Alibi V.18 No.19 • May 7-13, 2009 

Music to Your Ears

Warehouse to Warehouse

Talk about synergy. Warehouse 508 is inviting teens to tour its soon-to-be-opened 26,000-square-foot venue in the heart of Downtown (508 First Street NW, just south of Lomas) on Saturday, May 9. After you've had a good look around, you can jump onto a "VIP" tour bus to Warehouse 21, Santa Fe's successful youth space and 508's mentoring sister site. Then you'll get to see how they do it in the City Different with an all-ages concert from Definition Rare, Asper Kourt, The Harlow Defense, Zagadka and the Duke City Youth Poetry Collective.

The RSVP deadline for a spot on the bus was Wednesday, May 6. But it's worth calling Warehouse 508 at 296-2738 to see if there are seats left.

The bus ride is $10 (which includes W21 concert admission) and departs from Albuquerque at 4 p.m. Or just meet up at Warehouse 21 (1614 Paseo de Peralta, Santa Fe) and pay $5 at the door. The concert runs from 6 to 10 p.m.

Even if your mom won't let you go to Santa Fe without her, you can still be involved in shaping 508's future. The Youth Creative Council meets every Wednesday at 4:30 p.m., and the floor is open to everyone. Visit myspace.com/warehouse508 to stay connected.

New Mexico Music Awards: Down to the Finalists

Hot of the virtual presses, the finalists for the 2009 New Mexico Music Awards were announced on Monday, May 4. The contenders are many; too many to list here—but good luck to all of them! The winners in each slot will be announced at the banquet and awards show scheduled for Sunday, May 17, at the Albuquerque Marriott Pyramid Hotel (dinner tickets are $45, and they won't be sold at the door; the purchase deadline is Tuesday, May 12). To see the complete list of competitors and learn more about the New Mexico Music Awards and its awards show, visit newmexicomusicawards.com.