OP1 x OTS: Interview with Doctor Jeep vol. 2

Doctor Jeep is the first out-of-towner to grace OUTPOST1 twice and for absolute good reason – July’s OP1 was top notch. Back in July, we featured a full blown Q+A and mix. Cue the mix nostalgia here and to re-familiarize everyone, I asked him a couple q’s to catch up with him. In a nutshell, since July, he’s been super busy working on his own productions, playing out with dudes like SBTRKT and being a full-time student at Northeastern. Jeep baby, how do you do it!

His latest tracks, “Monica” and “Whoomp!”, have been rinsed in during KAB radio on WCDB the past couple of weeks and depending on travel time Friday, he’ll be back on the airwaves prior to OP1.

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Interestingness in the local news vol 39

pine hills blog organizes meeting for the community [TU]

the view from 17 chapel [TU]

no plans for central warehouse [TU]

the cool arcade building is forclosed upon [TU]

17 year old almost jumped off a bridge over 890 [TU]

more arrested at occupy albany [TU]

mother/daughter report robbery but PLOT TWIST they were the robbers [TU]

guys body dumped in sewer, never found, and his credit card was used after he went missing [TU]

Music Monday: Interview with Archie Pelago

To celebrate and give thanks to our November harvest of a varied and plentiful spread of bass-oriented tastes and textures, OUTPOST1 has teamed up with on the sly to bring you a double portion of Wheez-ie, Doctor Jeep and additional support from respective residents and guests.

Thursday it all pops off, with knomad‘s on the sly down in NY at (le) poisson rouge. The full bill for OTS features Wheez-ie, Doctor Jeep, Archie Pelago (live), Obey City and knomad. knomad put together a packed punch mix featuring tracks from past, present and future on the sly x OUTPOST1 artists, as embedded below.

First up in our interviews for the tail end of this week’s events, is Archie Pelago, a live/production outfit based out of Brooklyn. As guests playing at Thursday’s on the sly, I took the opportunity to sit down with these guys and learn more about their collective adventures as Archie Pelago. I first heard them live at TURRBOTAX® this past summer and was excited to learn that these musicians take on their own formula, combining electronic dance music with organic instrumentation, and putting it into the beloved club environment.

Copy pasta from their bio: The Brooklyn-based trio is comprised of Cosmo D (cello/ableton wizard), Kroba (sax/fx) and Hirshi (dj/trumpet). Joining forces in late summer of 2010, Archie Pelago has been committed to producing powerful tunes inspired by contemporary bass music culture.

Scope the latest from their soundcloud above and check out our Q+A beneath the jump.

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Quality events for this weekend vol. 26

Friday 11/11

KAB Radio on WCDB 90.9FM 6-8pm

Figure and Killabit, Northern Lights, 8pm [fbook]

We Love House, Daisy Bakers, 10pm [fbook]

Spinal Tap Cover Show, Valentines, 8pm [fbook]

90s Night, Fuze Box, 10pm [fbook]

Old School Hip Hop Night, Quintessence, 10pm [fbook]

Lionheart and Ligea, Bogies, 7pm [fbook]

Poor Dog Group: Dionysia, EMPAC, 8pm [via]

The Pleasants & Time Travels, Design it Together (in Troy), 8pm [fbook]

Saturday 11/12

TEDxAlbany, The Linda, 9am [via]

VHS or Beta, Columbus, Tony Quattro and DJ Prophet, Putnam Den, 10pm [fbook]

Oobleck, The Lucky Jukebox Brigade, The Lobster Quadrille, Valentines, 8pm [fbook]

A Wilhelm Scream, After The Fall and Caleb Lionheart, Bogies, 7pm [fbook]

Poor Dog Group: Dionysia, EMPAC, 8pm [via]

Jed Davis, Olivia Quillio, Plastic Party and Bryan Thomas, HRCH pm [fbook]

Sunday 11/13

The 6th Annual Bethlehem Cup Cyclocross Race, Bethlehem, All Ages [fbook]

New Spot Review: The Capital City Gastropub

I don’t like to review places that either are “soft open” (which is basically a heads up everything is going to suck and be slow) or somewhere on it’s opening day/weekend when they haven’t really gotten into the “groove of things” yet. I did visit The Capital City Gastropub on opening weekend, to find out that on my return visit, many things had been ironed out; confirming my review-opening sentiments.

Since my first visit, the bar was installed, which adds a bunch more seats and “completes” the feel of the space. Also, the dining room lighting levels was much less “twin suns of tattooine” and much more “I’m at a restaurant”. Big, big improvement.

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Ticket Giveaway: Figure and the Killabits, Friday (11/11) at Northern Lights

Another ticket giveaway for all of you! This one is courtesy of Step Up Presents. They’ve got Figure and The Killabits with Dave Izzo and Trevmunz.

For those not “totally in the know” Figure and The Killabits are the huge rave rage nowadays. It’s what everyone is calling “dubstep”, but it’s actually a mix of electro and drum and bass among other things. No matter what you call it, it will be a big ass dance party with a huge sound system and about five or so suns worth of lighting, about ten feet away from a bar.

We have two pairs to give away. To enter, just leave a comment!

We’ll pick winners tomorrow before 5 so be sure to use a valid email that you check often.

Ticket Giveaway: 11/12: VHS or Beta, Columbus, Tony Quattro and DJ Prophet

This Saturday, the 12th at the Putnam Den, Skidisco has VHS or Beta, Columbus, Tony Quattro and DJ Prophet all playing for you! Here’s the event on facebook.

And they’re kind enough to hook it up with a ticket giveaway for you lovely folks.

To enter, just leave a comment on this post with a valid email.

Also it would be nice if you liked Skidisco and KAB on facebook to keep up with the latest shows and info.

(We will pick a winner by Saturday morning, so keep an eye on your email!)