This Weekend: Third Annual Beat*Shot Music Festival

Tomorrow marks the start of the 3rd Annual Beat*Shot Music Festival. This fest will showcase a diverse range of talent, both musically and visually, and the festival’s bill encompasses three full days of acts at Red Square in Downtown Albany. The three days are each quite different, and awesome. Thursday is a massive dance party with the areas best DJs (ahem, Deep Children and Party With Tina will be representing) along with about 30 other amazing DJs. Friday is for all the out of town acts to show us what the away team has to offer, and the finale, Saturday, is dedicated to showcasing local talent.

Check out the event’s facebook page for the massive list of performers and the schedule!

Quality events for this weekend vol 9

Friday 6/24

Wilco’s Solid Sound Festival, passes avail per weekend or day. [fbook]

Nadia Trinkala Art Show in conjunction with Troy Night Out, 5p, free. [kab]

TNO Afterparty at Daisy Bakers, 9:30pm, free [fbook]

Breakfast in Fur & Matt Durfee. The Daily Grind in Troy, 8p, free. [fbook]

Some Girl’s TRUE Night Out, DJ Trumastr. Some Girls Boutique, 5p, free. [fbook]

Expire, Minus, Soul Search, Twitching Tongues. Valentines, 8p, $8. [fbook]

Saturday 6/25

Albany All Stars (B) v. North County Lumber Jills. Washington Ave Armory, 6p, $12. [fbook]

Severe Severe CD Release w/ Meadower. HRCH, 9p, suggested donation. [fbook]

Leftover Crack w/ Toxic Holocaust, Israfel, Hijinx, Black Tie Operation. Northern Lights, 6:30p, $15. [fbook]

Beyond Fossil Fuel: NY Against Fracking, 12p rally. [fbook]

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Nadia Trinkala Art Show

Nadia Trinkala was an area artist who not only was revered as one of the best artists, but also as one of the best people, in the Capital Area. To help celebrate her life and art, there is an art show being hosted at the Fultron Street Gallery in Troy, on what would have been her 45th birthday, Friday June 24th at 5pm (this coincides with TNO).

For more details about the event and Nadia, head over to

Go Skateboarding.

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

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]