no party like a Catskills party ’cause a Catskills party
The Flaming Lips are curators and headliners for this weekend’s
All Tomorrow’s Parties festival, taking place tomorrow (Friday)
through Sunday at Kutsher’s Country Club in Monticello.
The Lips are gearing up to release their first double album,
Embryonic, so their set should be full of new music—and
fake blood, and nun puppets, et cetera. That alone, not
bad. But: The festival also features Animal Collective,
Sufjan Stevens (in his first U.S. performance in more than
two years), Suicide (performing their 1977 debut record),
the reunited Jesus Lizard (simply destroying shit), and
dozens of other indie lights—plus a comedy stage curated
by David Cross. Visit atpfestival.com for all ticketing
and lodging information.
Many of the acts appearing at ATP are playing one-off shows
regionally in the surrounding days, most notably this Friday,
when Deerhunter will be a part of EMPAC’s New Nothing series
along with legendary Japanese troublemakers Boredoms (pictured),
who will bring a stage full of drummers along to recreate
their Boadrum performance. They’ll be about 70 drummers
shorter than usual, but it should still be plenty noisy.
Admission for the 8 PM show is $15; $10 for students, faculty
and seniors; and $5 for RPI students. Call 276-3921 to reserve
Also: New Jersey’s the Feelies are set to play their 1980
Stiff Records debut Crazy Rhythms at ATP on Friday.
They’ll follow that up with a show at Bearsville Theater
in Woodstock on Saturday. Tickets are $25 for the 9 PM Woodstock
show, and are available through the theater’s box office
at (845) 679-4406.
And unclassifiable Brooklyn trio Akron/Family, who play
ATP on Saturday, make their way to Jason’s Upstairs Bar
in Hudson on Monday night. This year’s Set ’Em Wild,
Set ’Em Free may be their best work yet. Slaraffenland
will open the 8 PM show. Tickets are $13; call the bar at
828-8787 for more info.
exhibitions are springing up at art venues all around the
Capital Region, and the University Art Museum is no exception.
But while many of these anniversary exhibits celebrate 400
years of area history or the varied landscapes of the Hudson
River, this one takes a different approach. Uncharted
explores exploration itself through images and installations
about travel and discovery.
Featuring work in an array of media by Radcliffe Bailey,
Olaf Breuning, Anna Conway, Mark Essen, Adam Frelin, Valerie
Hegarty, David Herbert, Emre Hüner, Matt Leines (pictured
is Untitled 1, 2009) and Cameron Martin, the exhibit
presents an imagined world of adventure, brimming with all
the possibility and peril of the unknown.
looks forward in celebration of the past and, according
to curator Janet Riker, shares “the results of beginning
any new venture without a map.”
opens on Tuesday (Sept. 15) at the University Art Museum
(University at Albany, 1400 Washington Ave., Albany) with
an artist’s reception from 5 to 7 PM, and runs through Dec.
13. For more info call 442-4035.