Lineups for Pearl-palooza and River Street Festival

we are scientists

They only play scientists on TV.

The music lineups for a couple of upcoming free festivals are out this week.

Rusted Root is headlining the WEQX Pearl-Palooza, along with We Are Scientists. (Yep, we were a little surprised that Rusted Root was still kicking, too.) That's July 3 in downtown Albany.

And the Troy River Street Festival is coming up June 19. Paula Cole will be headlining there (no word on whether she's found any cowboys). A bunch of other acts are also on the schedule -- including locals Ashley Pond and Erin Harkes.

The full lineup for both festivals are after the jump.

Troy River Street Festival

June 19

Local Stage:
11:15 am -- Simple Theory
12:15 pm -- Jenna Rowe
1:00 pm -- Emeralds of July
2:00 pm -- Walt Peters
2:30 pm -- Elizabeth Woodbury Kasius & Heard
3:45 pm -- The Mysteios

World Stage:
11:00 am -- Ashley Pond
12:15 pm -- Maria Zemantauski
1:20 pm -- Taina Asili
2:40 pm -- Erin Harkes Band
4:40 p.m. -- Paula Cole

WEQX Pearl-palooza

July 3, noon - 6 pm

Rusted Root
We Are Scientists
Civil Twilight


Paula Cole, Rusted Root, and the rest of the Albany area summer music line up is really lame. Is the where musical dreams come to die?

Dang! Locksley is my new favorite and I've been keeping an eye on their tour dates to see if they were coming close to Albany! I'll be out of town for the 4th!

Who books these things?

from ualbany dining halls to headlining a street festival?
you can do better, eqx

The TU website is saying EQX isn't doing LarkFest anymore because of the "size and composition of the huge crowd Moby attracted to the festival last September". I'd love to hear more about the composition of that crowd. And I don't remember the crowd being out of control.

I think my point is this: Don't expect EQX to bring in anyone famous or mainsteam anymore because Lark St BID can't deal with their already weirdo composition?

I like Rusted Root, but I'll agree that the music lineups this year seem to be a little "eh." However, far be it from me to look a gift horse in the mouth.
Do we know anything about a plaza concert series yet? Or did that get axed?

I also think with these festivals, it's hard to judge turnout based on the fact that LarkFest was BEAUTIFUL last year - perfect weather. In years past, it hasn't been such a great day. I didn't come out for Moby, more for some local friends that were playing, and I had a great time but avoided the main areas.

There is more than meets the eye with EQX and LarkFest. For starters, they have a new Operations Manager/ Program Director. (I think it was the previous person who had the connection and was bringing in the big name acts.) Secondly, I think they caused some conflict by bringing in their own competing sponsor last year. The Lark Street BID has also seen a number of changes over the year. It was probably best for both parties to change it up this year.

We Are Scientists is a great band! They are huge over in the UK, so I'm a little surprised to see them performing at "Pearl-palooza" (who came up with that creative name...?). In any case, these events are a good way to open your eyes and ears to music that may not be "big time" but still has a great sound that you otherwise may not have the opportunity to be exposed to (for free!).

Exactly: this lineup is an embarrassment, and seems to typify the cultural bereft-ness of Albs and this entire area. At least the boxcar derby will not feature music (I don't think).

Seriously, these are both free events and people are whining about Albany being bereft of culture? Check your entitlement at the door.

@B, agreed.
@Ryan, there are many events going on in any given week that I think not only prove you wrong but highlight how culturally rich "Albs" is. I'm not going to sit here and list them; read a Metroland.
I can't believe I have to defend Albany over and over again on this blog. Why are people so jaded?

Locksley is worth the trip! A really great, straight ahead rock and roll band. They play the opening theme to the new TV show The Good Guys.

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