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Perfume Genius at BSP Kingston

BSP Kingston recently announced that Perfume Genius will be playing on March 25 alongside the expirmental Norwegian outfit Jenny Hval.

Perfume Genius got a Best New Track endorsement from Pitchfork for his song ‘Queen’, as well as having the same song listed at #8 in their Top 100 of 2014 list.

Tickets are on sale now and are $15. Read more on the event page.

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Quality events for this weekend

Friday December 12

Collage Night at Collar Works: Holiday edition collaging.

Fight Club Burlesque at the Hangar: Part of C. Amanda Boutahorse’s Cult Classics.

Laurie Anderson at EMPAC: “a series of interconnected confessional stories set against a soundtrack of original music”.

Chris Thomas King at The Linda: Blues/hip-hop fusion.

Prismatic Mantis, Breath Collective, Rice & Beans at BSP Kingston: “a fusion of Rock, Jazz, World and Electronic music”

Saturday December 13

Comedy Show at The Linda: With Erin Harkes, Shawn Gillie, Bill Nettleton, David Louis, Jaye McBride.

Hari Kondabolu at MASS MoCA: Intelligent stand-up comedy.

Soul Clap at BSP Kingston: Soul music. With DJ Jonathan Toubin.

John Oliver at The Palace: Political stand-up.

Tarzan vs Jane at Fuze Box: Male vs female sets.

Sunday December 14

Cymbals Eat Guitars, Alex G, What Moon Things at The Low Beat: Another killer show from Dellarocca booking.

All weekend

Ice Skating at the Plaza: Rinks open 11am-8pm.

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.

Gone Girl, The Muppets Christmas Carol, March of the Wooden Soldiers, Fury, The Neighborhood That Disappeared at the Madison Theater: Only five bucks!

Farmer’s Markets: Troy, Delmar, and Saratoga on Saturday, and Schenectady and Saratoga on Sunday.

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‘The Neighborhood That Disappeared’ at the Madison Theater

The Neighborhood That Disappeared, a documentary about the residents who were displaced when the Empire State Plaza was being built. If you’re interested in Albany, urban planning, politics and/or history, head over to the Madison Theater starting on Saturday at 7:30pm.

In 1962, one of the most massive urban renewal projects in American history sterilized the cultural and ethnic heart of Albany, New York. An arrangement made by first term Governor Nelson A. Rockefeller and longtime Albany Mayor, Erastus Corning the 2nd, displaced almost eight percent of the City’s diverse population, razed more than a thousand buildings, dislodged 3,600 households, and closed 350 businesses.

You can read more about the documentary via the TU

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Quality events for this weekend

Friday December 5

Spirits Tasting at FOGS with Albany Distilling Co. and Installation by Mary Elise Rees: Get some holiday shopping done and taste some made in Albany spirits.

Pharmakon at EMPAC: Big sound from Noise Artist Margaret Chardiet.

Young Thug at the Armory: Raps yo.

The Misfit Vocalists of Hip-Hop at Hudson River Coffee House: ‘All out hip-hop’.

First Friday: Art and culture happenings all throughout the city.

10th Annual Members Show at the Albany Center Gallery: See the art of the people who belong to the ACG.

First Friday at the Machine: All member show with a silent auction.

Lucius at the Hollow: Indie jams, with Bahamas.

Fight Club at Proctors: The classic, with contests, games, prizes, couches and a bar.

Rocky Horror Picture Show at The Madison Theater: Two showings with a shadowcast.

Burnt Hills, Severe Severe, Ubi Quitous, and Cool Cop at The Low Beat : “Psychedelic & Freak Music”

Goth Night at Fuze Box: “EBM”

PechaKucha at Opalka Gallery: Short talks from interesting people.

Saturday December 6

French Montana at UCH: Montana! (Sadly without Jeremih.)

Santa Speedo Sprint: A run for a great cause.

Made by Hand Invitational at The Foundry: Indoor designer craft market.

Clot, Goblet, Outnumbered, Winter’s Burden and Shiva The Love Skeleton: Metal.

Hudson Winter Walk: Great reason to go check out Hudson. Also, check the Etsy Winter Walk Pop-up.

Madison Theater Comedy Night: Five comics and DJ Tall Matt.

Sangus at Pauly’s: With Sick Mind, One Master, and Open Sores.

Bing Bamboo Room Burlesque at The Low Beat: Holiday Burlesque show.

Sunday December 7

Tavern Noodle Pop-up at The Tavern: One day only ramen joint form the folks behind the Confectionery.

The Victorian Stroll: Holiday festival in Troy with entertainment, dancers, and more.

The Trial Before Christmas: Mock Trial at Rensselaer County Courthouse.

Takk House Presents The Dylan Perrillo Orchestra: Beautiful music in a beautiful new venue.

Self Defense Family at the Low Beat: With Soft Powers, Blood of Spain, and Broken Field Runner.

Tree Lighting at ESP: Fireworks!

All weekend

Ice Skating at the Plaza: Rinks open 11am-8pm.

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.

Gone Girl, Die Hard and Big Hero 6 at the Madison Theater: Only five bucks!

Farmer’s Markets: Troy, Delmar, and Saratoga on Saturday, and Schenectady and Saratoga on Sunday.

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Pharmakon at EMPAC: Ticket Giveaway

This Friday, EMPAC is hosting Pharmakon, an industrial project by noise artist Margaret Chardiet. EMPAC has been kind enough to offer up two tickets for us to give away to the show.

From EMPAC:

An intensely intimate and confrontational performance by Pharmakon, a death industrial music project from Margaret Chardiet. Chardiet describes her drive to make noise music as a kind of exorcism, making it possible to express her “deep-seated need/drive/urge/possession to reach other people and make them FEEL something [specifically] in uncomfortable/confrontational ways.” In addition to being one of the few females working in a male dominated noise scene, Chardiet stands out for her meticulous rigor and attention to form, with every performed element methodically planned out in advance for maximum emotional impact.

If you’re looking to learn more, DummyMag has a great interview with Chardiet from last year, and EMPAC’s event page has more info as well. If you’re not the contest type, tickets are $18 and currently available through EMPAC.

Enter the contest below. Good luck!

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Quality events for this weekend

Friday November 21

POLLY: Bounty at River St Pub: Wild dance party that isn’t like any other. With b0ynature, DJ Celestine, GOLDEE DUST, Party With Tina (me) and WILDECRIST.

7th Annual B3nson Family Funsgiving at the Low Beat and Pauly’s: Holiday celebration show with The Parlor, Bear Grass, Secret Release, Rival Galaxies, Hammer Hawk, Neighborhood of Make Believe, Leaks/Mirrors.

Thanksgiving Food Drive at Bogie’s: Hardcore for a cause.

Javelin, PWR BTTM, Photay at BSP Kingston: Electronic jams.

Cretin Hop at Fuze Box: Get weird at Abany’s only rock and roll dance party.

Dest Comedy Jam at HRCH: Comedy show with UA’s Sketch Characters.

Pierce The Veil and Sleeping With Sirens at the Armory: Get your swoop haircuts and tiny t-shirts out.

Saturday November 22

Ladyfest Upstate Festival at The Low Beat: One day music and art fest highlighting women-identified, trans, and gender nonconforming artists. Check the event for profiles of some of the performers.

Comic Jam at Troy Public Library: Drop in and start cartooning.

8th Annual Albany Cranksgiving: Scavenger hunt on your bike for a great cause.

Pretty Much The Best Comedy Show at Proctors: With Headliner Aparna Nancherla.

Fabolous and Konshens at The Armory: Dancehall boss Konshens with F-a-b-o-l-o-u-s.

Turkey Tap at the TU: Craft beer event.

80s Night at Fuze: It’s back apparently.

Sunday November 23

Rock ‘n Roll Brunch 8 at The Low Beat: It’s that time of month for the best brunch around.

Panel Discussion On Creative Economy at The Foundry: Artist talk with
James Howard Kunstler & Friends.

Slowshine, Playboy Manbaby, Rustle Crow at The Low Beat: “Another cool show at The Low Beat”

Alleys, Ellsworth, Korematsu vs. The United States, and Blue Streak Blvd at Fuze Box: “””Skramz”””

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.

John Wick and The Blues Brothers at the Madison Theater: Only five bucks!

Farmer’s Markets: Troy, Delmar, and Saratoga on Saturday, and Schenectady and Saratoga on Sunday.

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Quality events for this weekend

Friday November 14

Ellen Sinopoli Dance Company at Sage: Modern dance performance.

Homeless and Hunger Outreach Show at Pauly’s and The Low Beat: Benefit show for a great cause with great music.

The Weight (playing the music of The Band) at the Massry Center: With local favorite Sean Rowe.

Jacqueline Kiyomi Gordon at EMPAC: The exploration of how sound changes as one moves through space.

Mivos Quartet at EMPAC: String quartet performing new works.

Saturday November 15

Albany VegFest at the PCC: Learn about all things veg.

Sol LeWitt: A Film by Chris Teerink: A look into Sol LeWitt.

Ellen Sinopoli Dance Company at Sage: Modern dance performance.

St. Lucia at the Hollow: Indie pop.

Hack RPI: Hackathon at RPI.

Yarn/Wire at EMPAC: Music ensemble with pianists and percussionists.

Make Me Laugh Finals at The Linda: Final round of the MML series.

Comedy’s Best Kept Secret Tour at Proctors: Dan Frigolette, Matt Richards, Simeon Godson, and Pete Bladel and the winner of MML Albany.

Nine Pin Pressing Party: Pressing 80 types of Apples for a cider blend. Cider, food, music and more.

Upstate’s Alright at The Low Beat: Punk flea market with vegan food specials from Joey B.

Albany Center Gallery 2014 Winter Gallery at Hilton Albany: Celebrate the arts.

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.

Pulp Fiction and Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day at the Madison Theater: Only five bucks!

Farmer’s Markets: Troy, Delmar, and Saratoga on Saturday, and Schenectady and Saratoga on Sunday.