Today: Will Travel For Vegan Food Book Signing at Brakes

Today at 6pm at The Brakes Coffeehouse, Kristin Lajeunesse will be doing a book signing of her brand new book, (which shares the same name as her widely-known website) Will Travel For Vegan Food.

Tonights events include a few words from Kristin’s parents, Q&A, a musical performance, book signing and of course, some vegan food.

For more info, check the facebook event.


Basilica Soundscape lineup announced

Basilica Hudson has announced the lineup for their acclaimed three-day music fest Basilica Soundscape, which takes place September 11-13.

The acts (so far) include: Haxan Cloak, Wolf Eyes, Health, Actress, Jenny Hval, Viet Cong, Weyes Blood, Circuit Des Yeux, Perfume Genius, Blanck Mass, Gourisankar & Indrijat Banajeer.

You can read more about this years Basilica Soundscape via The New York Times. For official details, check the Basilica Soundscape website.

Early bird tickets are currently on sale. There are also early bird plus camping tickets which is an awesome way to experience this festival.


Michael Eck at Albany Center Gallery

On Thursday, June 18 at 6:30pm, the Albany Center Gallery is hosting multi-instrumentalist and songwriter Michael Eck as he performs selections from his albums as well as music based on his paintings.

Eck—who has performed alongside American radical icons Pete Seeger and Patti Smith—is most frequently seen as a member of Ramblin Jug Stompers and Lost Radio Rounders. For his own work, he draws from the same well of classic American folk and blues that informs his portraits of iconic musicians.

For more info, check the event on facebook and head to ACG tomorrow!


Hidden City House & Garden Tour

The Center Square Association is hosting a Hidden City House & Garden Tour on Thursday June 25 from 5-8pm. This tour opens up private homes and gardens to the public and guests are able to tour these homes and hidden gardens.

Tickets are $15 until Friday, and after Friday they’re $20. Tickets can be bought online or at Capital Wine.

‘The Yes Men Are Revolting’ at Spectrum 8

The Spectrum is hosting a one time showing of The Yes Men Are Revolting on Wednesday June 24 at 6:30pm.

The Yes Men, described as “culture jamming activist duo and network of supporters” have pulled off an impressive amount of activism focused projects that’s stirred up a lot of dialogue. It’s great to see the Spectrum showing their latest work.

For the last 20 years, notorious activists the Yes Men (Mike Bonanno and Andy Bichlbaum) have staged outrageous hoaxes to hijack public dialogue worldwide about the issues of the day. In their third cinematic outing (after The Yes Men and The Yes Men Fix The World), they are now well into their 40s, and their mid-life crises are threatening to drive them out of activism forever – even as they prepare to take on the biggest challenge they’ve ever faced, climate change. Frustrated by each other, and worried they can’t make a difference anymore, how can they keep fighting the world’s most urgent threat?

Put a reminder in your calendar and get your tickets!


Beach House at Upstate Concert Hall

UCH has recently announced that Beach House will be playing on Monday August 24, with support from Romantic States. Tickets are $20 and currently on sale.

The Found Footage Festival at Proctors

Tonight, It Came From Schenectady presents Found Footage Festival’s Salute to Weirdos.

The Found Footage Festival, the acclaimed showcase of videos found at thrift stores and garage sales across the country returns to Schenectady with a brand-new show celebrating the unsung hero of the VHS era: the weirdo. Hosts Joe Pickett (The Onion) and Nick Prueher (Letterman) take audiences on a guided tour of their greatest VHS finds, providing live commentary and where-are-they-now updates on the people in these videotaped obscurities.

The event is tonight at Proctor’s in Schenectady at 8pm. Tickets are $9 and are currently on sale.