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Andrew started Keep Albany Boring in September 2010.

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Quality events for this weekend

Friday July 14 TGIF Yoga at Heartspace: Community class, In both Albany and Troy. The 9th Annual Beat Shot Music Festival: Celebrating independent music, art, love and thought. The National at Basilica Hudson: Sold out. Sun Natives, Prison, New Life, Bare Mattress, Mystery Girl at The Low Beat: Show to benefit the RISSE House. Sarah
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Friday July 07 TGIF Yoga at Heartspace: Community class, In both Albany and Troy. Ike Willis with The Paul Green Rock Academy at BSP: One of Zappa’s longest band members. Peter Piek, Amanda Rogers, The Birds of the Northeast at SMCo.: Pop/folk/alternative. Fata Morgana at Fuze Box: Goth night, presented by Exhuman. Saturday July 08
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Friday June 30 Troy Night Out: Arts, music, food, drinks and more around Troy. Troy Night Out at The Arts Center: With Fence Salon and Albany Improv. TGIF Yoga at Heartspace: Community class, In both Albany and Troy. Patio Preview Party at Albany Distilling: Breaking in the new digs. Red, White & Brew Festival at
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Quality events for this weekend

Friday June 23 TGIF Yoga at Heartspace: Community class, In both Albany and Troy. Body Shine Vol. 14 at Fuze: House/disco/dance party. Chris Garneau, Emily Ritz at The Half Moon: Folk/Americana/pop. NRBQ at The Hangar: American rock band. Pop Culture Provocateurs Burlesque Revue at Fuze Box: Burlesque show. Queenston Homo Disco at BSP: “The Queer
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Quality events for this weekend

Friday June 16 TGIF Yoga at Heartspace: Community class, In both Albany and Troy. Jonah Bokaer: Occupant at Basilica Hudson: Friday and Saturday dance performances. Taco Fiesta at the Bradley: Tacos at Troys newest bar. Summer Legs, Jouska, Broken Field Runner, Hate Club at The Low Beat: Summer Legs EP Release show with some great
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Quality events for this weekend

Friday June 09 TGIF Yoga at Heartspace: Community class, In both Albany and Troy. Moon Worship, Hill Haints, Sun Natives at The Low Beat: Moon Worship’s record release show. Circa Waves at The Hollow: Indie. Endless Boogie, Brian Dewan at The Half Moon: Stomer/psych/blues rock. Albany Got Soul at Fuze: Soul/funk dance party. Juelz Santana
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Quality events for this weekend

Friday June 02 First Friday Albany: Arts, culture, music, food, and more all around Albany. TGIF Yoga at Heartspace: Community class, In both Albany and Troy. The Avett Brothers at Ommegang: With Nicole Atkins. Opening Reception: Illustrated at Pine Hills APL: Opening for the latest art installation. A Tribute to Weezer at The Hollow: Paying
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Quality events for this weekend

Friday May 26 Body Shine Vol. 13 at Fuze: House, disco, dance. A proper dance party. Troy Night Out: Arts, music, food, drinks and more around Troy. TGIF Yoga at Heartspace: Community class, In both Albany and Troy. Troy Night Out with Graft Cider at SMCo.: Cider and tacos. Mase, 112, Carl Thomas, Total, Black
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Sylvan Esso at Jupiter Hall: Photos and Recap

[portfolio_slideshow] On Wednesday night, EQX put on the first big show that’s crossed my radar at Crossgates’ new venue, Jupiter Hall. Inside of Lucky Strike Social, which has a “gastro kitchen” restaurant, arcade, bowling alley, rec room featuring games like ping pong, corn hole, and pool, as well as a brand new 650 person music
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Elysia Crampton at EMPAC: Ticket Giveaway

Incredible electronic music producer Elysia Crampton is performing this Friday, May 26 at EMPAC. The wonderful folks at EMPAC have given me a pair of tickets to give away to a lucky reader. You can read their event description, enter the giveaway, and check out some of Elysia Crampton’s music below, as well as read
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Quality events for this weekend

Friday May 19 TGIF Yoga at Heartspace: Community class, In both Albany and Troy. ill.Gates, Levitation Jones, Evac Protocol at River St Pub: Part of the Raging on the River series. Sean Rowe at The Hangar: Sold out. Kimono Dragons, Rechorduroys at Dinosaur BBQ: Surf/alt rock. Cretin Hop at Fuze: Rock and roll/punk/new wave dance
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Pint Sized Saratoga is open

I’ve previously covered that Brew on Lark was simultaneously rebranding to Pint Sized and expanding north. The Saratoga location of Pint Sized is now open, starting today. Pint Sized is located at 489 Broadway in Saratoga, and at 209 Lark St in Albany.
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Stacks Espresso hosting TNT on May 25

Learn more and RSVP on the Facebook event!
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EMPAC Summer Season 2017

EMPAC has announced their first ever summer season, which runs from May 5 to Aug 16. As usual for EMPAC, there’s a wide array of music/sound performances, talks, workshops, and film/video viewings. I’m particularly excited for May 26’s Elysia Crampton performance. Be sure to check out the video below, which is an awesome recap of
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Albany Ridesharing Celebration

On Tuesday May 16, Lyft is hosting a celebration at Wolff’s Biergarten to welcome ridesharing into Upstate New York, and talk about the next steps in Lyft’s launch. You can RSVP on the event website. After years of hard work, and Upstate NY literally being the last place in America without ridesharing, it’s time for
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Quality events for this weekend

Friday May 12 MFA Thesis Exhibition at UAlbany: Opening reception. Senior Thesis Exhibition at Skidmore: Opening reception. “Insane Clown President” with Matt Taibbi at The Sanctuary for Independent Media: Dispatches from the 2016 election with contributing editor and columnist for Rolling Stone. Mighty Fine, The Young Skulls at BSP: Punk/soul/rock and roll. Prince Daddy &
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Tonight at Opalka Gallery: Sign Painters: The Movie

Sage’s Opalka Gallery is screening Sign Painters: The Movie tonight at 6:30pm. The event is free and open to the public. Interested? Learn more on the Facebook event.
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Quality events for this weekend

Friday May 05 First Friday Albany: Arts, culture, music, food, and more all around albany. TEEN, Miles Francis at The Half Moon: Indie/rock/synth/alternative. TGIF Yoga at Heartspace: Community class, In both Albany and Troy. Shades of Green at Enigma: Recent work from Rachel Briedster. Cinco de Mayo at Nine Pin: Celebrating the return of Tequila
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Quality events for this weekend

Friday April 28 The Half Moon Market at Washington Park Lakehouse: First day, featuring a kickoff party. TGIF Yoga at Heartspace: Community class, In both Albany and Troy. Troy Night Out: Arts, music, culture, food, drink, and more around Troy. Collar City Craft Fest at The Arts Center: Fifth annual fine arts and craft event.
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Tonight: Aimee Mann at The Egg

Aimee Mann is performing tonight at The Egg with support from Jonathan Coulton. Tickets are on sale and are $34.50. Aimee Mann was recently on a podcast I love called Song Exploder, which is “a podcast musicians take apart their songs, and piece by piece, tell the story of how they were made”. This ends
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March for Science, Albany NY: Gallery

In cities nationwide, thousands of scientists and science-supporters gathered to show their dissatisfaction with the direction of the policies of President Trump. Below are a few photos from the March for Science in Albany NY. [portfolio_slideshow]
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Quality events for this weekend

Friday April 21 TGIF Yoga at Heartspace: Community class, In both Albany and Troy. The Nile Project at The Sanctuary for Independent Media: Music from musicians from 11 Nile countries. The Heavy Pets & Backup Planet at The Hollow: Rock/funk/fusion. 90s Night at Fuze: Throwback night. The Vinyl Exam at Savoy: Vinyl night. Saturday April
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Spring 2017 coming to an end at EMPAC

There’s only three events left at EMPAC for this semester’s programming. And as usual, they all sound really interesting and worth checking out. On Monday April 24, Mariam Ghani will be introducing several films from the Afghan Film Archive as part of her ongoing research project What we Left Unfinished. Learn more here. On Tuesday
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AIGA Upstate NY Design Week 2017

AIGA Upstate NY has announced a week long celebration of design, taking place April 30 to May 6 across much of Upstate NY. The week culminates with a three day design conference in Ithaca called Create Upstate. One fun event on the calendar that caught my eye was the 16x16x16 event at Brown’s Brewing in
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Quality events for this weekend

Friday April 14 TGIF Yoga at Heartspace: Community class, In both Albany and Troy. Asian Cuisine Pop-Up Night at Nine Pin: People’s Pub and Nine Pin collaboration. Coal Palace Kings at The Low Beat: Happy hour set. Godzilla Kaiju Battle at Proctors: Giant monster double-feature. Richard Shindell at The Linda: Folk singer. Matana Roberts &
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Albany Craft Beer Week 2017

People in the Capital Region love their beer. If you’re one of these people who somehow doesn’t know, Albany Craft Beer Week will take place April 17 through 23 all throughout Albany. The main event, called Albany Craft Beer Festival is at the Armory on Saturday April 22, and will feature more than 100 rare
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Sylvan Esso at Jupiter Hall

Sylvan Esso is coming to Albany with Lucy Dacus on May 24. The show will be at Jupiter Hall, which is inside of Crossgates Mall. Tickets are currently on sale and are $24. Most other shows on this tour are already sold out, so if you’re thinking about going, get your ticket sooner rather than
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Youth FX Short Films Screening at the Spectrum

From the event page: Albany’s award winning Youth FX teen filmmaking program will host the world premiere of our 2017 short films on Thursday March 30th, 7pm at the Spectrum 8 Movie Theatres. The screening will feature short documentary and narrative films, and will be followed by a Q & A with the youth filmmakers
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24-Hour Drone at Basilica Hudson

Basilica Hudson returns with their annual 24-Hour Drone event on April 29 and 30. This event presents and recontextualizes sound as an experience and installation. General admission tickets are now on sale. Learn more about the event from Basilica Hudson.
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John Mulaney at The Palace

The Palace Theater has announced that comedian John Mulaney will be bringing his Kid Gorgeous tour to Albany on July 27. Tickets start at $25 and are on sale tomorrow, 3/30 at 10am. Read more on the Palace Theater’s event page. The Palace has a lot coming up, so be sure check out their full
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Spring Coffee School at SMCo.

Superior Merchandise in Troy has announced their spring semester of coffee classes. In addition to learning about brewing at home, they’ve added a fun sounding Intro to Home Roasting class. This will be held on the back patio and will show attendees a demo and tasting of coffee roasted in a hot air popcorn popper,
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Quality events for this weekend

Friday March 24 New York State Maker Summit at The Desmond: Bringing makers of all kinds together. Grand Reopening at 3Fish/Downtube: Two years after the fire, everything is ready to go. Also, there’s now a wonderful specialty coffee shop connected to the Downtube. New Writing From Visiting Authors at SMCo.: Enjoy some fiction and poetry
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Quality events for this weekend

Friday March 17 39th Annual Photography Regional Select at ACG: Opening for a photography show featuring work from local artists. Albany Devils vs. Springfield Thunderbirds at TU Center: AHL hockey. Pop Culture Provocateurs Burlesque Revue at Fuze Box: Burlesque show. Cretin Hop at Fuze Box: Rock and roll dance party. Made Violent, RFA, Blue Cherry
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Quality events for this weekend

Friday March 10 Trey Anastasio at Troy Savings Bank Music Hall: Acoustic. Carl Daniels at Savoy: Live performance from excellent area musician. Beau Sasser Trio at Takk House: Trey afterparty. Saturday March 11 Marc Maron at Troy Savings Bank Music Hall: Comedian and legdendary podcaster. Albany St. Patricks Day Parade: Kicks off at 2pm. Yoga
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Create Upstate

Create Upstate, a three-day Upstate New York design conference is back for 2017. This year it will be held in Ithaca May 4-6 and features speakers Gemma O\’Brien, Cap Watkins, Catt Small, and Tad Carpenter. Create Upstate is a 3-day celebration of design and creativity in Upstate NY. Once again, we’ve jam-packed our schedule with
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Quality events for this weekend

Friday February 24 Body Shine: One Year Anniversary at Fuze: Celebrating their first year of great parties. Troy Night Out: Arts, music, food, drinks and more around Troy. Pop Up Tonic Bar with Tonico at Superior Merchandise: Come check out a new Troy business before they open this spring. Pop-up night with Berben & Wolff\’s
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Brew to open second location, rebrand

The craft beer and beverage shop Brew on Lark Street has announced a second Saratoga location with a bar, and new name for both businesses. Pint Sized will be opening at 489 Broadway in Saratoga in Spring 2017, and Brew on Lark Street will begin using the Pint Sized name as early as next week.
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Hand Habits: Wildly Idle (Humble Before The Void)

Wildly Idle (Humble Before The Void) by Hand Habits Hand Habits\’s new album Wildly Idle (Humble Before The Void) was released earlier this month on Woodsist Records. Noisey has done a great interview with Meg, and Pitchfork had some great things to say about the album. Give a few of the tracks a listen above,
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So Low Shows presents They Are Gutting A Body of Water – Loosies

So Low Shows is a YouTube channel featuring videos of songs performed by local musicians across genres. The first video that has been released so far features They Are Gutting A Body of Water performing Loosies. Subscribe to So Low Show\’s channel to be kept in the loop about future releases.
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Quality events for this weekend

Friday February 17 August Burns Red at Upstate Concert Hall: Messengers 10-year anniversary tour. With Protest The Hero, In Hearts Wake, \’68. Artist Showcase at Albany Barn: An evening of musical performances. 4th Anniversary Party at Half Moon: With Last Good Tooth She Keeps Bees, Annie Bielski, Sam Regal, Jennifer Vanilla, House Band Arthur and
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Quality events for this weekend

Friday February 10 Downswing & Degrader at Fuze Box: Hardcore show. With Ascensions, Somewhere To Call Home, Toxic Crew, and Breathe The Skyline. PechaKucha Night at Opalka Gallery: Series of short talks. 20 slides for 20 seconds each. 28th Annual National College Comedy Festival at Skidmore: Students and pros. jPhelpz, Cyberoptics, Sewer Sessions at River
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Friday February 03 First Friday Albany: Arts, culture, music, food, and more all around albany. Artists\’ Reception: Conor Backman & Dave McKenzie at University Art Museum: Opening reception of two new exhibits. Bella\’s Bartok at Club Helsinki: \”Circus punk\”. Albany Devils vs. Lehigh Valley Phantoms at TU Center: Hockey. Marco Benevento with Maybird and Band
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Quality events for this weekend

Friday January 27 Savage Love Live at EMPAC: Dan Savage\’s podcast, live. Troy Night Out: Art, music, food, and drinks around Troy. Fabolous and Jadakiss at Proctors: With Young M.A., Dave East, Phresher. Opening Reception for \”Captured Moments\” Photography Exhibition at Albany Institute: Art opening. Ellen Sinopoli Dance Company at Massry Center: Modern dance. Tesseract
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Quality events for this weekend

Friday January 13 Sean Rowe at The Hangar: Small hometown show. Sold out. Gratefully Yours at Putnam Den: Grateful Dead tribute. Asa Morris the Mess, Bren, Bare Mattress, William Hale at Pauly\’s: Experimental/lo-fi/rock. Not Enough Soul at Fuze: Funk/soul from the 60s to today. Saturday January 14 Yoga at The Pride Center: Sliding scale, all
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Friday January 06 1st Friday Albany: Art, music, food, drinks and more around Albany. Exhuman at Fuze Box: Goth night! FU 2016 Dance Party at BSP: Saying goodbye to 2016 in style. Saturday January 07 Yoga at The Pride Center: Sliding scale, all welcome. Beginner Snowshoeing Lesson at Saratoga Spa State Park: Learn to snowshoe!
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Quality events for this weekend

Friday December 16 Lapalux at EMPAC: \”Lapalux (AKA Stuart Howard) is a rising star of electronic music\”. Cannon the Brave EP Release Party at Madison Theater: With Jasper. Impractical Jokers at The Palace: With The Tenderloins. Firestarter, Young Culture, Summer Legs, Viewpoints, Hungover, The Steadfast Son at The Hangar: Holiday party. Strangelove and Electric Duke
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Cannon the Brave EP Release show at The Madison Theater

Cannon the Brave is an Albany-based indie/dream-pop outfit performing on Friday December 16 at the Madison Theater to celebrate their new EP release alongside Jasper. Tickets are $10 and are currently on sale. Stream the new EP below, grab your tickets, and mark your calendar for Friday! Cannon the Brave EP by Cannon the Brave
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Lapalux at EMPAC: Ticket Giveaway

Lapalux is coming to EMPAC on December 16 (postponed from the date in the image above), and is exploring \”a new audio-visual experience\” for the performance. EMPAC was kind enough to give me a pair of tickets to give away to one lucky reader. If you\’re not the contest type, tickets are currently available from
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Quality events for this weekend

Friday December 09 Lark Street Holiday Pop-Up at UAG: Little holiday marketplace pop-up. Get some gifts or ideas for your loved ones. Kate Soper \”Ipsa Dixit\” at EMPAC: \” evening-length work of theatrical chamber music\”. Eleanor Friedberger at The Half Moon: Alternative, with Darien Rectangle and Louis Munroe. Too Much Soul at Fuze Box: Soul
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Friday December 02 First Friday: Art, culture, music. A$AP Ferg at the Upstate Concert Hall: With Playboy Carti and Rob Stone. Burnt Hills, Beta Males, Girls of Porn at The Low Beat: Psych/rock. Lola Kirke, Wyndham, Lilah Larson at The Half Moon: Rock/folk. Exhuman Cold Dark Matter at Fuze: Goth night! Saturday December 03 SMCo
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