New Release Rack: Aficionado

August 28th, 2012, 1:00 pm by Greg



Albany’s own Aficionado is pumping out a new single next month. Slated for release on Tuesday, September 25 on No Sleep Records, the seven-inch slab o’ vinyl will feature two songs – “Empty” and “The Slack.”

Aficionado: Empty b/w The Slack

Fortunately, if you just can’t wait that long, you can preview “Empty” right now, courtesy of Filter Magazine.

In support of the new single, Aficionado will be hitting the road from a three-week cross-country tour, co-headlined with label-mates Mixtapes, beginning on September 25.

But before they head out of town, they’ll be throwing a record release party at the Fuze Box in Albany on Saturday, September 22. Sharing the bill will be Babe City, Lysergic Shores and Bad Local. The music is scheduled to kick off at 8pm, and admission is $7.

In the meantime, you might want to keep you eyes peeled for special Aficionado flyers around town – places like Fuzz Records, Tierra Coffee Roasters, Hudson River Coffee House and DP Dough, for example – which entitle you to a free copy of the record when you hand it in at the door on the night of the show.


Win FREE TIX to Hot Cousin @ the Fuze Box on Friday

March 20th, 2012, 11:00 am by Greg
Hot Cousin

Led by charismatic lead singer Nicole K., Nippertown retro-rockers Hot Cousin churn out a whirlwind of flashback favorites from the wild decade of the ’80s – whipping through everything from John Cougar Mellencamp’s “Authority Song” to the Vapors’ skittering new wave fave “Turning Japanese.”

Catch ’em in action on at 9pm on Friday (March 23) at the Fuze Box in Albany. Admission is $5; $10 for those under 21.

BUT WAIT… We’ve got a deal for you! We’re giving away A PAIR OF FREE TIX to the show to one lucky Nippertown reader! To enter the contest, just post a comment below answering the question: What’s your fave ’80s song? Please leave your email address, too. We won’t publish it, but we’ll use it to contact you if you win. The winner will be selected at random and notified on Friday. Enter today! Congratulations to the winner, who has been notified by email.

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