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Another new all-ages venue popped up this month. The newly minted concert haven is a mashup of 1Kind Studios, a for-profit recording studio/performance space, and the Albuquerque Arts Consortium, a nonprofit group seeking to cultivate and nurture new artists.
The space is at the corner of 10th Street and Coal, which used to be La Iglesia Church. The place is run by a small group of Burque natives who, according to Arts Consortium Vice President Caitlin Padilla, is looking to help out the music scene and drop some knowledge. “In the public schools, arts are the first programs that get cut,” Padilla says. “We want to be there to pick up the slack where the school systems have let us down.”
Padilla says 1Kind will host an all-ages concert or two every month, and the Arts Consortium plans to provide music lessons, visual arts classes and recording studio tutorials.
The concert space is about the size of the now-charred Golden West Saloon. “It's relaxed and you’ll feel very welcome here,” Padilla says. “Large venues can lose their soul, and small venues can seem cheap. We’ve got a good combination of comfortable and professional.”
Padilla says she hopes 1Kind will attract local and national acts, but it’s especially geared toward Albuquerque’s talents. “There's a lot of great music and art coming out of this city,” Padilla says. “We want to show everyone that this is what our community can create.”
Classes are expected to start at the beginning of next year, and Padilla says the Arts Consortium is committed to keeping them affordable.
You can find out when the next 1Kind Studios gig is at myspace.com/