Alibi V.15 No.50 • Dec 14-20, 2006 

Music to Your Ears

Sneak Preview the City's New Home for All-ages Music—MAP, a collective of under-21 musicians and their parents, has swapped their mommy-related moniker (Musicians And Parents) in favor of more neutral Media Arts Promotion. Not that having your folks take an interest in your musical ambitions is a bad thing. The group's monthly “MAP21” zine-assembly party hits the Blue Dragon on Sunday, Dec. 17, at 1 p.m., with an acoustic performance by teen act Deadright.

They'll leave the coffeehouse at 3 p.m. and caravan over to tour the unfinished all-ages music space at 506 First Street NW, formerly The Ice House. (The City of Albuquerque purchased the 30,000-square-foot space this summer.) The music center, it is said, will be teen-run and modeled off Santa Fe's successful Warehouse 21.

For more info on MAP and their monthly music zine, contact Norah White of the Buddha Betties at buddhabetties@hotmail.com. If you want to scope the space with MAP, be at the Ice House building by 3:30 p.m. and be sure to pack a flashlight.

Bring Us Your Tired, Your Damaged ... Cilia—Shelley Barratt gives those tiny hairs in our ears a break from blasting rawk with her acoustic showcase at The District on Wednesday, Dec. 20. If enough people come out for this excellent lineup (see also: Mini Gonzalez, Chris Dudley, Dan Garduño, Edith Grove, Bottle Tree and Chris Dracup) it could become a monthly thing. Who knows? Maybe the acoustic treatment every 30 days or so will save your hearing. Show starts at 8 p.m.