This Weekend’s CD Release Parties

March 2nd, 2012, 11:00 am by Greg

BARONS IN THE ATTIC
TODAY (FRIDAY, MARCH 2)
WCDB-FM’s 34th Anniversary Music Festival @ Valentine’s Music Hall, Albany
Musical mischief makers Barons in the Attic are back with their new CD, “Turn It Off & Take Out the Battery, which is officially unveiled tonight. The Barons will be joined by the Parlor (formerly We Are Jeneric), Sub Pop’s Avi Buffalo, the reunion of the Hanslick Rebellion, Around the World and Back, Slaughterhouse Chorus and If Madrid. The party starts at 5p; music begins at 6:10pm. Tix are $12 at the door.

THE EROTICS
TODAY (FRIDAY, MARCH 2), 8pm
Savannah’s/Dublin Underground, Albany
Mike Trash and his band of Nippertown sleaze-rock kingpins unleash their new EP, “Boulevard of Choking Screams,” which they describe as “perhaps their most brutal and down right obnoxious collection of horror punk, sleaze tinged musical masterpieces yet!” Joining in the festivities tonight will be the Blisterz and NYC’s Sex Slaves. Admission is $5 at the door.

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THE BRIAN PATNEAUDE QUARTET
SATURDAY, MARCH 3, 7:30pm
College of Saint Rose’s Massry Center, Albany
The tenor saxman celebrates the release of his fifth album, “All Around Us,” which was recorded at Cotton Hill Studios in Albany. He’ll be joined by the musicians that accompany him on the album – pianist David Caldwell-Mason, bassist Mike DelPrete and drummer Danny Whelchel. Tix are $10 and are available here in advance.

GILLES MALKINE
SUNDAY, MARCH 4, 5pm
Kleinert/James Arts Center, Woodstock
Veteran guitarist Gilles Malkine played the 1969 Woodstock Festival as a member of Tim Hardin’s band, and he’s still making music more than 40 years later. More recently, he starred with Academy Award winner Melissa Leo in the film “Persephone,” which he also composed music for. On Sunday afternoon, Malkine celebrates the release of his new solo folk-rock album, “TimeDog.”