2011 Alive at Five line-up announced

June 2, Vertical Horizon
June 9, The Marshall Tucker Band
June 16, 10,000 MANIACS
June 23, Martha Reeves & The Vandellas
June 30, Thompson Square
July 7, Burton Cummings
July 14, Irish Night with Carbon Leaf & Enter the Haggis
July 21, Kansas
July 28, Parrotbeach – A Tribute to Jimmy Buffett
Aug. 4, Live’s Ed Kowalczyk

To read more about wasting Albany’s taxpayer’s money for the entertainment of surrounding suburbanites, check out albanyevents.org

EMPAC: Celeste Boursier-Mougenot: untitled (Series #3) + index (v.4)

That’s a mouthful, yeah?

EMPAC has another really awesome exhibit coming up. Opening May 11th, Céleste Boursier-Mougenot has set up two continuously playing sound installation in EMPAC’s lobbies.

Copypasta from EMPAC:

Two continuously playing sound installations by French artist Céleste Boursier-Mougenot create a special sonic atmosphere in EMPAC’s lobby spaces. The first installation untitled (Series #3) unfolds on the mezzanine. A current moves floating bowls, dishes, and glasses in several pools of water, and as these objects touch, the space is filled with their fleeting, floating music.

Image: Celeste Boursier-Mougenot

Full details at the exhibition’s website.

Quality events for this weekend vol 2

thursday 5/5
8pm, cinco de mayo fiesta with the lucky jukebox brigade [fbook]

8pm, ed sanders poetry reading (look this dude up, trust me) [link]

friday 5/6
5pm, sunny side of the street band @ ben & jerry’s [fbook]

6pm, 50 liters: art by leah rappaport [fbook]

5:30pm, drawn together featuring melodie provenzano and philippe simille [fbook]

5-9pm, complete list of albany’s 1st friday events [fbook]

8pm, american handjob, summer people and vessels [fbook]

10pm, bass!mint w/ mux mool (in new paltz) [fbook]

saturday 5/7
6pm, vegan bbq potluck + bold native screening [fbook]

7pm, title fight, lemuria, caleb lionheart, gunning bedford (in oneonta) [fbook]

7:30pm, your average under publicized little show at rpi PHANTOGRAM [link]

9pm, underground system afrobeat [fbook]

and, well, duh:
saturday and sunday
the 63rd annual tulip fest [fbook]

to refresh your memory, read up here and feel free to refer to the keep albany boring survival guide if you have any questions or concerns at any given moment. be sure to keep an eye out for us.. there’s a chance we’ll be documenting the scene bro safari style..

also, don’t forget:
sunday, mother’s day
whatever the women in your life want to do, you’ll also do

and last, but not least, all weekend is the ringing bros circus at the times union center. i sincerely hope you guys are compassionate and smart enough to realize that circuses are thinly veiled lucrative fronts for brutal animal abuse. friday puppy wrote a post a while back on how to help stop them from coming to albany. do your part.

Euphorie at EMPAC is CANCELLED


Since our last outing to EMPAC was so awesome, we got another sweet event to tell you about coming up, which should sit well with all the electronic music lovers.

From the Euphorie event site: The project Euphorie was born from the desire to develop a project based on interactions between video, sound, movement and accidents of life as a 40-minute theatrical performance driven by low-tech tools.

Check out the Euphorie event site for a bunch more images which give you a bit more of a look into the event. I really like that it’s simply described. I’m pumped to go to this!

Andrew Bird at the Troy Music Hall October 13th

This is pretty awesome. I’m definitely excited to not only have another operating music venue in the immediate area (Revolution Hall, what the hell happened?!), but Andrew Bird is a long time favorite of mine.

Pure copy pasta form the press release:
ANDREW BIRD to perform at Troy Savings Bank Music Hall on THURSDAY, OCTOBER 13th.

Higher Ground Presents is pleased to welcome ANDREW BIRD to the Troy Savings Bank Music Hall on Thursday, October 13th at 8pm. Dosh opens the show.

Time: Doors 7pm, Show 8pm
Date: Thursday, October 13, 2011
Location: Troy Savings Bank Music Hall
Ages: all ages
Tickets: $33.50 (plus all applicable fees)
Tickets go on sale Friday, May 6th at 11am
Purchase at www.troymusichall.org, by phone: 518-273-0038 or in person at Troy Savings Bank Music Hall Box Office, 30 Second Street, Albany, NY

If you like things that are good, and are unfamilliar with Andrew Bird, please do yourself a favor and check the video below.