Hieroglyphic Being at EMPAC: Ticket Giveaway

On Friday, Hieroglyphic Being will be performing at EMPAC. Hieroglyphic Being is known for his out of this world, experimental, house music.

From EMPAC’s event listing:

You find a vinyl record out in the desert, faded and with no markings. Upon returning home, you place it on the turntable and are enveloped by distorted, raw, rhythmic pulsations. The sound gives you a glimpse into another world, another way of existing. It works its way inside of you, and you begin to subtly move.

This is the sound of Hieroglyphic Being.

The kind folks at EMPAC have given me a pair of tickets to give away to a lucky KAB reader! You can enter the giveaway below. If you are not the contest type, tickets are currently on sale directly from EMPAC.

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Quality events for this weekend

Friday September 01

TGIF Yoga at Heartspace: Community class, In both Albany and Troy.

An Evening with Queen White by Martine Syms at EMPAC: An augmented-reality installation.

AFTER by Andrew Schneider at EMPAC: “an emotional story about time, bodies, death, and physics.”

First Friday Albany: Arts, culture, music, food, and more all around albany.

First Friday with Alex Waters at FOGS: Pop-up exhibit in partnership with Albany Center Gallery.

1st Friday at La Luce: Opening reception for Alicia Lea And Josh Boyark.

Sweet Megg & The Wayfarers at BSP Kingston: Swing/jazz/dance.

Exhuman presents Aeon at Fuze Box: Goth night. 2-day special!

Hoser, Ferriday, Drishti at Paulys: Indie/pop/blues.

Hip Hop and All That Jazz at Savoy: Mixed genre-bending show.

Saturday September 02

An Evening with Queen White by Martine Syms at EMPAC: An augmented-reality installation.

Exhuman presents Aeon at Fuze Box: Goth night. 2-day special!

SMCo Two Year Celebration at Superior Merchandise Co.: SMCo. turns two with coffee, beer, snacks, music, and more.

Upstate Soul Club at Brunette: Kingston’s got soul. With PJ Gray.

Botanica at The Half Moon: Botanica turns 3! With DJ Ephraim Asili and Zemog El Gallo Bueno.

Warpaint at Upstate Concert Hall: Indie rock.

Glenn Jones, Parashi at One Caroline: Experimental/primitave guitar.

Soul Vibes at BSP: Dance music from around the world.

Sunday September 03

Phobia, Psytoxia, Grimer, Anti-Cosmosat at Pauly’s Hotel: Grindcore.

Laetitia Sadier (of Stereolab), Nicholas Krgovich at BSP: Experimental/rock.

All weekend

Art Omi: The sculpture fields are awesome.

Day trip to MASS MoCA: Pretty drive and a great museum.

Olana State Historic Site in Hudson: Rotating weekly programs and a landscape to get lost in.

The NYS Museum: Bunch of great exhibits and it’s right in your backyard.

Second-run movies at the Madison Theater: Only five bucks!

Movies at The Spectrum: First run, independent movies at a small centrally located theater.

Farmer’s Markets: Troy, Delmar, and Saratoga on Saturday, and Schenectady and Saratoga on Sunday.

Quality events for this weekend

Friday August 25

TGIF Yoga at Heartspace: Community class, In both Albany and Troy.

Troy Night Out: Arts, music, food, drinks and more around Troy.

Garage Bands at APL: Bands in a literal garage. Featuring Front Business and Sun Natives.

Coffee & Cream at SMCo.: Ice cream floats and affogatos.

Zex, Rotten UK, Cinderblock, Executor, Capitle, Neutron Rats, Male Patterns, New Life, Prison, and Mystery Girl at Pauly’s: Loud Punk Records turns 10!

Desolated, Recon, Downswing, Easy Money, Purgatory at Fuze Box: Hardcore show.

Shana Falana, Oshwa, Bye at Half Moon Hudson: Art-pop/alternative/indie.

Huichica East 2017 in Pine Plains: Music, food, and wine mini-festival.

Saturday August 26

Body Shine Sweet 16 at Fuze Box: House/disco/etc dance party.

Arts & Crafts Festival at Mabee Farm: “bringing together the very best of the Capital Region’s handcrafted goods”.

Waterfall Wonders Hike at Mount Greylock: Learn about the waterfalls at Mount Greylock.

Silencio at BSP: A David Lynch tribute party.

Bradleys Tavern:

Pretty Much the Best Comedy Show: Casey James Salengo:

Casey James Salengo at Proctors: Part of the Pretty Much the Best Comedy Show series.

Pretty Much the Best Comedy Show: Casey James Salengo | Proctors – Schenectady, New York:

The Orange, Slyboots, Kimono Dragons at The Low Beat: Power-pop/rock/surf rock.

The Sea The Sea, Girl Blue at The Hollow: Folk/pop/singer-songwriter.

Huichica East 2017 in Pine Plains: Music, food, and wine mini-festival.

Sunday August 27

Trail Running Festival at Thatcher Park: Offering 5 race distances.

All weekend

Haley Josephs at Basilica Hudson: Opening for artist Haley Josephs.

Dutchess County Fair: Running for over 170 years.

An Evening with Queen White by Martine Syms at EMPAC: Augmented-reality installation.

Art Omi: The sculpture fields are awesome.

Day trip to MASS MoCA: Pretty drive and a great museum.

Olana State Historic Site in Hudson: Rotating weekly programs and a landscape to get lost in.

The NYS Museum: Bunch of great exhibits and it’s right in your backyard.

Second-run movies at the Madison Theater: Only five bucks!

Movies at The Spectrum: First run, independent movies at a small centrally located theater.

Farmer’s Markets: Troy, Delmar, and Saratoga on Saturday, and Schenectady and Saratoga on Sunday.

Fall 2017 at EMPAC

EMPAC has recently announced their upcoming season, and as usual, there’s a lot of great stuff coming up.

A few music events I’m excited to check out are Hieroglyphic Being on September 8, Actress and Toxe on October 20, and Laura Luna on November 17.

Also, the HoloLens demo and talk looks really interesting, and My Paradoxical Knives, Laure Prouvost’s new performance, and AFTER by Andrew Schneider all sound very interesting.

Check out the schedule, see what you find interesting and go check it out!

LarkFest set for Sept 23, Cloud Nothings to headline

From the press release:

This iconic event is New York State’s largest one-day festival and is expected to host more than 50,000 people this September. More than 100 vendors of all kinds will setup along Lark Street. This year’s headlining act is the critically acclaimed Cloud Nothings. Additional musical acts for the day include a showcase from WCDB-FM, Jouska, North & South Dakotas, Sun Natives, Ryan Leddick Trio, Hate Club, Front Business, Let Go Daylight, and a mystery showcase from Pig Food Records.

In addition to a great headliner, there’s a really solid showing of local talent. Should be a great day of music on Lark Street.

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