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WCDB DJ EVENTS! July and Beyond

JULY 6th: 5th ANNUAL BEAT SHOT FESTIVAL Hip-Hop festival showcasing regional and independent artists at Red Square, Albany. Starts at Noon. DJ LO FI LOBO (Saturdays, Midnight-2AM)  and DJ Tha5ftAZZAZZIN (Thursdays, Midnight-2AM) will be performing!

LINK to festival announcement

JULY 10th: LADIES NIGHT AT LAUGHS ON LARK!!! All lady comics! Hosted by Ethan Ullman and featuring Jaye McBride, Anna Phillips, Kristin VanSteemburg and more! Elda’s on Lark, Albany. 8:00PM. (DJ Ethan Ullman, Thursdays, 10PM-Midnight) LINK TO FACEBOOK GROUP

JULY 11th: PASTIES, PENCILS & PINTS with Eva Peron Destruction! Burlesque meets figure drawing meets pints at 51 3rd Street, Troy. 8:30PM. (DJ HEAT, Mondays 6-8PM) LINK TO FACEBOOK GROUP

JULY 13th: DELAWARE AVENUE STREET FESTIVAL A mile of food, art, music and garage sales. 9AM-5PM. DJ EVERY DAY (Thursdays, 8-10PM) will be performing 3PM-7PM for KHAN WIRELESS. EVENT LINK

JULY 24th: STORYTIME TIME Hosted by Ethan Ullman, and featuring comedic true stories from the area’s greatest storytellers and comedians. More Bread & Jam in Cohoes, NY. 6:30PM. (DJ Ethan Ullman, Thursdays, 10PM-Midnight) LINK TO FACEBOOK GROUP

JULY 27TH: LIVESTOCK JAM ROCK at the Albany Barn. (DJ JORDAN HILL, Wednesdays, Midnight-2AM)

AUGUST 23RD: C. AMANDA BOUTAHORSE’S CULT CLASSICS PRESENTS MONTY PYTHON Bi-monthly burlesque show featuring local and national acts with a Cult Classic Theme. The Hangar in Troy. Doors at 8, Show starts at 9. (DJ HEAT, Mondays 6-8PM) LINK TO FACEBOOK

WCDB DJ SUMMER EVENTS WOOO!!!!

JUNE 13th, Thursday – ON WCDB 90.9FM, Tune in for an Interview with Why? at 6:30PM

 

JUNE 15th, Saturday – COMEDY SHOW: The World of “Eat Fried Chicken” Stand-Up Comedy show at Urban Book Café, 8:30 PM, with Lady T and WCDB DJ ETHAN ULLMAN https://www.facebook.com/events/160252044148975/ (Thursdays 10PM-Midnight)

 

JUNE 15th, Saturday – Why? with special guest Sarah Jaffe at Valentine’s, Albany, Upstairs, 7PM

 

JUNE 23rd, Sunday – Sgt. Dunbar and the Hobo Banned with Apenglow at Valentine’s, Albany, Downstairs, 8PM (WCDB DJ ALEX MURO, Mondays 4-6PM, AND VARIOUS ALUMNI)

 

JUNE 26th, Wednesday – Storytime Time – Comedy show at More Bread and Jam in Cohoes, 6:30PM https://www.facebook.com/events/317071341757356/ (WCDB DJ ETHAN ULLMAN, Thursdays 10PM-Midnight)

 

JULY 6th, Saturday – 5th Annual Beat*Shot Music Festival at Red Square (WCDB DJ LO FI LOBO, Saturdays Midnight-2AM)

 

JULY 11th, Thursday – Pasties, Pencils & Pints – Burlesque meets figure drawing and pints – 51 3rd Street, Troy – 8:30-11:30 PM (WCDB DJ HEAT, Mondays 6-8PM)

((SHOW REVIEW)) THE BABIES, Party Boat, & Birthdays at Valentine’s 5/3/13

It was one of the first days of spring — white flowers were blooming hard all over Albany and people were driving by with open windows spilling music on to the streets. At the time of this writing, Albany Medical Center has not taken over this block where Valentine’s stands and hopefully if you are reading this in the future, it has not done so!

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It is Friday night, May 3rd, with locals Birthdays and Party Boat opening for THE BABIES. We were all really excited to see The Babies play live – A lot of the rock DJs have played the hell out of Our House on the Hill since it was released in November 2012. One concert-goer proclaimed, “MY HEART IS A JITTERY BUTTERFLY” while we waited for them to start and I forced a “Kodak Moment”:

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THE BABIES – I had so much fun during their set – They had lots of energy and played all the hits! Their live show translated well from their studio albums — Seeing them live made me love their songs even more because the instruments sounded bolder all around and it really did it for me. I hope one day I can see them play a basement show. There were a lot of dancers in the audience which made the set even more fun.

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They had Our House on the Hill on record, cassette, and CD, their self titled CD, Moonlight Mile/Places 7” (review below), T-Shirt, and an AWESOME TOTE BAG (A++++++)

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WCDB DJ EVENTS: May and beyond!

WHAT ARE THESE WCDB DJs UP TO? (DJ names and WCDB time slots are in italics):

5/3, Friday: DELLAROCCA BOOKING PRESENTS: THE BABIES (Vivian Girls, Woods) will be here with openers Birthdays and Party Boat. Valentine’s, Albany, NY. FACEBOOK EVENT. (Nicole, Tuesdays, 6-8PM)

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5/4, Saturday: WCDB’s DJ AK will be joining Machine in the Garden and JimmyNort for a fun night at Pauly’s Hotel. FACEBOOK EVENT. (DJ AK, Thurs nights/Fri mornings 2AM-4AM)

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HEAT’S MINI REVIEWS: Purling Hiss, Ty Segall and Mikal Cronin, Chelsea Light Moving, Bleached


Purling Hiss – Water on Mars 4/2013
ATTN: Dinosaur Jr. Fans, Malkmus, Anybody that loves great dirty delicious guitar tones, solos and flourishes.
I pretty much headbanged, danced, and/or swayed through this whole album. I plan on blasting this in my car with the windows down this summer. Guitar driven album, riffage galore, love all the note bends!!!
Song Picks: “The Harrowing Wind”, “Mercury Retrograde”, “She Calms Me Down”, “Lolita”


Ty Segall and Mikal Cronin – Reverse Shark Attack
And HE’S BACK!!! Ty Segall is churning out albums like crazy the past few years. This album is a collaboration with Mikal Cronin, who is in his current band. THIS IS DIRTY GARAGE ROCK, high throttle, blow your speakers out loud. They literally sound like they recorded this in their garage surrounded by Jay Reatard posters. I like how it sometimes sounds like they are running their instruments through a chainsaw. Tracks 1-6 are fun, loud, and 2 minutes or less while the last track is a 10 minute soundscape and definitely my favorite song on the album. If you like Ty Segall’s music, you will like this. Reverb, distortion, vibrations, underwater kingdom, wild!!

Song Picks: “Reverse Shark Attack”, “Ramona”, “High School”, “Drop Dead Baby”


Chelsea Light Moving – s/t  4/2013
If you are a Sonic Youth fan, don’t worry, you can feel Thurston Moore’s influence on these songs. Sometimes the guitars are creepy sounding, vocals are awkward like they should be from Moore, and these songs are sometimes darker/heavier than Sonic Youth. If you don’t know Sonic Youth, it sounds like weird rock: guitars tuned strange, rambling songs, being on a strange journey that you’re not sure if you should be on. I say that with love!

Song Picks: “Empires of Time”, “Heavenmetal”, “Sleeping Where I Fall”


Bleached – Ride Your Heart

Two sisters bringing you a concoction of reverb guitars and vocals, California, simple and straightforward song structure, titles and lyrical content, catchy and feeling good. I bet they are fun live. It sounds like they had a good time making this album. NO STRESS HERE, they take it easy.

Song Picks: “Looking for a Fight”, “Next Stop”

BRAINSTORM

BAND: BRAINSTORM

ALBUM: Heat Waves

LABEL: Tender Loving Empire Records

RELEASE DATE: October 2, 2012

This experimental pop trio reigns from good ole Portland, OR and are here to make you feel good. These songs were created to make you move. The guitar riffs and intricate, driving percussion make this band interesting and fun to listen to. I seriously cannot get enough of the drumming on this album! Listen closely; Drummer and Vocalist Adam Baz is working hard behind the set. I describe his drumming as “intricate” because he keeps it varied and spontaneously controlled.

Some songs use unusual time signatures for this kind of music (7/8) specifically Tracks 6 & 7, “Word Up” & “Upward”. “Upward” is a rambunctious instrumental for you to shake it. My personal favorites are Track 8, “The Crown Caves In” and Track 2, “Beast in the Sky” for the way they make me dance in my seat.

They have a new music video out (REMEMBER THOSE?!) on IFC: CLICK HERE FOR THAT