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 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.