Occupy Albany Set to Begin October 21st

Occupy Albany will commence an ongoing occupation of Lafayette Park. The gathering will begin at Noon on Friday, October 21. The first General Assembly of the occupation will convene at 5pm.

Lafayette Park is located directly adjacent to both the Capitol Building and City Hall, enabling us to simultaneously address the corporate influence in both state and city politics.

Read more and the lastest at the Occupy Albany facebook event.

OUTPOST1 interview: Dave Q

OUTPOST1, October edition, is this Friday! For this month, we’ve got Dave Q, one of the original heads responsible for America’s best and original dubstep party, Dub War. As per our usual OP1 pre-party protocol, Dave Q graciously sat down with us for a good ole fashioned Q + A.

Photo via Brooklyn Bass

Bonus: Be sure to check out (and download for free) the latest sounds of Dave Q here. Also scope October’s promo mix from Party With Tina here.

Get to know this month’s guest beneath the jump!

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Pioneer food market announces closure, effective immediately

From their facebook:

Effective October 15th 2011 the Board Of Directors of the Troy Community Food Cooperative, Inc. announced the closing of the Pioneer Food Market.
November 1, 2011 a meeting will be held at Christ Church United Methodist, 35 State Street, Troy, to discuss the closure decision with the board.
Thank you for your patronage!

With the recent positive one year report this is pretty crazy. Also sucks since I did half my grocery shopping there. Guess I’m glad I just paid off my share at Honest Weight.

To read more about the life and death about the Troy Coop, check All Over Albany.

Rampant Consumerism or How I got my iPhone 4S

So obviously everyone knows the coolest phone so far in the entire universe came out today, and everyone is freaking scrambling to give their money to Apple, who already has more money than the entire National Football League, times ten. Since I’m a famous blogger I am required to have this item (can you believe I can write this off?) because if I don’t, my blog(s) and maybe even I might be grouped in with those who use slow, outdated, not relevant at all totally last-gen cell phones. Maybe even people who use Dell computers outside of work.

This photo shows all the Apple people doing a meeting which apparently was to tell them to clap for way too long as soon as they opened the gate. To no ones surprise this was really awkward and made me cringe and look away and feel totally embarrassed.

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Quality events for this weekend vol. 23

If I missed something, leave it in the comments!

Friday October 14th

Rock of Ages, Proctors, 8pm [via]

Elisabeth Zunon Illustration Show & Book Signing, Albany Art Room, 6pm [via]

Ultrathin Electronic Escarpment (MoHu), The Furnace, 5pm, [fbook]

Troy Night Out (MoHu) 5pm, free [fbook]

First Friday Albany (MoHu), 5pm, free [fbook]

After School Special: The 2011 Alumni Show, SUNY Albany, 5pm [fbook]

Secret Release, General Kornwalis and Carry the Tradition, Hudson River Coffee House, 8pm, free [fbook]

“Women Who Rock” Dance Party, Quintessence, 10pm free [fbook]

“We Love House”, Daisy Bakers, 10pm $5 [fbook]

Saturday October 15th

Rock of Ages, Proctors, 2 and 8pm [via]

24 Hour SciFi and Fantastic Film Festival, Proctors [via]

Uncle Sam GP Cyclocross Race, Prospect Park [fbook]

Abraham Ferraro and Fernando Orellana, Albany Center Gallery, 5pm [fbook]

Troy Chowderfest, 11am [fbook]

Cold as Life, Born Low, Bogies, $10 [fbook]

Hellions of Troy Skate For A Cure, Zomboobies vs. Mummaries. 7pm, Rollarama, Suggested Donation [fbook]

Story Harvest: A Celebration of Art and Food from Seed to Table, The Sanctuary for Independent Media, 4pm [via]

Sunday October 16th

Rock of Ages, Proctors, 2pm and 7pm [via]

24 Hour SciFi and Fantastic Film Festival, Proctors [via]

The People’s MIC & B Boy B Girl BBQ, Grand Street Comm. Arts Center, 3:30pm [fbook]

Service Industry Night/Two-for-one with DJ Trumastr at McGearys, 8pm [fbook]

Grand Street Arts, Serving It Up

The Grand Street Community Arts collective will be hosting The People’s MIC & B Boy B Girl BBQ this Sunday, October 16th at 3:30pm. This event is fam-friendly and will be providing free art supplies, and free silk-screening (bring your own blank shirt, flag, bag, etc, and you will get to be a part of the process). A donation is asked, but not required. The money pooled helps pay for the event’s food and art supplies.

Make moves! work by MC3 and Philip Pascuzzo, photo by Andrew

This gathering, complete with local, free music by DJ Trumaster, DJ OFI, DJ Lofi Lobo and MC Oddy Gatto, with live art by Existing Artists, Max Dunn, Radical and more. If you are interested in doing wheat-pasting or live art feel free to contact Michael Conlin for more information on getting involved.

Semi-Formal show at Valentine’s

A couple years ago, Nick Warchol (from Aficionado) and Mike Tash (Orphan Legs) combined efforts to put on a semi-formal show at Valentine’s. Due to great success and high demand for a comeback, the semi-formal is back featuring Importante (reunited for their first show in 2 years), Summer People, Zlam Dunk and Hot Cha Cha.

Similar to the fall semi-formal affair from years past, Andrew will be manning a prom-style photo booth, so be sure to dress up (and by doing so pay less at the door) and not be a “boring asshole.” Bonus: there will be food (both vegan and non) available for all in attendance.

click here to see the whole gallery from this show!

Click here for this year’s flyer! Show starts at 8pm, you know the drill.