Last weekend Albany’s most elite musicians gathered at local hangout Pint Sized to celebrate the birthday of Mark O’Brien, mastermind behind Scum Couch. The night began with a set by Copernicus Club, followed by a short but sweet cover of Sheryl Crow by Dan LaFave, a lively bomb train rant by Bare Mattress, and finally a birthday cake baking tutorial by Off Hours. The icing on the cake was definitely Scum Couch’s performance, which was on the eve of their latest LP release. ‘Righteous Climb‘ is out now as local record label Fuzz Records’ ninth release. Check out more photos from the night below.
Patrick’s work has been published internationally, including on the front pages of the New York Times and Wall Street Journal. After a 10-year career in journalism and marketing, he is now pursuing a graduate degree in public administration. He founded Albany Proper in 2012.