Quality events for this weekend vol. 33

Friday January 27th

Friday Night Live at Red Square [fbook]

4th Friday & Everything Classic w/ DJ Trumastr, Nate Da Great + White Lotus [fbook]

Saturday January 28th

Stuff Your Face With Bass at the Washington Avenue Armory [fbook]

Albany All Stars Pint Glass Party at McGearys [fbook]

Exit Dome 5 WEXT Benefit with Sgt Dunbar & the Hobo Banned, MaryLeigh & the Fauves, The City Never Sleeps, Mother Judge, and Rosary Beard [fbook]

Charmed and Dangerous Burlesque at Taste [fbook]

Sunday January 29th

Albany Sonic Arts Celebrates the UAG, 4pm [fbook]

bonus: plz vote for party with tina >> facebook.com/questions/2879885990668/

Pine Hills Locals are ‘mad pissed’ and helping cops arrest ‘mad students’

According to this article APD and people that live in owner occupied houses in Pine Hills are going ‘all out’ against ‘quality of life crimes’ perpetuated by all the ‘sick parties’ the bros are throwing.

In November, three UAlbany students were arrested for cramming 300 people into their apartment at 556 Washington Ave. for a party.

Over $1600 was collected at the door by the three to get into the party as well as over $100 for selling jello shots.

Did their listing as a ‘speakeasy’ on foursquare tip off APD?

“I’d rather jeopardize my future than let them arrest my friends”
-A bro that has regrets

Are Pine Hills residents the new Rudy Giuliani?
Are these people and APD just ‘mad pissed’ they weren’t invited?
Would you pay $5 for ‘unlimited access’ to a half-keg of Busch Light?
How many bros can fit into a college bro house before it collapses?
Is APD ‘mad pissed’ because house parties can’t give them kick-backs?
Is there ‘real crime’ that should be taken care of instead of this?
Should the drinking age be 18 again?

Recap: The Intergalactic Nemesis at Proctor’s

The tour of Intergalactic Nemesis, a graphic-novel-turned-live-action-performance, made a stop last weekend to Proctor’s theatre in Schenectady and it was unlike any performance I’ve seen before.

The performers and people involved with the project gave a brief history prior to show time, explaining that what began as a radio play at a coffee shop in Austin in the 90s morphed into a graphic novel and then to a live performance.

The concept is simple enough: projected illustrations on a screen, with actors doing character voices, a keyboardist and a foley artist who recreates the sound effects for the performance. While watching though, the multimedia affect is captivating without being overwhelming to the viewer.

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Recap: The Lemonheads at Northern Lights

Guests at Northern Lights last week jumped at the opportunity to spend some time in what felt and sounded like a movie from the 90s, starring the Lemonheads.

Clifton Park was among the 50 added US dates to the extended “It’s A Shame About Ray” tour dedicated to playing the 1992 hit record of the same name. The Lemonheads were first formed in 1986 by Evan Dando, and Dando remains the band’s only original member in its modern form.

Local power-pop rock trio Charlie Watts Riots were among the opening acts. A female-led trio that I failed to catch the name of (replacing the Shining Twins on the bill) played prior to the Lemonheads. The lead singer looked a lot like a girl I went to high school and their music fit into the night, playing grungy, mellow rock with sultry vocals beneath a sea of too-bright lights.

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Quality events for this weekend vol. 32

Friday, February 20th

Existing Artists Show, Schenectady [fbook]

Erin Harkes and Blaze at Gaffney’s, Saratoga [fbook]

OUR PARTY! OUTPOST1: Trumastr, Party With Tina, Looney and Knomad [fbook]

Saturday, February 21st

Movie Night and Bike Rack Fundraiser, X’s to O’s Vegan Bakery, Troy [fbook]

Bassland at Northern Lights [fbook]

Plug In Stereo, Valentines [fbook]

SPAM Burlesque, Valentines [via]

Comic Syndrome, Savannah’s [fbook]

Sunday, February 22nd

Service Industry Night w/DJ Trumastr, McGearys [fbook]

SOPA and PIPA will destroy the internet as we know it.

Many of you are aware of what’s going on with SOPA/PIPA. If not you can get educated on reddit, on wikipedia and on google.

The long and short is that copyright holders such as the MPAA/RIAA want to be able to take down websites and content they claim to own without any due process whatsoever. The issue with this is they are notorious for abusing the tools they already have and taking down content and sites that aren’t hosting any content that belongs to them because they are threatened simply by the existence of the site. They will have free reign to destroy the internet as we know it.


Hidden Gem: Bake For You

After two decades of living in the Capital Region, discovering new things has remained at the top of my priorities list over the years. Time and time again, I find that the truth of the matter is that there is much left to discover and experience in our city. Last week, breaking up a seemingly dull work week in the dead cold of “winter, was the discovery of the kitchen of Linda Kindlon and Bake For You, hidden under a church building overlooking Washington Park.

When Linda e-mailed us asking if we’d be interested in doing a taste test, it was hard not to reply with a one-word-all-capital-letters-email-saying-yes back.

The gist of what Linda does is simple enough: she is a baker and she bakes. But the bigger picture is that even just one week later, and I’m still talking about her baked goods to my friends. And so are her clients, which include the Irongate Cafe, Hudson River Coffee House, the Daily Grind, Bonobo Cafe, Andys Imports, and Bob and Ron’s Fish Fry to name a few.

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