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Quality events for this weekend vol. 144

Friday Aug 1

First Friday: It’s the first Friday of the month. Which means there’s art and other art related things going on.

Vegan Vegout at Iron Gate: Featuring an all vegan menu with artwork by Caitlin McCourt.

The Cosmic Works of Roland Graves at the Machine: Art. Go look at it.

First Friday at The Hudson Disco-Tek: With art from Kateryne Lora and Michael O’Connor.

Big Picture and Unexpected Photography at the Barn: Dual show opening for First Friday.

The Tempest at the Ten Broeck Mansion: Presented by Confetti Stage.

Sean Rowe in Cohoes: Free. Which is rare, because Sean Rowe is really good.

Conor Oberst at Ommegang: With Dawes and The Baseball Project.

Saturday Aug 2

Basilica Back Gallery Opening: Multi artist show at Basilica Hudson’s new 2,000 square foot gallery space with a grip of performances.

All Weekend

The Track: It’s open. And fun.

Cirque Éloize at Proctors: Just watch the video.

Art Omi: Sculpture fields open now.

Day trip to MASS MoCA: Pretty drive and a great museum.

The NYS Museum: Bunch of great exhibits and it’s right in your backyard.

Once Upon a Time in the West, The Good, The Bad and the Ugly, and An American Tale at the Madison Theater: Only five bucks!

Barons in the Attic – You Can’t Front on That

Barons in the Attic recently called it quits. They’ve released all their music for free on bandcamp and have just well as publishing a career introspective video into their band.

The (partial) description from the YouTube page

Barons in the Attic started in 2008 as many bands do; just some dudes messing around in a shitty house. In 2014 they decided they were tired of messing around in this formation so they changed course and ended the band. What plays above is a video homage to ourselves, a career retrospective on something too short to be a career, and a nice way to find some closure, at least for myself. I made this video, with help from some amazing friends and feel it (at least for me and hopefully the band and our closest friends) sums up a truly amazing part of our lives.

I’ve seen BitA few times and it’s always sad when a band calls it quits, but at least there’s this great video to revisit in years to come.

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WEQX announces Pearlpalooza lineup

WEQX just posted the first rumblings of the Pearlpalooza lineup to their facebook.

Here it is, the lineup for Pearlpalooza! Join us Saturday, September 13th 2014 in downtown Albany for performances by: Wild Adriatic, Northern Faces, Slaptop, The Weeks, Royal Bangs, Terraplane Sun aaaand we’re still cookin up something else real nice for ya! As always, Pearlpalooza is FREE and open to ALL AGES! See ya there!

Below are previews of the bands that have been announced. Have a listen, get familiar and go check out Pearlpalooza on September 13th!

National Acts

Local Acts

Artist Spotlight: Anthony DiMaggio & Chris Peterson

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Anthony DiMaggio and Chris Peterson, both hailing from the Hoosick Falls area, were brought together by a force larger than their artwork alone. The two share many of the same perspectives and philosophies, often expressed in their work, and have taken it upon themselves to make it their life mission to not only uphold the values behind what they’ve deemed Life of Worth but to share those values with other like-minded people. Life of Worth began as a simple motto and grew into an artist collective, and arguably, a lifestyle.

Not only are these gentlemen extremely talented, but it is clear that they are very humble and honored for every opportunity to be able to share their work and viewpoints with others. From hosting art nights to inspire others to create in a comfortable, collective space, to hosting group shows, Life of Worth is working on building something greater.

I took the time to talk with both founding members in advance of their group show, which is opening tonight at the Flying Chicken in Troy and features the work of a handful of locally based artists. Hit the jump to check out our full interview and be sure to stop by the Flying Chicken as part of this month’s Troy Night Out.

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2014 Altamont Fair running from Aug 12 to 17

The Altamont Fair has announced their schedule, as well as list of events for their 2014 season. There’s a crazy amount of things on their schedule, so be sure to check it out before making your visit.

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Red Square is now Parish Public House

Red Square has recently rebranded and expanded into Parish Public House, a “Louisiana Eatery & Drinkery”.

“It was always the plan to open our kitchen and expand the business beyond just our live music events,” explains Verret. “That plan has finally come to fruition with the launch of Parish Public House. It is not just the menu that is inspired by Louisiana, but also the name itself. It’s well known in that region of the country that the parish in the Pelican State is akin to a county in New York; meaning, it’s an identity, a home and a community. With that in mind, a business that brings Cajun culture to the Capital City with a focus on freshness – in food, drink and performances – was created.”

You know their head is in the right place because Bread and Honey on Madison is responsible for their Po Boy rolls. Check their menu and upcoming shows and pay them a visit soon.

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Quality events for this weekend vol. 143

Friday July 25

Troy Night Out: You know the drill by now.

Living room concert with Eef Barzelay in Delmar: Unique, intimate concert.

Great Mutations album release at the Low Beat: With Hammer Hawk and The Firs.

The WonderBeards at Pauly’s: With Che Guevara T-Shirt, The Midnight Society.

Stephin Merritt at Helsinki Hudson: From Magnetic Fields, with Brian Dewan.

Saturday July 26

Party Boat, Kimono Dragons and Henry’s Rifle at the Hollow: Built4BBQ takeover.

Lil Durk at UCH: This is what you want.

All Weekend

The Track: It’s open. And fun.

Play Me, I’m Yours: Citywide art/sculpture/music exhibit is open.

Art Omi: Sculpture fields open now.

Day trip to MASS MoCA: Pretty drive and a great museum.

The NYS Museum: Bunch of great exhibits and it’s right in your backyard.

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (1990), The Pope of Greenwich Village, and Black Stallion at the Madison Theater: Only five bucks!