EMPAC announces fall schedule

EMPAC has just announced their schedule for Fall 2015.

The season includes:

Sep 2: Programming EMPAC: The First 4,158 Days (Book Launch)

Sep 2: On Screen/Sound: No. 1 (Tron)

Sep 9: On Screen/Sound: No.2 (Shorts)

Sep 10: Ant Hampton “The Extra People”

Sep 17: Flatform “dotQuantum”

Sep 23: On Screen/Sound: No. 3 (All Magic Sands [Chappaqua])

Sep 24: Tarek Atoui “WITHIN 2”

Sep 30: On Screen/Sound: No. 4 (L’inhumaine)

Oct 1: Jennifer West and Michael Ned Holte “In Conversation: Film Memory”

Oct 2: vhvl + Daedelus + Ikonika

Oct 8: Mark Fell “Recursive Frame Analysis”

Oct 9: Mark Fell “Recursive Frame Analysis”

Oct 15: France Jobin

Oct 22: Robert Hamilton “The Machine is the Message: How Technology Will Fundamentally Change Music”

Oct 28: On Screen/Sound: No. 5 (Mishima)

Oct 30: Elizabeth Orr “Mount Rushmore”

Nov 4: On Screen/Sound: No. 6 (Light Music)

Nov 5: Eternity and Megalomania: The Politics and Mechanics of Archiving (Johannes Goebel)

Nov 12: Tim Hecker

Nov 13: Silas Riener and Anne Carson “THINGING: Dance and Translation and the Work of Anne Carson”

Nov 18: On Screen/Sound: No. 7 (Blow Out)

Dec 2: On Screen/Sound: No. 8 (Gold Diggers of 1933)

Dec 3: Mary Halvorson + Colin Marston

Dec 11: Holly Herndon

I’m super excited for the vhvl/Daedelus/Ikonika show, as well as Tim Hecker. Try to make it to as many of these as you can. EMPAC is really fun and their programming is always on point.


Quality events for this weekend

Friday July 24

Call For Justice & Vigil For Women of Color Lost To State Violence at Dana Park: #SayHerName

Bell’s Roar, Nobody For President, and Opaque Body at Pauly’s: Presented by Albany Frequencies.

Kitty Little, Ferriday, and Walking X-Ray at The Low Beat: Pop/indie/etc.

Rosary Beard at The Tang: Acoustic show, part of the Upbeat on the Roof series.

Palm, JOBS, and Patrick Higgins at The Half Moon: Rock jams.

Cold War Kids at Upstate Concert Hall: With In The Valley Below and Civil Twilight. Sold out.

Rucked Up Comedy Showcase at The Ruck: With MC : Jennifer McMullin, Ryan Chani, Rob Gavin, Carlisle Carey, Lauren Turzak, Colin O’Reilly, and Dwayne Murphy Jr.

Saturday July 25

Broken Field Runner, Royal Psalms, Throat Culture at The Low Beat: BFR’s record release show with great support acts.

Mad Laughs at The Madison: Comedy show featuring Kat Broadus, Jim Felter, Aaron Kaplan, and Angela Cobb.

Sorry Not Sorry at The Madison: Improv show with Samuel J Gorenstein and The Mop & Bucket Co.’s Alf Pacino.

80s Night at Fuze: The ole standby.

Capital Region Brewer’s Fest at Joe Bruno Stadium: Craft beer festival.

Sunday July 26

The Decemberists with Lucius at Ommegang: Big summer show at an awesome brewery.

Guided Hike at Huyck Preserve: Go enjoy summer, with a guide!

All weekend

The Track: It’s open.

Saratoga County Fair: Fried everything.

Art Omi: The sculpture fields are awesome.

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.

Second-run movies at the Madison Theater: Only five bucks!

Movies at The Spectrum: First run, independent movies at a locally owned theater.

Farmer’s Markets: Troy, Delmar, and Saratoga on Saturday, and Schenectady and Saratoga on Sunday.

albany riverfront jazz festival

2015 Albany Riverfront Jazz Festival lineup announced

The lineup for the Albany Riverfront Jazz Festival has been announced. The concert takes place on September 12 and beings at 1pm. The musical lineup includes Booker T. Jones, Kate Davis, Keith Pray’s Soul Jazz Revival, The Joey Thomas Big Band, and Larry Moses’ Latin Jazz Express.

From the event page:

For over a decade, the Albany Riverfront Jazz Festival has featured a wealth of jazz greats, critically acclaimed up-and-coming artists and local favorites at one of the area’s most spectacular venues. This all-day concert features world-class music, great food & beverages and a fireworks show over the Hudson River to end the day. The Jazz Festival is an event for all ages – and admission is still free!


Jazz Festival logo design by Phil Pascuzzo.


Wolf Eyes at The Low Beat

Wolf Eyes, who are dubbed the “kings of US noise” will be at The Low Beat on Monday July 20 alongside Century Plants and Private Parts.

From FACT:

I spoke to founding member Nate Young, who tells me that the project was birthed simply out of a sense of necessity: “When I first started playing music I started with a guitar, and someone stepped on it so that was over. So I started looking around for whatever else I could play.” He elaborates: “That’s literally how I got into making electronic music, was just because everything else broke. Looking around in the trash for something. That and a healthy supply of LSD. Definitely that was a big part of it.”

For more info check the facebook event and mark your calendar.