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Andrew started Keep Albany Boring in September 2010.

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Quality events for this weekend

Friday December 29 Grand Opening Party at Franklin Alley Social Club: Troy’s newest bar opens today. WWE at TU Center: Wrestling. NRBQ at The Hangar: Rock/pop/jazz/blues. Mill Bastards, Early Grabs, Postage at Pauly’s: Punk/hardcore. Cretin Hop at Fuze: Rock and roll dance party. TGIF Yoga at Heartspace: Community class, In both Albany and Troy. Saturday
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Friday December 22 TGIF Yoga at Heartspace: Community class, In both Albany and Troy. Fort Orange Holiday Market at The Arcade Building: Last call for holiday gifts! Eastbound Jesus, Girl Blue, The Eastern Highs at The Hollow: Christmas party. Free keg gets tapped at 8pm. Pony in the Pancake at The Low Beat: With Haley
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Quality events for this weekend

Friday December 15 Fort Orange Holiday Market at the Arcade Building: Getting close to the wire! Get your gifts for sorted! The Rocky Horror Christmas Show at Madison Theater: Christmas version of the classic. Rechorduroys, Sun Natives, Jessica Rabbit Syndrome at The Low Beat: Garage, pop, psych, etc. Stoker, Dirt Church at Pauly’s: Doom/metal. Pop
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Quality events for this weekend

Friday December 08 Punk 2 Funk at Fuze Box: Punk/funk dance party. TGIF Yoga at Heartspace: Community class, In both Albany and Troy. Fort Orange Holiday Market at The Arcade Building: It’s holiday market season. Creepshow and Paperbacks from Hell at Proctors: 4 hours of horror. Delicate Steve, Monogold at BSP Kingston: Alternative/indie. Darlingside, Front
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Quality events for this weekend

Friday December 01 First Friday Albany: Arts, culture, music, food, and more all around Albany. Ice Skating Rink at Empire State Plaza: Opening day. Upstate Collage Night at Opalka Gallery: Free form collage making, snacks, and music. Free. Caroline Rose, Hammydown, Elijah at BSP Kingston: Americana/alt-folk. Northern Faces, Dark Honey, Lucy at The Hollow: Hometown
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Quality events for this weekend

Friday November 24 Cretin Hop at Fuze: Rock and roll dance party. TGIF Yoga at Heartspace: Community class, In both Albany and Troy. Troy Night Out: Arts, music, food, drinks and more around Troy. Coal Palace Kings at The Low Beat: Black Friday tradition. Tsuga Opening Party: Celebrating the opening of the 1-month-only shop. Bella’s
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Tsuga, a pop-up gift shop in Troy, opens tonight

Tsuga will begin it’s 30 day run, starting tonight at 6pm. The shop will be operating out of the Flower Scout space at 137 2nd Street in Troy. TSUGA opens for one month (and one month only) on this night, and we’ll have wine and snacks and music to celebrate. Come hang out and take
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Quality events for this weekend

Friday November 17 Laura Luna at EMPAC: ” a new multimedia concert performance inside EMPAC’s 360-degree panoramic screen”. Body Shine Vol. 19 at Fuze Box: “Never ending dance party”. Bob Dylan and his band at The Palace: Dylan. Jonathan Richman at The Hangar on the Hudson: From the groups Naked Prey and Giant Sand. Wurliday
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Quality events for this weekend

Friday November 10 TGIF Yoga at Heartspace: Community class, In both Albany and Troy. Science Festival of the Capital Region at miSci: Hands-on science. Tiësto at Times Union Center: Clublife college tour. Girth Control, Kimono Dragons, Front Business at The Low Beat: Album release party. Neighborhood Of Make Believe, Dusted, Blue Ranger, Richard Spataro at
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Lucas Confectionery celebrates five years

Tonight, the Lucas Confectionery celebrates their fifth birthday with DJs, complimentary cake and popcorn, and cheap bar snacks. Troy was a very different place before they opened and I’m glad we’ve got ’em in town. For some nostalgia, check out the first look at the place, from April 2012.
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Vote

Vote411.org is a great resource, and will give you the rundown on each candidate and info on each of the ballot questions which will be on the back of the ballot itself. Just put in your address and it’ll walk you through the rest. After that, just get yourself to the ballot and make it
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Quality events for this weekend

Friday November 03 First Friday Albany: Arts, culture, music, food, and more all around Albany. Mark Gregory at Fort Orange General Store: Opening reception. Free Admission Hours at Albany Institute: If you haven’t been in a while, there’s no excuse now! Opening Reception at 3Fish Coffee: Grand opening of a great new coffee shop. Masters
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Quality events for this weekend

Friday October 27 Nasty Women of the North at Collar Works: Opening reception. Mary Armentrout Dance Theater: Listening Creates an Opening at EMPAC: Work-in-progress showing of an experimental choreography performance. Troy Night Out: Arts, music, food, drinks and more around Troy. Pies + Pints at SMCo.: Featuring Smith Orchard Bake Shop and Common Roots Brewing.
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Hieroglyphic Being at EMPAC: Recap

On Friday night at EMPAC, Goodman Studio 1 and all those inside it took a trip into space. The full wall behind Hieroglyphic Being was being projected with high definition video of the sun’s solar flares in stunning detail. While feeling small and insignificant in the presence of a star doing it’s thing, Hieroglyphic Being
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Quality events for this weekend

Friday October 20 Actress and Toxe at EMPAC: Experimental club/techno/bass music. Body Shine Vol. 18: Gabie Shine at Fuze: Celebrating. Fusion at Albany Barn: Annual anti-gala. Exploring the intersection of form and function. Pony in the Pancake, The Machine That Wouldn’t Die, Bare Mattress, Carl Daniels at The Low Beat: Indie/alternative/darkwave/surf. Living Room Show with
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Quality events for this weekend

Friday October 13 Harvest Boogie at SMCo.: Celebrate the fall! In partnership with Shacksbury Cider and Collard City Growers. The food menu looks incredible. Bright Dog Red and Apostrophe S at Madison Theater: Improv/jazz/beats/hip-hop/electronic. Lust For Youth, Tiers, DJ Squirrelsuit at BSP: Minimal/pop/electro/experimental. Super Dark Presents: Motorbike, Haley Moley at One Caroline: Indie/rock/synth/pop. The Eric
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Quality events for this weekend

Friday October 06 First Friday Albany: Arts, culture, music, food, and more all around albany. Elena Demyanenko and Erika Mijlin: Echo/Archive at EMPAC: WIP performance of their new EMPAC-commissioned collaboration. TGIF Yoga at Heartspace: Community class, In both Albany and Troy. Drink Albany 2017 at NYS Museum: Pop-up craft beverage event. Paper is Part of
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Quality events for this weekend

Friday September 22 Body shine Vol. 17 at Fuze Box: Dance music, all night long. TGIF Yoga at Heartspace: Community class, In both Albany and Troy. Troyasia Night Market at Sunhees: Asian streeet food festival. The Music of Enno Poppe performed by Yarn/Wire at EMPAC: “New York-based quartet Yarn/Wire performs an evening of work by
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Quality events for this weekend

Friday September 15 TGIF Yoga at Heartspace: Community class, In both Albany and Troy. Paul Green Rock Academy Presents: Big 4 of American Metal at BSP: A night of Slayer, Anthrax, Megadeth and Metallica. Evening of Dance by Emerging Choreographers at Albany Center Gallery: Dance performances. The Secret Life of Pets at Sage: Free movies
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Quality events for this weekend

Friday September 08 Hieroglyphic Being at EMPAC: Outer-orbit house music. TGIF Yoga at Heartspace: Community class, In both Albany and Troy. Eastbound Throwdownin Salem: Two days of music and camping. Ellen Sinopoli Dance Company at Opalka Gallery: Dance performance. Through The Eyes Of The Dead at Chrome Food & Spirits: With The Last Ten Seconds
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Hieroglyphic Being at EMPAC: Ticket Giveaway

On Friday, Hieroglyphic Being will be performing at EMPAC. Hieroglyphic Being is known for his out of this world, experimental, house music. From EMPAC’s event listing: You find a vinyl record out in the desert, faded and with no markings. Upon returning home, you place it on the turntable and are enveloped by distorted, raw,
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Quality events for this weekend

Friday September 01 TGIF Yoga at Heartspace: Community class, In both Albany and Troy. An Evening with Queen White by Martine Syms at EMPAC: An augmented-reality installation. AFTER by Andrew Schneider at EMPAC: “an emotional story about time, bodies, death, and physics.” First Friday Albany: Arts, culture, music, food, and more all around albany. First
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Quality events for this weekend

Friday August 25 TGIF Yoga at Heartspace: Community class, In both Albany and Troy. Troy Night Out: Arts, music, food, drinks and more around Troy. Garage Bands at APL: Bands in a literal garage. Featuring Front Business and Sun Natives. Coffee & Cream at SMCo.: Ice cream floats and affogatos. Zex, Rotten UK, Cinderblock, Executor,
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Fall 2017 at EMPAC

EMPAC has recently announced their upcoming season, and as usual, there’s a lot of great stuff coming up. A few music events I’m excited to check out are Hieroglyphic Being on September 8, Actress and Toxe on October 20, and Laura Luna on November 17. Also, the HoloLens demo and talk looks really interesting, and
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LarkFest set for Sept 23, Cloud Nothings to headline

From the press release: This iconic event is New York State’s largest one-day festival and is expected to host more than 50,000 people this September. More than 100 vendors of all kinds will setup along Lark Street. This year’s headlining act is the critically acclaimed Cloud Nothings. Additional musical acts for the day include a
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Quality events for this weekend

Friday August 18 TGIF Yoga at Heartspace: Community class, In both Albany and Troy. Live Music at Nine Pin: With Zan Strumfeld. Garage Bands at APL: Bands in an actual garage. Featuring Stoker and Sun Natives. Kat Wright with Brother’s Choice at BSP: Soul music. Cro-Mags at Upstate Concert Hall: Hardcore show. With Brick By
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Quality events for this weekend

Friday August 11 TGIF Yoga at Heartspace: Community class, In both Albany and Troy. Youarenowhere by Andrew Schneider at EMPAC: “rapid-fire and witty theater performance” Queerstock’s Summer Party at BSP: Celebrating summer and the community. Albany Got Soul at Fuze: A night of soul, motown, funk, and r&b. Saturday August 12 Third Street Flea in
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Quality events for this weekend

Friday August 04 TGIF Yoga at Heartspace: Community class, In both Albany and Troy. First Friday Albany: Arts, culture, music, food, and more all around albany. 90s Night with DJ Trumastr at ADCo.: Also featuring classic board games. Diablerie, Aurelio Voltaire at Fuze Box: Goth night! Saturday August 05 Phoenicia Flea in the Berkshires: Nomadic
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Quality events for this weekend

Friday July 28 TGIF Yoga at Heartspace: Community class, In both Albany and Troy. Troy Night Out: Arts, music, food, drinks and more around Troy. Craft + Draft at Fort Orange General Store: Candle making workshop. The Big Veg at Capital Roots: Music, food, and fun. City Beer Hall + Hudson Valley Brewery Pop-Up at
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Quality events for this weekend

Friday July 21 TGIF Yoga at Heartspace: Community class, In both Albany and Troy. Body Shine Vol. 15 at Fuze Box: Non stop dance music. House/disco/dance. Garage Bands at Albany Public Library: Bands in a literal garage. Featuring Front Buisness and Rob Boss. Movies Under the Stars at St. Rose: Free movies. Showing. Moana. I
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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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Quality events for this weekend

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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Quality events for this weekend

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

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 venue,
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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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