Belgian-style beers on their menu. Santa Fe Brewing also just put out the Saison 88, a Belgian-style beer celebrating the year of their opening, as well as a beautiful Kriek (cherry sour). I feel as though I would also be remiss if I didn’t mention Sister Bar downtown, which has a huge selection of Belgian beer on tap. It is time to embrace the change, or at least difference, to the next big thing in beer: Belgians. And it appears, as usual, New Mexico brewers and bar owners are ahead of the curve. Enjoy.

Little Belgium ONE WAY TO DISCOVER THE BELGIAN APPROACH to brewing is at the VIP Belgian Beer Experience on Oct. 5 at Expo New Mexico’s Villa Hispana. The event, hosted by Local iQ is part of the much larger New Mexico Brew Fest VIP Belgian and only available Beer Tent to the annual SPONSORED BY festival’s VIP ticket PJ’S MOTORholders. Along with CYCLES AT NEW MEXICO BREW tastes and pours FEST of five Belgian Noon-6p, Sat., breweries — St. Oct. 5 Louis Premium

Villa Hispana, Framboise, Geuze Expo NM Fond Tradition, 300 San Pedro Monk’s Cafe, NE Delirium Tremens and Wittekerke — private chefs will create dishes that pair with each of the different offerings. VIPs will also be allowed early access to the festival (doors for VIPs open at Noon), and will receive a commemorative Delirium Tremens goblet, a NMBF t-shirt and a beer lover’s goodie bag filled with beer-centric schwag. Sponsored by PJ’s Motorcycles, the VIP Belgian Beer Experience is sure to only add to an already exciting event. For more information, visit




Building Blondie Co-founder and songwriter Chris Stein plays an active hand in the recent resurgence of the legendary band BY CHARLIE CRAGO


londie: A simple adjective once used to describe a person with blonde hair, now synonymous with one of the great acts of the New Wave and punk rock scene of the ’70s and ’80s. See: Deborah Harry. With a string of hits throughout the last quarter of the 20th century, Blondie is responsible for some of the most recognizable tunes known to the modern rock lexicon. And yet, while many a young man, and most likely woman, growing up in the ’70s and ’80s was undoubtedly familiar with Ms. Harry’s amazing form and range, few of us familiarized ourselves with the person whom many consider the brainchild behind the whole affair — Chris Stein. In case you didn’t know, Stein is responsible for writing the bulk of Blondie’s catalog, making him the man behind such songs as “Call Me,” “Heart of Glass” and “Atomic.” In an attempt to try and reconcile this horrible oversight in musicology and learn more about the reemergence of Blondie (a new record is on the way), Local iQ was able to get Chris Stein on the phone recently for a quick interview. Local iQ: As someone who was instrumental, pun intended, in the ’70s/’80s punk/New Wave scene, how has the industry changed, or has it? Chris Stein: Oh yeah, it’s changing minute by minute, and everybody’s just trying to learn how to deal with it. In some aspects, things have reversed themselves from how they were in the ’70s; in the old days the tour was an advertisement for the album, and now it’s the reverse of that. Same with the acting business. The one percent is making $20 million a year and everyone else is making **#! all, you know? (Laughs) The music industry’s like that, a very small minority is getting rich while everyone else is making working man’s wages. iQ: I think you’re right; everyone would love to be an actor or musician or artist of some kind, making a great living doing it, but it seems like that becomes less and less likely. CS: Well yeah, that’s where we are now; everyone can make a movie, everyone can make an album, for basically nothing. So maybe a kind of populist artistic movement will emerge in the next 20 years or so. I keep hearing people coming out with exciting new stuff I haven’t heard before, so it’s definitely still going on. iQ: So that’s a good thing then? With modern technology allowing anybody to be a producer, we’re inherently exposed to more forms of artistic expression.

computers, you know? This new record we’re coming out with (in January) is called Ghosts of Download. Trying to incorporate a kind of cyber-punk feel to it. iQ: Do you feel like the kind of electronic/techno genre that has sprung up around this digital media explosion lends itself to Blondie’s music? CS: Well yeah, but we incorporate live instruments into everything we do, you know, kind of like a mash-up of all kinds of stuff. But you know, I like Skrillex and a lot of the stuff that’s going on. iQ: So how’s the band respond to all this? CS: Well, we have the same number of members as always, but we brought in some young blood to keep things fresh; our keyboard player is a great asset, and the guitarist, this kid Tommy is awesome. iQ: That’s Tommy Kessler? CS: Yeah, he’s f**ing great, he’s does Rock of Ages every night on Broadway. iQ: So how about the fans? How have they responded to Blondie over the last couple decades? CS: Everyone’s great. For the last leg of the tour we took six new songs and integrated them into the old material, and the fans were taking videos and uploading them to the net. I think people liked ‘em. iQ: With the tour you’re including five tracks with each ticket purchase; how does that work? CS: It’s just a way to get things going. We recorded 16 new tracks overall. I think the record will have 13 and the rest will be bonus tracks. iQ: After decades of touring, does any one moment or show stand out for you? CS: You mean from the history of the whole thing? Yeah, there’s plenty of stuff. A lot of crazy moments. There was a lot. We did a bunch of interviews with guys in Detroit yesterday and they all asked if we could remember doing any shows in Detroit. I remembered we did a show with Iggy, which was like his big homecoming, and everyone went nuts. This was when Bowie was on stage with him, you know, doing “Sister Midnight” and stuff. It was awesome.


Blondie WITH X

7p, Mon., Sep. 23 SANTA FE OPERA HOUSE 301 OPERA, 505.986.5900 $32-$86


iQ: So Blondie’s playing at the Santa Fe Opera. Have you played there before?

CS: Yeah, I mean you can make an album for the price of a laptop; $500 or so if you do it right.

CS: I’ve definitely been to New Mexico but never played that joint.

iQ: Definitely. So then I guess I’d ask how you feel that’s affected your own style.

iQ: Oh, man, it’s awesome. The acoustics are amazing. It’s an outdoor opera hall.

CS: Oh yeah, I love it. I love it! I love working with

CS: Like, the whole thing? Awesome.

Deborah Harry will forever be the face of Blondie, but co-founder, lead guitarist and songwriter Chris Stein — the author of such songs as “Heart of Glass” and “Call Me” — has long been a prominent creative force in the band, which was inducted into the Rock ‘n’ Roll Hall of Fame in 2006.





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Launchpad Ewert & the Two Dragons, The Family Crest, Sloan Armitage 9:30p, $10 Lemoni Lounge Michael Anthony JAZZ/GUITAR 7:3010:30p, FREE

Lounge 54-Santa Ana Star Casino Shane Wallin 9p-1a, FREE Low Spirits Story Ark, Sad Baby Wolf, Cali Shaw, Baba 9p, $6 Marble Brewery Reviva 8-11p, FREE Marcello’s Chophouse Karl Richardson Duo 6:30-9:30p, FREE

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Prairie Star Restaurant 5:30-8:30p, FREE

THU 12 Cowgirl Lori & The Santa Fe Players BLUES/ JAZZ FUNK 8p, FREE

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Imbibe DJ Malik 9p, FREE Launchpad Ballistic Bats, Silent Crush, Port Alice, Diverje 9p, TBD Marble Brewery The Littlest Birds 7-10p, FREE Marcello’s Chophouse Karl Richardson 6:30-9:30p, FREE Molly’s Jimmy Jones 5:30p-Close, FREE Outpost Performance Space Oscar Peterson Performed by the Tribute Trio 7-9p, $25 Pueblo Harvest Cafe Encuentro LATIN FOLK FUSION 6-9p, $7 Includes All-You-Can-Eat Horno Baked Pizzas Qbar DJ Quico TOP 40 LATIN 9p, FREE Savoy Bar & Grill Robbie Overfield 6-9p, FREE Scalo Il Bar Entourage Jazz 8p, FREE Sister Bar Thursday Night Technics 9p, $5 Zinc Cellar Bar The Steve Masse Project BLUES 9:30p, FREE

FRI 13 Blackbird Buvette Carlos The Tall 6p, FREE Planet Rock FUNKY DANCE PARTY 10p, FREE Burt’s Tiki Lounge Zealous Grooves, Alien Space Kitchen, Acceptable Losses 8:30p, FREE

Casa Esencia DJ Aquattro, DJ Chil TOP 40/DANCE 10p, $20

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Pueblo Harvest Cafe Todd & The Fox INDIE/FOLK ROCK 6-9p, $7 (All-You-Can-Eat Pizza) Qbar DJ Huggie ’80s-PRESENT 9p, FREE Scalo Il Bar Cal Hines Trio w/ Michael Glynn, John Rangel JAZZ 8:30p, FREE Sidelines The Electric Edric Project ROCK 9p-1a, FREE

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The Stage Santa Ana Star Casino Shane Wallin 9p-1a, FREE Low Spirits Wildewood, Hot Honey, Next Three Miles 9p, $5 Marble Brewery The Dregz 7-10p, FREE Marcello’s Chophouse Tony Rodriquez Duo 6:30-9:30p, FREE

Mine Shaft Tavern Jim & Tim SOULFUL BLUES 3-7p, FREE Sherry and The Blues Four

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Sunshine Theater Immortal Technique, Brother Ali

First Turn Lounge at The Downs Ryan Montano 6-9p, FREE Launchpad Authority Zero, Stabbed in Back, The Riddims, My Heart The Hero 7:30p, $12

Low Spirits Metalachi 9p, TBD Marcello’s Chophouse Bob Andrews 6:30-9:30p, FREE Molly’s Dangerous Curvz 5:30p-Close,

7p, $20


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Ned’s Bar and Grill Chris Ravin 6p, FREE Qbar Rodney Bowe and Sweet Life R&B/



Blackbird Buvette Beats & Vibes UNDERGROUND HIP


Scalo Il Bar Cali Shaw Acoustic Showcase


8:30p, FREE

Boston’s The Electric Edric Project ROCK


9p-1a, FREE

Burt’s Tiki Lounge Caid, Last Known Good Configuration 8:30p, FREE Cowgirl The Taylor Hodack Band COUNTRY 8p, FREE


First Turn Lounge at The Downs Sierra 6:30-9:30p, FREE Launchpad Jungle One, Soul Soup, Avenu 9p, $10

Low Spirits The American Rails, Travis Joel Trio, Daniel Snow 9p, $5 Marble Brewery Los Radiators 7-10p, FREE Marcello’s Chophouse Karl Richardson 6:30-9:30p, FREE Molly’s Whoa! Nellie 5:30p-Close, FREE Qbar DJ Quico TOP 40 LATIN 9p, FREE Scalo Il Bar Next Three Miles FOLK/AMERICANA 8p, FREE

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Kurt Vile



FRI 20

Kurt Vile is the Philadelphia version of forever-missed Seattleite Elliott Smith. Lazy, lo-fi, late-summer vibe with thought provoking, poetic lyrics make the almost title track “Wakin’ On A Pretty Day” worth the price of the recording alone.

Blackbird Buvette Michael Weaver Live Jukebox 7p, FREE Get Action, The Angel Babies, mrdrbrd ROCK N ROLL 10p,


The Brooklyn duo manage to blend R&B with trip-hop to create a genre-bending album full of rich production, tight beats and haunting melodies and lyrics. Fans of Massive Attack and Tricky will undoubtedly be impressed.

Mavis Staples ONE TRUE VINE ANTI 2013

Sometimes it’s the least likely pairing that is the most beautiful. Chicago gospel legend Mavis Staples, 74, and Wilco guitarist/singer/songwriterturned-producer Jeff Tweedy would seem to be an unlikely pairing. After 2010’s Grammy winner You Are Not Alone, the duo are back with a chilling gospel-inspired masterpiece that seems completely effortless.

The Octopus Project FEVER FORMS PEEK-A-BOO 2013

Not a lot of musicians can pull off weird, quirky, electronic, pop music in a fun, catchy way. That The Octopus Project hail from Austin helps make what they create much more believable. Synths, noise, chaos, melody, analog, digital. It all comes together to form a uniquely talented band. Be sure to catch them live Sep. 26 at Launchpad.


Scalo Il Bar Boris McCutcheon & The Salt Licks


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The Stage Santa Ana Star Casino DJ Justin Case 9p-1a, $5-$10 Sunshine Theater Morgan Page 8p, $28.50

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Mine Shaft Tavern Broomdust Caravan 8p, $5 Molly’s Coast 1:30-5p, FREE Rock Bottom 5:30-Close, FREE

National Dance Institute Enchanted Mesa Show Chorus 4p, $12-$18

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Qbar DJ Josh Burg TOP 40/DANCE 9p, $10 Robinson Park Downtown Growers Market Wagogo 8:30a, FREE Scalo Il Bar The Fabulous Martini Tones SURF/ LOUNGE 8:30p, FREE

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Slow Motion Cowboys 8p, FREE First Turn Lounge at The Downs Mariachi Tradicional 5-8p, FREE The Hollar Bonita and the Bluefins 6:308:30p, FREE

The Kosmos Sunday Chatter: Guillermo Figueroa and Ivonne Figueroa 10:30a, $5-$15

Launchpad Society Unknown, Unleash T he Baboon, Psykick Monkey, Wolves For Hire, Night of Revenge, Amigo The Devil, Toxic Crusade, Deadmary 4:30, $10

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Launchpad We Butter The Bread With Butter, Divide The Foundation, Inhumane Hands, Beyond My Dreams 8p, $8 Marcello’s Chophouse Open Piano Night 6:30-9:30p, FREE

Sol of Santa Fe Red Elvises 7:30p, $12

TUE 24 Cowgirl Rosie & The Ramblers AMERICANA/ COUNTRY 8p, FREE

Launchpad Red Elvises 9p, $10 Low Spirits The Picturebooks, Brokeface, Rochester Fosgate, The Howlin’ Wolves 9p, $5 Molly’s Jake Jones Band 5:30p-Close, FREE Qbar Pete Gabaldon and Magic LATIN JAZZ 9p, FREE

Sunshine Theater Wavves, The Angel Babies 8p, $18 Zinc Cellar Bar Jacob Acosta AMERICANA/FOLK 8p, FREE



Blackbird Buvette Jacob Acosta, Travis Joel SINGERSONGWRITER 6p, FREE

Burt’s Tiki Lounge Kahli Sol 8:30p, FREE Cowgirl Gato Malo BLUES 8p, FREE First Turn Lounge at The Downs Ryan Montano 6-9p, FREE La Cumbre Brewery Watermelon Mountain Jug Band 6-9p, FREE

Launchpad The Skatalites, The Blue Hornets 9p, $15

Low Spirits Slow Motion Cowboys, Sean Lucy & Family 9p, $5 Marcello’s Chophouse Sif Fendley 6:30-9:30p, FREE Molly’s Bella Luna 5:30p-Close, FREE Scalo Il Bar Cali Shaw Acoustic Showcase 8:30p, FREE

St. Clair Winery and Bistro Dianna Hughes, Michael Anthony and Milo Jaramillo 6-9p, FREE

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riginally conceived four years ago as a way to put regional and Burque female musical and artistic talent on its very own stage, Gatas y Vatas has evolved to be a throw-down party no matter your gender. Around 35 performers from throughout the western U.S. will gather for the Albuquerque festival this year, including Crab Lab, Mirror Fears and DJ SL8R of Denver, Sharkiface and Annah Anti-Palindrome of Oakland, Calif., Venison Whirled of Austin, Texas, Demon Sleeper of San Francisco, PHOTO BY BUD MELVIN adc~ of Seattle and Veery, aka - Jessica Billey Albuquerque performers ranging from Veery (aka Jessica Billey) to Alas Papel. Gatas y Vatas puts out a compilation album and a zine as well, Gatas y Vatas 4 featuring work from all of the performers. 7p, Fri.-Sat., Sep. This year, it’s being assembled by ABQ 20-21 Zine Fest founder Marya Errin Jones and DJ The Kosmos Mello, two of the festival organizers. Other 1715 5th NW, 505.463.5824 organizers include Tahnee Udero, Mauro Woody, Gena Lawson and Marisa Demarco. $10, $15 If you like the idea of a fun weekend weekend hanging out with/being entertained by multi-talented women, Gatas y Vatas is your festival. — Mike English

Story Ark CD Release Party

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side from the most optimistic people in our lives, most of us can agree that the American landscape (be it environmental, political, WITH SAD BABY WOLF, CALI SHAW, BABA social, what have you) is a pretty bleak one. Musically, 9p, Fri., Sep. 13 this is a wonderful thing because it leads to songs Low Spirits that embrace a certain quality of numbness that leads 2823 2nd NW, to ponderous rainy days filled with introspection and 505.344.9555 self-discovery — something most everyone needs $6 in their life. This is what strikes me most about Albuquerque indie folk beings Story Ark. Beholden storyark of the same plaintive, yet urban, tunings found in the instrumentally-rich music of Detroit’s Frontier Ruckus, this very capable sextet has the ability to wrap up a lost and lonely day inside a ramshackle three-minute song. Made up of Tim Dempsey, Ian Vetter, Olan Jackson-Weaver, Mark JacksonWeaver, Trent Whiteside and Heather Cronin, Story Ark is quite unlike any Albuquerque act before them in the sense that there seems to be a lack of “the desert.” Rather, theirs is a music permeated by tall trees and thin skies. It is this confounding, intriguing quality that places this group, set to release its self-titled debut recording on Sep. 13, high on the list of local hopefuls most likely to push their music beyond state borders. —Kevin Hopper


7p, Tue., Sep. 24 Sunshine Theater 120 Central SW, 505.764.0249



here’s nothing like good old-fashioned poppy-black surfrock, and Wavves has set the modern standard in a genre that’s as old as rock ‘n’ roll itself. Nate Williams, the brainchild behind the mostly twoman act (though drummers do rotate in and out of the lineup) is the embodiment of what’s become of the troubled, doomed bubblegum heartthrob. What separates Williams and Wavves from the archetypal pop formula, however, is not only the fact that the guy knows how to rock out, but that he is, in fact, one of the last in a dying breed of genuine rock idols; dirty, tattooed, maybe or maybe not having too much fun. Either way, you want to be wherever Wavves is riding its tasty, shredding sounds. Typically accompanied by Stephen Pope on bass/rhythm, Wavves has cranked out four full-length albums along with several EPs over the past six years. The most recent contribution, the full-length Afraid of Heights, is testament to the growing style of the outfit — while the same fastpaced, distorted guitar licks ring true, a more polished, finished final product is the end result. —Charlie Crago





Having a blast Evelyn Rosenberg’s unique artistic process is the focus of a new book BY ROSS SCHARF


ir raid sirens sounded and they detonated the fuse electronically; then a loud bang and a flash of light and a fireball.” That is the recollection of Albuquerque artist Evelyn Rosenberg in her new book Detonography. Rosenberg had just witnessed a blast of C1 explosive from a bunker at a testing site in Socorro, N.M. Rosenberg’s next sentence gives the explosion its unique artistic context: “The plates were blown crazily into the air.” Plates? What’s going on here? Just before the explosion, the author wrote, technicians had cut thin sheets of explosive to the exact size of steel plates that had leaves and letters taped onto them. Three-dimensional impressions of the leaves and letters remained intact after the blast. This was the triumphant start of a new art form that Rosenberg helped to pioneer in 1985 with the aid of an Israeli explosive engineer at New Mexico Tech. The book details the development of “detonography” — which is the name of this artistic process. It also details Rosenberg’s development as an artist working in different forms going back to the anthropomorphic drawings of animals she made as a child and later her REVIEW lithography, etchings and oil Detonography, paintings. The Explosive Art of But what may be the most Evelyn Rosenberg fascinating By Evelyn Rosenberg, section of photography by John Trotter the book is UNM Press, 2013 Rosenberg’s $39.95 vivid, step-bystep explanation ISBN-13: 978-0826353603 of the detonography process. In words and photographs, the reader understands and sees the creation of one particular piece of art, “The Land of Enchantment.” The explanation also givesv insight the inter-related subjects of her art. Rosenberg wrote that she


designed the piece in part to present her still-favorite narrative themes: “… animal spirits, the relationship between humans and animals, and the relationship of humans to the natural world.” Of all of Rosenberg’s detonography works in the book there is one that is transcendent for its message. It is the work titled “We the People” that was installed in 2006 in the


main rotunda of the Neighborhood House in St. Paul, Minn. Neighborhood House has helped immigrants in the region since it was begun in 1897 by the women of Mount Zion Hebrew Temple. These days that means Ethiopians, Somalis, Hmong and Latin Americans are getting help, according to Rosenberg, and they’re learning to use computers, speak English, write poetry and play musical instruments. The installation, which is in two sections, is a memorial to U.S. Sen. Paul Wellstone and his wife, Sheila, and their commitment to social justice. One section of the installation is a tree of life that shows immigrants to Minnesota in the trunk and the branches. The other is a block consisting of 28 squares of textiles from around the world that Rosenberg blasted and pulled together with wire. It suggests a giant metal quilt. Rosenberg has received many public commissions for her art in the United States. That is good news for readers because they will get a greater appreciation of the detonography artwork by seeing it in person. In fact, Albuquerquearea residents need not leave town. They can see Rosenberg’s “Global Positioner” at the Albuquerque International Airport, her “Scale of Justice” at Courthouse Plaza in downtown Albuquerque and her “Carrusel de San Ysidro” at Atrisco Park. In 2007 Rosenberg won the New Mexico Governor’s Award for Contributions in the Arts. Evelyn Rosenberg’s unique explosivesbased art is the subject of a new book, Detonography, published by UNM Press. Rosenberg pioneered the process in the 1980s, and with it she has created such beautiful works as this “detonograph” metal quilt, left.

Part dance, part martial art form, all fun


he first time I tried capoeira, my body was sore for days. I got a full body, mind and spirit workout with dancing, musical instrument playing, cartwheeling, singing and fighting. I had heard about capoeira but did not expect it to be such a fun and enlightening challenge that I had to gush to my peeps about it. I hear you: “Capo-what?” Flowing rhythm, sweeping motion, acrobatic energy — this is capoeira. Capoeira Tune in to is like a dance between SHAVONE fighters, a game OTERO between players, a every Wednesbeautiful martial arts day at 7:30a on Channels performance. Capoeira 26 & 27 for is a spectacular arts talk on expression, a modern THE MORNING export of Brazilian BREW culture with a deeprooted history behind the jogo (game). These complex, exotic techniques are part of an art form that was developed around the 16th century for self-defense by African slaves in Brazil. The combat was disguised as a dance to hide the training for self-defense. You can imagine this with the ginga movement, capoeira’s fundamental foot-to-foot, back-andforth swinging step. Capoeira is constantly in motion. It is inspiring to see the mestres (masters) spin and kick into full acrobatic entertainment while the audience of musicians and singers form a roda (circle) around the playful combat. I recently spoke with Victor “Tinta” Murrell, Professor of Gingarte Capoeira in Albuquerque. Gingarte Capoeira was founded in Chicago by Mestra Marisa Cordeiro of Brazil in ’91 and now exists in the Duke City at Warehouse 508 with Professor Tinta Forte, who has had been training capoeira since ’99 in Brazil, Europe and the U.S. “Capoeira is unique in its own way,” described Murrell. “It comes from a deep history. The capoeira I’ve experienced is all-inclusive and fair where the roda is the equalizer. Inside the circle, we are all the same and deal with each other with equal respect. I enjoy that capoeira gives us all the opportunity to do things that we uniquely have and enjoy like singing, music, dancing, and expressing.” The closest thing I can describe it to is b-boying (or b-girling — hey, ladies!), so if you like to get down on that steeze, you may have to break on over to Warehouse 508 to spec out the game. With Brazilian Independence Day celebrations this month and pre-game hype for 2014 World Cup Brazil, you may want to au (cartwheel) right into Brazilian culture with capoeira. And if you’re like me, you may want to follow that workout with a refreshing caipirinha (ask your bar tender). Valeu! (For more information on intro classes with Gingarte Capoeira, visit Shavone Otero restlessly flees the country about once a year and is hoping to plan on an epic World Cup trip to Brazil with her fabulous friends and fiancé.



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Harriet’s Return This critically-acclaimed play chronicles the private and public life of famed Underground Railroad conductor, spiritual icon and revolutionary, Harriet Tubman. Journey from Harriet’s childhood to her final days as she weaves her story. 3-5p, $15 upcoming-exhibitions

KIMO THEATER 423 CENTRAL NW, 505.468.0623

Five New Exhibitions Join in celebrating the UNM Art Museum’s 50th Anniversary and the opening of five exhibitions. Reception: 6-8p, FREE




Two Sisters and a Piano Directed by Fran Martone, this performance features Roxanne Tapia and Sylvie Obledo as two sisters, a writer and a musician, who have are under house arrest for their “decadent and subversive bourgeois art.” 7:30p, Fri., Sat.; 2p, Sun., $12-$15

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Is He Dead? by Mark Twain In Is He Dead?, a farce written in 1898 by Mark Twain was lost until it was discovered in his papers in 2004. Twain takes a swing at the international art scene as he found it. 8p, Fri., Sat.; 2p, Sun., $13-$15

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THE ADOBE THEATER 9813 4TH NW, 505.898.9222



The Illusion The Illusion, an adaptation of L’Illusion Comique, originally written in 1636 by Pierre Corneille, follows a contrite father, Pridamant, seeking news of his prodigal son. The magician conjures three episodes from the young man’s life. 8p, Thu.-Fri.; 6p, Sat.; 2p, Sun.,

Rising from Ashes This is a documentary about the Rwandan cycling team described as a “story of redemption, hope and second chances.” Enjoy an evening of drinks and hor d’oeuvres starting at 6:30p with the film starting at 8p. This is a fundraising event for Team Rwanda. 8p,


$10 suggested donation.



Menopause The Musical® This performance features four women at a lingerie sale with nothing in common but a black lace bra, memory loss, hot flashes, night sweats, not enough sex, too much sex and more. Set to classic tunes from the ’60s, ’70s and ’80s. 7:30p, $40-$60 POPEJOY HALL, UNM CENTER FOR THE ARTS 1 UNIVERSITY OF NEW MEXICO, 505.877.664.8661





Exchanges Three artists will come together to conduct an artistic exchange of different techniques, mediums, styles, and influences. Reception: 6-8p, FREE EL CHANTE: CASA DE CULTURA 804 PARK SW



Extending Experiences This exhibit features three gallery artists: MJ Manford, whose oil paintings of people, landscapes and still lifes are rich in color and paint; Eloise Rogers, who paints landscapes and flowerscapes in watercolor as a means to get closer to the true beauty and spirit of things; and Chris Meyer, whose unique mixed media objects resemble rich artifacts from yet-undiscovered cultures. 5-8p, FREE THE GALLERY ABQ 8210 MENAUL NE, 505.292.9333 GALA

A is for Art! The event includes juried art show silent auction of high school student work as well as entertainment by talented APS student performers. 5-9p, $25 HOTEL ALBUQUERQUE 800 RIO GRANDE NW, 505.843.6300


Meet Navajo fabric artist Penny Singer Penny Singer has been named a Local Treasure by the AABA. Wright’s will honor this designer of Native-inspired wearable art and accessories, and display some of her pieces. 5-8:30p,



Home on the Range by Bobbi Bennett The work includes stylized photographic landscapes of the SW, produced in an abstract, ethereal nature. The exhibition also includes campy, mixed-media pieces depicting “cowboy/ cowgirl culture,” as well as, ceramic bulls and horses illustrating the animal life in the SW. Bennett, who is now living in Santa Fe will perform her original Country Western songs with her band, Bobbi Jo and the Outlaws. Reception 5-9p, FREE LA JUNTA GALLERIA 413 SOUTH CAMINO DEL PUEBLO, BERNALILLO, 505.907.6512


Macbeth 7:30p, $5-$10 THE KIMO THEATRE 423 CENTRAL, 505.768.3544 THROUGH SEP. 20

Regeneration – Common Language An exhibition of paintings, works on paper and collaborative photographs on aluminum by artists Susan Davidoff and Rachelle Thiewes. ZANE BENNETT CONTEMPORARY ART 435 S. GUADALUPE, SANTA FE, 505.982.8111



Daniel North: Common Thread Common Thread endeavors to bring understanding to how North’s creative process ties a two decade body of work together. Reception: 5-8p, FREE Art in the Park This year’s 9th season of shows sponsored by the Corrales Society of Artists promises to be bigger and better than ever before featuring local and visiting painters, sculptors, photographers, potters, metalworkers and crafts artisans. 10a-4p, FREE



Yazzie Johnson & Gail Bird: Contemporary Jewelry An exhibition of new work by Yazzie Johnson and Gail Bird, who together are recognized for their innovative interpretation of jewelry based on Navajo and Pueblo tradition. FREE ZANE BENNETT CONTEMPORARY ART 435 S. GUADALUPE, SANTA FE, 505.982.8111










Sarah Anderson & Adabel Allen Sarah Anderson’s new Matisselike figurative monotypes capture women in intimate settings, sometimes pensive or reflective, often looking at the viewer directly. Anderson portrays women in their prime, or sometimes past their prime, and she does so with humor and dignity. Mini show by “Local Treasure” Adabel Allen Reception: 5-8p, FREE

Black and White-Photography by Patrick Berrett, Matthew Cohen and Mary Zaremba This exhibition of contemporary photography by distinguished ABQ artists presents three very different approaches to image making. Patrick Berrett shows images from two different bodies of work, his “Antiques” and “Skin and Bones” series; both capture images of the female body. Mary Zaremba also presents figurative images, but her “Studies of Pam” are psychological portraits of a strong, yet shy, and beautiful, yet mature African American woman. Matthew Cohen’s new body of work is called “Marginalia” which refers to scribbles, comments, and illuminations in the margins of a book. FREE MATRIX FINE ART 3812 CENTRAL SE, SUITE 100 A, 505.268.8952


Mary Carroll Nelson Exploration of Space in Time: A Retrospective Nelson often works on transparent acrylic sheets so that light can move fluidly through color as it responds to its environment through the day. Reception: 5-8:30p, FREE WEYRICH GALLERY 2935 D LOUISIANA NE, 505.883.7410

STRATA: A Print and Mixed Media Exhibition This exhibition explores how people often re-imagine memories from bits and pieces of their past experiences. Participating artists use media such as printmaking, mixed-media and sculpture. HARWOOD ART CENTER 1114 7TH NW, 505.242.6367 THROUGH SEP. 27: EXHIBITION

Water/Nymph A solo exhibition by multimedia artist Eric Tillinghast. Utilizing water as his primary subject, Tillinghast transforms appropriated objects into an aesthetic experience that examines the perceptions of our world’s most fundamental element.

The brilliant panoramas of Albuquerque landscape photographer Bill Tondreau, a three-time Academy Award winner for special effects in cinematography (Star Wars, King Kong, Lord of the Rings), is currently on display at Sumner & Dene (517 Central NW, 505.842.1400, through Sep. 28.






One Person Show of Panoramic Photographer Bill Tondreau ABQ landscape photographer Bill Tondreau is a three-time Academy Award Winner for special effects in cinematography for Star Wars, King Kong and Lord of the Rings.

Kathleen Doyle Cook: Context and Abstraction Doyle Cook’s new work creates images through layers of acrylic and mixed-media utilizing text as a compositional element.

Japan Invasion Anime art, cells, Sailor Moon, Totoro and more.



Photography on Display Enjoy an exhibit featuring works by members of photography groups from the Meadowlark Senior Center. FREE LOMA COLORADO MAIN LIBRARY 755 LOMA COLORADO NE, RIO RANCHO, 505.891.5013

SUMNER & DENE 517 CENTRAL NW, 505.842.1400



4 Artists, 4 Walls This group show will include three painters and one photographer.

Ground Effect Paintings by Zane, Chris and Roy. Ground Effect includes works that originate from the landscapes of the American SW; the artists’ approaches to the subject of landscape are audacious and they come at the subject from quite different points of view. THE KIMO THEATRE GALLERY 423 CENTRAL NW, 311 THROUGH SEP. 30

Julane Jensen & Marilyn Drake Julane Jensen is inspired by the SW and Rocky Mountain landscape and loves to paint outdoors en plein air. Marilyn Drake concentrates on painting people and places from real life. PURPLE SAGE GALERIA 201 SAN FELIPE NW, 505.450.4059




Krittika Ramanujan: Sexy Mammoths & the City of Hell Having abandoning art as a “useless and frivolous practice” for medicine, Krittika Ramanujan returned to it after her father’s death. Combining images based on Dante’s poetry and animal skeletons Ramanujan has explored the afterlife. LEICH LATHROP GALLERY 323 ROMERO NW, SUITE 1, 505.243.3059


Touch New abstract work by ABQ artists Natalie Hardcastle and Jessica Kennedy. Both artists manipulate the surfaces of each work by sewing, scraping, cutting, layering and erasing to develop complex abstract images that emote, suggest, pulse and breathe. FREE PAGE COLEMAN GALLERY 63020-B LINN NE, 505.238.5071 THROUGH OCT. 25: RECEPTION/ EXHIBITION

Power Line Recent Paintings by Nina Elder Elder’s paintings are objective contemplations of fracking structures, hydroelectric dams and military bases, which quietly pose questions of human industriousness and dominion over natural landscapes. Reception: 5-8p, FREE INPOST ARTSPACE AT OUTPOST 210 YALE SE, 505.268.0044

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de Produndis 3p, Sun., Sep. 15


lbuquerque’s a cappella men’s choir de Profundis is hosting its annual Quarai Mission Ruins concert at the Quarai Ruins located in 8 miles north of on NM the Salinas Valley. The name “de Profundis” 55, 505.847.2290 is Latin for “out of the deep.” The harmony FREE group’s voyage does run deep. Reaching new audiences by performing on different stages and behind ancient walls, de Profundis continues to spark interest from listeners interested in male voices that have the power to reveal the unknown. In 2000 de Profundis recorded its first album With a Heart of Longing. Now opening its 20th season, two additional albums were released with the latest one, Tidings, being a collection of holiday songs. This event will be at the Salinas Pueblo Missions National Monument near the Manzano Mountains, which was home to a Tiwa Indian tribe more than 300 years ago. It’s an amazing site with 13 structures, including a church, Quarai. The abandoned church is made from stone and has an open ceiling that provides an intimate atmosphere. The construction supports the sweet acoustics for this performance. Pack a lunch and enjoy the sounds of everything from world folk music to contemporary classical works. —Jamillah Wilcox


he largest public art collection in New Mexico, with more than 30,000 art pieces under its roof, the UNM UNM Art Museum Art Museum turns 50 this month and On the UNM campus, several new exhibits are lined up for the 505.277.4001 celebration. From Raymond Jonson to Kiki FREE Smith: The UNM Art Museum’s Permanent Collections at 50 Years will be on view in the museum’s Main Gallery. The exhibition is a selection of recent additions to the museum’s repository, featuring work from well-known artists including Georgia O’Keeffe, Andy Warhol, Julius Rolshoven and Alison Saar, amongst many others. Andy Warhol’s Snapshots and Takes: Selections from the UNM Art Museum’s Andy Warhol Foundation Photographic Legacy Program Gift will display more than 80 photographs from the icon of American pop art. Famous portraits of celebrities such as Diana Ross and Paloma Picasso, and photographs of objects such as shoes and chandeliers will grace the museum’s walls. Another exhibit to check out is Life’s a Beach: Martin Parr. Photographs of beach-goers shot by the Britain photographer document aspects of tradition, sandy picnics and sunbathers. Shores from China, Japan, Mexico, the U.K. and Spain can be seen in the colorful photographs. —Jamillah Wilcox

Harriet’s Return 3-5p, Sun., Sep. 15


arriet’s Return is a one-woman play that started out as nothing more KiMo Theatre than a small project for the Afro423 Central NW, American Cultural Center in Charlotte, N.C., 505.768.3522 in the 1990s. Since then, the award-winning $15 theatrical production has grown to become a phenomenon of its own, with stagings throughout the U.S. year after year. The play pays homage to one of America’s most influential slavery abolitionists, Harriet Tubman. Director Jake Walker’s engaging vision invites audiences to follow the famous Underground Railroad conductor’s journey by glimpsing into her early days as an adolescent all the way up until her death. The true star, however, is not portrayed in Harriet Tubman’s life story itself. The standing ovation must be given to Karen Jones Meadows, who brings Tubman’s legacy to life. Meadows’ riveting performance portrays both the strength and mysticism of Tubman’s “spiritual voices” that she had to endure after her life as a slave. The proceeds from the show will go towards fundraising for the Albuquerque charter school Amy Biehl High. —Blanca Duarte





THE GUEST An independent feature thriller starring Dan Stevens Stevens (Matthew Crawley in Downton Abbey) as David, an ex-Marine who returns from a tour of duty and is taken in by a fallen comrade’s family, who he proceeds to terrorize. Locations: Moriarty, Edgewood and Estancia

A MILLION WAYS TO DIE IN THE WEST Locations: Bonanza Creek Movie Town, Chama, Jemez Pueblo, Shiprock Director: Seth MacFarlane Cast: Seth MacFarlane, Charlize Theron, Amanda Seyfried, Sarah Silverman

LONGMIRE (SEASON 2) Locations: Las Vegas, Los Alamos, Santa Fe Cast: Robert Taylor, Lou Diamond Phillips


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CINEMARK MOVIES 8 4591 San Mateo 505.888.1992

CINEMARK MOVIES WEST 9201 Coors NW 505.898.4664

GUILD CINEMA 3405 Central NE 505.255.1848

UA COTTONWOOD Cottonwood Mall 10000 Coors NW 505.897.6858

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Pair next NM-made film with a hand-crafted local beer


ovies are the result of dreamers; beer is the inspiration for many a dream. Though each can live independently, movies and beer have a harmonious relationship. Unfortunately this pairing has not been available in an Albuquerque movie theater since the Madstone closed its doors in 2004. Club-esque competition. In honor of However, you can still treat your friends Germany’s Hefeweizen, Broken Bottle and family to a cold one and share a flick named their version for the famed on that incredible home entertainment Baywatch sex symbol. Though the hefe system. So in honor of this beer issue isn’t as cloudy as an authentic German of Local iQ I’ve compiled a list of a version, Beerfest’s cloudy plot makes up few flicks made in New Mexico and for that. paired them with locally crafted beers that could MOVIE: Indiana Jones and the Tune in to complement and create Last Crusade DAN a hop-tastic relationship. PAIRS WITH: Chama River GUTIERREZ Remember to drink every responsibly; friends don’t let Sleeping Dog Stout Wednesday friends watch bad movies. With notes of coffee and at 7:30a on chocolate, this beer is as Channels MOVIE: No Country for Old Men thick as Sean Connery’s 26 & 27 for PAIRING: La Cumbre Elevated accent. When young Indie arts talk on escapes his captors to seek THE MORNING IPA refuge aboard the Dunn BREW Nothing says bitter better & Duffy circus train, he’s than hop-infused La Cumbre traveling the Cumbres & Elevated IPA. In No Country Toltec scenic railroad line near Chama. for Old Men, nothing says bitter better than Tommy Lee Jones as Sheriff Ed Tom Surprisingly both the beer and the scene end “down the hatch.” Bell. A quick sip of Elevated IPA is as rich as a couple million dollars, and can leave you feeling like you’ve been on the MOVIE: Paul receiving end of a quick blast from Javier PAIRS WITH: Sierra Blanca Imperial Alien Bardem’s air compressor. Stout A movie about an alien, a beer with an MOVIE: Beerfest alien on its label. That’s about all I have PAIRING: Broken Bottle ‘David Hasselheffe’ for a clever connection. This beer does have a higher alcohol content, which In Beerfest a team of half-witted beer seems fitting for Simon Pegg and Nick enthusiasts travel to Germany to compete in an underground Fight Frost.


MOVIE: The Great Muppet Caper PAIRS WITH: Il Vicino Root Beer For the nondrinking movie fan or someone who is still a kid at heart, try Il Vicino’s fantastically brewed Root Beer with The Great Muppet Caper. In the opening credits, Kermit and friends descend in a hot air balloon. This scene was shot right here in the Ballooning Capital of the World — beat that England!

MOVIE: The Avengers PAIRS WITH: Red Ale by Marble Brewery Hops assemble!!! Enjoy the blend of Crystal, Cascade and Simcoe hops without being overpowered as with an IPA. Also, aren’t Joss Whedon and Black Widow redheads?

MOVIE: Any Local Feature PAIRS WITH: “Mr. Beer,” or that weird vat

you’ve cooked up in your bathtub It takes two weeks to brew, and another couple weeks for it to carbonate and condition. If you’re taking the time to brew something yourself, why not celebrate that home brew with a flick made by a local filmmaker. Blood, sweat and tears for buds, wort and beers. New Mexico has way too many indie filmmakers to list here and I don’t want to get into trouble by forgetting someone. So track down your local auteur and celebrate, you basement brewmeister! Dan Gutierrez is host of Directors Cut Radio Program (available at He can be reached at



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AUSTENLAND Sep. 13 PG-13/97 min

Austenland is a romantic comedy about 30-something, single Jane Hayes (Keri Russell), a seemingly normal young woman with a secret: her obsession with all things Jane Austen. But when she decides to spend her life savings on a trip catering to Austen–crazed women, Jane’s fantasies of meeting the perfect Regency–era gentleman suddenly become more real than she ever could have imagined.

RUSH Sep. 20 R/123 min

Set against the sexy and glamorous golden age of Formula 1 racing, Rush portrays the exhilarating true story of two of the greatest rivals the world has ever witnessed—handsome English playboy Hunt and his methodical, brilliant opponent, Lauda. Taking us into their personal lives, Rush follows the two drivers as they push themselves to the breaking point of physical and psychological endurance, where there is no margin for error.

THANKS FOR SHARING Sep. 20 100 min

A sharply comic and deeply moving look at a very different kind of modern family – the haphazard family forged by three men trying to navigate life, love and the emotional landmines of New York City while recovering from addiction. Academy Award nvominee Mark Ruffalo, Academy Award winner Tim Robbins and Broadway star Josh Gad (The Book of Mormon) anchor a stellar ensemble cast in a story about the kind of friends who, no matter how wild their rises and falls, always put each other back together again.

LAST VEGAS Nov. 1 Billy (Michael Douglas), Paddy (Robert De Niro), Archie (Morgan Freeman) and Sam (Kevin Kline) have been best friends since childhood. So when Billy, the group’s sworn bachelor, finally proposes to his 30-something (of course) girlfriend, the four head to Las Vegas with a plan to stop acting their age and relive their glory days.

PLANET WAVES ARIES (MAR. 20-APR. 19) If you find yourself meeting the resistance of a partner, explore your options rather than fight. You may feel ready to take on whatever issue directly, though it’s unlikely to get you the results that you want. One result might be the freedom to express your passion, curiosity and creativity without the interference of someone else. You may be feeling like a certain agreement or commitment has reached the point where it’s no longer useful. That may be true, and you may also be able to get yourself over the hump and continue on. How many times has this happened? How many times have you reached the point of maximum tolerance and/or frustration? If more than three times, you might consider that there’s more to life than frustration, and why you need anyone in the role of restrictor, enforcer or defender of the faith — yourself included. TAURUS (APR. 19-MAY 20) Be conscious of a tendency to divide your personality to deal with feelings that are too intense to be comfortable. This is sometimes described as compartmentalization; sometimes it’s known as denial. The polar opposite tendency might be some form of confrontation, whether with yourself or someone else. Between these two extremes is plenty of room to maneuver. What will make it easier to do so is the idea that you can compromise on anything except how you feel. You can adapt your life patterns, your actions and to some extent, what you say. Yet how you feel is how you feel. That alone may be the issue, and if it is, if your emotional response or reaction to anyone or anything is what you’re grappling with, then start there. If you are direct with yourself about your anger, passion, rage or restlessness, you will be less likely to project the cause onto someone else and more likely to use your ability to choose. GEMINI (MAY 20-JUN. 21) If you end up in the role of diplomat or mediator, you may be taking on more than you can handle, or at least more than you’re expecting. That said, you’re likely to take this role, if only because it feels natural and you’re up for a challenge. Therefore, be aware of the landscape that surrounds you. What appears to be a lack of balance is actually the result of some factor pushing the situation out of balance intentionally. Whomever or whatever this may be, it’s the one element of the equation that’s non-negotiable. I suggest that you not try to negotiate with a typhoon, or try to become one to get a result. You may know the truth about something and notice that others are less than interested. Proceed in a way that works for you and that also serves the greater good — not in your opinion but in a documentable way. Vast forces are in motion all around you; respect them. CANCER (JUN. 21-JUL. 22) The way to move stuck sexual energy is to focus on feeling good about yourself. I don’t mean getting your nails and hair done. I mean acting in the world with courage and determination, and standing up for your most deeply held values in the situations where they matter. If there’s a situation involving what feels like an erotic blockage of some kind — a lack of dates, a stall-out in bed with your current partner or a lack of drive or desire — I would propose that it’s not what it seems. You may be taking way too much personal responsibility for what someone else is directing at you. You may be uncomfortable about how you would be perceived if you were freer with yourself and your desires — and this might not be merely a figment of your imagination. You still have the power to penetrate this and come out in a better place. I would remind you that if it’s liberation you seek,

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get an answer that fits the current scenario, if you look at it honestly.

LEO (JUL. 22-AUG. 23) You may be encountering the intractability of another person on an important matter, probably a domestic situation. Now is not the time to push the issue. This situation looks like a playback of family material, so the person who seems to be involved may be a sock puppet rather than an actual cause. I suggest that before confronting anyone or making a decision you cannot reverse, investigate the ways in which the matter is a projection of your inner reality. You may conclude that there are other causes or factors, but the astrology of the moment is pointing you within first, to seek a thorough review of your own emotional and psychological factors. Once you do that, and you’re fairly certain you’re not projecting, it will be far easier to address your concerns in a friendly, productive way -- though I would suggest not before the middle of next week.

SAGITTARIUS (NOV. 22-DEC. 22) Make sure you’re playing a supportive role in the lives of the people around you. By supportive I mean something other than competitive; preferably collaborative. That would call on you to let go of what may be considerable anxiety, which seems to flare up every time you want to do something that taps into your determination and creative vision. Listen to the fear and don’t let it stop you. Listen and don’t put others into the role of rival. You may have the feeling that you and everything and everyone around you are balanced on a hair-trigger, and that if you say or do anything meaningful there will be an earthquake. You’ll have to be willing to test that theory to claim some emotional space, though a good start is reminding yourself, every time you feel a burst of anxiety or uncertainty, that you can act in modest ways to hold the world together — and you’ll feel better for doing so.

VIRGO (AUG. 23-SEP.22) You may be feeling extremely edgy, as if someone is following you with binoculars, or like everyone knows your secret fears. They don’t actually — you’re far more inscrutable than you think. What I suggest you guard against, meanwhile, is allowing others to dictate the terms of your relationship with yourself. This could happen over the next week or so as you find yourself moving through a series of challenging circumstances with colleagues or associates. What you have that they may lack (at least temporarily) is a sense of connection to the world; the priority that oneself is not the only thing that matters. If you find yourself in a disagreement with anyone, probe that as a possible source of the friction. You would be wise to associate with people who not only care about the world but who are actually doing something about it. Values are like talents — they are merely potentials until we put them to good use. LIBRA (SEP. 22-OCT. 23) Venus leaves your sign and Mercury enters your sign. One implication is that it’s time to share with others how you really feel, rather than entertaining them with pretenses of any kind. Appearances can be important; we are now in a get-real moment. You may be concerned about how others who are more blunt than you are will react; what I suggest you pay attention to is your response to whatever they may be saying or doing. You face an ongoing challenge to speak up for yourself, accentuated by how powerful you perceive others as being. Yet their power is mediated by how you perceive them, your style of communication and more significantly how you relate to yourself. If you’re intimidated, people will seem powerful in ways that are disproportionate to reality. If you have a conversation about what really matters, they will seem more like your equal. SCORPIO (OCT. 23-NOV. 22) You have nothing to live up to except your own passion and drive to move forward. If you forsake that in service of an easy life, you may feel tossed around by forces outside your control. This is a moment to take authority over your life. You may be aware that once you do, that will have a cascade effect and you will need to make many decisions that you’ve put off, potentially for years. That alone might be enough to get you to decide that you’ll wait for the next opportunity to come along; you’ve had many and you may be assuming that many more are coming. Even if that’s true, there won’t be another moment like you have today. You may be hesitant to act on what you perceive as irritation, negativity or conflict, but you might ask what else would get you to make a decision. And you would probably

THE AMERICAN VALUES CLUB CROSSWORD “With Pride” By Brenden Emmett Quigley, edited by Ben Tausig. Difficulty 2/5

CAPRICORN (DEC. 22-JAN. 30) You may fear that the conversation will veer in the direction of sensitive issues or extremely private subject matter, and if that’s true then it’s exactly where I suggest you allow things to go. You want depth and many factors in your life are offering the opportunity to go there. I suggest you be mindful of how much you may fear your secrets getting out into the public. Indeed it may be your worst fear, but if you allow that to run your private life then you’re living like an emotional hostage. People care a lot less about your secrets than you may think. Everyone has plenty else on their mind; what you’re experiencing is the fear of an illusion. There is a lot of relief to be gained when you stop caring about the views of others on your most private matters, or perhaps more to the point, when you decide you simply must be known for who you are. AQUARIUS (JAN. 20-FEB. 19) You may feel out of your element, or like a certain relationship situation is pushing you beyond your limits. Yet, in a strange way you also might feel entirely comfortable with where you are. You’re moving through the emotions and demands of your situation more gracefully than you may reckon, and in many ways it’s bringing out the best in you. Still, I am sure you would appreciate some relief from the constant pressure, particularly where the necessities of a personal situation intersect with those of a professional one. It would be great if you could devote yourself to one or the other and really go in deep. Yet your astrology as it’s currently structured is suggesting that the opposite is true. As you toggle back and forth between commitments, you will gradually design your life in a way that integrates both and excludes neither. PISCES (FEB. 19-MAR. 20) You would be surprised the extent to which you’re living under an externally imposed belief system of some kind. It could be something installed by your parents, by teachers or by religion; it could go back much further than that, including being legacy material from institutions who have held down humanity for a long time. If you know this, you stand a decent chance of getting free from whatever this is. The way to do that is not to dissect or dismantle it but rather to make contact with what you value, and in particular, how radical it is in contrast to much of what you see, feel and hear going on around you. Make peace that you’re the weird one. Trust that even if you don’t have an influence on some of the stuffy people around you (which you do) that your determination to live your own truth is attracting people who appreciate you and whose company you will enjoy.

ACROSS 1 “Magna Carta... Holy Grail” rapper 5 Big name in shavers and coffee makers 10 Liverpudlian lavs 13 Get outta here 14 Front side of a book page 15 Blanket material 16 Nut in soft drinks 17 Mountain chain that runs through seven countries 18 Seagoing theme park killer 19 Fashion model nicknamed “The Body” 22 A HR produces at least one 23 Sturdy paper 24 “Omigosh!” 30 Stand-up comic Mirman 31 Dorm supervisors 32 “Frank Mills” musical 36 Voice tests? 37 Manner 38 Object of Gollum’s ire 39 Gal with a tommy gun

40 Pale-faced 41 Spread out on the table? 42 Utah’s nickname 45 Weed out, as callers 48 Business abbreviation 49 Song from the Police’s “Synchronicity” 55 Words before an example 56 IRS review 57 Dr. Scholl’s Freeze Away target 59 Cat’s canine, e.g. 60 Strategy to start 61 Biblical figure associated with masturbation 62 “Futurama” protagonist 63 David McKee’s patchwork elephant of kiddie lit 64 Queer community inits., and a hint to the start of this puzzle’s theme answers DOWN 1 1991 Kevin Costner vehicle 2 Medicated toilet paper

additive 3 TYPE LIKE THIS, say 4 Enthusiasm 5 Prickly bush 6 Get back down to brass tacks? 7 Band that inspired the tribute bands Fuse Box, Thunderstruck, and Live Wire 8 Sun Bowl sch. 9 Part of a dress code stipulation on convenience store signs 10 Most atrocious 11 Macchiato flavor 12 Controversial dictionary entry, perhaps 15 The graveyard, e.g. 20 Talking heads Burnett and Andrews 21 Spot for a plug 24 Subj. for squares? 25 Coin with a common and national side 26 The same, in Quebec 27 Health 28 Another name for Farsi

29 Big name in jewelry 33 First word in the NATO phonetic alphabet 34 “Like that’s gonna happen” 35 By ___ (without thinking) 37 Crybaby’s sound 38 Kyle of NASCAR 40 Threw a shitfit 41 “Hit Me with Your Best Shot” singer 43 Day’s end, to Donne 44 Red eye treatment 45 Team 46 Labor leader Chávez 47 Really coming down 50 Underwater part of a boat 51 City near Amsterdam 52 Off base, in a way 53 Pealed out 54 Alabama town that, despite its name, has few if any Muslims 58 “Dallas” channel




Relationship health starts in the mind Change your brain

“There is nothing good or bad, only thinking makes it so.” —Hamlet


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e’ve all been there: obsessing over what our spouse or significant other did, infuriated by their unkind words, ruminating over a tough conversation. We suffer — real or imagined — and the pain sticks with us for hours, days or even years afterward. But it doesn’t have to be this way.

mentally, physically and ultimately on our marriage.

Tricks of the mind

Thinking positively

As distress mounts in a marriage, the twists and turns in a couple’s thinking begin to spread. Partners may begin to overgeneralizations about the meaning they attach to unpleasant marital situations. The end result is that when a wife frowns, for example, her husband may make up, “She doesn’t respect me – she never has and never will. It’s more than I can take.” As psychologist Rick Hanson says, “The mind is like Velcro for negative experiences and Teflon for positive ones.” But don’t worry, you can change this. Drawing on some of the latest findings from neuroscience, we can learn how to overcome our brain’s natural negativity and train ourselves to internalize positive experiences more deeply — while minimizing the harmful effects that dwelling on the negative can have on us

When you’re feeling good, how much trouble is it to think, “Hey, I like me. My life is cool. I have a great marriage.” But what about when things are crappy? What about those days when you’re so frustrated the veins pop out of your forehead? Well, here what happens: There’s something in science called a “negativity bias,” which means that the brain, to help us survive, specifically looks for, reacts to, stores and then recalls negative information over positive information. For example, there’s a pretty famous finding by psychologist John Gottman, of the University of Washington that says it takes at least five positive interactions to make up for just one negative one. In other words, a negative interaction in a marriage is five times more powerful than a positive interaction. That’s an example of the negativity bias at work.

The first step is to turn positive happenings into positive experiences. All kinds of good things happen in our daily life that we hardly notice, and if we do. Our spouse pays us a compliment, we hardly pay attention to it, or we deflect it. So instead of throwing them off, turn your focus on these positive events and turn them into positive experiences. Second, really relish them. The way to remember something is to make it intense and lasting. So rather than noticing it and feeling good for a couple of seconds, stay with it. Savor it so it really sticks. The third step is to sense and intend that this positive experience is sinking into you and becoming a part of you. In other words, it’s becoming woven into the fabric of your brain and yourself. If one takes the time to receive the good a handful of times every day, related to really small things, that’s going to make a permanent change in your nervous system. Now, stop thinking, “No way this can’t work,” and start thinking positive. Your marriage depends on it. Ana Loiselle is a licensed relationship coach, speaker and author that specializes in improving communication and understanding how to make relationships work. Visit or call 505.872.8743.




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