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Hanging Out at Third Thursday, Pittsfield, 9/17/09 (Part 2) – The Leslie Ferrin Gallery

Wednesday, September 23rd, 2009

Mara Superior: A Swan's Wedding Day

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As we mentioned before, we had fun at Pittsfield’s Third Thursday last week, but the best part of the day was finally making it to the Leslie Ferrin Gallery, which we had heard so much about but never visited.

The current exhibit showcases Pittsfield artist Joe Goodwin’s glowing abstract acrylic paintings and Lucy Feller’s evocative “Wish You Were Near” postcard series, but the bright and spacious gallery has room for both solo exhibitions and separate sections for ceramics works, ceramic teapots, and individual works.

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Be Here Now: “The Chosen One” DVD Release @ Mission Bar & Tapas

Wednesday, September 23rd, 2009

Theodore Collatos is an award-winning filmmaker from the Berkshires whose “Dog Show” was screened at the Cannes Film Festival Short Film Corner in 2009. Starring Carolina Monnerat, the short film was shot in Rio de Janiero.

Now, filmmakers Collatos and Monnerat are releasing a DVD of Berkshires-made film, “The Chosen One,” which judging from the trailer (and trust us, you want to see the trailer) is a satirical horror film in the vein of Ingmar Bergman meets Guy Maddin.

To celebrate, the filmmakers are hosting a DVD release party at Mission Bar & Tapas in Pittsfield, Mass. on Monday, September 28, promising a night of music, art, wine and film. It’s a pay-what-you-will celebration, although a $20 suggested donation includes a free drink, an exhibition of Collatos’ photography and experimental films accompanied by live music.

The event will also serve as a benefit for Collatos’ upcoming film project which is slated to be filmed in Pittsfield. “I want to do a film about what people my age are experiencing now – the fallout of the Bush years and life in small town America,” Collatos explains. The story follows a man recently released from prison and his struggles follow his dream of being a comedian.

WHAT: “The Chosen One” DVD release party and benefit
WHERE: Mission Bar and Tapas, 438 North Street, Pittsfield
WHEN: Monday, September 28, 7pm
Suggested donation: $20

“The Chosen One” can be purchased online at Best Buy, Target, Amazon.com
and Barnes and Noble.

Lookin’ back: Remembering Duck Soup

Wednesday, September 16th, 2009

It seems that all the longtime Nippertown music scene-makers get all misty-eyed whenever someone mentions 288 Lark or QE2 – a pair of adventurous music clubs which were both helmed by the fabulous, charming, black-clad Charlene Shortsleeve.

But Shortsleeve also managed another club in between her long stints at those two Albany nightlife landmarks, and nobody seems to remember much about it.

The problem? Duck Soup – as the short-lived club was known – was across the river in Rensselaer, and for the downtown Albany punks, well, I guess that seemed like a world away.

But in doing a bit of de-pack-ratting recently, we came across a Duck Soup flier featuring the schedule for September 1985 – 24 years ago – and it still looks pretty interesting to us:

9/18: Beat Rodeo with Woofing Cookies
9/19: Who Likes What with the Distractions
9/20: The Broadcasters with Diversion Factor
9/21: The Reducers with Joypop
9/22: Agitpop with Due Process
9/25: 10,000 Maniacs with the Mole
9/26: The World Famous Blue Jays with the Last Roundup
9/27: Antic Hay with Diversion Factor
9/28: Bovine with Due Process

October’s slate of shows wasn’t too shabby either with bands like the Chesterfield Kings, the Bandables, Game Theory, Brian Brain, Dumptruck, Jeannie Smith & the Hurricanes, Lifeboat and Miracle Legion filling out the calendar.

Anybody else got any good old Duck Soup memories?

Bogie’s is back?!?

Wednesday, June 3rd, 2009

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297 Ontario St., Albany.

The site of way too many nights of great music – certainly more than I can possibly remember.

Bogie’s was there before Blotto recorded our first vinyl, and it was still there so many years later when Blotto released our first CD.

Now, after a loooooooooong hiatus, Bogies (the apostrophe is apparently optional) is back again . Yes, with the fine folks of Black & Blue Productions at the helm, Bogies celebrates its official grand re-opening with a crank-it-up-to-11 bash on Friday, June 5.

Sleaze-rock kingpins the Erotics headline the festivities with plenty of sonic support from the likes of Horror Business, Hijinx, Society High and Pistol Shot Gypsy. It all gets underway at 8pm, and admission is $10.

I still vividly recall the Units at Bogie’s funking up a version of “Ease on Down the Road” from “The Wiz” during the Labor Day weekend of 1979.

And Albie from the Black Fuel has a whole mess o’ fond memories of the old Bogie’s.

What are your fave Bogie’s shows of ye olden days?

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