Music released by Albany-area artists during Covid

Brendan generously wrote in with a list of music that’s been released by local artists since March. I thought his idea was great, so I expanded on his list a bit. If you’d like to submit your release to this list, submit here!

Wet Specimens – 4 hits from HeLL

Allyson Smith – Carter Creek Choir

Oddy Gato – While You Were Sleeping

Willoughby J. Morse – together, forever​/​/​together, apart & sistrs only lvr


Maggot Brain – Illumine

The Purple Stuff – Ask Again

Male Patterns / Executors Split 7″ EP

After The Fall – Resignation

JB aka Dirty Moses – Die Tonight ft Masai and Ice T

Concrete – Free us from Existence

Giant Gorilla Dog Thing – Baths with Geese

Yawning Earth – Profiteers

Dog Man Pizza Party – Stay Dead & Supa-Stah


Architrave – This Perfect Day

Crisis Actor – Isolation

The Jagaloons – Knock You Up

Upstate Mixtape Vol. 1

Upstate Mixtape is a compilation of musicians and artists hailing from the Capital Region of NY. This mixtape is part of antiracist grassroots fundraising efforts, spearheaded by Jammella Anderson. 100% of the proceeds of this compilation album will be redistributed back to the Black musicians and artists who contributed to it. We carefully selected the white musicians that were asked to be a part of this project as being in line with our values of antiracism and commitment to amplify Black voices.
Songs contributed here are anything from demos, to B-sides, to album loose ends to showcase the multifaceted musicians from the 518.

1983 – Saturday’s Child

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.