Superior Merchandise Co. Announces Grand Opening

Do you remember when I stopped by 147 Fourth Street in January of 2014? Well, Superior Merchandise Co. is now actualized and is opening on September 5.

From the event page:

Superior Merchandise Co. is a design shop and specialty coffee bar located in downtown Troy, New York. Weโ€™re focused on offering our customers the very best in quality across the full spectrum of what we do. Weโ€™re proud to feature exceptionally well designed goods from a variety of artists and makers, specialty coffee from the best roasters across the country, as well as craft beer and wine. We believe that curation is the cure for common retail and we strive to present our customers with a thoughtful selection of merchandise that will improve their quality of life, or at least make each day a little better. SMCo also acts as a community gathering space, offering live music, work shops, tastings and other fun events.

Please join us Saturday, September 5th for our GRAND OPENING! The ceremonial ribbon cutting will take place at NOON and the party starts after. Come shop our selection of beautiful home goods and have a coffee or couple of beers on our sunny back patio!

Check out the Facebook event for the grand opening and mark your calendar for September 5!

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


EMPAC announces fall schedule

EMPAC has just announced their schedule for Fall 2015.

The season includes:

Sep 2: Programming EMPAC: The First 4,158 Days (Book Launch)

Sep 2: On Screen/Sound: No. 1 (Tron)

Sep 9: On Screen/Sound: No.2 (Shorts)

Sep 10: Ant Hampton “The Extra People”

Sep 17: Flatform “dotQuantum”

Sep 23: On Screen/Sound: No. 3 (All Magic Sands [Chappaqua])

Sep 24: Tarek Atoui “WITHIN 2”

Sep 30: On Screen/Sound: No. 4 (L’inhumaine)

Oct 1: Jennifer West and Michael Ned Holte “In Conversation: Film Memory”

Oct 2: vhvl + Daedelus + Ikonika

Oct 8: Mark Fell “Recursive Frame Analysis”

Oct 9: Mark Fell “Recursive Frame Analysis”

Oct 15: France Jobin

Oct 22: Robert Hamilton “The Machine is the Message: How Technology Will Fundamentally Change Music”

Oct 28: On Screen/Sound: No. 5 (Mishima)

Oct 30: Elizabeth Orr “Mount Rushmore”

Nov 4: On Screen/Sound: No. 6 (Light Music)

Nov 5: Eternity and Megalomania: The Politics and Mechanics of Archiving (Johannes Goebel)

Nov 12: Tim Hecker

Nov 13: Silas Riener and Anne Carson “THINGING: Dance and Translation and the Work of Anne Carson”

Nov 18: On Screen/Sound: No. 7 (Blow Out)

Dec 2: On Screen/Sound: No. 8 (Gold Diggers of 1933)

Dec 3: Mary Halvorson + Colin Marston

Dec 11: Holly Herndon

I’m super excited for the vhvl/Daedelus/Ikonika show, as well as Tim Hecker. Try to make it to as many of these as you can. EMPAC is really fun and their programming is always on point.


Troy Flea

Troy Flea is a new seasonal flea market taking place every Sunday from July to October. The flea begins this Sunday, July 19 and runs from 11am-4pm at Troy’s Riverfront Park.

The Flea is organized by Jessica McEnaney, the proprietor of the vintage shop Dang That’s Cherry. Dang That’s Cherry recently moved from Downtown Troy to 112th St in Lansingburgh, and they have everything from records, vintage fashion, furniture and more.

Check out the flea market after brunch or yoga in the park!

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