Quality events for this weekend vol. 28

Leave it in the comments if I missed something, dawg.

Wednesday November 23rd

Pearl Street Run, Bike Race, 10pm [fbook]

The Party Before the Hearty, 677 Prime w/DJ Trumastr 9pm [fbook]

Maryleigh & The Fauves Thanksgiving Eve Bash, Putnam Den, 9pm [fbook]

Erin Harkes Band Thanksgiving Eve Basj, Bobby T’s Sports Grill 9pm [fbook]

Timbre Coup & Aqueous, Red Square, 9pm [fbook]

OUTPOST1: Thanksgiving-Eve Edition, Fuze Box, 10pm (FREE Before Midnight!) [fbook]

Thursday November 24th

Bottles & Beats: Thanksgiving Edition, Bogies, 9pm [fbook]

Friday November 25th

Troy Night Out [fbook]

Flag Football at the Barrel Saloon, 2pm [fbook]

Olivia Quillio performs, Design it Together, 9pm [fbook]

BEATS after the FEAST, Savannah’s 9pm [fbook]

Saturday November 26th

Rat – A- Tat Tattoo & Music Expo w/Sick Of It All and Trapped Under Ice [fbook]

Music Monday: Barons in the Attic

This past Friday, Barons in the Attic played the 4th-annual B3nson Family Funsgiving show at Valentine’s, alongside We Are Jeneric and Matthew Carefully. In addition to keeping tradition alive (which likely involved participating in the annual “beard-off” competition and eating turducken), Barons have been busy promoting their latest album, Turn It Off & Take Out The Battery.

In my experience catching them live over the years, the four-piece has successfully failed to disappoint me. Whether it was in a basement or at Valentine’s in collaboration with WCDB, I’ve learned that Barons in the Attic is a band that likes to have fun when they’re playing, and goes out of their way to express how genuinely appreciative they are that people came out to hear their music.

Self-described as “thrashfolk”, these dudes pull from a variety of rock-infused genres to create a unique blend all their own that is sprinkled with obvious passion towards their craft. Simply put: listen to this band if you want to listen to good dudes who have a good time and make good music with good intentions. No games, no gimmicks.

You can stream their latest for a limited time here.

KAB picks: “Nutshell”, “Title Theme From a 90′s Sitcom”, “Recessionist”.

Quality events for this weekend vol. 27

Jesus there’s a LOT going on. As always, if I missed your event leave it as a comment!

Thursday, November 17th

A Night Dedicated To House Music, Thirteen in Saratoga, 9pm, FREE [fbook]

Thursday Night Ball, 10pm, Legends on Pearl, FREE [fbook]

Bottles and Beats, Hip-Hop DJs & Open-mic Freestyle Cypher, Bogies, 10pm [flyer]

On The Sly ft. Wheez-ie, Doctor Jeep, Archie Pelago, Obey City, & knomad, LPR, NYC [fbook]

Friday, November 18th

OUTPOST1: Wheez-ie, Doctor Jeep, Looney, Party With Tina, knomad , Fuze Box, 10pm-4am, (free before 11 for 21+) [fbook]

OUTPOST1 Radio Takeover, 90.9 WCDBFM, 6-10pm.

Stuff your face with BASS, The Armory, 8pm [fbook]

B3nson Funsgiving, Valentines, 8pm [fbook]

Showing of Warren Miller’s “Like There’s No Tomorrow”, Palace, 8pm [link]

Saturday, November 19th

Une Soirée de Monte Carlo the Albany Center Gallery Gala, Taste, 6pm [fbook]

Cranksgiving V, A charity bicycle race, Washington PArk, 8:30pm [fbook]

AASRD vs. The Beasts of the East Roller Derby, The Armory, 6pm [fbook]

MaryLeigh & The Fauves CD Release, Saratoga Arts, 8pm [fbook]

I’m the King of Rock, Varied Rock Set by DJ Trumastr, Quintessence, 10pm [fbook]

Higher Organix, Ultraviolet Hippopotamus, Indoxbox at Red Square, 8pm [link]

Atlas Sound at Skidmore, $12 [link]

Sunday, November 20th

Shonen Knife with The Last Conspirators, Valentines, 7pm [fbook]

Phantogram in South Burlington, 8:30pm [fbook]

OUTPOST1 is Tonight!

Tonight is our monthly party at Fuze Box. We’ve got two amazing DJs from out of town coming to show you what’s up. Wheez-ie from Houston is a force in the juke/footwork scene and has his tracks in every juke mixtape I’ve seen in the recent past. Doctor Jeep from Boston played here this summer and he’s back for round two. He was recently featured in XLR8R, twice, and is an all around rad dude with impeccable taste.

Bonus: Check out KC & knomad‘s q+a with Wheez-ie and Jeep

Leave Her Alone by Wheez-ie

level ii by doctor jeep

There’s no reason to be anywhere else tonight. If you’ve never made it to an OUTPOST1 yet, please do yourself a favor and come tonight, and if you’re over 21, it’s free until 11.

Interested? Read more on the details are on the facebook.

Play your cards right

This Saturday, November 19, 2011 from 6:00pm-10:00pm the Albany Center Gallery Hosts Annual Gala at Taste’s Penthouse on 30 South Pearl Street, entitled “Une Soirée de Monte Carlo” which roughly translates to “An Evening at Monte Carlo”.

This year, the annual black-tie affair will be soaked with a casino-inspired aesthetic and games to match, such as Black Jack and Texas Hold’em to name a few. With food and drinks provided by acclaimed Albany restaurants and proceeds to benefit the arts.

The evening also honors Dr. Martin L. Ryan with The Les Urbach Lifetime Achievement Award. With DJ OFI spinning, a visual arts installation involving light and film projections, local business auctions and a surprise emcee, the event is a great opportunity to take a chance and bet on Albany.

You can purchase tickets and find more information here.

Albany Cranksgiving V

This Saturday, Albany is host to a neat cycling race called Cranksgiving. Cyclists compete to different checkpoints (grocery stores) and have to buy certain foods at each store. All the food ends up getting donated to the Albany HAC. You feel good about riding your bike and donating to the homeless. Win/win.

View the full scoop on facebook.

Occupy Your Own Mind

Occupy Wall Street. Occupy Albany. Occupy The Internet. Occupy The Sidewalk. Occupy McDonalds. Occupy Campuses. Occupy Everywhere…. Occupy Your Own Mind.

The Occupy Movement is about to reach it’s two month milestone, and while nearly everyone has an opinion on the issue, few are actually educated on it. Whether you understand it, champion it, or disdain it; it affects you. This grassroots movement that started in the Financial District of Manhattan has reached a global status, and if you haven’t tried to educate yourself on it’s current events, than it’s high time you do. Especially considering the events within the last 24 hours all around our nation, starting at home base Zuccotti Park of downtown Manhattan.

Getting out of work last night around 1:30AM, my Twitter account was ablast with calls to action. Word had spread that the NYPD, under direct order from Mayor Bloomberg, was descending on Zuccotti Park in an effort to evict the OWS demonstrators. Admittedly I have been passive on this front up until now, but being 20-odd blocks away from breaking news, I had to see it with my own eyes.

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