Rosary Beard at Tierra Coffee Roasters: Video

Last night, Rosary Beard popped into Tierra on Delaware Ave for a an intimate acoustic performance. Rosary Beard is intricate, harmonious guitar music without any vocals which is perfect for a coffee shop.

If you missed out (or want to relive last night) you can check the video I took below, and if you want more, head to their site to grab their music!

Albany’s proposed crude oil plant is a huge risk

Video by Justin Mikulka

Take a minute and watch the video above. Scary stuff to say the least.

From Duncan Crary:

Global Companies, a unit of Global Partners, based in Waltham, Mass., plans to build a 2,600-square-foot facility at the port’s rail yard to heat crude as it is pumped out of rail cars and into storage tanks. The oil will then be shipped out on barges headed downriver toward refineries on the east coast. Global’s application does not specify what kind oil would be heated, but many worry it will be volatile tar sands from Canada.

Sounds awesome to ramp up production considering the first tanker out of the port about a year ago crashed, and that there’s not even a system in place to deal with a spill. Read the full report from Duncan Carary and realize that on top of the impact a spill or explosion would have, that there’s one of the earliest Dutch settlements directly where this proposed plant is going to be built.


Quality events for this weekend vol. 118

Friday January 24

Pony in the Pancake, Deep Pockets, Ferriday and Bare Mattress at Valentine’s: Awesome bill of bands on this one. Gonna be radical.

Cretin Hop at Fuze: Albany’s rock and roll dance party. Guaranteed to be mad weird.

Saturday January 25

CRCC Presents “Coffee Brew Method Exploration” at Healthy Living: If you care at all about coffee you know the way you make it has a big impact on the taste. Come find out why, and which method you like the best. (Plus, free Gimme! Coffee.)

Extinction AD, Satan Place, Open Hostility at Bogies: Heavy thrashy jams.

The Hudson Rive Band and The Silver Standard at Tierra (Madison): Fun summery jams.

Bell’s Roar, Mic Lanny, Palemen, Mr. Borden, Kazufro at Pauly’s: Rappy electronic jams.

Surrounded By Teeth, Maggot Brain, Start The Reactor, Bad Friends in Hudson Falls: Techy metal jams.

Peradam at EMPAC: Audio/visual performance using voice and video manipulations. Click the link because that description is horrible.

EIGHTIES at Valentine’s: You know the dill!