Get your drunk, sloppy ass home safely tonight

Party your dicks off tonight and hate yourself Sunday morning, but be safe and actually make it to Sunday. Get a free cab home courtesy of Martin, Harding and Mazotti:

From 10:00 PM to 2:00 AM on New Year’s Eve 2011, the firm will offer free cab rides to anyone in the areas of:

Albany, Utica, and Springfield, Massachusetts
Dial 1.800.LAW.1010 or Star-Star-LAW (**LAW or **529) on a mobile phone and you will be connected with an operator that will send a free ride from your location to your place of residence.


Or a free bus ride home from CDTA:

To help support Capital Region Stop DWI efforts, CDTA will offer free bus service at all regular bus stops from 8:00PM on New Year’s Eve, Saturday, December 31, 2011 through 1:00AM on Sunday, January 1, 2012.

Read more:

Or if you’re in Rensselaer County:

As part of the joint operation, this year the County will use 4 county owned vehicles that will be in operation from 10 p.m. New Years Eve until 2 a.m. New Years Day. The vehicles will be driven and dispatched by volunteers from various county agencies and the Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) and Sheriffs Deputies. Those interested in receiving a free, safe ride home through the joint program are urged to call 518-266-7680 during those hours of operation.

Read more:

Bonus: AAA is not offering their “Tipsy Tow” service ANYWHERE in New York State. Details on their website:

Quality events for this weekend vol. 30: NYE Smorgasboard

If I missed your event leave it in the comments!

Friday December 30th

Erin Harkes Solo at Smith’s [fbook]

Around The World And Back at Valentines [fbook]

Pre-New Years w/Party With Tina, Looney, Despereaux, Brother Suarez, The Chalk Box Kid [fbook]

Saturday December 31st

B3nson and SwordPaw New Years Eve at Valentines [fbook]

Consider The Source & Timbre Coup at Redsquare [fbook]

Red Solo Cup News Years Eve Bash at the Barrel Saloon [fbook]

Epic Open Bar Shit Show at the Pearl Street Pub [fbook]

New Year’s Eve with DJs White Lotus & EmGeeeDub at The Point [fbook]

True Year’s Year w/DJ Trumastr at Putnam Den [fbook]

Keep Albany Boring NEW YEARS at McGearys [fbook]

RIP the Crimebus (Everyones NYE travel plans just got more annoying)

The cheapest, most entertaining and impossibly fast way to get to NYC from Albany just got killed off by the Federal Government. From the blurb:

The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) has ordered Double Happyness Travel, Inc., of Huntingdon Valley, Pa., to immediately cease all intrastate and interstate passenger service declaring the carrier an “imminent hazard” to public safety. This order follows an extensive review of the company’s operations, which found multiple hours-of-service, vehicle maintenance, and controlled substance and alcohol testing violations.

I’ve always just outright dismissed any other way to travel to NYC and I’m pained that I actually have to figure out alternative methods of getting down there, not to mention their super relaxed bicycle policy (toss it in and you’re all set). What a shame.

Read the whole article here.

#Occupy Albany: D22 day of eviction

Film maker Bhawin Suchak shares with us his video from December 22nd when Occupy Albany was evicted. He writes:

On December 22nd the Occupy Albany encampment at Academy Park was forcibly removed by The City of Albany. This short documentary follows the days events as they unfolded from afternoon to evening as the protestors defended the information tent and marched around the city and then were pepper sprayed by police upon returning to Academy Park.

Great work and thanks for sharing!

It’s that time: Best of 2011 Lists

Oh it’s that time again. Every blog, website, publication and whatever else is publishing their “best of” lists. It can get a little overwhelming, but I always like checking them out to make sure I didn’t miss anything and then if I did, I can rectify my oversight.

From the local scene: (This well is quite dry)

Here’s a bunch of non-local lists worth checking out, too.

I’m sure I’m just scratching the surface with these, leave a comment if I’ve missed something and I’ll add it in, especially if it’s local.

KAB: Worst-of 2011 Reader Poll

And here it finally is. We talked about this on twitter a while back and I wanted to wait until the year was almost over before doing this, as to not exclude any relavant or pertinent entries from being crowned “worst of”.

Since every comment section of every blog is always someone pissing and moaning about how miserable whatever the article was talking about was/is, here’s your chance to actually contribute!

Hit the jump to reveal the survey, results will be posted promptly in 2012.

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Ticket Giveaway: Wu-Tang at Northern Lights

Thanks to Step Up Presents, we’ve got more tickets for ya! Saturday (12/17) at Northern Lights is fucking WU-TANG, as well as Mirk, Dem White Boys and DJ Playground. We have TWO pairs to give away!

To enter: Just 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 Friday at 3pm, so if you’ve entered check your email (or phone) around then! Good luck!