I think this might be my most anticipated booking of the upcoming season at EMPAC. Mark your calendars for October 2.
The season includes:
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.
Friday July 24
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!
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.
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!
Read more on albanyevents.org
Jazz Festival logo design by Phil Pascuzzo.
My thanks for Bottle Shock at The Madison Theater for sponsoring KAB this week.
Bottle Shock is a wine tasting and movie showing event where you get to try out wines from the Napa Valley and then watch the 2008 film Bottle Shock. Tickets are just $20 and are currently on sale, the tasting starts at 6pm and the movie at 8. Go enjoy a unique event at a historical movie theater!
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.