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Andrew started Keep Albany Boring in September 2010.

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Big Sean at Upstate Concert Hall: Recap & Photos

After a rescheduling in April that (disappointingly) shed J. Cole from the bill, Big Sean finally hit the Upstate Concert Hall on May 6th. With support lent from Casey Veggies and Justine Skye, all the performers carried a lot of energy right into Big Sean’s set. I arrived during Justine Skye’s set and immediately wished
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Them Are Us Too at The Treehouse

Shoegaze duo Them Are Us Too will be playing The Treehouse on June 23 alongside Eternal Crimes, Bernard Herman, Uncivilization, and DJ Crom. You can read about Them Are Us Too on The FADER as well as check out an interview with the memebers on Noisey. Stay in the loop and RSVP for this show
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2015 Alive at Five lineup

Thursday, June 11, 5pm: The Bad Plus Joshua Redman with the Chronicles Thursday, June 18, 5pm: Chrisette Michele with Bell’s Roar Thursday, June 25, 5pm: J Roddy Walston & The Business with Avers Thursday, July 9, 5pm: Yonder Mountain String Band with the Blind Owl Band Thursday, July 16, 5pm: Atlas Genius with Rival Galaxies
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Quality events for this weekend

Friday May 15 WCDB Presents: Dads, Slowshine, Cloud District, and Rustle Crow at Bogie’s: One of the last shows at Bogie’s. The Medium Next Door Live at Country 107.7 WGNA FM: Omg. The Cretin Hop at Fuze Box: Rock and Roll dance party. Get weird. Rage Against the Machine And Faith No More Tribute at
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Fort Orange and Spectrum 8 present the opening of IRIS

On Saturday, May 23 Fort Orange General Store is having a pre-show gathering before the 8pm showing of Magnolia Picture’s IRIS. All are welcome to join us for a pre-show gathering at Fort Orange before the film. Guests are encouraged to dress up in the spirit of Iris– layer up your colorful accessories, and put
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Brew to host local tasting series

Brew has announced another round of great free tastings so you can try out some of their offerings without having to commit to a whole growler/six pack/bottle/can. The series is as follows: May 14 – 5 PM – 8 PM – Downstate Night w/ Chatham Brewing and Crossroads Brewing Company 5 PM – 8 PM
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Rock N Roll Brunch XIV

Rock N Roll Brunch is back at The Low Beat for their May installment. Music will be provided by Andrew Joseph Weaver. The menu, so far, is the following: Craquelin Chicken Empanadas chimichuri Spouted Lentil Pancakes barbeque pork, hakurai turnip salad, sunny side egg, sesame seed sauce Lamb Benedict barley flatbread, braised lamb, radish, preserved
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Troy’s 16th Annual Hidden Garden Tour

Troy’s annual Hidden Garden tour is back for its 16th iteration. The self guided tour takes you around Troy into around 20 private hidden gardens. “Most people only ever see the facades of our brownstones from the streets,” said Peter Grimm, president of the Friends of Prospect Park. “This is a special kind of event
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Basilica Screening Series

Basilica Hudson has announced the beginning of their film screenings. May 22 // kick-off screenings with Ahewsh, Asili, Murata June 4 // Symbiopsychotaxiplasm: Take One June 11 // Citizenfour June 25 // Sugarcoated Arsenic + other recent films by Kevin Jerome Everson You can read more about each of the screenings on the Basilica Hudson
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Ultimate Field Day at Joseph L. Bruno Stadium

Ultimate Field Day, a day of field games/events for teams (i.e. obstacle courses, soccer shootout, corn hole, etc.), will be held at the Joseph L. Bruno Stadium on Saturday, June 13th. Ultimate Field Day is a “Some What” challenging series of traditional and non traditional field day games. You are the head coach, now go
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Sculpture Park Party at Salem Art Works

Salem Art Works has announced their Sculpture Park Party which will be taking place June 6 from 3-9pm. Join us for this party celebrating the opening of SAW’s 11th season. We are so trilled to share the Cary Hill Sculpture Park with the public. After many renovations to complete the switchbacks, fire pit and trails,
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Saratoga Tour de Cure

The Saratoga Tour de Cure has been announced and it will take place at the Saratoga Springs High School on Sunday June 7. What is the Tour de Cure? The Tour de Cure is a series of fundraising cycling events held in 44 states nationwide to benefit the American Diabetes Association. The Tour is a
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Quality events for this weekend

Friday May 8 Celestial Shore, Comfy, Slowshine, and The Black Ships at The Fuze Box: Fun pre-Tulip Fest show. Ellie Ga: “Eureka, A Lighthouse Play” at EMPAC: “narrative performance that centers on the Great Lighthouse of Alexandria”. Aborted, Fit For An Autopsy, Archspire, Dark Sermon, Declension, Invoke Thy Wrath at Trickshot Billiards: Metal. Midnight Metal
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BikeSmut 8 at The Hangar

On May 12, BikeSmut is coming to Troy, with a kick-off bike ride at 6pm and the film screening at the Hangar at 8pm. Weather permitting, the film will be shown outside after a clothing optional group bike-ride and potluck. BikeSmut is a sex-positive, LGBTQP-postive, alternatively powered film project increasing the visibility of sexuality, gender
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Cinco de Mayo at the Confectionery

The garden of the Confectionery will be taken over by tacos and margaritas for Cinco de Mayo from 5-10pm tonight. Taco Options: Pibil (slow roasted pork) Lamb Quinoa & Heirloom Beans Cool down with a lychee margaritas, proudly provided by our Tavern Bar – served in the Confectionery. More info on the Confectionery website. Photo:
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Make-A-Wish Benefit at The Low Beat

The Low Beat is hosting a Make-A-Wish Benefit show on May 9. Bands start at noon, the kitchen is open all day and there will be a 50/50 raffle and M&M guess. Bands include Metrohead, Skip Piper, Catherine Called The Cops, and Stranger At Home. It’s a $20 door (or whatever you can afford). Find
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Quality events for this weekend

Friday May 1 First Friday Albany: Arts and culture event every month. Galleries, bars, restaurants and music venues will all have something special going on. Radical and Murmur at Tierra Delaware: Art show with Stoop Kidz on the decks. EDGE at ACG: Art from many great “outsider artists”. Sean Rowe at Club Helsinki: With Matthew
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EDGE at Albany Center Gallery

This Friday, the Albany Center Gallery is opening a new exhibit and will be hosting the artist’s reception from 5-8pm for their new show, EDGE. The exhibition runs from May 1 to July 24 and features artist that aren’t typically featured in galleries. EDGE is the presentation of artists who transcend traditional media, rendering, and
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Smell The Love Cancer Fundraiser at The Low Beat

On May 23, The Low Beat is hosting a fundraiser for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. Smell The Love features local rock and rollers The Maraca Incident, Jillian “Keezamonkee” Matundan and Friends, The Sidd Finch Project, and Message From Vega. There will also be door prizes and silent auctions. $10 cover and and if you’d
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Albany Bike Expo Sidewalk Sale

This Sunday, May 3 the Albany Bicycle Coalition is hosting a sidewalk sale meets swap meet at the Albany Bike Expo. If you’ve got stuff to get rid of, $10 gets you a space. If you’re interested in picking some bike stuff up, shopping is free so be sure to swing by. There will also
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Free Comic Book Day at Earthworld Comics

Earthworld Comics is celebrating Free Comic Book Day this Saturday May 2, 9am-6pm. They’re welcoming local artist John Hebert (who has done art for Marvel), a local cosplay personality dressed as Spider-Gwen and their shop hero, EarthGirl. They are also collecting donations for Myles Of Smiles, a charity that provides services and support to families
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Cocktails with Creatives

On Thursday April 30, The Upstate NY AIGA will be hosting a Cocktails with Creatives event at Madison Pour House in Albany (and also simulatenously at Beer Belly Deli & Pub in Syracuse and Butapub in Rochester). From the event page: Whether you’re a designer yourself, work with them, or just want to get to
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Bogie’s closing, final shows posted

From the Upstate Black N Blue Blog: As of June 1st, bogie’s will no longer be hosting any shows. We will be closing the doors permanently. All shows from June 1st going forward will be at TRICKSHOTS, THE FUZEBOX, THE LOFT and THE CHANCE THEATER and occasionally at UPSTATE CONCERT HALL. Here is an updated
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Troy Kitchen

Cory Nelson posted an annoucement of his plans for the space at 50 4th Street. The announcement in it’s entirety: Gourmet Food Court coming to 50 4th Street in Downtown Troy. 4 Permanent Artisan Food Vendors + Coffee Bar + Wine & Beer Bar = Troy Kitchen A food lovers paradise. I’m excited to watch
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Quality events for this weekend

Friday April 24 The Room at Madison Theater: Midnight showing of the worst movie ever. Pete Francis at The Low Beat: With Funky Dawgz Brass Band. Troy Night Out: Arts and culture in Troy. Tons to do, check the map. The Nightingales of Berlin, Lecture by David Rothenberg at EMPAC: A look into the song
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Stacks 1-year-anniversary cupping and latte art competition

In a series of tweets celebrating their 1-year-anniversary, Stacks has posted a schedule of fun events for the coming days. .@FUSSYlittleBLOG we may have forgotten too. But we're hosting a cupping tomorrow at 4 of @Vervecoffee and a TNT on Thurs at 6 to celebrate! — Stacks Espresso (@StacksEspresso) April 21, 2015 Tomorrow, they’re hosting
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Landlady at The Low Beat: Ticket Giveaway

I posted last week that Landlady was coming to Albany this week, on Thursday. The Low Beat has offered up a giveaway for two tickets to the show. If you’re not the giveaway type, tickets are currently on sale and are just $10. If you are the giveaway type, enter to win below. Loading… Photo:
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Quality events for this weekend

Friday April 17 Word Fest Open Mic at UAG: Open mic with poets from Woodstock to Saratoga. Bear Grass, Breakfast In Fur, & The Firs at The Treehouse: Pretty music. Neutral Milk Hotel at MASS MoCA: Sold out. Ramlord, Haggus, and Rota at The Low Beat: Metal. Northern Faces at The Hollow: With Stellar Young
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Landlady at The Low Beat

Landlady will be playing The Low Beat on Thursday April 23, alongside Dearest Vendetta. Landlady features Adam Schatz from Man Man, Ian Chang (from Son Lux), Will Graefe (from Star Rover and Jesse Harris’s band), Booker Stardrum (from Cloud Becomes Your Hand and People Get Ready), and Ian Davis (the arranger and leader of Relatives).
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Cymbals Eat Guitars at The Low Beat: Ticket Giveaway

On April 30, Cymbals Eat Guitars will be playing The Low Beat alongside slowshine, and What Moon Things. Dellarocca Booking has hooked us up with a pair of tickets to giveaway to this awesome show, and you can enter to win below. And if you’re not the contest type, tickets are currently available, and are
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A-Holes: A Type Book on Kickstarter

Curtis Canham, a local designer and typography enthusiast is making a book about the negative space in the letter A, or more simply put, A-holes. The book and campaign has gotten press from Fast Co., Design Taxi, and Creative Bloq. Curtis even sent two A-Hole cakes to acclaimed typographer, Jessica Hische to promote the book.
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Local Tasting Series at Brew

Starting on May 14, Brew will be hosting six geographically themed tastings from 5-8 on the each night. The tastings are free. The schedule is as follows: 5/14: Downstate Night with Chatham Brewing and Crossroads Brewing Company. 5/28: Adirondack Night with Adirondack Brewery and Paradox Brewery. 6/11: Troy Night with Brown’s Brewing Company and Rare
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Quality events for this weekend

Friday April 10 Collage Night at Tiger Trap Studio: Fun art party night for grown-ups. Ground Zero Spring Radtacular Extravaganza: First shows of spring. Dance jams for Friday Night. The Price is Right at The Palace: See Plinko™, Cliffhangers™, and The Big Wheel™ live™ in™ person™. Worthy at Putnam Den: Big ole dance party with
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Ramp Fest 2015

The fifth annual Ramp Fest is coming back to Basilica Hudson 12-4pm on Saturday May 2. Ramps, also known as the spring onion are an early spring vegetable native to our area. There will be chefs from the Hudson Valley and NYC creating dishes that focus on the ramp. There will also be other food,
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Lionheart Pub sold for $3.5m

Michael DeMasi, writing for ABR: Lionheart Pub — an Albany, New York tavern filled with lively conversation, craft beers on tap and nightly English dart leagues — sold for $3.5 million. […] The amount that was paid is stunning, considering the size and location of the property, though both men said the value is justified
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4th Annual Grown Up Easter Egg Hunt

This Sunday is the 4th Annual Grown Up Easter Egg Hunt in Troy at Prospect Park. There will be 3,000 eggs with prizes in them as such as jewelry, alcohol vouchers, and gift cards as well as a silent auction. This fun event has benefitted different charities in the past, raising over $20,000 to battle
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Jessica Pratt at BSP Kingston

Jessica Pratt, incredible musician and singer-songwriter will be at BSP Kingston on Saturday June 20. Pratt is based in LA, and has recently released her second album On Your Own Love Again on Drag City Records. Impose did a great interview with Jessica a few years ago which should give you a nice little look
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Hudson Valley Hops 2015

Hudson Valley Hops is back at the Albany Institute of History and Art on April 18. This event offers craft beer and cider tastings from regional brewers and is a fundraiser for the museum. The Albany Institute will even have brewing and distilling artifacts on display from their collection. Breweries include Adirondack Pub & Brewery,
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2015 Tour of the Battenkill

The 2015 Tour of the Battenkill is next weekend, April 18 and 19 in Washington County. Battenkill is an enormous single day bike race and is only a short drive away. The race itself takes place over some incredibly scenic paved and dirt roads. Saturday is the pro race, where you can spectate and watch
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Mary Norris at the NYS Museum

Mary Norris is the famed copy editor of New York Magazine, and is affectionately known as ‘The Comma Queen’. Mary will be reading from her new book in the Huxley Auditorium at the NYS Museum on Thursday, April 9 at 8pm. She will also be giving an informal seminar in Humanities 354 at UAlbany earlier
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Quality events for this weekend

Friday April 3 First Friday Albany: Arts and culture event every month. Galleries, bars, restaurants and music venues will all have something special going on. DISCOFUNK at The Low Beat: First Friday happy hour. First Friday at Albany Institute of History & Art: Free to the public for First Friday. Graham Tichy Band at Albany
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Tulip Fest 2015 Lineup Announced

Saturday May 9 Main Stage Flagship (1pm) Joywave (2:30pm) The Kooks (4pm) Local Stage Holly & Evan (1:15pm) The Spectatular Average Boys (2:30pm) Jocelyn Arndt (3:45pm) The Orange (5pm) Sunday May 10 Main Stage Sirsy (1pm) Elvis 80 (2:30pm) Oh Honey (4:30pm) Local Stage The Sea The Sea (1:30pm) Matt Durfee & The Rattling Baddlies
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CANstruction at the NYS Museum

CANstruction is back at the NYS Museum starting this Wednesday and runs until April 16. This CANstruction will benefit the Food Pantries for the Capital District. Check out the gallery from the 2012 CANstruction and head to the musesum to check out the exhibit. You are encouraged bring cans to the exhibit to use as
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Quality events for this weekend

Friday March 27 Troy Night Out: Arts and culture throughout the Collar City. Pick a few things you wanna see go see them. Clothing Sale at ReStyle: Benefit for Unity House and Margination, everything under $12. March TNO Print Off at Troy Cloth and Paper: Get your limited edition poster designed by Phil Pascuzzo, and
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24-Hour Drone at Basilica Hudson

Basilica Hudson is hosting a 24-hour drone show from Saturday April 25 at 3pm until Sunday April 26 at 3pm. This event is presented in collaboration the Le Guess Who? festival in Utrecht, Netherlands. The artists on this show experiment in electronic, psychedelic, classical, non-western and instrumental drone music. The event will be a fully
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Geert Lovink at RPI

Geert Lovink, will be speaking at Rensselaer on Wednesday, April 1 at 6pm, and is free and open to the public. Lovink is a media theorist, Internet critic, and founding director of the Institute of Network Cultures. Lovink’s talk is titled “Critical Internet Cultures after Snowden”. During the lecture, Lovink will discuss current strategies and
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Youth FX at The Spectrum

Tomorrow, The Spectrum will be hosting Youth FX, Albany’s award winning teen filmmaking program, which is part of Grand Street Community Arts. All of the proceeds go to the program, and after the screenings there is a Q&A with the filmmakers. Among the wide range of topics the Youth FX filmmakers explored this past year
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Shana Falana at The Low Beat

Shana Falana is set to play The Low Beat on Thursday, April 2. Shana Falana recently premered a track from their upcoming album Set Your Lightning Free to great acclaim. Also on the bill are friends and favorites Moon Magick and Troy’s Eternal Crimes. Stream some music below and mark your calendar. This show is
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Quality events for this weekend

Friday March 20 LOOK! at Albany Center Gallery: Featuring 25 young artists, music from DJ Trumastr and much more. PechaKucha at Opalka Gallery: Interesting talks featuring 20 images for 20 seconds each. DD Dorvillier: “Extra Shapes” at EMPAC: “performance for lunging figures, a musical concert for loudspeakers, and a light show” Lower Dens at The
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Troy, NY posters by Phil Pascuzzo

Troy Cloth & Paper posted up a fun event for this month’s Troy Night Out, which features a spectator friendly production run of a really awesome poster designed by Phil Pascuzzo. From the event page: Every Troy Night Out we live-print a framable art print which has been designed by a different local artist. The
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