Pre-order the new Bell’s Roar album

Bell’s Roar, an Albany-based indie-electronic artist has set up a pre-order for her new album to help with some of the production costs. Not sure how it’s taken me this long to hear about Bell’s Roar but I’m loving the tunes, so I can’t wait for the album. You can stream the demo below, and pre-order via bandcamp. And of course, you should like her on facebook.

MaryLeigh Roohan releasing new album

MaryLeigh has been busy writing and recording since last summer, and the time has come to share what she has been working on. I’ve seen her play countless times and it’s always a treat, so I’m especially excited for a new album. Her new album is titled Skin and Bone, and you can stream it below. And be sure to watch the video for the single Coward.

If this is your thing, you can buy the album through bandcamp.

Photo: Julia Zave

Fountainsun (Daniel Higgs) and Moon Magick at the UAG

On Friday January 31st at the Upstate Artists Guild, Daniel Higg’s newest project, Fountainsun will be playing alongside Albany natives, Moon Magick. Daniel Higgs is best known for his work with Lungfish, a band out of Baltimore with an incredibly dedicated listenership. From the event page:

Daniel Arcus Incus Ululat Higgs is a musician and artist from Baltimore, Maryland on whose behalf superlatives are destined to fail. It’s not that his artistic output – spanning three decades, numerous albums, books of poetry and collections of drawings – simply eludes classification, it defies it. Often we hear that a true work of art is meant to speak for itself, and with the work of Daniel Higgs the maxim rings truer than ever. His art is of the cosmos, we on Earth merely lucky that it happens to be confined to our atmosphere, in our lifetime.

Read more on the event page, and put the date in your calendar.

Ravens Head Brewing’s plans delayed

From the ABR:

Cleary and Decker are also searching for investors after some apparently had second thoughts because of the location, Tremblay said. The original plan was to open a brewery at the former St. Joseph’s Church in Albany, but that was dropped because of neighborhood opposition.

Cleary and Decker couldn’t be reached for comment.

Remember when there was no real plan? It seems like that’s a theme here. I’m hopeful for a huge renovated armory restaurant, but it seems like there’s been little to no progress made.