OVER: Ticket Giveaway: Langhorne Slim and Babe City, Tomorrow at Valentines

After my enthusiastic post, Hello Pretty City was kind enough to give us TWO pairs of tickets to give away for the amazing show that will be happening tomorrow.

To enter: Just fill out the form below (and like the pages if you are nice) and I’ll pick two winners (each get a +1) tomorrow at 4pm. Don’t enter if you can’t go and be sure to put in a phone number or an email because you’ll need to respond somewhat quickly.

Hit the jump for the entry form. Continue reading…

Tomorrow: Langhorne Slim with Babe City at Valentines

Tomorrow night marks the emergence of Albany’s pop-up supergroup, aptly titled Babe City, which consists of Caroline Corrigan, formerly of the Red Lions and who just returned form a quick Euro tour with End of a Year. Olivia Quillio and Meg Duffy, both of self-titled fame, and MaryLeigh Roohan of MaryLeigh & the Fauves, which requires no introduction.

They’re opening for Langhorne Slim, a singer/songwriter from Pennsylvania that graduated from the highly acclaimed Purchase College Music Conservatory. I have no idea what they sounds like and I’m going to stay ignorant until tomorrow night, where I am sure I will be pleasantly surprised. The wiki says they’re “featured artist on Season 2 of “Sun Studio Sessions,” distributed nationally to PBS affiliate stations” so if you are an NPR cool-dad, know an NPR cool-dad or listen to NPR cool-dad music like that “Bonny Bear” guy who won a Grammy, you will love it. Oh! Apparently there is a banjo. I’m excited.

Official event listing on the Valentines website.

Interestingness in the local news vol 50

the twerk team brought quite a crowd to irish mist, 354 people in the 140 capacity bar, shots fired, ongoing investigation [tu]

albany common council bans smoking in more places, gets praised by me because smoking is disgusting [ynn]

another incident with a person getting doused with bleach [tu]

the kid who hit and killed a guy after he “popped out behind a parked car” was actually in a high speed chase [tu]

bored kids in schaghticoke go on a “graffiti bombing spree” [therecord]

new website shows bars that have been disciplined by the SLA [therecord]

warm winter takes toll on maple tress syrup production, makes me sad [therecord]

big scary teen bro from copake got arrested for sending a threating text [therecord]

fracking ban re-proposed [ynn]

guy tresspasses into hopsital, goes porn browsing [ynn]

troy stewart’s sells $1m scratch off [ynn]

Today: Free Pancakes at IHOP until 10pm

If you’re a glutton for punishment and you “enjoy” IHOP, today is your Christmas. IHOP is celebrating “national pancake day” in which you get a free short stack in hopes that you will donate to one of the charities they have collection bins for.

The closest IHOP is at 16 Wolf Road. The rest of the details on the facebook event.

KC’s Music Monday: Weekend Recap Edition

This past weekend an ambitious quest presented itself to me in what became a self-curated, Red Bull-fueled tour of three cities to attend three respective events in three days. Thursday brought me to Burlington for friends and Blockhead, Friday brought me back to Williamsburg for TURRBOTAX®, friends and educators Terrence Parker, Doc Daneeka and Octo Octa, and Saturday took me to New Paltz for JunGALA, friends and Dubbel Dutch and Samo Sound Boy. Needless to say, I spent majority of Sunday catching up on sleep and avoiding checking my bank account balance.

Before I get started in recapping my weekend, be sure to check out the latest mix from Party With Tina and dive into your work week properly.

Party With Tina February Mix by party with tina

For this week’s Music Monday, I present you with a random assortment of musical sources of inspiration as to why I brought myself on a bass-driven pilgrimage up North and up and down I-87.

Sorry not sorry for the longest post ever. Happy Monday, hit the jump.

Continue reading…

OVER: Ticket Giveaway: WCDB’s 34th Anniversary Music Festival

This upcoming Friday and Saturday, WCDB will be celebrating its 34th year of existence at Valentine’s Music Hall. The two-day affair features 14 bands, ticket/merch/vinyl giveaways and live broadcasting from the venue. For more information such as ticket pricing and set times, check over on the Facebook event.

Thanks to WCDB, we’ve got a pair of tickets to giveaway! To enter, leave a comment on this post.

Common sense: When commenting, use an email that goes to your phone or put your phone number in that box (I’ll text you), I gotta be able to let you know if you’ve won otherwise someone else will be getting your tickets. Don’t enter if you can’t go, etc.

The contest will end tomorrow (Monday) at 11am, so if you’ve entered check your e-mail or phone around then. Don’t sleep on this!

Twerk Team tonight in Troy

Many of you have explored the depths of that good old YouTube website and I’m sure have found the Twerk Teams videos before. If you haven’t it’s a group of fine young ladies who take videos of their “new age choreography” and upload it onto the internet for everyone to enjoy.

It’s at Irish Mist in Troy, and starts at 9:30. Here’s the official flyer.

Hit the jump to see what it’s all about. (NSFW)

Continue reading…