never been particularly OG, but Busta Rhymes has always
been a little wily. The dude’s arms (and connections) are
big enough to keep this humble paper from dissin’ the code,
but we’ve got to say that the psycho, rubber-face routine
can be a little hard to read at times. Like, did the guy
really expect the world to end in 2000? It’s never clear
to what degree he’s got his tongue in cheek—like on his
new oil-bling track “Arab Money” where he raps about security
on camelback and gambling with Arafat—and that’s precisely
why he’s remained one of the coolest figures in hip-hop.
He’s playing only a handful of dates before his new album
Back on My B.S. drops in May, but he’ll be gettin’
rowdy wit Clifton Park.
The Flipmode Squad’s going to get some 518-love for this
one too, with local rappers Sev Statik, Dezmatic, Shyste,
Awar, Rick Whispers, and Pigz joining the bill.
Busta Rhymes comes to Northern Lights (1208 Route 146, Clifton
Park) tomorrow (March 20) at 8 PM. Tickets are $35. Call
Sullivan with Sean Griffin
Griffin’s current residency at RPI’s Experimental Media
& Performing Arts Center will be highlighted by three
video installations created in collaboration with Catherine
Sullivan, and exhibited in Studio 1. And they’re all critiques
about how we relate to one another.
Chittendens, which features 16 actors making stylized
movements and sounds suggesting 19th- and 20th-century society,
is “highly structured, beyond catharsis and full of embedded
cultural critique.” Triangle of Need imagines a fractured
narrative about a Neanderthal society, complete with e-mail
and figure skating. D-Pattern grew out of a live
performance with actor-dancers performing “repetitive movements
that embody and effuse certain attitudes.”
The installation by Catherine Sullivan with Sean Griffin
opens tomorrow (Friday, March 20) from 7 to 10 PM at EMPAC
(Studio 1: Goodman, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy)
and continues through March 29. The exhibit is free and
open to the public. For gallery hours, visit empac.rpi.edu.
you stay up late enough to know him as the Emmy-Award-winning
host of CBS’s Late Late Show. Or maybe you remember
his stint as the insufferable Nigel Wick on The Drew
Less likely, you may recall the Scottish comedian-writer-actor-director’s
stint on his Scottish archeology series Dirt Detectives,
or his “Bing Hitler” routine on the UK’s underground comedy
circuit. Or (least likely) perhaps you’re right now playing
a cassette recording by his early ’80s punk band the Bastards
From Hell (later known, after a subtle image shift, as the
guy has been around. But whyever you may know his name,
you probably know he’s a damn funny bloke. This weekend,
he’s bringing all his Scottish charm and humor to Schenectady.
Times are tough; he’ll make you laugh at it all. And from
what we’ve heard, laughter is a dern good medicine.
As Ferguson himself would say, “Relax, you’re among friends
now. The long hard day is over and the roly-poly funny man
is before you.”
Craig Ferguson doles out his wry Scottish wit at Proctors
Theatre (432 State St., Schenectady) at 8 PM on Saturday
(March 21). Tickets range from $20 to $35. For more info,
or to purchase tickets, call 346-6204.