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‘Grown Up Egg Hunt’ this weekend

This coming Saturday, an expected 250 or so people will be hunting for eggs in Troy’s Prospect Park. The eggs are full of donated candy, gift certificates to local businesses, and alcohol vouchers.

The hunt isn’t without good purpose either, as the proceeds go to charities each year.

Registration is $15 and begins at 2:30pm with the hunt starting at 3:30pm. More details are available via the facebook event.

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Friday April 18

Knickerbocker Film Festival: The fifth year for the city-wide film festival.

C. Amanda Boutahorse’s Cult Classics: Little Show of Horrors: Little Shop of Horrors themed burlesque show.

Wordfest Open Mic at the UAG: Over 30 poets are signed up for this open mic!

Rubblebucket at Skidmore: Brooklyn indie jams.

Saturday April 19

Record Store Day at Fuzz Records: Lots of ‘record store day only’ releases to be at the shop as well as fun times all around and djs inside of fuzz.

Dan Croll at the Hollow: With Panama Wedding.

The 4/20 Party at Red Square: Fun rap show. Easter really ruined the date on this one, huh?

Wordfest Invitation Slam at the Linda: Closing out Wordfest with a proper slam.

33RPM at EMPAC: “Rabih Mroué and Lina Saneh reconstruct the final moments of a person’s life.”

Rival Galaxies, The Parlor, and Charmboy at Pauly’s: Great local lineup.

Ramen Noodle Diet, A Benefit: Silent auction benefit show with live music and all sorts of other fun.

Sunday April 20

Harm’s Way at Bogie’s: Easter night show.

All Weekend

The NYS Museum: Bunch of great exhibits and it’s right in your back yard. Also, CANstruction is happening this weekend.

Goonies, Hook, Chinatown, Anger Management, One Flew over the Cuckoo’s Nest, and Easy Rider at the Madison Theater: Only five bucks!

Day trip to MASS MoCA: Just. Go.

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Down On The Corner #1 at The Low Beat & Pauly’s Hotel

The split venue format at WCDB’s 36th Anniversary Party was a great success so it’s happening again on Saturday April 26. Presented by Pauly’s Hotel, The Low Beat, WEXT and Keep Albany Boring, the show features seven bands at two venues and one ticket will get you into both all night long.

The bands on the bill are The Lucky Jukebox Brigade, New Red Scare, The Schoemer Formation, Neighborhood of Make Believe, UnEvEn StEvEn, MR Poulopoulos and Chloroform Party.

Check the official event listing, add the date to your calendar and I’ll see ya there!

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KC’s Music Monday: HORSE – Giant Gorilla Dog Thing

After finding an opportunity in a normal conversation with Mitch, of Giant Gorilla Dog Thing, to quote back his own lyrics to him, it dawned on me that I’ve spent way too much time listening to their new album to NOT put together any words out there about it. And that I’m a total fangirl nerd sometimes. (Not a new realization).

I’ve been listening to this album on the daily ever since I got my hands on a copy of the 2XLP back on the release date March 28th. HORSE is available in both vinyl and digital formats courtesy Pig Food Records, and also is available at Fuzz Records if you haven’t picked up a copy yet. After GGDT worked on this album for the past year and a half, maybe two years, I’m fairly confident in saying that they are beyond happy to take a little break from listening to this sucker and to finally be able to let others in on listening to their beats, raps and secrets.

Quite often these days it seems as though artists on both an independent and mainstream level are too quick to release their music for a plethora of reasons and I’m glad that HORSE is not an example of that. Much respect to GGDT for releasing their album when the time was right, and for accidentally-on-purpose creating what will easily become my favorite spring, summer and maybe even winter, soundtrack. I mean, hell, I’m still listening to ERIC (which is totally free and amazing if you haven’t heard) on a regular basis.

In short, my friends are GREAT at what they do.

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Friday April 11

Reprojecting Mediation at the Boor Sculpture Studio: Works by Ryan Clow and Jason van Staveren at my favorite SUNY building.

Lemuria, Such Gold, After The Fall, Nightmares for a Week and Retreevers at Pauly’s: Jams.

The Hold Steady at the Hollow: Hope you’ve already got tickets.

Saturday April 12

Kathy Griffin at Proctors: Ugh.

Albany Allstars Roller Derby Double Header at the Armory: Double the fun with the mens roller derby team alongside the women!

Sean Rowe and MaryLeigh at the Troy Savings Bank Music Hall: Excellent lineup to benefit the Rensselaer Land Trust.

ATG’s Breakup Show at Pauly’s: ATG’s Last show ever. Theoretically. With a bunch of great local support.

Sunday April 13

Paris Roubaix Breakfast at Savile Road: Best idea on the face of the planet. Coffee, pastries and my favorite bike race of the year.

America’s Test Kitchen at the Palace: PBS’ most popular show and for a good reason. If you’re at all into cooking, this is for you.

All Weekend

The NYS Museum: Bunch of great exhibits and it’s right in your back yard. Also, CANstruction opens this weekend.

: Only five bucks!

Day trip to MASS MoCA: Go.