A curated list of events and happenings around the Capital Region.
Feb
29
Thu
Hellseeker Goth Nite with Public Circuit / Silent Mass
Feb 29 @ –
18+ with ID. Under 18 with legal guardian. Happy Hour 5 PM -7 PM with deep discounts on select taps & $3 Narragansett cans!
Mar
11
Mon
Silversun Pickups at The Egg (Albany, NY) @ The Egg Performing Arts Center
Mar 11 @ –

WEQX Presents:

Silversun Pickups
March 11, 2024
The Egg | Albany, NY

Silversun Pickups’ sixth album Physical Thrills came together as a serendipitous accident during a dark time. The LA band began 2020 by touring in support of their record released the previous year, Widow’s Weeds. But the pandemic halted those plans, with the members including guitarist and singer Brian Aubert, bassist Nikki Monninger, drummer Christopher Guanlao, and keyboardist Joe Lester, finding themselves stuck at home. In that resting period, Aubert wasn’t focused on Silversun Pickups; instead, he channeled his energy into taking care of his son, Nico, while his wife Tracy worked.

But as much as his focus initially shifted from the band, he couldn’t escape the new melodies germinating in his head. “I would sneak off and start writing these songs, and I didn’t know what they’re for because I didn’t really think about Silversun on any level. I was just doing it to keep myself calm and keep myself company,” says Aubert. The songs were so different from what he’d previously written for Silversun Pickups that he initially thought he was writing a musical. There were “dream shanties,” gentler vocals, horror-inspired sounds, and other exciting new elements coming to mind.

The band finally was able to gather in person for a live-streamed acoustic performance on Halloween for The Dark Zone Network’s virtual music festival Queen Mary, and it was there that Aubert revealed the new material to his bandmates. They readily embraced the new direction—and so did producer Butch Vig. The band reunited with Vig, who first worked with Silversun Pickups on Widow’s Weeds, recording the record at the famed producer and Garbage member’s home.

Mar
23
Sat
Elephant Stone / Evolfo
Mar 23 @ –

18+ with valid ID. Under 18 with legal guardian. Shows start 8 PM. Arrive early for happy hour until 8 PM with $1 off taps!

Elephant Stone – https://elephantstonemusic.bandcamp.com
With a remarkable journey spanning over a decade, Elephant Stone has established itself as a vanguard in the psych-pop universe. Under the inspired leadership of Rishi Dhir, the band has ceaselessly pushed the boundaries of musical storytelling. Fueled by Dhir’s initial forays into music and elevated by his virtuosity on the sitar, Elephant Stone’s compositions transcend mere melodies; they serve as profound meditations on loss, rebirth, and existential wonder.
The band first caught the public’s imagination with their 2009 debut album, “The Seven Seas,” a deeply introspective work reflecting Dhir’s spiritual sojourns in India. This artistic journey only gained momentum, with subsequent albums highlighting the band’s ever-evolving sound. Their 2013 self-titled release was a tour de force of psychedelic rock, while 2016’s “Ship of Fools” swayed audiences with its pulsating synth rhythms.
With a keen sense for narrative, Elephant Stone has consistently tackled poignant themes. “Hollow” cast a stark, haunting gaze upon a planet on the brink of collapse, while 2022’s “Le Voyage de M. Lonely dans la Lune” provided an intimate, French-language homage to their hometown of Montreal, capturing the pervasive solitude engendered by the pandemic. Set for release in 2024, “Back Into the Dream” teases a fantastical voyage, promising a tapestry of ethereal dreamscapes and introspective quests that bridge the waking and dreaming worlds.
Praise from international critics and collaborations with industry giants such as Beck and The Brian Jonestown Massacre have affirmed Elephant Stone’s standing as a unique powerhouse in musical creativity and emotional depth. Echoing this sentiment, Dhir insightfully remarks, “As long as there’s Rishi, there’s Elephant Stone.” Embark on an enthralling journey with them, where celestial visions and grounded realities converge in a captivating harmony.
More Bands TBA

Apr
2
Tue
Albany, NY An Evening with David Sedaris @ The Egg Performing Arts Center
Apr 2 @ – Apr 3 @

Tuesday, April 2, 2024 Albany, NY – The Egg Hart Theatre. 8:00 PM.

An Evening With David Sedaris

Apr
17
Wed
Badfish: A Tribute to Sublime w/ Kash’d Out and The Quasi Kings at Putnam Place @ Putnam Place
Apr 17 @ –

Doors: 7:00pm / Show: 8:00pm / 18+
Tickets: $25 Advance
Purchase: https://theticketing.co/e/badfish-saratoga

The phenomenon known as Sublime, arguably the most energetic, original and uniquely eclectic band to emerge from any scene, anywhere, ended with the untimely death of lead singer, guitarist and songwriter Brad Nowell in May of 1996. But encompassing the sense of place and purpose long associated with Sublime’s music, Badfish, a Tribute to Sublime continues to channel the spirit of Sublime with a fury not felt for some time. What separates Badfish from other tribute bands is that they have replicated Sublime’s essence, developing a scene and dedicated following most commonly reserved for label-driven, mainstream acts. Badfish make their mark on the audience by playing with the spirit of Sublime. They perform not as Sublime would have, or did, but as Badfish does.

Website: www.badfish.com
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KASH’D OUT

Straight out of Orlando, FL, Kash’d Out hits the Reggae/Rock scene with plenty of experience. Kash’d Out are no strangers to getting by and rolling with the punches while maintaining good vibes through it all. The band’s signature, positive energy and uncommon entrepreneurial hustle exemplifies the spirit behind their Music.

Website: www.kashdout.com
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THE QUASI KINGS

The Quasi Kings (reggae, rock, hip-hop) Formed in Columbus, OH in the Spring of 2016, The Quasi Kings have quickly “cemented their place as the sprawling, multi-instrumental next generation of Columbus reggae.” (Columbus Dispatch). The band, led by brothers Zach (vocals, saxophone, percussion) & Benny Coleman (vocals, bass), varies in age, musical backgrounds, and taste, leading to a worldly & distinctive collage. Their premier offering, 2018’s Throwaway Culture EP, features catchy hooks, tight vocal harmonies, and a unique blend of reggae, rock, and hip-hop. Their latest album, Eye of the Storm, takes things a step further with songs like“ Booze”, a raucous Sabbath inspired tune, and the dubby, horn-driven “Cut It Out”. Their live shows are high energy, captivating and ever-evolving.

The Quasi Kings have had the privilege to play with the likes of Dirty Heads, Steel Pulse, Badfish-Sublime Tribute, Fortunate Youth, Third World, Israel Vibration, The Werks, Dark Star Orchestra, Tropidelic, and more.

Website: www.thequasikings.com

Feb
29
Thu
Hellseeker Goth Nite with Public Circuit / Silent Mass
Feb 29 @ –

18+ with ID. Under 18 with legal guardian. Happy Hour 5 PM -7 PM with deep discounts on select taps & $3 Narragansett cans!

Mar
11
Mon
Silversun Pickups at The Egg (Albany, NY) @ The Egg Performing Arts Center
Mar 11 @ –

WEQX Presents:

Silversun Pickups
March 11, 2024
The Egg | Albany, NY

Silversun Pickups’ sixth album Physical Thrills came together as a serendipitous accident during a dark time. The LA band began 2020 by touring in support of their record released the previous year, Widow’s Weeds. But the pandemic halted those plans, with the members including guitarist and singer Brian Aubert, bassist Nikki Monninger, drummer Christopher Guanlao, and keyboardist Joe Lester, finding themselves stuck at home. In that resting period, Aubert wasn’t focused on Silversun Pickups; instead, he channeled his energy into taking care of his son, Nico, while his wife Tracy worked.

But as much as his focus initially shifted from the band, he couldn’t escape the new melodies germinating in his head. “I would sneak off and start writing these songs, and I didn’t know what they’re for because I didn’t really think about Silversun on any level. I was just doing it to keep myself calm and keep myself company,” says Aubert. The songs were so different from what he’d previously written for Silversun Pickups that he initially thought he was writing a musical. There were “dream shanties,” gentler vocals, horror-inspired sounds, and other exciting new elements coming to mind.

The band finally was able to gather in person for a live-streamed acoustic performance on Halloween for The Dark Zone Network’s virtual music festival Queen Mary, and it was there that Aubert revealed the new material to his bandmates. They readily embraced the new direction—and so did producer Butch Vig. The band reunited with Vig, who first worked with Silversun Pickups on Widow’s Weeds, recording the record at the famed producer and Garbage member’s home.

Mar
23
Sat
Elephant Stone / Evolfo
Mar 23 @ –

18+ with valid ID. Under 18 with legal guardian. Shows start 8 PM. Arrive early for happy hour until 8 PM with $1 off taps!

Elephant Stone – https://elephantstonemusic.bandcamp.com
With a remarkable journey spanning over a decade, Elephant Stone has established itself as a vanguard in the psych-pop universe. Under the inspired leadership of Rishi Dhir, the band has ceaselessly pushed the boundaries of musical storytelling. Fueled by Dhir’s initial forays into music and elevated by his virtuosity on the sitar, Elephant Stone’s compositions transcend mere melodies; they serve as profound meditations on loss, rebirth, and existential wonder.
The band first caught the public’s imagination with their 2009 debut album, “The Seven Seas,” a deeply introspective work reflecting Dhir’s spiritual sojourns in India. This artistic journey only gained momentum, with subsequent albums highlighting the band’s ever-evolving sound. Their 2013 self-titled release was a tour de force of psychedelic rock, while 2016’s “Ship of Fools” swayed audiences with its pulsating synth rhythms.
With a keen sense for narrative, Elephant Stone has consistently tackled poignant themes. “Hollow” cast a stark, haunting gaze upon a planet on the brink of collapse, while 2022’s “Le Voyage de M. Lonely dans la Lune” provided an intimate, French-language homage to their hometown of Montreal, capturing the pervasive solitude engendered by the pandemic. Set for release in 2024, “Back Into the Dream” teases a fantastical voyage, promising a tapestry of ethereal dreamscapes and introspective quests that bridge the waking and dreaming worlds.
Praise from international critics and collaborations with industry giants such as Beck and The Brian Jonestown Massacre have affirmed Elephant Stone’s standing as a unique powerhouse in musical creativity and emotional depth. Echoing this sentiment, Dhir insightfully remarks, “As long as there’s Rishi, there’s Elephant Stone.” Embark on an enthralling journey with them, where celestial visions and grounded realities converge in a captivating harmony.
More Bands TBA

Apr
2
Tue
Albany, NY An Evening with David Sedaris @ The Egg Performing Arts Center
Apr 2 @ – Apr 3 @

Tuesday, April 2, 2024 Albany, NY – The Egg Hart Theatre. 8:00 PM.

An Evening With David Sedaris

Apr
17
Wed
Badfish: A Tribute to Sublime w/ Kash’d Out and The Quasi Kings at Putnam Place @ Putnam Place
Apr 17 @ –

Doors: 7:00pm / Show: 8:00pm / 18+
Tickets: $25 Advance
Purchase: https://theticketing.co/e/badfish-saratoga

The phenomenon known as Sublime, arguably the most energetic, original and uniquely eclectic band to emerge from any scene, anywhere, ended with the untimely death of lead singer, guitarist and songwriter Brad Nowell in May of 1996. But encompassing the sense of place and purpose long associated with Sublime’s music, Badfish, a Tribute to Sublime continues to channel the spirit of Sublime with a fury not felt for some time. What separates Badfish from other tribute bands is that they have replicated Sublime’s essence, developing a scene and dedicated following most commonly reserved for label-driven, mainstream acts. Badfish make their mark on the audience by playing with the spirit of Sublime. They perform not as Sublime would have, or did, but as Badfish does.

Website: www.badfish.com
————————————————————————————

KASH’D OUT

Straight out of Orlando, FL, Kash’d Out hits the Reggae/Rock scene with plenty of experience. Kash’d Out are no strangers to getting by and rolling with the punches while maintaining good vibes through it all. The band’s signature, positive energy and uncommon entrepreneurial hustle exemplifies the spirit behind their Music.

Website: www.kashdout.com
————————————————————————————-

THE QUASI KINGS

The Quasi Kings (reggae, rock, hip-hop) Formed in Columbus, OH in the Spring of 2016, The Quasi Kings have quickly “cemented their place as the sprawling, multi-instrumental next generation of Columbus reggae.” (Columbus Dispatch). The band, led by brothers Zach (vocals, saxophone, percussion) & Benny Coleman (vocals, bass), varies in age, musical backgrounds, and taste, leading to a worldly & distinctive collage. Their premier offering, 2018’s Throwaway Culture EP, features catchy hooks, tight vocal harmonies, and a unique blend of reggae, rock, and hip-hop. Their latest album, Eye of the Storm, takes things a step further with songs like“ Booze”, a raucous Sabbath inspired tune, and the dubby, horn-driven “Cut It Out”. Their live shows are high energy, captivating and ever-evolving.

The Quasi Kings have had the privilege to play with the likes of Dirty Heads, Steel Pulse, Badfish-Sublime Tribute, Fortunate Youth, Third World, Israel Vibration, The Werks, Dark Star Orchestra, Tropidelic, and more.

Website: www.thequasikings.com

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