This weekend: Beat Shot Music Festival X

Beat Shot Music Festival now in its tenth year, is this Friday and Saturday at Lost & Found. This will sadly be the final Beat Shot Music Festival.

The details:

The Beat Shot Music Festival has always been a celebration of independent music, art and thought. Every summer we created a platform for artists to freely express themselves. Please join us at Lost & Found Albany, for the 10th and final installment of The Beat Shot Music Festival.

Proceeds from this year’s festival will benefit YouthFX, also celebrating 10 years. Please visit for more information.

Friday July 5th. 6pm-1am
Saturday July 6th 3pm-3am

$20 One day pass (at the door)
$35 Two day pass (at the door)

It’s sad to see something like this come to an end, but you’ve got one last chance to be a part of a Beat Shot Music Festival. In years past I’ve been exposed to a ton of new music from a ton of artists that I’d have never come across on my own, and I’m better for it. Truemaster and crew do a ton of work and put a lot of care into making these happen and it truly shows.

If you didn’t have plans yet this weekend, you do now.

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Sleep, X, Twin Peaks, Of Montreal, Real Estate and more coming to new venue at Crossgates

Skyloft, a new music venue and restaurant opening in Crossgates is opening with some big shows on their calendar. Not much info is available about the opening of Skyloft, other than “spring 2019”. Their website does already have their food and drink menus up.

Events already booked include Sleep, X, Twin Peaks, Of Montreal, Real Estate, and many more.

See all of the events at Skyloft on their ticketing website or facebook page.

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 took us further into the orbit of his music.

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 up giving you a much deeper look into the song, and those responsible for it’s creation. This episode was recorded live on a cruise organized by tonight’s opener, Jonathan Coulton.