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Rest Fest 2013 lineup

Man Man band

Man Man

The full lineup for this year's Restoration Festival is now out -- a lot of local acts will be joining already-announced headliner Man Man. Lineups post jump.

The Restoration Festival is September 6 and 7 this year. And for the first time, it will be at the Contemporary Artists Center at Woodside in Troy. Two-day tickets are currently $32.50 -- Friday-only is $15, and Saturday-only is $27.50.

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Rest Fest 2013 tickets on sale

restoration festival logo 2013Tickets for this year's Restoration Festival are now on sale. Early bird full festival passes for the two-day music festival are $22.50, and available online. (The price will go up after the early bird is over.)

New this year: a back stage pass for $150.00. From festival organizer Louis Apicello: "You will get all access to the green room for the weekend, and be able to relax with the artists and volunteers and enjoy all of the awesome food and drink you want right along side with them." There are limited number of these passes available.

This year's Rest Fest is September 6-7 at a new venue -- the Contemporary Artists Center at Woodside in Troy. The headliner is the Philadelphia-based indie band Man Man. The rest of the lineup is still to come.

AOA has been a media sponsor of Rest Fest.

Headliner for Rest Fest 2013

Man Man band

The organizers of this year's Restoration Festival announced today that Man Man will be headlining the two-day event. Man Man will be playing the second day, Saturday.

Rest Fest will be the first stop on a national fall tour for Man Man. The Philadelphia-based indie band has a new album lined up for release September 10. Here's a just-released song from the upcoming record.

The Restoration Festival is September 6 and 7 this year. And for the first time, it will be at the Contemporary Artists Center at Woodside in Troy. The full lineup is still to come. And early bird tickets go on sale this weekend (you can the word when they do by signing up for the Rest Fest email list).

AOA has been a media sponsor of Rest Fest.

photo via ANTI- Records

Dates for RestFest 2013, and a new venue

CAC Woodside

The organizers of the annual Restoration Festival have announced the music event is headed to Troy. RestFest 2013 will be at the Contemporary Artists Center at Woodside, a former church in South Troy currently under renovation to become an exhibition and performance space.

And the dates for Rest Fest 2013: September 6 and 7 (a Friday and Saturday).

The first three Rest Fests were held at St. Joseph's in Albany thanks to a collaboration between festival organizers and the Historic Albany Foundation. This past May HAF announced it's handing the old church back to the city of Albany.

Louis Apicello, one of Rest Fest's organizers, tells us they didn't talk with the city about continuing to use St. Joe's because a search for a new location was already in progress before HAF's announcement. "We had been looking at alternate sites simply because we knew we wouldn't have St. Joe's forever, whether it was for new ownership, or a business moving in or whatever. Since we had a site in the works, and since the folks over at the CAC were excited, the transfer of ownership just made the decision to move the fest this year that much easier."

He adds that the change of venue is "a positive step in testing the mission of Rest Fest, making it an idea-based festival and not necessarily a location-based festival."

Early-bird tickets for Rest Fest 2013 will go on sale later this month. Organizers say 25 percent of the net proceeds will go to support CAC Woodside.

The first band announcements are also scheduled to arrive around that time. (Here's last year's lineup.)

Earlier on AOA:
+ New lives for old churches
+ Contemporary Artists Center at Woodside

AOA has been a media sponsor of Rest Fest.

Two free weekend passes for Rest Fest 2012 could be yours...

rest fest 2012 headliner composite

A few of this year's headliners (top left, clockwise): The Kamikaze Hearts, The Loom, Mount Eerie, Sharon Van Etten.

Drawing's closed! Congrats to Patrick!

The Restoration Festival is coming up September 7-9 at St. Joseph's in Albany -- and we have two weekend passes to give away, maybe to you.

To enter the drawing, please answer this question in the comments:

What's something about the Capital Region that you would like to see restored?

In this case, "restored" could mean all sorts of things -- a building fixed up, glory or attention returned, perhaps the return of Dutch rule, whatever. We'll draw one winner at random.

The lineup for this year's Rest Fest includes headliners Sharon Van Etten, Mount Eerie, the Kamikaze Hearts, Willy Mason, the Loom, Brian Dewan, Common Prayer, and Hop Along -- plus a bunch of good locals.

A weekend pass is $40. Day tickets for Friday and Sunday are $20. Tickets for Saturday are $30.

Important: One entry per person. You must answer the question to be eligible. You must submit your comment by 5 pm on Tuesday August 14, 2012. You must include a working email address (that you check regularly) with your comment. The winner will be notified via email by 5 pm on Wednesday (August 15) -- and must respond by 5 pm Thursday (August 16).

Yep, AOA is a media sponsor of Rest Fest.

photos: Kamikaze Hearts - Joe Putrock | The Loom via The Loom Facebook | Sharon Van Etten via Sharon Van Etten Facebook | Mount Eerie via Phil Elverum website

Restoration Festival 2012 lineup

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Two recent additions to the Rest Fest lineup: Sharon Van Etten, and Willy Mason.

The third Restoration Festival is coming up September 7-9 at St. Joseph's in Albany. And the full the lineup is now out -- it's after the jump with a whole bunch of video clips.

Tickets are on sale now at early bird prices for the moment (the early birds are almost gone): $20 (Friday, Sunday) and $30 (Saturday), or $40 for the whole weekend.

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Tickets on sale for Rest Fest, another headliner announced

mount eerie phil elverum

Mount Eerie's Phil Elverum

Tickets for the Restoration Festival are now on sale. A three-day pass for the music festival at St. Joseph's in Albany is $40. Single day tickets are $20 (Friday and Sunday) and $30 (Saturday). Tickets are available online.

Rest Fest organizers have also announced the festival's second headliner: Mount Eerie. The West Coast act is headed up by Phil Elverum, of The Microphones. Mount Eerie's new album -- Clear Moon -- scored an 8.3 on Pitchfork: "[it] makes a vast, cool sanctuary of itself and quietly beckons you in."

Rest Fest starts September 7 with a show from the Kamikaze Hearts. The full lineup will be announced in August.

Yep, AOA is a media sponsor of Rest Fest.

photo via Phil Elverum website

Restoration Festival 2012

the kamikaze hearts

You remember these guys...

A handful of important details are out about this year's Restoration Festival at St. Joseph's:

+ The music festival will be September 7-9. That's a week or two later than in previous years. But it sounds like a good change -- it's post-Labor Day, post all the college students coming back.

+ As the dates above indicate, the festival will now be three days long. In addition to the usual Saturday and Sunday, there will be a kickoff concert Friday night. And who might be the headliner for that...

+ The Kamikaze Hearts

The Hearts are back! And they're playing that Friday night show. From the press release:

The band will perform for the first time in nearly five years on September 7th with all five Oneida Road-era members present. The band will perform a 90 minute career-spanning retrospective featuring one-time only guests and surprise collaborations with all the charm, biting wit and charisma the band became known for during its 8 year active tenure.

Full press release post jump. It says more details about the festival -- including more headliners -- will be announced on the 7th of each month leading up to the fest.

Rest Fest is organized by the B3nson Collective. Last year's headliners included Deer Tick and Titus Andronicus. It also survived a tropical storm.

AOA is once again a sponsor of Rest Fest.

photo: Joe Putrock

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Tickets on sale for Restoration Festival 2011

restoration festival badgeThe Restoration Festival, the two day music event at St. Joseph's in Albany, will be back this year on August 27 and 28. Early bird tickets are now on sale -- $20 for both days, $15 for single days.

Some of the bands in this year's lineup, along with other details, after the jump. This year's fest will include a handful of bands from outside the area. A few of them are mentioned -- some are still on the way.

(AOA is a media sponsor again this year, so we've gotten to hear about some of the not-quite-confirmed national acts -- they're good! Sorry, to tease. OK, we're not really that sorry.)

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