It’s official: Troy’s getting a Bombers

According to Matt’s facebook post:

Great news! Yesterday the Troy, NY Bombers Burrito Bar project loan was finalized. Construction to start soon. Congratulations to soon-to-be-new-owner, Tami Dzembo!!!

The location will be right over near Brown’s on King Street. A much welcomed addition to Troy’s repertoire of lunch and dinner spots. Might just be the place needed to get all the Monument Square people to walk ‘all the way’ over.

Quality events for this weekend vol. 51

Friday, June 29th

The 80s Party with DJ Trumastr at Quintessence: Another dope theme night done properly by DJ Trumastr. Kitchen is open all night!

Che Guevara T-Shirt with Giles Bennett & the Petrified Woods and Casa Sleep at Valentine’s: Indie music at Valentines, who would have thought?

Insect Factory, Public Speaking and Nonhorse at 51 3rd St: Experimental noise and soundscape jams.

A Life Once Lost, Black Sheep Wall, Hush, Wreckage at Bogies: Another huge metal lineup at Bogies.

June Troy Night Out: All sorts of lovely things happening in Troy. Don’t miss Xs to Os Vegan Cupcake Bar, Critial Mass Bike Ride, the After Party, Design it Together’s birthday, etc.

Saturday, June 30th

Harry Carnevale Memorial Fundraiser at McGeary’s: A funrdaiers for the Arbor Hill branch of the Albany Public Library, Arbor Hill Family and Neighborhood Resource Center and the Harry Carnevale Scholarship Fund. For more info check:

Heavy Metal Time Machine Metallica and Slayer Cover Show at Valentine’s: Only the good albums too. This is going to be too awesome.

Windham Mountain Bike World Cup: Bicycles going down a hill, very fast. Watch some people race, hike up a mountain, drink some beers (or don’t) and have a rad time.

Troy Flea an Urban Bazaar: A big ole’ Flea market in Troy.

Troy Farmer’s Market: Some of the best local food in your back yard, ride your bike over and get some grub!

The City Beer Hall’s Beer Brunch: The City Beer Hall’s brunch starts on the patio this Saturday and includes a coffee, beer/bloody mary/mimosa/screwdriver. Also, don’t miss the free Pig Roast later on if you’re into that kind of thing.

Sunday, July 1st

Smart Cops, Coughing Fit, Chloroform Party, Brain Candy at Valentine’s: Weekend isn’t over yet! Get in some last minute heavy riffage.

SIN with DJ Trumastr at McGeary’s: Two for one drinks, good music, patio. No further explanation needed.

Alive at 5, June 28th: Photos

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Took the camera with me for a walk today, hung around for a bit at the amphitheater then headed home. Nothing anyone doesn’t know; just enjoy the photos!

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Jillian’s of Albany listed for $1.6M

As reported by The Business Review, Jillian’s is officially on the market.

It seems to be not the best investment of all time:

Spillenger paid $2.4 million to New Boston Albany L.P. for the property in January 2010. He, John Botti and Mike Diraddo paid $800,000 for the business in 2007. Spillenger has 81 percent ownership; Botti has 19 percent ownership. Diraddo sold his stake in 2009 and later opened Wolf’s 1-11 Restaurant & Games in Colonie.

The building itself is in great shape, the sound there is among the best in Albany for a live show, but there’s definitely a reputation about the place that they can’t seem to shake. Perhaps John DeJohn’s Legends on Pearl, which has flaunted the no-cover-ever-and-a-dj approach since opening, has taken a considerable amount of business away from Jillian’s, who constantly has a revolving lineup of live acts in there. Legends has absorbed almost all of the bro crowd on Pearl Street leaving a huge opportunity for someone to do something different that could be actually valuable to Pearl Street and Albany as a whole.

Bicycle Film Fest is this weekend in NYC

If you’re into bicycles, even a little, and have been searching for a reason to take a trip on the Crime Bus to NYC, you’ve just found it. There’s three days of great films to see that oftentimes don’t get released after the festival. Not to mentions tons other bicycle related happenings over the course of the festival. I’ve been quite a few times and have really enjoyed it every time. A lot of work goes into making this happen, it’s not to be missed!

For the full scoop, check the BFF website.

KC’s Music Monday: Camp Bisco XI Preview

Photo © Andrew Franciosa

Arguably my favorite part about attending a music festival is the undeniable factor that the nature of the beast is designed to enable a unique experience for every person in attendance. You can map out which performers you’d like to see or ditch any intention of a plan and see whatever comes your way. Or a little bit of both. Some people attend solely for the ‘experience’ and don’t place much emphasize on checking out the music itself (don’t be one of those people) but again, to each their own. Much like life itself, Camp Bisco is what you make of it.

Last year, Andrew and I attended, had an absolute blast and followed our own compasses. Not to preach too much on a how-to-attend-a-festival-guide level or anything, but I seriously do recommend making the experience your own. If you want to see a band or DJ, go see them, regardless of if your friends want to go with you or not. If you want to call it a night to rest for the next day, do so. You don’t have to get carried away to have a good time. There will be plenty going on at all times, so don’t feel like you’re missing out on anything if you chose stage A over stage B.

For today’s post, I picked out some artists from this year’s line-up that I’m looking forward to. Feel free to post in the comments who you’re excited for and let us know if you’re attending this year. More to come next week.

Be sure to check out our coverage from last year (day one, two, three) and stay up on Camp Bisco for upcoming announcements and other details as the festival dates creep closer.

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Bon Iver to perform at Brewery Ommegang, September 17th

Brewery Ommegang in Cooperstown has added another huge show to their concert series, with everyone’s favorite grammy winner and sleepy time music creator, Bon Iver.

Anais Mitchell is also on the bill. Tickets are $39.50 advance, $45 day of, and camping is an extra $15. You can buy tickets online.

For more info, check the official facebook event.