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 know a few, this is a great opportunity to connect with your community!

This is a great opportunity for all creative people to meet others in their area all while enjoying a (relatively) new bar in Albany. Registration for the event is free, but space is limited, so go register!

Photo: Flickr/Lindsey G


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 listing for May on.

May 1st – Diabolic at Bogie’s
May 4th – Knucklepuck at Bogie’s
May 8th Aborted and Fit For An Autopsy at TRICKSHOTS
May 19th Gideon, Texas In July at Bogie’s
May 22nd Brick By Brick, The Primrose Path, Adhara, The Outnumbered, Concrete, From Within – final kegger!! $20 includes beer!
May 26th Starkill at TRICKSHOTS
May 31st Recon (reunion), Ghostship, Vice, Towers, and more! FINAL SHOW AT BOGIE’S


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.

Tomorrow, they’re hosting a cupping of the different types of Verve Coffee they’ve got. Thursday, they’re hosting another TNT or latte art competition. You can read about the last one to get an idea of what to expect.

Put it in your calendar as both of these events are going to be fun for anyone who likes coffee.


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.

Photo: Sasha Arutyunova


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 and Royal Tongues.

Empire Bosoms at The Hangar : Burlesque tribute to 90s favorite Empire Records.

Caroline Rose at The Linda: Rockabilly jams. With Henry’s Rifle.

80’s Night & Costume Contest at The Hollow: Play anything night with DJ Trumastr.

The Cretin Hop at The Fuze Box: Rock and roll dance party.

Opera1 & Study no. 40.3.1 + Study no. 45.1 at EMPAC: “a collaborative effort between composers”.

Saturday April 18

Hudson Valley Hops at The Albany Institue: Local brewery showcase.

3rd Annual Word Fest Invitational Slam at Steamer 10: Poetry slam.

Public Writing Workshop at The Social Justice Center: Part one of two workshops from The Rejection Project.

Seth Glier at The Linda: Folk/pop.

X-Ambassadors and Good Fiction at RPI: Part of their Spring Concert Series.

Bing Bamboo Room Burlesque at The Low Beat: Saturday night staple.

Tour of The Battenkill: Pro/am race.

Sunday April 19

Gatherer at Jack’s Place (St. Rose): With Matt Dalton, and Havenfield.

Waka Flocka at UCH: With King Flee, AMJ, and Austin Watts.

Albany Toy Show at Wolf Road Holiday Inn: From the people that put on Albany Comic Con.

Tour of The Battenkill: Grand fondo, 5k.

Nine Pin Warehouse District Clean Up: Pick up trash, receive cider.

All weekend

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.

Insurgent, Kingsman, 50 Shades of Grey and Forest Gump 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.


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). Landlady released their first album last summer to great acclaim from The New York Times, Pitchfork and Paste.

Listen in to a few tunes below and if you like what you hear, grab some tickets and head out on April 23. Tickets are currently on sale and are just $10.

Photo: Sasha Arutyunova


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 only $12. Dellarocca Booking always puts on great shows up here and this one will be no different!

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