In this episode there’s all sorts of Albany cameos, including Golden Fried Chicken on South Pearl as well as clips from Stuff Your Face With Bass at the Washington Ave Armory. There’s just too much going on in this so I’ll just leave it here.
Friday June 15th
Speed Date Round 3 at the Fuze Box: 50s/60s themed speed dating with a bunch of great DJs.
Immortal Technique at the Upstate Concert Hall: Self explanatory. Guaranteed to be amazing.
Nervosity: A battle of the bands to help the fight against AIDS.
Out of the Box at McGeary’s: Blues music at everyone’s favorite bar.
Across the Great Divide at Valentines: A benefit for the American Cancer Society with a big stacked list of local musicians.
Saturday June 16th
River Street Festival: Troy has tons to offer so why don’t you check it out River Street Fest and enjoy it’s amenities.
NastyNasty, EPROM and Sleepyhead at the Upstate Concert Hall: “Future Bass” or “IDM” or whatever stupid label you put on it, this is the one of the few events that the DJs will actually be playing awesome music.
Comedian Sean Lynch at the Pearl St Pub: Sean Lynch is a regular on MTV and Comedy Central and is a real funny dude. If you haven’t been to a comedy show in a long time, you’re missing out.
Mumbai to Negril: DJ Trumastr is back with another one of his super awesome theme parties, and this one is East to West Indian themed. Dancehall, Punjabi, Soca, Bollywood, Roots, Bhangra and the list goes on.
Nate Danker, Hand Habits, Emily Sprague at Fuzz Records: An evening of great music at the best record shop in Albany. And it’s FREE!
Sunday June 17th
Sunday Night Baseball Punk Show at Valentines: Free hot dogs (gross), peanuts and crackerjacks along side Plastic Jesus, Isotopes and Point Blank.
These United States launched their latest record earlier this week and the album features Deer Tick, Phosphorescent, Langhorne Slim and Jukebox the Ghost. You can also currently stream the entire album over on Paste Magazine.
We have a pair of tickets to giveaway for this show, which you may enter beneath the jump. Only do so if you are able to attend and be sure to provide valid contact information (you will only be contacted if you win). We’ll pick a winner early next week so keep an eye out.
You may also purchase advance tickets here.
Rick Whispers is a native of Albany who has been making music and rapping for over a decade.
Whispers hails from the world of bands such as Judge, Sick Of It All and Minor Threat, and grew into freestyle battling and eventually creating his own rap songs. He most recently played alongside Recon, who we interviewed awhile back.
We sat down with Rick Whispers in advance of his latest EP, Drifter, which you can download for free over on his bandcamp.
Get better acquainted after the cut!
For the couple months, I’ve been taking time for weekly hiking trips to various places scattered a stone’s throw outside of the Albany area. The fact that I haven’t been to the same place twice yet this year has served to be a wonderful reminder of just how many awesome places there are to hike and visit in our extended backyard.
Most recently, I ventured just past the Kingston exit (about 45 minutes off the highway) to Sam’s Point Preserve in Ulster County. Sam’s Point is the highest point of the Shawagunk Ridge in New York, at 2,289 feet and they have 4,600 acres preserved.
Hit the jump for photos and to get the gist of what Sam’s Point is all about.
Starting June 30th, The City Beer Hall will launch their new Beer Brunch, which will take place on their pato every Saturday and Sunday from 11am-3pm. Awesome way to help with your hangover, or an awesome post-bike ride meal. Can’t wait to head over there on the 30th!