Tuesday, September 1, 2015     Volume: 30, Issue: 5

Weekly Poll
How should decision makers hold developers responsible for their impact on already low water supplies?

Copy Cambria: build an emergency water facility, hope for the best.
Pose as Paso : Ban new water use unless it can be offset.
Pretend to be Pismo: (allegedly) con someone into buying water for you.
Screw rules: El NiƱo will save us.

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New Times / New Times Music Awards

The New Times Music Awards return!

Songwriters, musicians, performers, and bands, it’s once again your time to shine. The seventh annual New Times Music Awards are now accepting entries in five musical genre categories (including an “open” division), a songwriting category, and an album of the year competition. The genre winners must be available to perform during the Friday, September 25, 2015 live judging competition at the Fremont Theatre. Here’s the scoop.

You can enter up to three original songs in each of the following categories: Country/Americana/Folk, R&B/Blues, Rock/Alternative, Hip-Hop, and Open.

You may also enter up to three original songs in the songwriting competition (lyrics must be included). And you may enter one album released between July 6, 2014 to July 6, 2015, for the album of the year category. Each song or album entry costs $10. Entry deadline is Monday, July 6, no later than 5 p.m.You’ve got one month, people! Enter online by following the link.

A Readers Choice Award will be voted on July 30 through August 10.

Winners in the five genre categories will play a live-judged show at the Fremont Theatre. on Friday, September 25, with one act crowned for Best Live Performance. Winners of the songwriting and best album categories, as well as runners-up in the genre categories, will receive their awards that same evening. Tickets available now at the New Times (1010 Marsh Street, SLO), Sun (2540 Skyway Dr. Ste. A, Santa Maria), Boo Boo Records (978 Monterey St. SLO) or at TicketFly.com

Find out if you’ve got what it takes to bring home a bronze Newtie!