Go Skateboarding.

Today is June 21st, which is National Go Skateboarding Day.

From goskateboardingday.com:
What It’s All About: On June 21 skateboarders around the globe will celebrate the pure exhilaration, creativity, and spirit of one of the most infuential activities in the world by blowing off all other obligations to go skateboarding. OK, most skateboarders do this every day of their lives, but this is just one more reason to blow off your television/computer/video games and go skateboarding!

Quality events for this weekend vol 8

It’s almost Friday (Friday, gotta get down). Time to start figuring out which seat to take. This weekend is special to us at KAB simply because our OUTPOST1 party/rave/rager is this weekend. The lineup is Contakt, Cunei4m, Deep Children and Party With Tina, over at the Fuze Box, at 10pm on Friday night.

We’ve got an interview with Contakt and an interview AND mix from Cunei4m to help you get your dance moves in order for Friday.

We will also be on the airwaves from 6-10pm on 90.9fm on Friday mixing and talking with all of the DJs from this edition of OUTPOST1.

Thursday 6/16

See You In Hell, XBrainiaX and Coughing Fit. Valentines. 6:30p. $6. [link]

Friday 6/17

OUTPOST1: Contakt, Cunei4m, Deep Children, Party With Tina. 10pm Fuze Box $5. [fbook]

Skadee, The Steakouts, The Lucky Jukebox Brigade, The Wars End. Valentines 8p $7 [fbook]

Griffin & the True Believers, _11:34, the Entire Staff of NASA. HRCH. 8p. [fbook]

Art Night Schenectady 5pm [fbook]

Three, Nightmares for a Week, The Ricochet in Saugerties. 8p [fbook]

Saturday 6/18

Troy’s River Street Festval 10am Free [fbook]

Art on Lark: Photo Recap

It’s Art on Lark! Go enjoy some of the awesome artists that you’re fortunate enough to live near. There’s also a ton of other awesome shit and all of the galleries are open. Go before it rains again! I was lucky enough to get there after the first rain when everyone had scurried away. There were a lot of people about and a lot of people were still arriving when I left.

The following is from Jennifer Grainer at the former Planned Parenthood.

Greg Dunn working on the Living Walls support wall.

Work in progress RADICAL!

Soap made in Albany, this stuff smelled amazing.

This guy!

RADICAL! in the wild.

Some bits from the Existing Artists booth.

Busking.

From the UAG show.

Go check it out! There’s tons and tons I’m sure I missed so go enjoy the cool weather and rad art. Do it!

Quality events for this weekend vol 7

Friday, June 10th

Aficionado, Daybreaker, Mansions, Caleb Lionheart, Orphan Legs at the Hudson River Coffee House, 7:30pm, $6 [fbook]

Structure, a performance by Abraham Ferraro, Marketplace Gallery, 9pm [fbook]

Tool Is Loot and Compositions of a Sound Dome, two performances at EMPAC, 7/8:30pm, Free [kab]

Keep Albany Boring Radio Show on 90.9fm WCDB 6-8pm [wcdb]

Saturday, June 11th

Art on Lark, an all-day event featuring a plethora of art, live music, poetry, film, dance and one-day installations. The Marketplace Gallery and Living Walls will be curating the live painting of an enormous mural on Hudson Ave as well. Check the site for parking restrictions and other details. 10am-5pm [larkstreet]

Rumble on the Hudson 2, a bunch of DJs on a boat. 8pm, $22 [fbook]

That 70s Party with Trumastr and DJ Nate the Great at Quintessence, 21+, no cover, 10pm [fbook]

Timbre Coup and the Fundimensionals at Red Square, 8pm [fbook]

Run for Pride 5k, Washington Park, 8am [fbook]

EMPAC: back-to-back performances Friday

EMPAC is opening its doors on Friday, free of charge, for two performances developed in residency, in the forms of a work-in-progress performance piece and sharing the results of a hands-on sound workshop that took place over the course of six days.

If you haven’t been to EMPAC yet this season, these two events are the perfect opportunity for you to expose yourself to something original and creative without putting any strain on your budget.


Image artwork by Adam Shecter

TOOL IS LOOT is a “duet made via a curious process of disorientation.” Essentially, during the course of one year, choreographers/dancers Wally Cardona and Jennifer Lacey worked separately on the same conceptual project, asking various “outsiders” their take and opinions on creative dance. They then took their research to create a collaboration developed in residence, posing the question “what comes after you don’t know anymore?” I don’t know but I’m curious to find out what they came up with; I think their project is based around a really cool idea for an experimental philosophy turned into performance piece. 7pm.

Second, beginning at 8:30pm, there will be the showcase of Compositions for a Sound Dome, where eight composers, led by Hans Tutschku, participated in a workshop called Composing for Large Scale Multi-Channel Loudspeaker Environments. The musicians were immersed in an experimental study of composition, sound, music and space in response to the challenge of working with the insanely awesome and advanced sound setup and technologies of EMPAC.

Both performances are free to the general public.