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Upcoming shows in the capital district!

Believe it or not, there are some great shows coming up in the capital district. A few high-profile acts felt like they should come to Albany for some reason. Whatever that reason may be, we are reaping the benefits as music lovers.

St. Vincent at Upstate Concert Hall

Saturday March 7


Annie Clark of St. Vincent recently won the Best Alternative Album Grammy for her excellent 2014 effort, St. Vincent. Tickets are still available for her show at Upstate Concert Hall in Clifton Park.


Taking Back Sunday and The Menzingers at Upstate Concert Hall

Sunday March 15

For fans of pop punk singalongs, both of these bands will not disappoint. Thankfully, the show is on a Sunday, which by now I would assume has been taken back.


Sufjan Stevens at the Palace Theater

Wednesday April 15

With beautiful orchestral pop arrangements, and poignant, expressive songwriting, Sufjan Stevens is finally coming out with his first official non-Christmas album since 2010’s The Age of Adz. You can see him in April at what is arguably the nicest venue in Albany.


DJ Survey: What’s Your Guilty Pleasure?

This time around our DJs had to make a confession about who their guilty pleasure is, which brought out both some common and some not-so-common names getting mentioned. If you’ve got an artist of your own you’d call a guilty pleasure you can let us know who in the comments section below!

 Luuk: Joe Jackson

Sometimes I sing along to Joe Jackson songs in my car.

Corben: The Crash Test Dummies

MY guilty pleasure is definitely the Crash Test Dummies, a really great, underrated kind of cheesy band from the 90’s. They are kind of country, kind of poppy and something my parents listen to. Maybe not exactly a guilty pleasure because they have a pretty unique sound and are actually talented but some of the music is kind of quirky and fluffy pop.
It’s my jam

Noah: Fallout Boy

It makes no sense, their first album was great and it was all down hill from there. But for some reason I pretty much know every lyric to every song on every album. Who am I kidding, I’m Fall Out Boy’s #2 fan (some 14 year old girl is #1).

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What Artist(s) Inspired Your Current Taste In Music? Cont.

So I saw the original blog post, and despite not being a DJ anymore, wanted to get in on the fun! I sent my thing to Melissa, and she told me to make it its own post. Without further adieu, here is the band and the explanation of how they inspired my current taste in music.


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