Quality events for tonight: Deadmau5 After-party & The Red Lions

Tonight at Fuze Box is the Deadmau5 after party with myself, Looney, DJ NV & Truemastr.

I’m sure some people aren’t inclined to pay an absurd amount of money to go stand in the armory with a million bros profusely sweating just to hear some “serious bangers”, so come a half a block down and enjoy some lovely tracks by DJs that don’t need a mask or a number in their name to get you moving.

Here’s the fbook event for the rest of the details.

Also, if you don’t only listen to bleepy-bloops, I’d strongly recommend you head over to The Attic (289 Delaware) before Fuze and catch The Red Lions with The Fling and Rosary Beard. More details on the fbook event.

Recap: #OccupyValentines with Wye Oak, Hilly Eye and The Red Lions

Last night, our friends at WCDB and b3nson recording organized a mid-week break-in-routine featuring live music and good people in the form of the Red Lions, Hilly Eye (featuring Amy from Titus Andronicus) and Wye Oak. All associated acts have plenty going on; with the Red Lions currently recording their next album (yes!), Hilly Eye promoting the new songs off their latest E.P., and Wye Oak kicking off their fall tour opening for Explosions in the Sky.


Andrew Franciosa

The show brought together a good gathering of people, that pleasant ratio of familiar faces and people I’ve never seen before was in full effect. Not to mention the bill of acts worked very well together while still individually providing something different with each respective set. Good job, WCDB.

Be sure to check out Andrew’s full gallery on flickr.

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Recap: Rest Fest ’11

Although in theory, the 2nd-annual Restoration Festival took some hits from Irene — such as two of the national acts, A Hawk and a Hacksaw and The Music Tapes both canceling and the consecutive choice to allow free entry on Sunday — in practice, the festival and its attendees became a textbook example for making the best of a potentially grim situation.


Deer Tick at Rest Fest © Andrew Franciosa

The b3nson family affair brought together a tediously crafted line-up and schedule of the Capital Region’s best in indie folk/rock/etc. mixed in with nationally touring bands Deer Tick and Titus Andronicus and a late(r) night DJ set from Looney of Deep Children and Party With Tina on Saturday. Sunday’s schedule was delayed and slimmed down due to the storm, but arguably one of the best parts of the entire weekend was seeing the tireless efforts and actions of volunteers and friends alike come together to ensure that Irene didn’t eff up a good time. People wanted this event go to happen and that energy was just as contagious as was freaking out about the storm.

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