The proposed cabaret law’s Common Council meeting is tonight

The meeting for the proposed cabaret law is at 5pm tonight at City Hall. As of yesterday, there’s now an amended version of the proposed law. The new version includes lower (but still arbitrary) fees, a 30 day public comment period and more silliness.

AOA has the full scoop.

Tonight at EMPAC: Lucky Dragons

Tonight’s performance at EMPAC in Troy is one of audiovisual and experimental flavorings. Lucky Dragons will be performing their interactive piece, Actual Reality, in which they use raw data from an archive of various Internet searches in association with acoustic sounds from both the artists and the audience analyzed and re-synthesized in real-time.

Image courtesy of the artist.

Lucky Dragons also will present an assortment of video and audio source material from past performances and rehearsals. The live looping and layering of sounds and visuals accompanying Little Dragons showcases an “actual reality” with an intertwining display of collected moments and sounds from past and present.

Lucky Dragons is a Los Angeles-based experimental music duo comprised of Luke Fischbeck and Sarah Rara. Their name is derived from a Japanese fishing boat that was contaminated as a result of the hydrogen bomb test at Bikini Atoll in the 1950s. Eventually the boat was painted black, renamed and used until it was disposed on a manmade trash island called Dream Island, where it still remains today. Lucky Dragons and their performances are about the creation of the new and the temporary and building a fragile network of interactivity between associated wonder and realities.

You can legally download some of their records here for free.

Tickets are available at the box office for $18 (discounted tickets available) prior to the performance, which begins tonight at 8pm. For more information visit EMPAC’s website.

Needlewurks opens new location in Clifton Park

Today Needlewurks opened their 2nd location in Clifton Park, right next door to Northern Lights. Will, their body mod artist, is doing 50% all piercings until February 29th if you tell him you read about this deal on KAB. Shoot him an email at for more details. Go get something pierced!

Interestingness in the local news vol 47

11 year old was driving a stolen car, with stolen things in it [ynn]

lots of summer festivals not returning this year [nippertown]

bill aims to crack down on drivers who hid peds and cyclists [troyrecord]

medical emergency may have sent a man across the northway causing a two car accident [troyrecord]

road rage bro chokes motorist through window while drunk and in possession of drugs [tu]

browns hosting firehosue chili cook off [tu]

Mad Decent Soundcloud Roundup #62: Featuring Tony Quattro and DJ Sliink

Jesus. This Friday’s party is going to be nuts. Tony Quattro, a Skidmore student and DJ Sliink are both featured in Mad Decent’s (Diplo’s label) latest Soundcloud roundup. Both tunes are below.

The full roundup is here.

Born Low ‘The Hunger Within’ Record Release, Saturday at Bogies

Saturday February 18th, 2012 at Bogies is Born Low‘s release show for ‘The Hunger Within’, which is out on Bad Ground Records. They’re being joined by Brick By Brick, Steel Nation, Suburban Scum, Concrete, and Infidels. Doors are at 7pm, and the cover is $8.

There will be a limited, hand numbered vinyl version of The Hunger Within available day of. Facebook event is here.

OTS x OP1 Interview: DJ Sliink [+Exclusive, Free Tracks]

Winter’s entering it’s final throes, and more importantly, this month’s editions of on the sly and OUTPOST1 are almost here. This month we’re bringing DJ Sliink from New Jersey to headline our partnered parties at (le) poisson rouge and the Fuze Box, respectively.

On Thursday, Sliink will be joined with Contakt, who played OUTPOST1 over the summer (revisit the Q+A here) and resident knomad. On Friday, Sliink will join guest Tony Quattro and residents Party With Tina (who you may have seen open for Rusko this past weekend), Looney and knomad.

As per usual, we will be playing on air Friday from 6-10pm on WCDB 90.9FM for your official pre-game music.

And to introduce our headliner: As part of the Brick Bandits, which include the likes of Tim Dolla, Dirty South Joe and DJ Sega, DJ Sliink‘s records have been obliterating club sound systems through the hands of some of the most respected soundbwoys in the business. His signature blend of Jersey/Philly club, incorporating aggressive uptempo rhythms with soothing Pop and R&B samples give him extensive appeal across the pop and underground spectrum. His DJ sets run the gamut of Pop, Dubstep, Moombahton, Jersey/Philly/Baltimore Club, House and Reggae – the standard loadout for a working New York Club DJ. With upcoming releases on Hype Headz, Pelican Fly out of Brussels, and guest slots on Mad Decent Mondays, this naturally gifted talent out of Newark, NJ is an artist to watch in this emerging wave of hybrid dance music.

Mega Bonus: DJ Sliink was kind enough (and not to mention very generous) in sending us an exclusive party pack of tunes to get us through this work week. Don’t sleep on this exclusive, free download!

Get to know DJ Sliink below the jump!

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