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Ravens Head Brewery “called ‘dead’ by city officials”

Danielle Sanzone for The Record:

“I don’t think Ravens Head is going forward. Right now, I am considering that dead,” [community development director Ed Tremblay] said of the brewery that was planned to be run by Brennon Cleary and Brent Decker.

Not surprising whatsoever based on the lack of updates regarding this project. There was seemingly no actual plan from the inception and funding drying up is the final nail in the coffin. Sad to see this happen as this would have been a staple for Cohoes.

Scope & Fountain NYC: Recap & Photos

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Earlier this month, I made trip to the city for just under a 24-hour period, warrior Megabus style, in order to catch up with some friends and check out this year’s New York City installment of the annual Scope and Fountain art fairs, in conjunction with Armory Arts Week.

This year marked my third year attending, and each time, I always wish I had more time to visit. If you’ve never been to an art event such as these, essentially it is a collaborative showcase with around 150 galleries displaying work all under the same giant roof. You can walk around for hours and hours, and still not get a solid view of all of the art. That’s part of the fun, soaking it all in at once, and of course, making several pitstops at the donation-based bars and pausing to talk with the artists that are present.

This year’s highlights for me were the displays from Art Now NY, which included a Banksy piece from his recent NYC residency, and Thinkspace Gallery, which showed the most work from my favorite artist, Know Hope, that I’ve ever seen in person in one place. This year, I was pleased to find that the art I was exposed to was created by a majority of artists whose work I wasn’t formerly aware of. I love seeing work from artists whose work I do know and admire, but it’s great to make these art shows feel like you’re doing your homework and discovering new and up-and-coming artists. It’s all part of the fun.

Hit the jump to check out some of my favorite pieces from this year’s fairs.

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No. 22 Bicycle Company announces new framebuilding operation in upstate New York

On the heels of the bad news that Saratoga Frameworks has been shut down by Divine Cycling Group comes the great news that the team will be joining No. 22 Bicycle Company. Not only that, but the team is setting up shop locally.

I’m interested to know if this means they’re buying the ex-Serotta facilities from DCG, or select machines, or if they’re setting up shop completely separately.

No. 22 Bicycle Company, a boutique brand of titanium frames and complete bikes, announced today that it is launching a new framebuilding operation in upstate New York.

The operation will be composed of a team of industry veterans, drawing from the production staff of the recently closed Saratoga Frameworks with a combined 53 years of titanium building experience. The team will be led by Scott Hock and includes Frank Cenchitz as head welder, Caleb Sesselman as welder, and Bill McDonald bringing his considerable experience to finishing and paint.

Read the full press release via No. 22 Bicycles.

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Porches., The Slaughterhouse Chorus & Soft Powers tonight at The Low Beat

Dellarocca Booking is still at it! Nicole’s got a show set for tonight at The Low Beat featuring Porches. alongside The Slaughterhouse Chorus and Soft Powers.

Straight from the horses mouth:

If you haven’t checked out Porches. album Slowdance in the Cosmos yet, you’re messing up.

Tickets are $10 on the door and the show starts at 8pm. Have a listen below and get familiar if you aren’t already.

Juicy J at the Upstate Concert Hall: Recap & Photos

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Last night, Juicy J’s ‘Never Sober’ tour made a stop at the Upstate Concert Hall. Juicy wasted no time and asked the sold-out crowd where he could find the closest and “most ratchet” strip club. As the audience started chanting “Nite Moves,” Mr. J took a second out from his set to bring up ladies from the audience to take selfies with him, while managing to criticize every Android user attempting to snap an Instagram-worthy photo.

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