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Troy: Lost Nation Brewing Night!

July 17, 2015 at The Ruck in Troy.

Hey guys!

We have a very exciting event to throw for you guys!

We are happy to announce that we will be hosting New York‘s first ever Lost Nation Brewing Night!

Located in Morristown, Vermont co-brewmasters & founders Allen Van Anda & James Griffith provide this mission statement on their website:

“After years honing our skills in the brewing and process industry, we set forth to create a brewery with a simple mission; to produce honest beer. The result is a 7,000bbl brewery located in Northern Vermont that is capable of brewing any style of ales and lagers. The brewery takes inspiration from lesser known European beer styles, along with local Vermont life to guide our brews. The attention to detail, modern equipment, and love for beer help produce truly authentic, unique beers.”

Check them out!


The date is set for July 17th at 7pm and we will be featuring the following beers:

Gose (Cans and Draft):

This is the new Gose all the beer geeks are hunting for.

Vermont Pilsner (Draft)

Rustic Ale (Draft)

Mosaic IPA ( Draft)

Like we said above, this is New York‘s first exposure to Lost Nation Brewing so this sure is a GO TO EVENT!!!!! Hope to see you down at The Ruck!!!!


Address: 104 Third St, Troy
Lost Nation Brewing Night!

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Troy: Grad Student Field Day

August 08, 2015 at East Campus Athletic Village in Troy.

Graduate students and their families are invited to attend the first ever Grad Student Field Day. Join us for an afternoon of pick up soccer and volleyball, enjoy a BBQ lunch and ice cream from Snowman, a bounce house and obstacle course, and more! This is going to be a fun event for the whole family!

Address: Peck Dr, Troy
Grad Student Field Day

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Troy: Raging on the River (Gives Back) w/ Brightside

July 10, 2015 at River Street Pub in Troy.

Presented by: Capital Aligned Entertainment & Contrast

Free admission all night long!


Brightside (Boston, MA)

Patternless B2B Ryujin
DJ Capital B2B Reddi
Hazeyy B2B Xenolinguist
BassBullets B2B COMP3
Eko Bass B2B Scotty Knox

River Street Pub
194 River Street, Troy NY

Friday, July 10th, 2015

8:00 PM – 4:00 AM

18+ To Party
21+ To Drink

Address: 194 River St, Troy
Raging on the River (Gives Back) w/ Brightside

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Troy: Pasties, Pencils & Pints 3 year anniversary – July with Miss Couple!

July 16, 2015 at The Hangar in Troy.

Celebrating 3 whole years of Pasties, Pencils & Pints, Miss Couple will be gracing the stage at The Hangar in Troy for your drawing pleasure. Join us for a night of drawing, music, and debauchery. It’s the ultimate freeze-frame burlesque experience.

Pasties Pencils & Pints is the 518’s first sassy figure drawing-drink-n-draw. Cash bar available, and don’t forget to BYODS (Bring Your Own Drawing Supplies). If you’ve never drawn before or if you draw all the time, join us for a ridiculous good time.

Coloring books will be available for the faint of (drawing) heart!

If you’re applying to art school, Pasties Pencils & Pints is probably the most fun way to build your portfolio.

Contest and Prizes!

$10 cover to cover model fees & etc

Address: 675 River St, Troy
Pasties, Pencils & Pints 3 year anniversary - July with Miss Couple!

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Troy: Sean Rowe @ The Ale House

August 15, 2015 at Ale House in Troy.

$15 at the door

Several years ago musician and naturalist Sean Rowe walked out into the wilderness alone. He spent the next 24 days constructing shelter and foraging for food to eat. He would come away from the experience with the songs that would eventually comprise his dazzling debut album Magic. The San Francisco Chronicle described the record as “beautiful and haunting.”

On his new album The Salesman and the Shark, Rowe has created a work that brilliantly reconfigures classic sounds in support of his intensely observational lyrics and the remarkable ever evolving vocals which inspired No Depression Magazine to succinctly state, “Man, that voice.”

Rowe is a native of the lush rolling hills and history rich locale of upstate New York. He came of age listening to his father’s record collection featuring The Beach Boys, Elvis Presley and more. But in his teen years it was soul and blues of John Lee Hooker, Muddy Waters, Marvin Gaye and Ray Charles that spoke to the bourgeoning singer-songwriter. “I remember thinking how magical it was that I could listen to that stuff over and over again and it would never fail to hit my spine,” he says. “It was also cool to me that I felt like I found that stuff on my own. No one pointed me to it. I felt like it was mine.”

Upon reading a book called “The Tracker” by renowned naturalist Tom Brown as a teenager, Rowe discovered passion for nature and the wilderness that would continue to parallel and compliment his musical journey. He eventually attended courses at Brown’s Wilderness Survival School. “My journey with music and my exploration of nature started together,” he explains. “I can’t really separate the two. Because I spent a lot of time growing up in the woods, the naturalistic elements have always had an effect on my writing. It’s my religion, and I try to convey that in my songs.”

While his philosophy was shaped in nature, Rowe’s powerful baritone was formed in a more traditional manner, singing amidst the boisterous din of local bars. “When I was 18 to 25 you could make a living by playing the bar scene and that’s what I did’” he says. “It was four hour sets with a short break in between. I didn’t have that many originals so I would play a lot of covers. But I never sang a song I didn’t want to play. I did mainly classic R&B, early soul and blues and I loved it. Those years really honed my singing and my ability to work with an audience. “

After several years playing in crowded bars, Rowe headed into the wilderness for some much needed solitude. He lived at a survival school called Hawk Circle Wilderness Education for an entire year and eventually embarking on the 24-day solo survival quest. “I spent an entire year living off the land and going into the woods and surviving on my own,“ he says. “I can’t think of a more pure experience. I wrote most of the songs that were my first album while at the survival school. Writing for me is a very solitary experience. The wilderness is my home and my filter. I try to allude to something bigger in my music, but in a subtle way.”

A creatively reinvigorated Rowe returned to performing with a newfound devotion. A successful tour of England opening for Noah and the Whale was followed by the Anti release of his debut album Magic to overwhelming critical praise. In between touring the world and recording his anticipated follow up album, Rowe continued to write about nature for the Albany Times Union. In November of 2011, he welcomed a son named Jack.

The Salesman and the Shark, is a creative tour de force showcasing Rowe’s gifted writing and absolutely astonishing voice. It was recorded live at historic Vox Recording Studios in Los Angeles using only real instruments. It was produced by Woody Jackson utilizing the very same mixing board used to make timeless classics such as The Rolling Stones Exile On Main Street, T-Rex’s Electric Warrior, The Beach Boy’s Smile and seminal works by Tom Waits, Neil Young and more.

Appropriately, the soulful and evocative sounds on the record are a faultless blend of the warmly familiar and astonishingly new. The songs move effortlessly between a sense of cathartic intimacy and an epic cinematic like sound complete with a nine piece string section. As Rowe’s explains, “The songs on this record are all very different structurally but they have this consistent sound and feel which has to do with where and how they were recorded. Early on we agreed on the aesthetic of the record which was just keeping it as organic and as live as possible. And I think it really gave it that timeless feel. “

Producer Woody Jackson adds, “Sean Rowe is just an amazing singer. When you first hear his voice, you can’t figure out if it’s for real or not. The atmosphere was just really amazing throughout the recording. Everything just came together naturally. My main goal throughout was to just be true to the songs which were phenomenal. His vocals and the melodies were king.”

The album’s dramatic opening track “Bring Back The Night” plays as a heartfelt mission statement, beginning as an intimate country tinged waltz and building in power and scale as Rowe’s breathtaking vocals are joined by a lush chorus and tapestry of instruments. The song “Signs” utilizes an unconventional structure to suggest the feel of a dream involving Rowe’s departed father and a yearning for more time with those gone. The record takes a departure with the fuzzed out and joyfully percussive “Joe’s Cult” and reaches genuinely epic heights on the surging sonic landscape of Rowe’s “Horses.”

The resulting record is ambitious and profoundly moving, a momentous collection of songs that would feel perfectly at home on a cherished classic album, or as just what they are, a riveting tour de force by an important new talent named Sean Rowe.

For more information:

Address: 680 River St, Troy
Sean Rowe @ The Ale House

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Troy: A Very Special Keg Tapping! Hill Farmstead Florence!

July 01, 2015 at The Ruck in Troy.

Get down to the bar Wednesday, July 1st when we will have, in house, some Hill Farmstead Florence!

This beer does not come around very often so make sure you get to the bar at 7 PM sharp if you want to try some!

Directly from the Hill Farmstead Website:

Florence (1915-1967) was our grandfather’s sister, and Hill Farmstead Brewery rests upon the land that was once home to her and her 13 siblings. In her honor, this Belgian inspired Wheat ale is crafted from American malted barley, Organic Vermont wheat, European and American hops, our distinctive farmhouse yeast and water from our well. It is unfiltered and naturally carbonated. Soft, cloudy, and fresh, this is the ale that I dream to have shared with Florence. ”

Florence contains Pale Malt; Vermont Organic Wheat; American and European Hops; Ale Yeast, and Hill Farmstead’s very own well water.

We hope to see you guys down at the bar before this runs out! Cheers!

Address: 104 Third St, Troy
A Very Special Keg Tapping! Hill Farmstead Florence!

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Troy: Rockin’ on the River – July 1st

July 01, 2015 at Downtown Troy Business Improvement District in Troy.

Almost Queen will be rockin’ out at this week’s Rockin’ on the River.

Opening performance: YELLOWDOG
More info at: https://www.facebook.com/yellowdogalbany/timeline

Location: Riverfront Park

Purchase beer tickets at the beer tent for $4/$5 each.
$4 beer ticket = Coors Light or Heineken
$5 = Brown’s IPA, Strongbow Cider, Blue Moon or New Castle.

To learn more about Rockin on the River: http://www.downtowntroy.org/special-events/rockin-on-the-river.html

Address: 251 River St, Troy

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Troy: ADCo + Takk House Shake-up Kickoff!

July 11, 2015 at Takk House in Troy.

Please join us as we welcome our new roomies The Albany Distilling Company, Inc. !

The event will take place at Takk House in the parlor/bar area (57 3rd st.) on July 11th after the Troy Pig Out. Doors open at 7:30pm and the incredible Soulia and the Sultans will be going on at 9pm.

We are so excited to be kicking off a series of these Shake-up events this summer! Please join us for this very special occasion.

The bar will be open and serving speciality cocktails. Cost is $9 and up.

The band does not have a cover.


* Please note light cocktail food will be provided by the lovely Sweet Sues until supplies last.

Address: 55 3rd St, Troy
ADCo + Takk House Shake-up Kickoff!

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Troy: Parker Millsap

July 14, 2015 at Ale House in Troy.

At only 21 years of age, Oklahoma native Parker Millsap is quickly making a name for himself with his captivating live performances, soulful sound, and character-driven narratives. Since the release of his self-titled debut album earlier this year, he has garnered a nomination for the Americana Music Association’s 2014 Emerging Artist of the Year and has received praise from The Wall Street Journal, USA Today, American Songwriter, The Boston Globe, and NPR, to name a few.

Parker grew up in the tiny town of Purcell (pop. 5,952), where he attended a Pentecostal church with his family three times a week for most of his youth. Though Parker doesn’t consider himself very religious these days, the experiences engraved upon him inform his songwriting. Blending that fire and brimstone preaching with rock, country, blues, and Waits-ian imagery, he has created a sound uniquely his own.

Parker first picked up an acoustic guitar at nine, then plugged in and went electric after getting into Eric Clapton and Stevie Ray Vaughan, eventually starting a cover band, Fever in Blue, with classmate Michael Rose (who still plays with him today). After graduating high school, he moved to Northern California, where he interned at Prairie Sun Recording, the studio where Tom Waits recorded Bone Machine and Mule Variations. Returning to Oklahoma, he put down the electric guitar and got into songwriting, releasing an indie album, Palisade, which he sold from the back of his van.

A trip to Nashville found Parker playing at the Tin Pan South songwriter’s festival, where his performance impressed Old Crow Medicine Show’s manager so much that he invited Parker to open a string of dates for the band, later leading to a slot on their prestigious New Year’s Eve gig at the Ryman Auditorium. Parker has also opened dates for Patty Griffin, Shovels & Rope, Lake Street Dive, and fellow Oklahoma blues-rocker John Fullbright.

“I like to set goals for myself that are impossible to reach,” he explains. “That way, I always have something to aim for, a better song, different characters, new stories. I just want to pay the bills and feed my dog, and maybe buy a new guitar every now and then. That’s all I need. I don’t want to be Elvis Presley, but I wouldn’t complain if a million girls screamed for me, either. Just don’t tell my girlfriend that.” Parker Millsap is ready to share his Oklahoma roots with the rest of the country, and, hopefully, the world.

– See more at: http://www.parkermillsap.com/bio/#sthash.zXtHuYwn.dpuf

Address: 680 River St, Troy
Parker Millsap

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