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24-Hour Drone at Basilica Hudson

Basilica Hudson is hosting a 24-hour drone show from Saturday April 25 at 3pm until Sunday April 26 at 3pm. This event is presented in collaboration the Le Guess Who? festival in Utrecht, Netherlands. The artists on this show experiment in electronic, psychedelic, classical, non-western and instrumental drone music.

The event will be a fully immersive experience in-the-round with no stage. The circular arrangement is based off of the concept of a “tonal clock,” a visual representation of the chromatic scale, and the harmonic sacred geometry that ancient Greek mathematician Pythagoras helped develop.

Admission allows attendees to come and go as they please, but those who make the commitment to this endurance, long-duration work will be rewarded with the intangible feeling of meditative contentment, pure bliss, and communal collaboration.

$15 early-bird tickets are currently available, and you can read more about the event on Basilica Hudson’s website.

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Shana Falana at The Low Beat

Shana Falana is set to play The Low Beat on Thursday, April 2. Shana Falana recently premered a track from their upcoming album Set Your Lightning Free to great acclaim. Also on the bill are friends and favorites Moon Magick and Troy’s Eternal Crimes.

Stream some music below and mark your calendar. This show is not a bad way to spend your Thursday!

10 Songs Per Minute: Capital Region

The Capital Region was recently cast in The Cutting Room’s latest 10 Songs Per Minute videos. Great to see some local favorites in there as well as some that were previously unknown to me. Definitely give the video a watch. If you’re into this sort of music discovery service for a broader spectrum of music, simply subscribe to the channel to stay in the loop.

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Erykah Badu at SPAC

Erykah Badu will be playing SPAC on Sunday June 28 as part of Freihofer’s Saratoga Jazz Festival.

Also on the bill is Maze featuring Frankie Beverly, Cassandra Wilson,
Al Di Meola Electric Band, Christian McBride Big Band, Pedrito Martinez Group, Monty Alexander’s Harlem-Kingston Express, Theo Croker, Sheila E., Snarky Puppy, Ronnie Earl & The Broadcasters, Heads of State featuring Gary Bartz, Larry Willis, Buster Williams & Al Foster, Django Festival All-Stars, Etienne Charles and much more.

Lean more on the official event page and grab your tickets asap!

Bear Grass – Clock In The Corner

A little while back, Bear Grass shared their video entry into NPR’s Tiny Desk Concert Contest. It’s a fun video for a great song and I’d recommend giving it a listen. If you like what you hear, check out their bandcamp for more.

Bear Grass is Katie Hammon (lead vocals and guitar), Tommy Krebs (Guitar, Keys & Vocals), August Sagehorn (Bass) & Ian White (Drums).

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Solid Sound 2015

Solid Sound Festival has announced the 2015 line up. This years festival will be June 26-28 and tickets are currently on sale, which includes three-day-passes and camping options. Pretty awesome lineup that has a great variety to it, especially the comedians.

Bill Frisell
Cibo Matto
Charles Lloyd Quartet
Expandable Brass Band
The Felice Brothers
Glenn Kotche + Jeffrey Zeigler
Jeff Davis
Jessica Pratt
Jessica Williams
John Hodgman
King Sunny Adé & His African Beats
Luluc
Mac Demarco
Mikael Jorgensen
NRBQ
Parquet Courts
Paul F Tompkins
Quindar
Real Estate
Richard Thompson
Ryley Walker
Shabazz Palaces
Spirit of Akasha: The Autumn Defense and Windy Hills tribute to Morning of the Earth
Stained Radiance: Nels Cline & Norton Wisdom
Taj Mahal
Tig Notaro
Tweedy
Wilco
William Tyler

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Big Sean at the UCH

Step Up has announced Big Sean will be playing the Upstate Concert Hall on May 6. Tickets are currently on sale and start at $38.

This show was originally scheduled for April 12, and any tickets bought for that show are going to be honored. Big Sean is currently touring in support of his third album Dark Sky Paradise, which since release has become a number one album.