Real Good for FREE: Garage Bands in the Garage @ Albany Public Library

The Mysteios (photo by Timothy Reidy)

The Mysteios @ The River Street Beat Shop in 2011 (photo by Timothy Reidy)

Your local public library offers you more books than you could ever possibly read in a lifetime. And since just about all of the video stores have disappeared by now, your library covers that end of your entertainment spectrum, too.

But what you might not realize is that the Albany Public Library is also a pretty damn fine music venue.

Back again for a another summer season is the Garage Bands in the Garage free concert series, held in the garage at the rear of the Washington Avenue main branch of the Albany Public Library.

The monthly concerts take place at 6pm on the third Friday of the month between now and September, and they’ve got some mighty fine bands lined up to play for you this year.

Here’s the 2013 schedule:

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JUNE 21
The Hearing Aides
with Mod Fiction (garage punk)

JULY 19
The Mysteios
with the Pistolwhips (garage)

AUGUST 16
New Red Scare
with Boxer Brown (indie punk)

SEPTEMBER 20
Masai
with Goldtooth (hip hop)

ADDITIONAL REAL GOOD FOR FREE EVENTS FOR 2013
River Street Festival @ River Street, Troy (Saturday, June 15)
Fourth of July Celebration @ Empire State Plaza, Albany (Thursday, July 4)
GE’s Kids Day @ Empire State Plaza, Albany (Sunday, July 7)
African American Family Day @ Empire State Plaza, Albany (Sunday, August 3)
New York State Food Festival @ Empire State Plaza, Albany (Wednesday, August 14)
Hispanic Heritage Celebration @ Empire State Plaza, Albany (Saturday, September 14)
Summer at the Plaza @ Empire State Plaza, Albany (various days)
Music in the Park @ Schodack Town Park, Schodack (Tuesdays through July 9)
Tuesday Nights in the Park @ Cook Park, Colonie (Tuesdays through August 27)
Rockin’ On the River @ Green Island Bridge Parking Lot/Riverfront Park, Troy (Wednesdays from June 19 through August 28)
Alive at Five @ Riverfront Park, Albany (Thursdays through August 8)
Upbeat On the Roof @ Skidmore College’s Tang Museum, Saratoga Springs (Fridays through August 30)
Music at Sunset @ Greenport Town Park, Hudson (Fridays through August 30)
Music Haven Concert Series @ Central Park, Schenectady (Sundays July 7 through August 11)
Jazz On Jay @ Jay Street, Schenectady (Thursdays through September 5)

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