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Aficionado’s Final Show

by Metroland Staff on May 2, 2013

VALENTINE’S, SATURDAY

 

“You and What Army?” was the headline we ran when Aficionado graced the cover of Metroland in 2008, marching nine-deep down State Street. Over nearly a decade, the band became an Albany institution, dominating the outdoor festival stages with horns, strobe lights and confetti cannons during their early prog-centric days, and then becoming a label-backed nation-touring force when they stripped back the lineup to their sleek post-hardcore roots. If this reads like a eulogy, that’s because it is. On Saturday, Aficionado take their final bow with a blow-out show featuring former bandmates and plenty of surprises. Nightmares for a Week will open. (May 4, 8 PM, $10, 17 New Scotland Ave., Albany, 432-6572)