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Summer Guide

by The Staff June 5, 2014

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  Pop Music Concerts Basilica Hudson 110 S. Front St., Hudson. 6/14: Shannon F, Crush, Love Pig, Evil Doers. 9/12-13: Basilica Soundscape featuring Swans, Tim Hecker, Deafheaven, Julia Holter, Gamelan Dharma Swara. Bearsville Theater 291 Tinker St., Woodstock, (845) 679-4406, bearsvilletheater.com. 6/12: Zvuloon ...

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Art on Lark

by The Staff June 5, 2014

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  One of the most popular local arts events returns this Saturday when Art on Lark, presented by the Lark Street BID, takes over Lark Street and lures over 20,000 people to downtown Albany. It’s a wandering-down-the-street ...

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Just Add Curiosity

by E.S. Cormac October 17, 2013

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  If you wander in to John Doe Records and Books, whatever you do don’t say the word hipster. “I don’t care one way or the other. It’s just that word, ohhhh God, it’s too much,” ...

Royalty Pains in the Ass

by Paul Rapp July 25, 2013

  The digital revolution changed everything about the business of music. Suddenly, anybody with time and a little patience can record something and present it to the world. Like, for free. That’s pretty staggering. Why, back ...

Readers’ Poll: Arts

by The Staff March 13, 2013

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    Best Movie Theater 1. Spectrum 8 Theatres 2. Regal Colonie Center Cinema 13 3. Bow Tie Cinemas Movieland Your love for the Spectrum has only gotten stronger with age: The venerable arthouse won by more than 300 votes this ...

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Ben Frost

by The Staff February 7, 2013

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  There’s body-moving music and then there’s music that literally moves your body. If the Beastie Boys were experts on the former, Australian-born and Reykjavic-based composer Ben Frost is an expert on the latter. Part punk ...

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Existential Whoa

by Josh Potter October 11, 2012

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  “I don’t mind being called messy, but being called sloppy would make me mad. There’s a difference.” It’s a subtle, almost ineffable difference to Patrick Porter, but large enough to make him pause temporarily, draw the ...

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Best of Arts

by The Staff July 19, 2012

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  Best Arts Complex Proctors 432 State St., Schenectady Quality programming across genres in multiple venues, simultaneously: Proctors set a high standard for themselves, and meet it. Broadway shows, independent and classic cinema, internationally renowned pop, classical, soul, rock ...

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John Zorn

by The Staff March 29, 2012

Simply put: John Zorn is one of the biggest international names in experimental and avant-garde music. From free jazz to hardcore, Jewish devotional music to classical, rock & roll to film and theater, there are very ...

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Rough Mix

by John Brodeur February 2, 2011

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AFRO-GRAM Saratoga Springs’ own Phantogram made their network-TV debut on Wednesday with a performance on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon. The duo, who are currently prepping a new EP for release this spring (we think), ...

Universal Doldrums

by David King January 12, 2011

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If you are familiar with New York City techno-rap-punk act Mindless Self Indulgence, you know they have an off-kilter, sometimes offensive sense of humor. But if you thought MSI’s bizarre sexual lyrics were the apex ...