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Prurient at The PostContemporary

A unique art show and music performance is taking place this Saturday at The PostContemporary (formerly CAC Woodside) in Troy. The show, called “Rural Violence” looks at the work of artists “who explore the limits of astonishment, awe, and dread”.

“Rural Violence”, curated by Brandon Stosuy, features the work of the artists Matthew Barney, Cindy Daignault, Lionel Maunz, and Prurient (with John Sharian). It is a meditation on the bucolic as sinister and the quiet violence of the pastoral, along with the various rituals attached to both natural and personal cycles.

Also of interest from the event page:

There will be a Rural Violence after party next weekend, August 8, at Rare Form Brewing Company in Troy with DJ sets by Brandon Stosuy, Becka Diamond, and Caleb Braaten.

Read more on the official event page.

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Oneohtrix Point Never at EMPAC

EMPAC has an awesome last minute addition to their already awesome Fall schedule. Oneohtrix Point Never will be playing EMPAC October 16 at 8PM.

When Oneohtrix Point Never (aka electronic musician Daniel Lopatin) was last at EMPAC, he and visual artist Nate Boyce developed and debuted a multimedia stage show for the world tour supporting his 2013 album R Plus Seven, released by Warp Records. Upon returning this fall, he will be in residence to develop and premiere new work set for release later in 2015.

Read more on EMPAC’s event page

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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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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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7th Annual Beat*Shot Music Festival

Next weekend is the 7th Annual Beat*Shot Music Festival. If somehow you don’t know, this festival is has been a fixture of the local music scene. I went last year without really knowing too many people on the bill, and I was blown away act after act. There’s a lot of care put into this festival and it shows.

Check out the lineup, grab your tickets and get ready for an awesome weekend of music.

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Off Hours, “All Over”

August Rosa of Aficionado and Brew fame has been releasing new music under the name Off Hours. In his project, there’s a different vocalist on every track, letting him focus on the music production. This is a neat way to approach music creation and I enjoyed the song and video he sent over for “All Over”.

The video which was directed by Pat Dodson features Robert Williams-Taylor dancing in a style called flexing. Press play and enjoy the music, video, and Albany cameos.