Seasons Skate Shop Presidents Day Sale

Get stocked up for the spring with Seasons gear! They’re doing a Presidents day sale Friday to Monday on-line and in store. They’ve got a ton of awesome shop gear as well as all the latest in boutique skate gear.

More details and their web store at seasonsskateshop.com

The proposed cabaret law’s Common Council meeting is tonight

The meeting for the proposed cabaret law is at 5pm tonight at City Hall. As of yesterday, there’s now an amended version of the proposed law. The new version includes lower (but still arbitrary) fees, a 30 day public comment period and more silliness.

AOA has the full scoop.

Tonight at EMPAC: Lucky Dragons

Tonight’s performance at EMPAC in Troy is one of audiovisual and experimental flavorings. Lucky Dragons will be performing their interactive piece, Actual Reality, in which they use raw data from an archive of various Internet searches in association with acoustic sounds from both the artists and the audience analyzed and re-synthesized in real-time.


Image courtesy of the artist.

Lucky Dragons also will present an assortment of video and audio source material from past performances and rehearsals. The live looping and layering of sounds and visuals accompanying Little Dragons showcases an “actual reality” with an intertwining display of collected moments and sounds from past and present.

Lucky Dragons is a Los Angeles-based experimental music duo comprised of Luke Fischbeck and Sarah Rara. Their name is derived from a Japanese fishing boat that was contaminated as a result of the hydrogen bomb test at Bikini Atoll in the 1950s. Eventually the boat was painted black, renamed and used until it was disposed on a manmade trash island called Dream Island, where it still remains today. Lucky Dragons and their performances are about the creation of the new and the temporary and building a fragile network of interactivity between associated wonder and realities.

You can legally download some of their records here for free.

Tickets are available at the box office for $18 (discounted tickets available) prior to the performance, which begins tonight at 8pm. For more information visit EMPAC’s website.

Needlewurks opens new location in Clifton Park

Today Needlewurks opened their 2nd location in Clifton Park, right next door to Northern Lights. Will, their body mod artist, is doing 50% all piercings until February 29th if you tell him you read about this deal on KAB. Shoot him an email at will.eck@gmail.com for more details. Go get something pierced!

Interestingness in the local news vol 47

11 year old was driving a stolen car, with stolen things in it [ynn]

lots of summer festivals not returning this year [nippertown]

bill aims to crack down on drivers who hid peds and cyclists [troyrecord]

medical emergency may have sent a man across the northway causing a two car accident [troyrecord]

road rage bro chokes motorist through window while drunk and in possession of drugs [tu]

browns hosting firehosue chili cook off [tu]

Mad Decent Soundcloud Roundup #62: Featuring Tony Quattro and DJ Sliink

Jesus. This Friday’s party is going to be nuts. Tony Quattro, a Skidmore student and DJ Sliink are both featured in Mad Decent’s (Diplo’s label) latest Soundcloud roundup. Both tunes are below.

The full roundup is here.

Born Low ‘The Hunger Within’ Record Release, Saturday at Bogies

Saturday February 18th, 2012 at Bogies is Born Low‘s release show for ‘The Hunger Within’, which is out on Bad Ground Records. They’re being joined by Brick By Brick, Steel Nation, Suburban Scum, Concrete, and Infidels. Doors are at 7pm, and the cover is $8.

There will be a limited, hand numbered vinyl version of The Hunger Within available day of. Facebook event is here.