!!!, Great Northern, The Dears Coming to Albany
For those of you residing in Upstate New York, next weekend is a music lover's dream given the quantity and, more importantly, quality of good artists that frequent the area.
On Friday night, !!! (otherwise known as Chk-Chk-Chk) will perform at Valentines. This will be the seminal dance-punk band's first appearance in the Capital Region. Tickets are $12 and can be purchased via BrownPaperTickets.
The very next night, Great Northern, whose debut album Trading Twilight for Daylight was one of my '07 favorites, will be teaming up with The Dears for an evening of excellent music at the same venue. Tickets are $10 and can be purchased via Ticketmaster. (The tour will also hit DC on Thursday, May 7 at Black Cat - tickets are $15).
Do yourself a favor and go to at least one of these shows. It's not like you have anything better to do that weekend. Believe me, I lived there.