Quality events for this weekend vol. 56

Friday, August 24

Keep Albany Boring radio with KC, Knomad (6-8pm) Looney (8-10pm) and Lofi Lobo (10pm-12am). Tune in 90.9fm or via WCDBFM.com

This weekend marks the biggest of the track season in Saratoga. If you spend all your money at the track, you can still head to the Putnam Den afterwards to catch local outfit Maryleigh & the Fauves play for free alongside NYC-based Lunic, as well as DJ Prophet on the decks following. Saturday is the actual Travers Stakes race, with a post time for the first race at 11:35am.

Fourth Friday and Everything Classic with Nate Da Great and DJ Trumastr at Quintessence. One of my favorite spots to go out and dance in Albany, surprisingly so.

Earlier this week it was announced that Savannah’s will be closing its doors come Monday so support their final weekend in business and check out Mirk at 9pm.

‘Comedy Gold Six’ Comedy Showcase at the Mine in Saratoga. Fellow WCDB DJ Ethan Ullman will be hosting this event. Line-up is huge and includes Kevin Marshall among many others.

Saturday, August 25

Last Saturday of the season for Troy Knit flea market. Stop by the Antiques District in Troy from 9am-1pm, especially if you haven’t been yet this summer.

LatinFest in Washington Park with music and local vendors. Should be a really nice day to walk around the park and grab a bite to eat while checking out the activities.

Sunday, August 26

Service Industry Night at McGearys with DJ Trumastr. Music, two for one drinks and a big patio. All you need.

Dimensions Festival: Interview with Kozee

As you may have gathered from recent themes in my Music Mondays, I’m headed to Croatia for the debut of Dimensions Festival, which is kicking off exactly two weeks from today. You can find out full details and peep the line-up for the festival here.

After a handful of giddy chats about the fest and bass-driven music alike with Kozee, a DJ and producer based out of the Bay Area, we decided to take some time for a proper Q+A.

Kozee will be playing this year’s Dimension’s festival on the Audio Doughnuts curated stage alongside label mates Pusherman, Shox, TOYC, ADDJโ€™s, as well as guests Koreless, Dark Sky, George Fitzgerald, and Sei A, plus a special guest headliner and some additional surprises.

Kozee has been in the game since 2005 and is considered to be an integral part of the now burgeoning bass music scene in the States, drawing inspiration from multi-genre bass music. She’s toured the UK and Sweden, while also playing out across the US and doing her thing in San Francisco, such as recently playing a gig with fellow SF’er and former OUTPOST1 guest 5kinandbone5!

She’s also been busy as hell, to say the least, with eleven releases starting in 2009 and handful of giveaways along the way.

Needless to say, I’m very excited to catch this fellow Gemini behind the decks at Dimensions. Check out some of her sounds and hit the jump for the interview.

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Valentine’s 9/8: Sean Rowe & Railbird

Troy-native Sean Rowe is playing at Valentine’s on September 8th to support his new album The Salesman and the Shark, which is out August 29th on Anti-Records. If you haven’t already, you can stream the entire new album on NPR. I’m not usually be drawn to this style of music but once the album ended, I can honestly say I enjoyed the whole record; I can’t wait to see how much I enjoy Rowe live.

Also joining Rowe is Railbird, a lo-fi electronic outfit currently from Brooklyn.

Check out railbirds video for Jump Ship, featuring Sean Rowe and Sarah Barthel from Phantogram, which was funded via Kickstarter. The video came out awesome and fits the song perfectly. Fantastic job.

This is a stellar line-up and definitely worth the ticket price and is an amazing way to start your Saturday night. If you’re that kind of person, you can buy tickets online to be safe.

Photo © Marius Bugge

Savannahโ€™s to close on Monday 8/26

Earlier today, The Dublin Underground announced their last day will be Monday, August 26th. Unlike the fiasco with Jillian’s this is happening due to a dispute with the landlord, and nothing to do with business being slow in the area.

An extremely unfortunate side effect of this is the vodka bar that was getting ready to open next door, and has had extensive work done to the space, will not be opening. Walking by, you can see the amount of work that’s going to be lost which is really unfortunate as that spot was shaping up to be something great. Sad to see another business go and even worse to see one not even open.

On Monday night as a proper send off, there will be a burlesque show. See you there.

Also shout out to the dude able to talk on the phone and give the Google street view car the finger on a moments notice.

3rd Annual Pearl Palooza line up to include Matt and Kim (And now Phantogram, too)

Updated: EQX has announced earlier today that in addition to Matt and Kim, locals Phantogram will be joining the festival, as well as the recently re-formed Conehead Buddha.

Pearl Palooza, downtown Albany’s response to Lark Fest, has just announced their lineup for their block party, which is Saturday September 22nd of this year.

The main stage will host: Matt and Kim, Robert Delong, Oberhofer and The Royal Concept.

The local stage includes: Eastbound Jesus, Wild Adriatic, MIRK and Barons in the Attic.

Stay up to date with the event on the WEQX website.

KC’s Music Monday: Reconstrvct Small World Edition

Over the years, as my personal music tastes within the world of transnational bass-driven music have expanded and evolved, I’ve compiled a growing mental list of “must-see” DJs and producers. reconstrvct, a reoccurring event hosted in various venues and warehouses throughout Brooklyn, has been knocking people off my list with each bill. This upcoming Saturday is no exception.

On Saturday, August 25th, reconstrvct kicks its second year off with an international display of talent from Goth-Trad (by way of Japan), Daleduro (by way of Argentina), Killawatt and Thelem (by way of the UK) and home team residents Joe Nice, Truenature and Hahn Solo. MVC – Max Von Cannon (by way of Hong Kong/Boston) has been added to the line-up as well. With a good majority of the guests playing out for the first time on American soil, Saturday will be a Small World indeed.

You can peep event details via Facebook and pick up tickets in advance via Resident Advisor. If you are attending, please e-mail your name to RSVP@reconstrvct.com to be kept up-to-date on the location announcement and other pertinent details. Also, peep some prose here.

For this edition of Music Monday, go swimming in a sea of embeds and thank me later.

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