Posts Tagged ‘Troy’

Win FREE Tickets to Las Cafeteras @ Sanctuary for Independent Media on Sunday

Tuesday, September 30th, 2014
Las Cafeteras

Las Cafeteras

LA Weekly honored them with the Best Latin Alternative Band award in 2013.

National Public Radio hailed their music as “creative, socially conscious, it’s perfect.”

The BBC called it “urgent, relevant music.”

Born in the streets of Los Angeles, Las Cafeteras are immigrant children who are remixing roots music and telling modern day stories with what The Los Angeles Times has called a “uniquely Angeleno mishmash of punk, hip-hop, beat music, cumbia and rock … Live, they’re magnetic.”

Las Cafeteras create a vibrant musical fusion with a unique East LA sound and a community-focused political message. Their Afro-Mexican rhythms, zapateado and inspiring lyrics tell stories of a community that is looking for love and fighting for justice in the concrete jungle of Los Angeles. To their remix of traditional Son Jarocho sounds, Las Cafeteras add Afro-Caribbean marimbol and cajón, poetry in English and Spanglish, and such instruments as jarana, requinto, a donkey jawbone and a wooden platform called the Tarima.

Now Las Cafeteras are slated to make their Nippertown debut as they take the stage at the Sanctuary for Independent Media in Troy at 7pm on Sunday (October 5). Admission is $15.

BUT WAIT… Have we got a deal for you! We’re giving away a pair of FREE TICKETS to the show. To enter, just post a comment below. Please leave your email address, too. We won’t publish it, but we’ll use it to contact you if you win. The deadline to enter is 12noon on Friday (October 3), and the winner will be selected at random and notified on Friday afternoon. Don’t delay, enter today! And good luck! Congratulations to the winner, who has been notified by email.

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Two Art Galleries Coming to Troy’s 4th Street

Thursday, September 25th, 2014
The gallery at 274 4th Street

The gallery at 274 4th Street in Troy

A man with a dream and no small amount of determination, Troy resident Cory Nelson has managed to open not one but two – count ‘em, 2 – galleries in formerly inactive storefronts on Troy’s 4th Street.

From 6-8pm on Friday (September 26), exhibitions will take place at each gallery with additional artwork displayed throughout the block, in conjunction with the monthly Troy Night Out arts walk. DOORS, at 274 4th Street, will feature the work of local artists who have painted doors salvaged from Troy dumpsters. PINK TAXI, at 314 4th Street, is a tribute to Darlene Nelson and those fighting breast cancer, and is the first step in forming a partnership with mobile-based car services such as UBER and LYFT to provide taxi services to and from chemotherapy treatment for patients.

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LIVE: Rest Fest @ CAC Woodside, 8/15/14 (Day Two)

Wednesday, September 10th, 2014
Eastbound Jesus

Eastbound Jesus

Photographs by Timothy Reidy

Rest Fest
Restoration Festival…
Restoration Funstival…

By whatever name you call it, the fifth annual fest returned to the Contemporary Artists Center at Woodside in Troy for the second consecutive year, and once again, it was a parade of fine Local 518 bands gracing the two stages with plenty of festive, adventurous and fun music…

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LIVE: Rest Fest @ CAC Woodside, 8/15/14 (Day One)

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LIVE: Rest Fest @ CAC Woodside, 8/15/14 (Day One)

Tuesday, September 9th, 2014
Wild Adriatic

Wild Adriatic

Photographs by Timothy Reidy

Rest Fest
Restoration Festival…
Restoration Funstival…

By whatever name you call it, the fifth annual fest returned to the Contemporary Artists Center at Woodside in Troy for the second consecutive year, and once again, it was a parade of fine Local 518 bands gracing the two stages with plenty of festive, adventurous and fun music…

ALSO SEE:
LIVE: Rest Fest @ CAC Woodside, 8/16/14 (Day Two)

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Real Good for FREE: Uncle Sam Jam & Car Show @ Powers Park on Saturday

Friday, August 29th, 2014
Johnny Rabb

Johnny Rabb

The Uncle Sam Jam and the South Troy Timing Association’s Power in the Park team up for one big day of automobiles and audio delights, as music and muscle cars fill Troy’s Powers Park on Saturday (August 30).

The day-long bash runs from 1-7pm, and admission is free.

Here’s the schedule of bands lined up for the 2014 Uncle Sam Jam:

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Festival Fever: Ecstatic Age @ Collar Works, 8/29/14

Wednesday, August 27th, 2014
Swamp Baby

Swamp Baby @ Restoration Festival, 9/6/13 (photo: Timothy Reidy)

We Are Architects are bringing the Ecstatic Age to Troy on Friday evening (August 29). The event begins at 6pm at the Collar Works, and while we’re not exactly sure what to expect (which is always part of the fun, of course), here’s what the press release said:

“Ecstatic Age explores ideas, techniques and ephemera related to self-improvement, empowerment, transcendence, fulfillment and ecstasy in an evening of performances and workshops. This event takes the concept of a rave — the quintessential ’90s all-night-long bacchanalian dance party — as a framework for a DIY communal self-help session, dance party and music festival. Unraveling throughout the evening the event begins with gongs and singing bowls, progresses up to dance music, and concludes by decelerating through a series of increasingly emotional and introverted live music acts. Interspersed between music performances will be a variety of self-realization, self-help and affirmational workshops that include a yoga class, and group sessions with a motivational speaker and hypnotist, and closing the night with a period of guided meditation.”

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Parade o’ Shoes: Derek Rogers of Titanics

Wednesday, August 20th, 2014

SHOES: Derek Rogers of Titanics

Photograph by Andrew Gregory

Derek Rogers @ Rest Fest, Troy, 8/16/14

On Day Two of the Restoration Festival (aka RestFest, Restoration Funstival) at CAC Woodside in Troy, Titanics turned in a mid-afternoon set made up largely of new material with other favorites sprinkled in. A component of guitarist Derek Rogers warm yet glassy tone may have been revealed…

Parade o’ Shoes: Keith Streng of the Split Squad

Thursday, August 14th, 2014

Parade of Shoes: Keith Streng

One of the best dressed men in garage-rock history…

The man who always matches his shoes to his shirt…

And now a two-time Parade o’ Shoes honoree…

Keith Streng of the Fleshtones, playing with the Split Squad at the River Street Pub, Troy, 8/3/14

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LIVE: The Split Squad @ River Street Pub, 8/3/14
Parade of Shoes: Keith Streng

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