UAlbany bros arrested for waterboarding other bros in basement

From the Troy Record:

Upon arrival, officers saw several individuals laying face down on the basement floor with their faces submerged in water. They were being struck by wooden paddles and rubber hoses and told to “beg for mercy” while cold water from a garden hose was being poured on their heads.

I guess this is how you take out your anger when you’re not allowed to beat up a cars on St. Patrick’s day anymore.

KC’s Music Monday: Pig Food Records x Sub-Bombin

On a local lean this Monday, my soundtrack this afternoon comes by way of area labels Pig Food Records and Sub-Bombin.

Both labels have yet to disappoint me with any release they’ve shared with me thus far and are consistently churning out top-tier quality music from some of the area’s most talented hip hop and electronic artists. Both collectives are working to help put Albany on the map and their hard work shows and doesn’t go unappreciated.

First up, is a new music video for the single, “Scissors,” from Benn Grim. The track was produced by Metalheart and Chip Crane directed the video.

Next, Sub-Bombin has a new signee to their roster, Greg Tebbano (aka Kite Person), and Sub-Bombin will release his forthcoming debut, Tonight We Run EP, which is a collaboration with Sub-Bombin’s own Rawhead. In the meantime, you can stream a single, “Squadron Dogs,” and get acquainted.

Rawhead also recently came out with the third compilation of Beatwise & Alchemy available on Sub-Bombin. It’s the final installment of something quite special. Treat yourself to some of Rawhead’s signature take on instrumental hip hop.

Lastly, just under a month ago, I reviewed PJ Katz’ new record, ’92 Renault Music (available on Pig Food Records) and since then, not only have I binge-listened to the record but I’ve been counting down leading up to this weekend. This Saturday, Pig Food Records invites you to celebrate at the official release party with PJ Katz himself alongside his Fat Buckle Band, who will be recreating songs off the album live, as well as with Cidada and Eibol (by way of NYC), and Sub-Bombin’s Devin B, Midas and Great Master (DJ Nate Da Great and DJ Trumastr). The show is upstairs at Valentine’s and I, for one, would like to see you there.

Be sure to visit (and bookmark) both PFR and Sub-Bombin online to stay up on music that is being made in your own extended backyard.

Photo from Beatwise & Alechemy, courtesy of Sub-Bombin

The Charles F. Lucas Confectionery Opens Tonight

…at 5pm.

There’s three wines on tap, and by there glass there’s three sparking and rosé options, five whites and six red. There’s also thirteen craft beers available by the bottle, as well as small plates including artisanal cheeses, sweets, olives and hummus and more. In addition to all that, there’s Blue Bottle coffee.

All the details are at Table Hopping and The Confectionery’s facebook.

Announcing The Charles F. Lucas Confectionery
Second Look: Nº 12 Second, Troy
First Look: Nº 12 Second, Troy.

Dellarocca Booking Presents: RAILBIRD’s EP Release Show at Valentine’s 11/30

Damn this is timely. I just saw RAILBIRD last night and then today I get wind of their next show right here in Albany. They’ll be playing at Valentine’s on November 30th at 8pm with two amazing local talents Hand Habits and Sun Burdens. All three are incredible live.

RAILBIRD just had their single from the EP premiere on MTV Hive earlier this week. Definitely check that out if you haven’t yet.

Tickets are just $7 if you get em in advance or a tenner day of. Also, I’ll be playing a few tunes between sets to keep things going. See you there.

For more info, hit the Dellarocca Booking website.

Hurricane Sandy shot by Josh Rask

From Josh:

This project took photographer Christine Neely and myself into some of the hardest hit areas after Hurricane Sandy hit the east coast. Traveling by bike, subway and train, we were able to get access to many different areas, as well as talk to many different people and hear their stories. These are some of those stories and images I captured.

Another look into what’s really happening just a hundred or so miles south of us. This video focuses more on the people and stories rather than just shock-value destruction. I know 8 minutes is long for the internet’s attention span, but really, take the time and watch this.

Ticket Giveaway: Dillon Francis, Baauer & Clockwork at the UCH

This weekend at the Upstate Concert Hall is a trifecta of awesome shows. Thursday is Dillon Francis, Bauuer and Clockwork, Friday is NAS, and Saturday is Yeasayer. Pretty awesome week for music in the area, too bad none of it’s at the Armory.

Step Up is nice enough to give us a pair of tickets to give away for the Dillon Francis, Bauuer and Clockwork show! Hit the jump to enter. Since the show is tomorrow, I’m going to pick a winner tomorrow at 10am, so look out for a text around then. Don’t enter if you can’t go, obviously!

If you’re not the contest type, you can obviously buy a ticket to secure your attendance!

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Railbird, Sean Rowe coming to Putnam Den

The Putnam Den seems to be upping their game to keep people moving this Winter. This coming Thursday, Railbird will be gracing the stage alongside Cuddle Magic, and The Daredevil Christopher Wright.

On Black Friday, they’ve got another awesome show, this time around with Sean Rowe and Matthew Carefully. You can learn all about Sean Rowe in an interview done right here at KAB. MC has been a long time staple in the area and if you’re not already acquainted, you will not be disappointed.

Put this in your calendar now and avoid doing nothing when you could be out enjoying some amazing music. See ya there!