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Quality events for this weekend

Friday July 24

Call For Justice & Vigil For Women of Color Lost To State Violence at Dana Park: #SayHerName

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!

All weekend

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.

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2015 Albany Riverfront Jazz Festival lineup announced

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.

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Wolf Eyes at The Low Beat

Wolf Eyes, who are dubbed the “kings of US noise” will be at The Low Beat on Monday July 20 alongside Century Plants and Private Parts.

From FACT:

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.

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Albany’s Red Light Cameras

Nixle sent me an alert with info about Albany’s red light cameras that are on their way. They will begin rolling out Monday July 20. There’s a 10 day grace period at each of the intersections that have these cameras installed, and after that you’re getting hit for $50 a pop. There will be signage at each of these intersections to indicate the system is in use.

Albany Police say the goal for the system is to increase safety at these particular intersections which have high rates of accidents. Many people are skeptical of the benefits of the cameras, and a study in Chicago deemed that the cameras there “fail to deliver the dramatic safety benefits long claimed by City Hall”, as well as an audit in LA that “turned up little evidence that cameras influence driver behavior.” And let’s not forget about APD’s less than stellar history of blasting through red lights and killing students.

The map of the intersections of note is below, and you can check out the info from APD about the soon-to-be Albany red light cameras.

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Quilt, Shana Falana, Bare Mattress, and Bye at The Treehouse

On Friday, The Treehouse will be hosting a stacked bill of bands from near and far. Check some of the tracks below if you’re not familiar with any of these bands and hit up the facebook event for more info.

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Quality events for this weekend

Friday July 10

The Rejection Project (518) at Albany Barn: “A new multi-media play made from hundreds of Albany community stories and voices, performed by local community members.”

7th Annual Beat*Shot Music Festival: An awesome hip-hop festival.

Street Dogs, Aggressive Response, New Red Scare at Fuze Box: Punk show.

The Figgs at The Low Beat: Record release show.

Saturday July 11

The Rejection Project (518) at Albany Barn: “A new multi-media play made from hundreds of Albany community stories and voices, performed by local community members.”

7th Annual Beat*Shot Music Festival: An awesome hip-hop festival.

Rail, River, Hudson Tour: A trip from Albany to Hudson and back via rail and river.

ADCo + Takk House Shake-up Kickoff at Takk House: First Albany Distilling takeover of the bar at Takk House.

Lighteater, Hammer Hawk, The Rigs, The Wrenchies at Pauly’s Hotel: Post-everything chill music.

Colnago, SRAM & Zipp Demo Day at Savile Road : Test ride some expensive bikes.

Troy Pig Out at Riverfront Park: BBQ in Riverfront Park.

SPAC Ballet Gala at Hall of Springs: Be fancy and celebrate the ballet. Also, go to the ballet itself.

Frances Day at the Tang: “a community open house […] full of art, art-making, food, music, and fun”

Secret Release at The Low Beat: EP release show with Cape Hatteras.

Delaware Ave Street Fair: Music, yard sales, art, food, etc.

Sunday July 12

Lady Palace II Presents at The Low Beat: LGBT Dance Party with DJ Goldee Dust and DJ Rally.

Charlie Parr at Caffe Lena: Folk tunes.

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.

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.