NYCROSS.com 2012 Series Announced

The Capital Region based cyclocross team and race series promoter, NYCROSS.com, has announced their 2012 race series:

Sunday, September 16, Kirkland Cyclocross, Kirkland, NY
Saturday, October 13, Uncle Sam GP of Cyclocross, Troy, NY
Sunday, October 14, Uncle Sam GP of Cyclocross, Troy, NY
Sunday, October 21, Saratoga Spa Cyclocross, Saratoga, NY (The 2012 NYS Cyclocross Championships)
Sunday, October 28, Wicked Creepy, Bennington, VT
Sunday, November 11, Bethlehem Cup, Bethlehem, NY

If you don’t already know, cyclocross is a hybrid of mountain biking and road biking, developed by the Belgians to keep themselves in shape for cycling during the fall and winter. It’s on a short 3-4 mile track, usually both on and off road, with obstacles such as stairs, super steep inclines, barriers, etc., all designed to make the race as hard as possible. It’s super fun to come out and watch the races, drink some beers, heckle some riders and even more fun to jump in and acutally race.

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Collar City CrossFit: Before joining, everyone that I knew that did CrossFit was ripped and loved CF. I recently joined and I totally get it now. Check em out, your first class is free. Go with a friend and see what it’s all about. All abilities welcome.

The City Beer Hall: They’ve got a big craft selection on tap and even more bottles for you to choose from. Their food is incredibly good, and if you’re not that hungry you can opt for the free pizza you get with each drink. And now, brunch on the patio every weekend.

518Prints: The only place to go if you need shirts printed. Period. Every local band shirt and more you probably don’t realize basically is done by these guys.

Camp Bisco XI: Day Two Recap

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Upon entering the grounds of Camp Bisco yesterday for day two of the three-day affair, I was greeted by wordsmith Chali 2na performing on the main stage alongside Break Science, making for a nice warm welcome into Friday’s early evening line-up. I did miss daytime sets from Mux Mool, the Knocks, Eliot Lipp and Orchard Lounge, but that unfortunately is how it goes sometimes at events such as Bisco.

Hit the jump for more photos and my recap of Day 2.

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Camp Bisco XI: Day One Recap

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Last year, Andrew and I had the opportunity to cover the 10th-annual Camp Bisco music and arts festival in full force and I’ve happily accepted the solo mission for coverage this year. (You can check out last year’s full coverage here by day one, two and three respectably).

Hit the jump to check out my gallery from Day 1 and my recap.

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Avid Appreciation Cruise: Photos & Recap

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This past Wednesday, Avid threw an invite only cruise as a thank you to all of those that have helped them out in the recent past. They had music from DJ Trumastr, DJ Neo, MaryLeigh and the Fauves, Carl Daniels and JB. It was a perfect day for the cruise, warm in the sun, then cooled of when the sun went down. I hope things like this becomes a regular feature during the summer because everyone had an awesome time.

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More details announced for Pitchfork affiliated Basilica Music Festival in Hudson

Taking place August 10th to 11th, the Basilica Music Festival, presented in association with Pitchfork, has announced more details pertaining to their event. The venue itself, is an artist-owned, reclaimed 19th century factory, which as since been converted into an art and performance space.

Friday’s lineup includes Metal Machine Music: Solo Noise Makers And Their Machines with Liturgy, Mick Barr, C. Lavender And Brian Dewan, featuring very special guest Kris Perry’s Machines. Plus Rainbow In The Dark DJs.

Saturday’s lineup includes Blazer S.S., a heavy dub, roots, ragga and dancehall group, Neidan! featuring Gang Gang Dance, Prince Rama, The Psychic Paramount, Hiro Kone, And Mike Fellows (Mighty Flashlight, Ex-Rites Of Spring) and more TBA.

As well as a “Suggested Destination” art exhibit, which aims to visually explore the notion of how we chose where we live, with Sculptures And Paintings By William Stone, Pia Dehne, Jim Krewson, Todd Jordan, Sadie Laska and more.

There’s also a sunset cruise on Saturday. You can see the sun set behind the Catskills, as well as some of the Hudson’s lighthouses, all while taking a little break from the festival itself.

Each day is an extremely reasonable $15, and there’s weekend passes available for $25. Tickets are advertised as limited, so if you’re into this I’d avoid waiting.

The Basilica Hudson will more concerts this fall, including Godspeed You! Black Emperor on September 20th as well as Grimes, Elite Gymnastics, and Myths on September 25th.

Follow the festival on twitter @basilicafest, and on facebook.

Ballin’ at the Graveyard opening tomorrow at Spectrum 8 Theatres

Tomorrow marks the opening day for the Ballin at the Graveyard, a film that takes a look at the culture of pick-up basketball right here in Albany’s own Washington Park.

Copypasta from the films website:

Ballin’ at the Graveyard is a gritty, intimate look into the culture and community of pickup basketball as told by a group of hardcore ballers at Albany NY’s Washington Park – aka, the Graveyard. It offers a courtside view of the unwritten rules, hierarchy and special code of ethics of pickup ball, and provides a revealing glimpse into the off-the-court struggles and triumphs of a core group of players who call the court their home. It’s a thought-provoking portrait of urban basketball that will challenge what you think you know about the world behind the chain-link fence.

On Thursday, July 19th all tickets sold on that day will have 50% of proceeds donated to the African American Cultural Center of the Capital Region.

Also, we’ve got a pair of tickets to give away to this film. Hit the jump for the entry form (and trailer), and I’ll select a winner on Sunday!

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