Call For Entries for WMHT’s Series ‘TvFILM’

WMHT has announced the return of its popular series, TvFilm. WMHT is looking for the very finest, unique and original independently made short films upstate New York has to offer to showcase on TvFILM, starting in June. Hosted by Brandon Bethmann, TvFILM will also engage dialogue with winning filmmakers to discuss the inspiration, ideas and concepts behind their work. In addition, TvFILM will profile the people, places and events that are shaping WMHT’s growing independent film and media community.

The official call for entries runs until May 18, 2012. All submission information can be found online at wmht.org/tvfilm and more info on their blog.

Drake to play SPAC June 14th

Drake is coming to SPAC with J. Cole, Waka Flocka Flame, Meek Mill, 2 Chainz and French Montana. Consistently described as ‘the softest rapper in the game’ (which basically means most accessible) this show is probably going to be absolutely packed out with lonely, sad men and the women that dumped them.

Tickets are $34 for lawn seats and $56 for inside seats.

Ticket Giveaway: Dayglow L!fe in Color

Dubbed as “America’s Largest Paint Party,” the Dayglow tour returns to the Washington Avenue Armory, on April 5th, this time with, well, the promise of more paint. There’s now acrobats and laser showcases worked into the evening and cannons specifically developed for Dayglow, which shoot paint over 100 feet into the crowd. It’s recommended that if you go, you wear white. It’ll get messy, to say the least.

The Dayglow tour sold out over 50 cities during its fall tour (check out our recap here) and will return to Albany in its spring edition with DJs Sidney Samson, David Solano, Alex English, Trevmunz and Kloud9.

We’ve got a pair of tickets to giveaway so, if you’re interested, enter below. We’ll pick a winner on April 1st, no foolin’.

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‘The Room’ Returns to Proctors

Proctors will be having another showing of The Room On Thursday April 5th, at 7pm. If you’re completely unfamiliar, watch the trailer to get yourself acquainted, then go see this piece of comedic mastery on the big screen.

Fun fact: The director, writer and main actor, Tommy Wiseau, didn’t know the difference between 35mm film and high-def video, so he shot the entire movie in both, on two cameras.

More info on the Proctors event page.

Ticket Giveaway Bonobo NYC

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Friends, it’s a special day. Tonight on Keep Albany Boring Radio (90.9FM WCDB, iTunes, www.wcdbfm.com) will be your chance to win a pair of tickets to Bonobo’s “Black Sands Remixed” launch party. In addition to Bonobo’s DJ set, catch Machinedrum, FaltyDL, Mike Slott, and me (knomad).

Tune in starting at 6PM, and listen close. We might ask you a question, we might pick a number, who knows. Party With Tina and I will be holding it down, letting KC take a well deserved Friday off.

Tonight at the Fuze Box: Gavin McInnes

Gavin McInnes of Vice Magazine fame will be performing tonight at the Fuze Box. The event will be filmed for Gavin McInnes’ comedy tour DVD. Gavin is credited with starting the contemporary hipster movement mostly via Vice Magazine’s “DOs & DON’Ts” column, and is hilariously funny in a “comedians that don’t also appeal to my dad” kind of way.

More info on the facebook event.

Recap: Dr. Dog at Northern Lights


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Before heading out to Northern Lights yesterday evening to catch Dr. Dog play, I recruited a friend to join who had never heard their music before. As it went, I myself was not all too familiar – and assured my friend that they were a “good, fun band.” Which is vague enough to either fly or pass by under the radar. In this case, fortunately, my hyper non-committal description of Dr. Dog was on point: Dr. Dog is a good, fun band.

When I’m feeling optimistic about contemporary American music, I feel like people are less interested in over-commercialized or seemingly mass-produced or pretentious elements and gravitate towards the exact opposite. Dr. Dog is an example of no silly gimmicks, despite their growing popularity, (unless, of course, you want to call them out on wearing their own merch and sunglasses indoors). Dr. Dog feels like a band with a genuine, quirky story to tell. I even ran into one of my favorite local rappers who reminded me that people listen to all types of music, when the music is good.

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