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Lamar's good kid, m.A.A.d city album -- about growing up in Compton, and including contributions from Dr. Dre, Pharrell Williams, and Drake (among many others) -- scored fantastic reviews after its release last fall. He was a musical guest on SNL in January. And MTV just named him the "the hottest MC in the game."
Also on the slate for the tour stopping at the Armory: ScHoolboy Q, Ab-Soul, and Jay Rock.
photo: Michael Allin
The Washington Avenue Armory says it's reached an agreement with the city of Albany that will allow it to hold music events again.
The status of the Armory as a music venue has been uncertain since an incident in mid October in which Albany police say a crowd outside a foam party at the Armory became combative -- seven were arrested, and the APD said three officers were injured. There have also been complaints from neighbors about the crowds -- one person described the foam party situation as being like "the zombie apocalypse." [TU]
The new agreement includes a handful of changes to how the venue operates for music events, spokesman Michael Corts says. Among them:
+ A 2,100 limit on floor tickets. (The armory can hold 4,480 for music events -- so anything above the floor limit will have to be in the seats.)
+ Doors must open by 7 pm. Events must end by 1 am on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday nights. On other nights, they have to wrap up by midnight.
+ Changed entrance procedures and will call windows aimed at keeping more structured lines into the building.
Have all your books, posters, ephemera, and collectibles appraised at the 38th Annual Antiquarian Book and Ephemera Fair. 60 dealers selling antiquarian and out-of-print books, manuscripts, autographs, postcards, maps, posters, photographs, and ephemera. Special silent auction.
Ooh, the ever popular ephemera. Even if you're not a buyer, it sounds like there could be some quality item gawking. (Is there anything better than an old map? No, there is not.)
The fair is from 10 am-4 pm Sunday. Admission is $6.
The Washington Ave Armory has two interesting show lined up back-to-back in April:
Steve Aoki - April 12
The DJ/producer has worked with a bunch artists from all over -- Rivers Cuomo, Kid Cudi, MGMT, Lil John. In case you're wondering: "Who the F*** is Steve Aoki". Also: he apparently opened a Korean BBQ restaurant with Julian Casablancas and Mark Ronson. Sure.
tickets start at $25
Lupe Fiasco - April 13
The rapper/singer/producer released a long-awaited album earlier this month that was a top seller on iTunes. Reviews were all over the board -- some loved it, others were tepid, and still others hated it.
tickets are $35