Taylor

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Play your cards right

This Saturday, November 19, 2011 from 6:00pm-10:00pm the Albany Center Gallery Hosts Annual Gala at Taste’s Penthouse on 30 South Pearl Street, entitled “Une Soirée de Monte Carlo” which roughly translates to “An Evening at Monte Carlo”. This year, the annual black-tie affair will be soaked with a casino-inspired aesthetic and games to match, such
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Frequency North Presents Megan Abbott

The second reading of the College of Saint Rose’s Visiting Writer series, “Frequency North”, now in its seventh season, presented contemporary writer Megan Abbott this past Thursday. Megan Abbott is the author of, most recently, The End of Everything, hot off her radio-appearance on WAMC’s “The Round Table”. The event’s host, and occasionally bearded-due-to-sabbatical professor
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Twiddling thumbs, and more

Last Friday night, Pearl Street was popping. Numerous characters hopped in and out of bars throughout the night, taking advantage of Holiday drink specials and live acts. At Jillian’s, local blues veterans Sly Fox and the Hustlers opened up for emerging Vermont-based jam and funk band Twiddle. Sly Fox had the slowly growing crowd mildly
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Album Review: Real Estate’s Days

The transition from fall to winter usually has most people complaining about the transition from fall to winter. There is hope for all you premature Seasonal Affective Disorder sufferers. It comes in the form of Real Estate’s sophomore album Days. The lo-fi surf/beach-pop band is back with a more cohesive and introspective look into the
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The Smoker’s Club Blazes Northern Lights

Every so often a collection of rappers amble up our neck of the woods, for some reason, and proceed to infuse an Upstate New York crowd with a culture shock. Wednesday night’s concert was no different. The Smoker’s Club Tour showcased Southern freshman Big K.R.I.T., from Mississippi, Curren$y (a New Orlean’s rapper who has made
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Quality events for this weekend vol. 23

If I missed something, leave it in the comments! Friday October 14th Rock of Ages, Proctors, 8pm [via] Elisabeth Zunon Illustration Show & Book Signing, Albany Art Room, 6pm [via] Ultrathin Electronic Escarpment (MoHu), The Furnace, 5pm, [fbook] Troy Night Out (MoHu) 5pm, free [fbook] First Friday Albany (MoHu), 5pm, free [fbook] After School Special:
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Grand Street Arts, Serving It Up

The Grand Street Community Arts collective will be hosting The People’s MIC & B Boy B Girl BBQ this Sunday, October 16th at 3:30pm. This event is fam-friendly and will be providing free art supplies, and free silk-screening (bring your own blank shirt, flag, bag, etc, and you will get to be a part of
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OVER: Ticket giveaway: Wye Oak, Hilly Eye and the Red Lions

Karma is going around town. What? You haven’t seen her? Strange, she calls me all the time. I’ll tell her to call you. While you wait you should know this: 90.9FM WCDB in conjunction with B3nson Records present Wye Oak with Hilly Eye (Amy from Titus Andronicus) and The Red Lions this Wednesday, October 5th
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LarkFest 2k11 recap

Another Fall in Albany, (cue the word merger — “FAlbany”) brings yet another Lark Fest to a close. This year, the 30th anniversary reflected more than anything Albany’s constant growth as a community. I started the day just like any other on Lark, with a coffee and a bagel, yet through a seamless transition, ended
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