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Andrew started Keep Albany Boring in September 2010.

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Hibou at the Hollow

On Tuesday July 28, Cayucas and Hibou are coming to play at The Hollow. Tickets are mysteriously listed as both $15 via ticketmaster and $5 at the door.
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Off Hours, “All Over”

August Rosa of Aficionado and Brew fame has been releasing new music under the name Off Hours. In his project, there’s a different vocalist on every track, letting him focus on the music production. This is a neat way to approach music creation and I enjoyed the song and video he sent over for “All
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Basilica Hudson’s July Film Screenings

Basilica Hudson has announced their lineup for this month’s film screening series. All films are $5-15 sliding scale and begin at 8pm. Friday, July 3, 7 PM BLADE RUNNER NOODLE NIGHT! free event, part of the Sci-Fi Summer Nights Series dinner available for purchase + introduction by artist Maximilian Goldfarb! Thursday, July 9, 8 PM
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2015 Artists of the Mohawk Hudson Region

Tomorrow, the University Art Museum is holding the opening and artist’s reception from 5-8pm for The 2015 Artists of the Mohawk Hudson Region Juried Exhibition. This show runs until September 5 and is at the University Art Museum. Learn more about the show and artists on the event’s website.
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Purity Ring at Upstate Concert Hall

Upstate Concert Hall has announced that Purity Ring will be playing Wednesday, September 23. Tickets are currently on sale and are $20.
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Quality events for this weekend

Friday June 26 Troy Night Out: Arts, culture, food, etc., in Troy. Last Good Tooth and Eric and Erica at The Half Moon: Folk music. Jumpin’ Jacks Annual Fireworks Display: Celebrate summer. With U.S. Water Ski Show Team and Snook Bros. Band. Doctor Magnum & Oobleck at Parish Public House: Fusion/funk. Saturday June 27 Crowbar
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Rail, River, Hudson II

On July 11, All Over Albany is hosting the second of their Rail, River, Hudson events. You pay one price and get a train trip down to Hudson, time to spend checking out Hudson, a boat ride back, a booklet with discounts to use, and a food and beverage tasting at Helsinki Hudson. From AOA’s
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Albany Distilling expands into Takk House’s bar

Takk House teased last week that they had something in the wings, and today they announced that Albany Distilling is moving into their bar space. From their facebook post: Finally! We can shout this from the roof tops! We are sooo thrilled to announce that The Albany Distilling Company, Inc. and Takk House are going
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Oh, Contraire

Volume One of a new locally-based art journal called Oh, Contraire is out. Oh, Contraire focuses on conversations with creative people. Volume One is titled “Small is Good” and features Laura Glazer, Bob Gullie, Jim Gaudet, Elaina Frulla, and Scott Foster. The book itself is beautiful and inside you’ll find really inspiring and compelling conversations
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The Rejection Project announces shows, tickets on sale

The Rejection Project is a multimedia play that explores the personal relationships we have with rejection. These stories were sourced from written responses from hundreds of community members from diverse backgrounds and then turned into a play. Rehearsals are in full swing and the performances at the Albany Barn are scheduled for July 9, 10
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Quality events for this weekend

Friday June 19 The Princess’ Hide: Ass You Wish at The Hangar: Princess Bride burlesque. Propagandhi at Upstate Concert Hall: Punk it up. Train at SPAC: With The Fray & Matt Nathanson. Cretin Hop at Fuze: Rock and roll werido dance fest. James Baldwin The Price of the Ticket at MASS MoCA: Presented by the
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Today: Will Travel For Vegan Food Book Signing at Brakes

Today at 6pm at The Brakes Coffeehouse, Kristin Lajeunesse will be doing a book signing of her brand new book, (which shares the same name as her widely-known website) Will Travel For Vegan Food. Tonights events include a few words from Kristin’s parents, Q&A, a musical performance, book signing and of course, some vegan food.
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Basilica Soundscape lineup announced

Basilica Hudson has announced the lineup for their acclaimed three-day music fest Basilica Soundscape, which takes place September 11-13. The acts (so far) include: Haxan Cloak, Wolf Eyes, Health, Actress, Jenny Hval, Viet Cong, Weyes Blood, Circuit Des Yeux, Perfume Genius, Blanck Mass, Gourisankar & Indrijat Banajeer. You can read more about this years Basilica
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Michael Eck at Albany Center Gallery

On Thursday, June 18 at 6:30pm, the Albany Center Gallery is hosting multi-instrumentalist and songwriter Michael Eck as he performs selections from his albums as well as music based on his paintings. Eck—who has performed alongside American radical icons Pete Seeger and Patti Smith—is most frequently seen as a member of Ramblin Jug Stompers and
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Hidden City House & Garden Tour

The Center Square Association is hosting a Hidden City House & Garden Tour on Thursday June 25 from 5-8pm. This tour opens up private homes and gardens to the public and guests are able to tour these homes and hidden gardens. Tickets are $15 until Friday, and after Friday they’re $20. Tickets can be bought
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‘The Yes Men Are Revolting’ at Spectrum 8

The Spectrum is hosting a one time showing of The Yes Men Are Revolting on Wednesday June 24 at 6:30pm. The Yes Men, described as “culture jamming activist duo and network of supporters” have pulled off an impressive amount of activism focused projects that’s stirred up a lot of dialogue. It’s great to see the
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Beach House at Upstate Concert Hall

UCH has recently announced that Beach House will be playing on Monday August 24, with support from Romantic States. Tickets are $20 and currently on sale.
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The Found Footage Festival at Proctors

Tonight, It Came From Schenectady presents Found Footage Festival’s Salute to Weirdos. The Found Footage Festival, the acclaimed showcase of videos found at thrift stores and garage sales across the country returns to Schenectady with a brand-new show celebrating the unsung hero of the VHS era: the weirdo. Hosts Joe Pickett (The Onion) and Nick
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Quality events for this weekend

Friday June 12 Downtown Garden Party at Federal Park Plaza: The official opening of the “””#captureALB””” exhibit. Hard Charger, Chloroform Party, Forgery, and CROM at Pauly’s: Punk and metal. Megafauna at The Low Beat: With Hammer Hawk and Good Fiction. Saturday June 13 Shaker Country Picnic at Shaker Heritage Society: Music, food, tours and more.
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Chris Brown, Fetty Wap, Omarion, Teyana Taylor and Kid Ink at SPAC

SPAC has announced Chris Brown, Fetty Wap, Omarion Teyana Taylor, and Kid Ink will be performing on August 28. Tickets go on sale Sunday June 13 at 10am and start at $25.
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Free screening of Ballin’ at the Graveyard at The Palace

On Monday, June 22 The Palace will be hosting a free screening of Ballin’ at the Graveyard. After the film, there will be a Q&A session with the filmmakers, cast and Albany Mayor Kathy Sheehan. For most basketball players at any level, the journey begins and ends at a neighborhood pickup court, playing for pride,
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Contact your representative about ridesharing

Lyft has set up a page that allows you to quickly and easily contact your representative about passing the laws which would allow Lyft and Uber to come to New York. Take the ten seconds and let your representative know you’re sick of the local taxis and want Uber and Lyft in Upstate New York.
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June Film Screenings at Basilica Hudson

Basilica Hudson has announced their film screening series for June. BASILICA SCREENINGS is a film series that presents an array of works from new and repertory narrative features, documentaries, experimental films, to video and media art, as well as guest curated programs, often with filmmakers and special guests in attendance for a discussion following the
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Peck’s Arcade Movie

After eating at Peck’s Arcade a few times and seeing all that goes into each night, I wanted to create a video giving everyone a look behind the scenes. I hope this video does that and also gives you a feeling of the space if you haven’t been yet. I can’t recommend this place enough,
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Quality events for this weekend

Friday June 5 Albany First Friday: Arts and culture stuff all around town. Dine’n at Nine Pin: Food trucks and cider. Josh Berwanger Band at The Low Beat: Formerly of The Anniversary and The Only Children. Discofunk at The Low Beat: Happy hour disco jams. Fork in the Road at Tricentennial Park: Food trucks, vendors
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Lil Buddha is permanently closed

Posted on the Lil Buddha Facebook page: With heavy hearts…Lil’ Buddha Tea Co. has closed for good! It was open for 5 years, we were the 1st & only 100% vegan cafe for years in the capital of New York! Thanks to YOU many lives have changed and been spared by consuming enlightened food &
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Hackathon aimed at first timers, girls and women at The Arts Center

River Jam is a free, introductory game making “hackathon” for girls and women at The Arts Center, and is part of the #include series. The first event takes place June 20. You can work alone or with others to make your idea for a game or app come to life in 48 hours with no
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Yo La Tengo at Troy Music Hall

Seminal indie rockers Yo La Tengo will be playing an acousic show at the Troy Savings Bank Music Hall on September 23. This tour is in support of their new album Stuff Like That There which comes out in August. Tickets are on sale now and start at $15.
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Hemstitch Mill: New Troy and Albany embroidered patches

Remember the Albany patch from last year? Well the creator of that patch is back with a grip of new patches (and even a lapel). Get yours from Hemstitch Mill.
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Eternal Summers at The Treehouse

Power rock trio Eternal Summers are swinging through town and are playing The Treehouse on Friday. Their new album Gold and Stone came out yesterday, and you can stream it on their bandcamp. Also on the bill is Beth Isreal, Green Dreams, and Prince Daddy & the Hyena. You can also catch them tonight in
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Quality events for this weekend

Friday May 29 Troy Night Out: Art, food and culture event in Troy. TNO After Party at River Street Pub: Post-TNO dance party. Over the Verrazano at Peck’s: DJ Trumastr and DJ Noodle holding your night down. Local Forage Dinner at Sweet Sues: Six course tasting menu of local foraged foods. Shawn Mendes at UCH:
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Quality events for this weekend

Friday May 22 Blood Warrior, Death Vessel, Liv Carrow at The Half Moon: Dreamy folky indie jams. Tech N9ne at UCH: With Krizz Kaliko, Chris Webby, Murs, King 810, and Zuse. Still//Life at Basilica Hudson: Opening reception for Still/Life. Pixies at Brewery Ommegang: With TV on the Radio and John Grant. Saturday May 23 Phoenicia
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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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