Energy are young and still alive. And they have this idea
that when four young guys pick up guitars, bass and drums,
and sing songs about the importance of living in the moment,
that too makes people feel young and alive and want to throw
high fives. To test this theory, they've loaded into a van
to travel the land and play their songs to somber people
in late-night watering holes.
the effort has been a success. With help from a chap named
James Murphy, the Philadelphia group have made a recording
of their songs called Stuck on Nothing, which many journalist
types have called excellent. Others have smiled and invited
the band to come play in their city. To one recent fan request,
Free Energy tweeted that they were primed and ready to rock
Albany a new piehole.
a similarly young and lively bunch, will help.
Energy will play Valentine's Music Hall and Beer Joint (17
New Scotland Ave., Albany) on Monday (Nov. 22) at 8 PM.
Tickets are $10. Call 432-6572 for more info.
economic crisis, the weight of environmental issues and
social injustices not to mention the impending holidays
don't have you feeling a tense already, EMPAC is here to
help you achieve an artful state of anxiety.
to the curators, their latest multimedia group exhibition
includes the work of 10 artists and asks individuals
to cross a threshold to place themselves in situations riddled
with tension, confront deeply charged emotional content,
and grapple with feelings of apprehension. The works presented
deal with a general mood of uneasiness arising from recent
political and economic events that frames a future rife
with imminent threats.
You won't know if it's stressful or cathartic or both unless
you check it out.
Spectator opens at EMPAC (RPI Campus, Troy) tonight (Thursday,
Nov. 18), with a 6 PM reception featuring a performance
by the Troy Chainsaw Ensemble, and runs through Jan. 29.
Following the reception, there will be a screening of Lars
Von Trier's musical melodrama Dancer in the Dark, with Bjork.
The exhibition, reception and screening are free and open
to the public. For more info, call EMPAC at 276-3921.
fall for the reverse psychology. Watching ski movies will
not cure your powder addiction. In fact, piling into a theater
with a bunch of rowdy snowheads to watch world-class athletes
rip the steep and deep on the big screen is less of an AA
meeting and more like a bender for those suffering from
the winter itch. Luckily, the only side effect of snow-sports
addiction is goggle tan and used-up sick days.
Miller has always been the biggest pusher in the ski-film
industry, and the day his annual blockbuster ski film rolls
into town is often a better indicator of the coming ski
season than even the winter solstice. Wintervention is this
years provocation. Following athletes Jonny Moseley,
Chris Davenport and Lindsey Vonn to remote treeless peaks
in Norway, Alaska, Canada and Antarctica, the film should
be inspiration enough to tune up the boards and start praying
for a Nor'easter. Plus, there's always plenty of swag and
plays the Palace Theatre (19 Clinton Ave., Albany) tomorrow
(Friday) and Saturday (Nov. 20 and 21) at 8 PM. Tickets
are $22. Call 465-3334 for more info.