Quality events for your consideration vol 5

wednesday 4/27
7pm, Kevin Devine at SUNY Albany [fbook] (suny kids only)

thursday 4/28
9pm, 80s Night w/DJ Trumastr at Putnam Den in Saratoga [fbook]

7pm, The Room at Proctors [fbook]

friday 4/29
5pm, April Troy Night Out [fbook]

10pm, Jungala with LDFD at Cabaloosas, New Paltz [fbook]

8pm, Undefined Arguments, If Madrid, My Favorite Fence at the HRCH [fbook]

5:30pm Knock it Off Art Event at the Albany Center Gallery [fbook]

thurs, friday, and sat (apr 28/29/30)
8pm: Francisco López: Hyper-Rainforest at EMPAC. [link]


photo francisco lópez

History of the World: Owen Sherwood + Andrew DeGraff

This is a guest post from Caroline Corrigan. Thanks Caroline!

While some argue that Troy is trying desperately to cling on to the shred of hipness it held in the Capital Region for a few years, there are some things that are still making it a beautiful, cool, historic city. Things like the year-round farmer’s market, its tight walkability, a handful of antique shops and small boutiques, The Troy Bike Rescue, Brown’s Brewery, and The Arts Center.

But wait, you’ve never heard of The Arts Center? After working there for nearly two years, I’m not surprised. There’s a combination of issues—people not crossing the Hudson for fear of the unknown “Troilet,” perhaps a lack of funding for advertising, and having only maintained an audience base of people between the ages of 40-60. As one of the only twenty-somethings on staff at The Arts Center, I’ve struggled to get friends through the door for our art openings, performances, classes, and have even bugged some of my really talented friends to teach photography and cooking workshops (ahem, Andrew is teaching a photography class in May). Slowly but surely, I’m working hard to make sure people are aware of this place, and some of the great things that we do.

I’ve got one.

Come to the opening reception for History of The World: Owen Sherwood + Andrew DeGraff in the Main Gallery next Friday, April 29th. Yes, there will be free food. Yes, there will be wine. Yes, the artists will be there.

History of the World features illustrators and artists Owen Sherwood and Andrew DeGraff in a vibrant collection of drawings, paintings, and site-specific wall-based works. The combination of draftsmanship, fantasy, surrealism, humor and an oddball-pop sensibility offers up a special glimpse into the world of these two artists, transforming the gallery into a walk-in sketchbook. For fans of the more graphic shows from Marketplace Gallery, like the Just Seeds poster exhibition, or fans of local artists like Radical!, this show will impress you, make you laugh, and make you think, “shit, these guys are so good!”

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Scotty’s Music Monday Tuesday: Outpost Relay

Sup its Mycon!!!!!!!
Hope everyone liked Ghosts On Tape as much as us DJs did. When he dropped ‘Wouldn’t You Like to be a Hoe’ by DJ Slugo I was the happiest man in the club. The next day we took him to Miss Albany for a taste of that Mad Irish business, and dug through old rave 12″s at Last Vestige. He was down with our fair city! Really one of the pioneers in the new wave of US house/bass – check out new Ghosts On Tape records coming out in the near future.

Going right into next months Outpost1 guests so you have an idea of what’s going on. We got our fam Dwell coming through. Dwell lives around the corner from me, where he has awesome BBQs that I always miss cause I’m out riding mopeds. He started DJing in Albuquerque, but in our city is big in both the DJ and art worlds; It’s really thanks to dudes like Dwell that those are the same thing in Albany. Dwell gets everything in from Rare groove to dubstep, he’s a crate-digger in the classical sense of the word. Check this mixtape of the former. It’s that goodness.

mixone, funky groove, diggin in a digital world by dweller518

Mike Q is headlining our party in May, coming off an XLR8R podcast that blew up the world, he is now everywhere. The background of his sound (BALLROOM!) deserves a good story, and I suggest you check that out here… this music is like the best elements of classic rave and NY house, baltimore club sampling fun, and Detroit/Chicago booty raunchiness.

Bassnectar at the Armory: KAB Ticket Giveaway. RT to enter!

So you slept on tickets and now the show is sold out, and you were going to go to the Rebecca Black concert or Shoenice standup show instead? Yeah right, KAB has your back and is giving you the chance to get your bass face on.

CONTEST IS OVER

It’s guest list business so don’t even bother entering if you can’t go or if you plan on flipping the tickets.

The tickets (as well as the entire show) are courtesy of Guthrie/Bell Productions, show them love on their facebook page!  Also, if you want to say thanks, or just be a nice person, remember to vote for us in the times union poll! The contest ends at noon on April 20th, winners will be announced later that day. Get tweeting!

OUTPOST1: April Roundup

Tonight is the night! If you’re not sure what this “OUTPOST1” is, this will help you out, as well as get you ready for tonights festivities. OP1 is a dance night that we (KAB+Deep Children) put on every third Friday at Fuze Box.

Here’s the lowdown for tonight, via the facebook event:

For this month, we’ve got WCDBs Andrew White on some Detroit & Chicago sounds, new and old. Then we’re going into the sound of Deep Children’s Mycon who will be rinsing his signature taste of bmore, house, funky and the like. The mighty GHOSTS ON TAPE from SF will then be keeping everyone moving! Then to keep the night heavy, we’ve got some Party with Tina and Looney of Deep Children b2b dubstep action. It’s going to be the absolute realness.

With that, we have a bunch of goodies for ya to check out:

Word up! Hope you all come out and have a super fun night tonight. That’s the point, come enjoy the vibes, and get there early so you don’t miss out on any of the DJs!