Be Here Now: Pine Smoke Lodge @ Upstate Artists Guild, 5/29/10

May 28th, 2010, 2:33 pm by Greg

The next performance from the fine folks at the Albany Sonic Arts Collective takes over the Upstate Artists Guild in Albany at 8pm on Saturday. Suggested donation is $5 at the door.

Bring your adventurous heart and your open ears. Here’s who you’ll hear:

Pine Smoke Lodge (Matt McKeever and Hillary Dickerson from Portland, Maine) – mysterious psychedelic drone masters

Cruudeuces (Nate Brennan from North Adams) – organic improvisations

Grab Ass Cowboys – Albany’s own noise makers

Jefferson Pitcher – guitarist extraordinaire from Troy

The performance will be Pitcher’s farewell show, as he’s relocating to the Great White North. Come on down and wish him well.

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Be Here Now: Ben Miller/Doug Van Nort Duo @ Upstate Artists Guild, 5/1/10

April 30th, 2010, 1:27 pm by Greg

The Albany Sonic Arts Collective is presenting the next in its series of adventurous new music concerts at the Upstate Artists Guild in Albany at 8pm on Saturday.

It’s a triple-bill featuring the Ben Miller/Doug Van Nort Duo (on multiphonic guitar and laptop), the Holyoke-based trio Barn Owl (featuring guitarist Chris Cooper, bassist Andy Crespo and percussionist Matt Weston) and Saratoga Springs’ own soundscapers Shape Shifting Shepherds.

Ben Miller was a member of legendary Michigan anti-rock proto-punks Destroy All Monsters, which also featured ex-MC5 bassist Michael Davis and ex-Stooges guitarist Ron Asheton.

There is a $5.00 suggested donation for the performance.

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