Ticket Giveaway: Dayglow L!fe in Color

Dubbed as “America’s Largest Paint Party,” the Dayglow tour returns to the Washington Avenue Armory, on April 5th, this time with, well, the promise of more paint. There’s now acrobats and laser showcases worked into the evening and cannons specifically developed for Dayglow, which shoot paint over 100 feet into the crowd. It’s recommended that if you go, you wear white. It’ll get messy, to say the least.

The Dayglow tour sold out over 50 cities during its fall tour (check out our recap here) and will return to Albany in its spring edition with DJs Sidney Samson, David Solano, Alex English, Trevmunz and Kloud9.

We’ve got a pair of tickets to giveaway so, if you’re interested, enter below. We’ll pick a winner on April 1st, no foolin’.

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‘The Room’ Returns to Proctors

Proctors will be having another showing of The Room On Thursday April 5th, at 7pm. If you’re completely unfamiliar, watch the trailer to get yourself acquainted, then go see this piece of comedic mastery on the big screen.

Fun fact: The director, writer and main actor, Tommy Wiseau, didn’t know the difference between 35mm film and high-def video, so he shot the entire movie in both, on two cameras.

More info on the Proctors event page.

Ticket Giveaway Bonobo NYC

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Friends, it’s a special day. Tonight on Keep Albany Boring Radio (90.9FM WCDB, iTunes, www.wcdbfm.com) will be your chance to win a pair of tickets to Bonobo’s “Black Sands Remixed” launch party. In addition to Bonobo’s DJ set, catch Machinedrum, FaltyDL, Mike Slott, and me (knomad).

Tune in starting at 6PM, and listen close. We might ask you a question, we might pick a number, who knows. Party With Tina and I will be holding it down, letting KC take a well deserved Friday off.

Tonight at the Fuze Box: Gavin McInnes

Gavin McInnes of Vice Magazine fame will be performing tonight at the Fuze Box. The event will be filmed for Gavin McInnes’ comedy tour DVD. Gavin is credited with starting the contemporary hipster movement mostly via Vice Magazine’s “DOs & DON’Ts” column, and is hilariously funny in a “comedians that don’t also appeal to my dad” kind of way.

More info on the facebook event.

Recap: Dr. Dog at Northern Lights


Check out Andrew’s full gallery on flickr.

Before heading out to Northern Lights yesterday evening to catch Dr. Dog play, I recruited a friend to join who had never heard their music before. As it went, I myself was not all too familiar – and assured my friend that they were a “good, fun band.” Which is vague enough to either fly or pass by under the radar. In this case, fortunately, my hyper non-committal description of Dr. Dog was on point: Dr. Dog is a good, fun band.

When I’m feeling optimistic about contemporary American music, I feel like people are less interested in over-commercialized or seemingly mass-produced or pretentious elements and gravitate towards the exact opposite. Dr. Dog is an example of no silly gimmicks, despite their growing popularity, (unless, of course, you want to call them out on wearing their own merch and sunglasses indoors). Dr. Dog feels like a band with a genuine, quirky story to tell. I even ran into one of my favorite local rappers who reminded me that people listen to all types of music, when the music is good.

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Artists Announced for Camp Bisco 11

The 100+ performer lineup includes: The Disco Biscuits; Bassnectar; Skrillex; Amon Tobin ISAM; Crystal Castles; Atmosphere; Big Boi; Shpongle presents The Masquerade; A-Trak; Lotus; Simian Mobile Disco (DJ set); Dada Life; Zeds Dead; Porter Robinson; Portugal. The Man; Big Gigantic; Bonobo (DJ set); Zedd; Mimosa; Daedelus; Holy Fuck; Mord Fustang; Break Science with Chali 2na; Kill the Noise; Rubblebucket; Gramatik; Tycho; Star Slinger; NiT GriT; Brothers Past; Archnemesis; El Ten Eleven; Craze; Alvin Risk; The M Machine; Zoogma; Eliot Lipp Live; 3LAU; Mansions on the Moon; Future Rock; Minnesota; The Knocks; Abakus; Thundercat; Shigeto; Ill-Esha; Killabits; Lance Herbstrong; Mux Mool; Orchard Lounge; Virtual Boy; DrFameus; Nick Catchdubs; Codes; JWLS; Star Eyes; Mindelixir; The Nadis Warriors; Paul Chambers; Inspired Flight; Freekbot; Alpha Data; Kung Fu; Manhattan Project; Rich Aucoin; HOTTUB; Xylos; Spiritual Rez; Bird of Prey; Revolvr and Michetti. Additional details about this year’s festival will be announced in the coming weeks.

For more info: campbisco.net

Interestingness in the local news vol 53

smiley ginger arrested after a 1 car accident and blowing a .14 [tu]

albany sheriff discontinues shady drug unit [tu]

kegs and eggs is officially over [tu]

weirdo who was recording women using the bathroom at a rest stop is goin to jail [tu]

city gives citations to these houses on hudson ave: 452, 455, 456, 458, 459, 463, 464, 465, 466, 467, 469, 470, 472, 475, 476, 477, 479, 480, 481, 484, 492, 496, 500 and 502, destroys everyones security deposits [tu]

all good bakers new spot to open wednesday [tu]

mega liquor outlet rejected from latham site [tu]