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[Preview: House of Alchemy’s Adam Richards in Studio]

Adam Richards, head of Buffalo’s House of Alchemy, will be in studio tonight taking over the music selection. Tune in to get a preview of HOA’s upcoming batch of new releases. 

Mr. Richards will also discuss a couple of show’s he’s set up for next week, including Hive Mind at the Vault on Monday, 5/7, and Ye Koo on Tuesday, 5/8, also at the Vault.

The madness begins at 10pm on 91.3 FM WBNY (stream at WBNY.org).


[Free Music Friday: Ches Smith’s Congs for Brums:’Noise to Men’]

This Monday at the Vault percussionist Ches Smith will be performing along with saxophonist Travis LaPlante, with local support from Freeman-Cain-Borden Trio. Check out Smith’s latest album below for free download.


DOWNLOAD: Ches Smith’s Congs for Brums, Noise to Men 

TRACKS
01 Noise to Men
02 Difference
03 Identity
04 Bullshit Moon Langing
05 Turn Your iPod into a Car…
06 Interlude
07 …And Your Car into Spanish
08 Freeze/melt
09 Omar and I
10 Pressed On

Compositions & playing by Ches Smith
Recorded by Brendan Beu and Ches Smith
Mixed by Alex Newport/Future Shock Studios
Mastered by Paul Gold/Salt Mastering
Design by Miya Zane Osaki

If you would like to donate for the download do so HERE. (send payment to ches[at]chessmith.com)

If you would like to buy a physical copy go HERE.


[Preview 04.25.12: Ches Smith, Silent Barn Comp, SlowPitch]

Tonight’s show is gonna be all over the map. We got stuff from Oneonta’s Buildings and Mountains, Binghamton’s Underground River, some songs from the Silent Barn benefit album, some new SlowPitch…..and all kinds of other stuff that we will hopefully get to.

The Noise from Ridgewood: A Benefit Compilation for the Silent Barn

We’ll also hear a song by percussionist Ches Smith–performing at the Vault this Monday–from his new album Congo for Bums II: Noise to Men. 

Ches Smith

Show starts at 10pm on 91.3FM WBNY. Stream at WBNY.org.


[Preview 4.18.12: Cinnamon Aluminum in Studio w/ New Album]

Tonight on the Upstate Soundscape, Cinnamon Aluminum will return to the WBNY studio in order to preview their upcoming album, We Ate the Wrong Crab Spirit.

The Buffalo trio will also their album release party this Friday at the Vault. 

Show starts at 10pm on 91.3FM WBNY. Stream at WBNY.org.


[Preview: Shows, shows, shows…]

Lucky Dragons

Tons of great shows happening in the Upstate region in the next week or so and we’ll try to preview as many as we can tonight on The Upstate Soundscape.

Here is a sample of what we’ll try and get to….

Cloud Becomes your Hand at the Jungle Gym in Buffalo (Thurs, 4/12)

New Harbours Music Series in Hamilton ft. Egyptrixx, Kirk Starkey and more (Fri., 4/13)

Lucky Dragons, Lesley Flanigan, Tristan Perich at Images Festival in Toronto (Fri., 4.13)

UVB-76 @ Hallwall’s performing Kraftwerk’s Man Machine (Fri., 4/13

Totem Pole at Soundlab performing Kraftwerk’s Planet Rock (Sat., 4/14)

Matthew Ship Trio at Hallwall’s in Buffalo (Sun., 4/15)

Vinyl Retentives at Essex St. Pub in Buffalo (Mon., 4/16)

Nace/Kelly Duo with the Bazckowski/Sack Duo at the Vault in Buffalo (Wed., 4/18)

Disappears, Lotus Plaza, Location Ensemble at Valentine’s Music Hall in Albany (Wed., 4/18)

Cinnamon Aluminum Album Release Party at The Vault in Buffalo (Fri., 4/20)

Also got a shit-ton of good stuff to get to that has been sent in to the show via Soundcloud. Should be an interesting show. Tune in at 10pm to 91.3 FM WBNY. Stream at wbny.org.


[Free Music Friday: Scott Valkwitch, “The Reawaken”]

Here is a cool track from Scott Valkwitch, who you can catch tomorrow (Sat., 3/3) at the Vault, along with Cages, and Freeman/Cain/Borden.

The track is a solo performance with a modified overdriven stylophone, LP voice loops, and 4-track reel to reel.

If you’re wondering how the stylophone is modified (like I was), Scott explains that he “modified the stylophone by taking the mp3 input and wiring it to a potentiometer and wiring from that pot to the headphone output, it basically creates internal feedback and overdrives the signal, the potentiometer gives it more control.”

Interesting.


[Preview 02.29.12: Jen and Cory from cae-sur-a]

Tonight on the Upstate Soundscape we will be joined in studio by Jen and Cory of //cae-sur-a// records out of Rochester. They will make the drive in and share some music with us from their label’s upcoming release and some past favorites.

Check out the our [Label Spotlight] on //cae-sur-a// HERE and the [mix] Cory did for us HERE.

Before Jen and Cory take over the song selection, we’ll do a quick preview of some events coming up in Buffalo including the show at the Vault this Saturday, featuring Cages, Scott Valkwitch, Pat Cain and Martin Freeman, and the Intension Ensemble show next Saturday at Shakti Yoga.

Radio show starts at 10pm on 91.3 FM WBNY. Stream at WBNY.org. And by the way, there will be no radio show for the next two weeks. Be back on air Wed. 3/21.