All the details are available on the ticket site. See you there!
The crowdfunding bit is to help with “post-production studio costs of remixing and mastering our album, the cost of making physical copies of the album and promotional expenses, including music videos and a press campaign”. In exchange for help with these items, you can pick up digital downloads, an exclusive backer-only EP, demos and b-sides, merch, and more.
In support of the campaign, there’s a show this Saturday at 8pm at the Hollow. It features The Parlor, Careers, and Pony in the Pancake. All three bands on this bill are excellent, and if you’re not familiar with them, check em out and get over to The Hollow on Saturday.
This past weekend was the Beat*Shot Music Festival, which is one of my favorite fixtures of the Albany-area music scene. The festival (which doesn’t involve mud, not showering or neon fuzzy boots) took place over at The Hollow on Pearl Street.
I showed up to the show with basically no knowledge of who was playing and just put my trust into the organizers of the show. Act after act was incredible and there almost no wait time between the acts. I was able to catch Taina Asili, Ses Da Great, Deca, Count Bass D, Blueprint, and Adrienne Mack-Davis. Every single one of them was incredible to watch and despite being unfamiliar with a few of them, easy to get into and even easier to enjoy. Seeing Blueprint and Count Bass D was a real treat.
Unfortunately, I couldn’t make the Saturday portion of the show. But as far as I have heard, Pharoahe Monch crushed The Hollow and all the other performers assisted. If you missed this years Beat*Shot Music Festival, you’ve missed the best one yet. Don’t make the same mistake next year!
Big shout out to everyone involved for making the show run so smoothly and for the absolutely impeccable line-up. Can’t wait until next year.
The line-up is as follows:
+ legendary New York psych band Endless Boogie
+ Balinese ensemble Gamelan Dharma Swara
+ musician and sound artist Tim Hecker
+ the breezy and resonant Julia Holter
+ Richard Reed Parry (of Arcade Fire), who will perform material from his upcoming solo album, Music for Heart and Breath
+ Vancouver-based punk group White Lung and reading by White Lung frontwoman Mish Way
+ reading by Perfect Pussy frontwoman Meredith Graves
+ Guardian Alien with additional solo sets by drummer Greg Fox (also of Liturgy, Ben Frost, Dan Deacon, Zs)
+ nomadic dream-pop artist Emily Reo
+ installation work by acclaimed visual artist Sterling Ruby
+ visual arts, performance art, readings, and farm-to-table food
Advance Tickets are $35 per night, and $60 for the weekend pass.