A fete of art

Life is awesome when you get to pull out all the stops and declare a fete of grand proportion. At this fete, the rented city dump truck pulled the stage into view and the tents were set up as the rain came down. The wet weather wasn’t really noticeable once We Are Jeneric stepped onto the stage. They tooted their horns and bellowed an anthem of joy in honor of The Foundry’s grand opening.

A good old hoopla was in order for The Foundry as it is complete and ready to fulfill the dreams of it’s creators. Tours, food and drink were just some of the building blocks to such a great celebration. I’d like to think that I pushed the celebratory mirth in the air a little further by wearing a pink feather head dress and partaking in the late night dancing. Later it was time to talk to Alana Sparrow and Jessie Matulis about the mission of the Foundry.

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OVER: Ticket Giveaway: Andrew Bird at the Troy Savings Bank Music Hall

You all know Andrew Bird is playing this Thursday the 13th, at the Troy Savings Bank Music Hall, right? Regular tickets are $33.50 a piece and we’re giving away TWO of these bad boys.

If you don’t already know about Andrew Bird, just do a quick video search to become familiar.

Just leave a comment on this post and we will pick a winner at random on Wednesday the 12th. Bonus points if your comment is a haiku.

Quality events for this weekend vol. 22

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Friday October 7

AKOUSMA at EMPAC, 8pm [fbook]

Railbird, Cuddle Magic, Rosary Bear at the UAG, 8pm [fbook]

Mumbai to Negril: East to West Indian Sounds w/ Trumastr at Quintessence, 10pm [fbook]

Saturday October 8

Beats, Bombs and Life II: The Beat*Shot Sub Bombin Hip Hop Show at the Putnam Den [fbook]

Altamont Art in the Park 10am-6pm [fbook]

Sunday October 9

Debut exhibition at Woodside, 5:30pm [fbook]

S.I.N. (Service Industry Night) at McGeary’s with Trumastr, 10pm [fbook]

Monday October 9, Columbus Day

Don’t try to go to the bank, it’ll be closed.
Bonus: LOL via this e-card

Tonight: Hop Harvest Party at the City Beer Hall

Tonight at the City Beer Hall downtown is a celebration of seasonal beers, and more importantly, locally brewed seasonal beers. Their Hop Harvest Party could be the beginning of a glorious annual tradition. The event begins tonight at 6pm.

The idea is a simple but important one: to support local breweries and farmers by bringing their products together in one space for the public to enjoy.

Our friend Harrison enjoying Brown’s. Photo via KAB‘s tumblr.

The City Beer Hall will also have a specialized menu for the evening’s affairs featuring all local and freshly harvested meat and produce, as served by the farmers who raised them. Our friends over at All Good Bakers also got busy baking 300 oatmeal cookies to be used for ice cream sandwiches that will be made with a local orchard’s fall-themed ice cream. Awesome.

Among the participating breweries are Brown’s, Chatham Brewery, Weyerbacher, Southern Tier and others. From Brown’s, the CBH will have their Harvest Ale available, which is made from locally grown hops from Hoosick Falls, and is brewed almost immediately after the hops are picked. From Weyerbacher, their citrusy, hoppy Harvest Ale will be served, and is brewed in Pennsylvania. Other beers include Wandering Star, from Pittsfield MA, Southern Tier’s smooth, zesty Harvest Ale and Goose Island’s fruity, copper-colored Harvest Ale.

Big ups to the folks at the City Beer Hall for highlighting a seasonal must: local harvest ales while supporting local farmers and breweries at the same time.

Recap: #OccupyValentines with Wye Oak, Hilly Eye and The Red Lions

Last night, our friends at WCDB and b3nson recording organized a mid-week break-in-routine featuring live music and good people in the form of the Red Lions, Hilly Eye (featuring Amy from Titus Andronicus) and Wye Oak. All associated acts have plenty going on; with the Red Lions currently recording their next album (yes!), Hilly Eye promoting the new songs off their latest E.P., and Wye Oak kicking off their fall tour opening for Explosions in the Sky.

Andrew Franciosa

The show brought together a good gathering of people, that pleasant ratio of familiar faces and people I’ve never seen before was in full effect. Not to mention the bill of acts worked very well together while still individually providing something different with each respective set. Good job, WCDB.

Be sure to check out Andrew’s full gallery on flickr.

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OVER: Ticket Giveaway: Brenmar & gLAdiator at the Putnam Den, 10/6

It’s that time again! Last week at the Putnam Den with Andy Petr and the rest of the gang was awesome. I’m pumped to see Brenmar and gLAdiator this week! Big up to Skidisco for getting this show together!

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OVER: Ticket giveaway: Wye Oak, Hilly Eye and the Red Lions

Karma is going around town. What? You haven’t seen her? Strange, she calls me all the time. I’ll tell her to call you. While you wait you should know this: 90.9FM WCDB in conjunction with B3nson Records present Wye Oak with Hilly Eye (Amy from Titus Andronicus) and The Red Lions this Wednesday, October 5th upstairs at Valentine’s. Door open at 7:00, show starts at 8:00.

Wye Oak covers The Kinks at the A.V. Club

Keep Albany Boring has one pair of tickets to give away. All you have to do is make sure you “like” WCDB on Facebook, and perhaps us too to be nice, on Facebook, (or hey, maybe even our new tumblr), and comment below displaying the Desire to Acquire. We will put the names in a random generator online to pick the winner.