New Release Rack: The Slaughterhouse Chorus, Bridge Under Fire & Bad Friends

January 25th, 2013, 2:00 pm by Greg

The Slaughterhouse Chorus & Bad Friends 2x7

A double record release bash is on tap for Valentine’s Music Hall in Albany on Sunday (January 27).

The Slaughterhouse Chorus and Bridge Under Fire will be celebrating the release of their split seven-inch vinyl EP – featuring two songs by each band. In a limited edition of 200, the colored vinyl pressing on the Syracuse-based L.R.S. Records will also include a digital download card featuring a third track from each group.

Albany fastcore favorites Bad Friends will also be celebrating as they release their debut seven-inch record, which finds the band blasting their way through 10 tracks in as many minutes. Self-released by the band, the records will be available on clear, gold and black vinyl, limited to 100 copies of each color.

Sunday’s release party at Valentine’s Music Hall in Albany will feature performances by the Slaughterhouse Chorus, Bridge Under Fire and Bad Friends, as well as their friends Henry’s Rifle and Maggot Brain. The music is slated to get underway at 7pm on Sunday (January 27), and admission is $5.


CD Release Celebrations Galore This Weekend!

April 6th, 2012, 12:00 pm by Greg

If April showers bring May flowers, then Albany winters must bring a blossoming of new CDs…

By our count, there are five big CD release celebrations going on around Nippertown this weekend. You won’t be able to catch ’em all, but here’s the lowdown:


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Nippertown Music News: Phantogram, Ill Funk Ensemble, the Blisterz, the Slaughterhouse Chorus

July 20th, 2011, 9:56 am by Greg

Spin magazine named Phantogram as one of the “20 Must-Hear Artists at Lollapalooza 2011,” which takes place August 5-7 in Chicago’s Grant Park. Phantogram phans won’t have to travel quite that far to get a dose of their “blending of electronic loops, hip-hop beats, shoegaze, soul and pop,” as Spin puts it. Sarah Barthel and Josh Carter will be stepping into the spotlight at Pearl Street in Northampton at 9pm on Sunday, sandwiched inbetween opening act Com Truise and headliners the Glitch Mob. Tix are $15 in advance; $20 at the door.

The Ill Funk Ensemble has advanced to the semi-final round of voting in Soulive’s Royal Family Affair Battle of the Bands. Eight bands are currently in the running for two performance slots at the Royal Family Affair music festival that’s taking place at Stratton Mountain in Bondville, Vermont on August 12-14. Based on online voting, the top five bands will advance to the final round where the two winning bands will be selected by Eric Krasno, Neal Evans and Alan Evans of Soulive. You can vote here. The winner will get a main stage performance slot, while the runner-up will perform at the fest on an indoor stage. Voting continues through Monday (July 25).

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