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Wolf Eyes at The Low Beat

Wolf Eyes, who are dubbed the “kings of US noise” will be at The Low Beat on Monday July 20 alongside Century Plants and Private Parts.

From FACT:

I spoke to founding member Nate Young, who tells me that the project was birthed simply out of a sense of necessity: “When I first started playing music I started with a guitar, and someone stepped on it so that was over. So I started looking around for whatever else I could play.” He elaborates: “That’s literally how I got into making electronic music, was just because everything else broke. Looking around in the trash for something. That and a healthy supply of LSD. Definitely that was a big part of it.”

For more info check the facebook event and mark your calendar.

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Quality events for this weekend

Friday July 17

Royal Blood at Upstate Concert Hall: With Northern Faces.

Quilt, Shana Falana, Bare Mattress, and Bye at The Treehouse: Alt jams.

Cretin Hop at Fuze Box: Rock and roll dance party.

Polly at River St Pub: Summertime sports edition dance party.

Jack Walls: “Paintings, Et Cetera” at Basilica Hudson: “Performance. Art. Reading. Screening. Truck Pizza.”

Garage Bands at Albany Public Library: With Moon Worship, lastdayshining, and Yoma.

Last Good Tooth, Zachary Cale, Wes Buckley, Alexander Turnquist: Americana/folk/alt/etc.

Saturday July 18

Roxxi Tarts 1920’s Burlesque Speakeasy Revue at The Low Beat: Burlesque. 1920s theme.

Uptown Swingat BSP Kingston: Swing, jazz, dance.

Sunday July 19

All weekend

Art Omi: The sculpture fields are awesome.

Day trip to MASS MoCA: Pretty drive and a great museum.

The NYS Museum: Bunch of great exhibits and it’s right in your backyard.

Second-run movies at the Madison Theater: Only five bucks!

Movies at The Spectrum: First run, independent movies at a locally owned theater.

Farmer’s Markets: Troy, Delmar, and Saratoga on Saturday, and Schenectady and Saratoga on Sunday.

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Albany’s Red Light Cameras

Nixle sent me an alert with info about Albany’s red light cameras that are on their way. They will begin rolling out Monday July 20. There’s a 10 day grace period at each of the intersections that have these cameras installed, and after that you’re getting hit for $50 a pop. There will be signage at each of these intersections to indicate the system is in use.

Albany Police say the goal for the system is to increase safety at these particular intersections which have high rates of accidents. Many people are skeptical of the benefits of the cameras, and a study in Chicago deemed that the cameras there “fail to deliver the dramatic safety benefits long claimed by City Hall”, as well as an audit in LA that “turned up little evidence that cameras influence driver behavior.” And let’s not forget about APD’s less than stellar history of blasting through red lights and killing students.

The map of the intersections of note is below, and you can check out the info from APD about the soon-to-be Albany red light cameras.

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Troy Flea

Troy Flea is a new seasonal flea market taking place every Sunday from July to October. The flea begins this Sunday, July 19 and runs from 11am-4pm at Troy’s Riverfront Park.

The Flea is organized by Jessica McEnaney, the proprietor of the vintage shop Dang That’s Cherry. Dang That’s Cherry recently moved from Downtown Troy to 112th St in Lansingburgh, and they have everything from records, vintage fashion, furniture and more.

Check out the flea market after brunch or yoga in the park!

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Shilpa Ray at BSP Kingston

On July 31, singer Shilpa Ray will be at BSP Kingston along with Chain and the Gang.

Shilpa Ray was recently on Studio 360 with Kurt Anderson and performed a great streamable set that you can and should listen to.

Tickets are only $10 in advance and they’re currently on sale. Take a listen below, or listen to the Studio 360 set (which is excellent) and also check out the tons of awesome upcoming shows at BSP Kingston.

Photo: Photo by Ebru Yildiz

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Quilt, Shana Falana, Bare Mattress, and Bye at The Treehouse

On Friday, The Treehouse will be hosting a stacked bill of bands from near and far. Check some of the tracks below if you’re not familiar with any of these bands and hit up the facebook event for more info.

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Quality events for this weekend

Friday July 10

The Rejection Project (518) at Albany Barn: “A new multi-media play made from hundreds of Albany community stories and voices, performed by local community members.”

7th Annual Beat*Shot Music Festival: An awesome hip-hop festival.

Street Dogs, Aggressive Response, New Red Scare at Fuze Box: Punk show.

The Figgs at The Low Beat: Record release show.

Saturday July 11

The Rejection Project (518) at Albany Barn: “A new multi-media play made from hundreds of Albany community stories and voices, performed by local community members.”

7th Annual Beat*Shot Music Festival: An awesome hip-hop festival.

Rail, River, Hudson Tour: A trip from Albany to Hudson and back via rail and river.

ADCo + Takk House Shake-up Kickoff at Takk House: First Albany Distilling takeover of the bar at Takk House.

Lighteater, Hammer Hawk, The Rigs, The Wrenchies at Pauly’s Hotel: Post-everything chill music.

Colnago, SRAM & Zipp Demo Day at Savile Road : Test ride some expensive bikes.

Troy Pig Out at Riverfront Park: BBQ in Riverfront Park.

SPAC Ballet Gala at Hall of Springs: Be fancy and celebrate the ballet. Also, go to the ballet itself.

Frances Day at the Tang: “a community open house […] full of art, art-making, food, music, and fun”

Secret Release at The Low Beat: EP release show with Cape Hatteras.

Delaware Ave Street Fair: Music, yard sales, art, food, etc.

Sunday July 12

Lady Palace II Presents at The Low Beat: LGBT Dance Party with DJ Goldee Dust and DJ Rally.

Charlie Parr at Caffe Lena: Folk tunes.

All weekend

Art Omi: The sculpture fields are awesome.

Day trip to MASS MoCA: Pretty drive and a great museum.

The NYS Museum: Bunch of great exhibits and it’s right in your backyard.

Second-run movies at the Madison Theater: Only five bucks!

Movies at The Spectrum: First run, independent movies at a locally owned theater.

Farmer’s Markets: Troy, Delmar, and Saratoga on Saturday, and Schenectady and Saratoga on Sunday.