Megabus Starting Service from Saratoga To Burlington, VT

Quick little tip just in case you missed it: Megabus will be adding service between Saratoga Springs, NYC, and Burlington, Vermont, starting April 2nd.

Full details on the Megabus website.

Music Monday: Middle Finger Edition

First things first in this week’s Music Monday, check out the DAMN GURL Promo Homo Mix Series in its first volume featuring WERQ.

DAMN GURL, a monthly based out of Denver, put out this promo mix recently and the track listing is pretty huge, jumping from vogue house sounds to straight up Jersey club. WERQ also features in the mix tracks from past OUTPOST1 headliners MikeQ and Myrryrs, as well as a tune from DJ Sliink, who will be joining us at the Fuze Box Feb 17. Cop the free download for your Monday afternoon office soundtrack and let its HA’s carry you into your week.

Yep, M.I.A., we don’t care either.

Next up, Tony Goods, who has been featured at our NYC brethren’s party on the sly at the Gallery at (le) Poisson Rouge, has a new EP, “Friends” coming out on Sounds of Sumo this month. Peep the teaser below and look out for it February 20th.

Also on our radar this week is UMBA’s “Not Too Young” EP, which came out officially today on B.YRSLF division. You can listen to the album in full on the bandcamp page and doing so comes recommended.

Anything else you’re listening to, leave as a comment.

New Video: Barons in the Attic

Barons in the Attic have been busy leading up to their album release, Turn It Off & Take Out The Battery, which was featured back in November here on KAB. Their album release show is March 2nd in conjunction with WCDB’s 34th Anniversary Music Festival, and the album will be available through Albany’s own B3nson Records.

Check out the official music video, shot by Mike Matthews, featuring track “Julia” in advance of the upcoming release, which you can pre-order via their bandcamp.

Thanks for passing it along guys!

I paid $10 to be in the same room as Sasha Grey and all I got was this photo

So last night was Sasha Grey’s DJ set at Vapor in Saratoga, and it was probably about as weird as you’d expect. First thing, Vapor’s ‘club lighting’ was basically the twin suns of tattooine; it was the brightest club I’ve ever been in. There were tons of old people. There was a casino attached to the club. There was a fuckton of dudes who came by themselves and kept asking all the girls I was with if they’re “here with anyone tonight”. There were actual guidos that lift up their shirts when dancing to show off their abs. I lost $2 playing the Wolf machine. If you did something stupid like put your empty cups somewhere they shouldn’t be the security made you rectify the situation.

Her friend who is also in this photo did all of the actual DJing, as I don’t remember seeing SG touching the pitch adjusters nearly as much as the other chick. She played very obvious music. I wonder what Vinny is going to do since he doesn’t DJ. There’s no way they made their money back just for the TV commercials, let alone whatever her fee is.

It was worth it.

Quality events for this weekend vol. 34

Not too much going on because of that hand-egg thing on Sunday!
Leave a comment if you got a noteworthy handegg party going on.

Saturday, February 4th

Chowderfest in Saratga [fbook]

Occupy Red Square with Looney, Dirty Paris, Olivia Quillio, Bells Roar [fbook]

Sahsa Grey DJ Set at Vapor [kab]

Sunday, February 5th

Super Bowl (Service Industry Night) w/DJ Trumastr [fbook]

Dangers of Fracking — an excellently designed website which details the process and dangers of hydrofracking. Worth a look no matter how familiar you are with the issue.

Dilla Break-A-Dawn Tonight!

In memory of the legendary James Dewitt Yancy (a.k.a. J Dilla) Red Square will play host to the 4th Annual Beat*Shot Spins for J-Dilla, which this year has been dubbed Dilla Break-A-Dawn.

Beat*Shot puts on this annual event in honor and tribute to the late producer, who passed away in 2006 after suffering with Lupus and TTP, a rare blood disease, at age 32. Both his birthday and the anniversary of his death are in the month of February, (February 7th and 10th respectably).

There’s arguably no such thing as an overdose of Dilla beats, but if you are unfamiliar with the work and influence of J Dilla, there is no better time than tonight to get acquainted. This evening welcomes the talent of local-and-afar musicians and artists who will be showcasing and paying homage to the sounds that helped shape a genre and a movement. This year’s event will feature performances by The Dilla Gents, JB, J-Live, Lo-fi Lobo, Mr. Complex, Midas, Nate Da Great, DJ Playground, Rawhead and DJ Trumastr (who also was featured at OUTPOST1 last month). In conjunction with First Friday, local artists will also have work on display and there also will be raffle prizes from Lark Tattoo and Albany Massage.

All proceeds from the event will benefit the JDilla Foundation, which was started by Dilla’s mother, Maureen Yancey. The mission of the Foundation is to help fund inner-city music programs, as well as provide scholarships to students to enable them to attend schools that have progressive music curricula. J Dilla wanted others to use his legacy to help others, specifically kids, who have talent but may have lacked an opportunity. The Foundation encourages the study of hip-hop, R&B, soul, classical, jazz and rock music to be studied and cultivated in an educational setting, as well as works to enhance and develop arts programs in urban communities. Diana Boardley of the JDilla Foundation will be in attendance, selling “The Official” JDilla Foundation merch as well.

Bonus: Mr. Complex’s new 12″ vinyl w/ digital USB will be exclusively available prior to the official release date on local label Sub-Bombin. You can check out a sneak peak here.

Tickets are available at the door. $10 for 21+ or $15 18+ ($5 to the venue). See the Facebook event for more info.