Oobleck Update – Sept-October, 2015

Hey friends,

We hope this month is treating you well.  The weather has been beautiful and as the gentle turning of the season continues we hope to see you out at some shows this fall!
If you haven’t had a chance to check out our brand new album check it out here:

Friday, October 2nd
Albany First Friday – Fork in the Road

Tricentennial Park, Broadway, Albany
5-8pm, all ages, free!
Join us at the last Fork in the Road for the season, a food truck event hosted by Albany BID that will take place at Tricentennial Park on Broadway.  The event features several food trucks andOobleck will be playing 6-8pm.  Come get some grub and enjoy some funk!
Sunday, October 4th
Honest Weight Coop Harvest Fest
Park Playhouse, Washington Park
12-4pm, all ages, free!
Oobleck, along with Olivia Quillo, Rebel Darling and the Sebali Performance will be the acts this year.   Blurbage:

The Local Harvest Festival was started by the Honest Weight Food Co-op in 2009 as a way to bring all of the amazing local vendors our region has to offer off our shelves and into the greater community.  Now in its seventh year, the festival has grown to feature over 50 local farms, vendors, businesses and a slew of great local bands.

Official website for more details: http://localharvestfestival.com/
Sunday, Nov 1
Cole’s Rock & Funk Pizza Party
Cystic Fibrosis Benefit
Comfort Inn Ballroom, Castleton
recital part at 3pm, bands 5-8pm
A local friend of ours is putting together a benefit for young local guitar student who has Cystic Fibrosis.  Oobleck is helping out at by closing out the evening with some funk!  There is a guitar recital in the afternoon, followed by two bands, Organized Chaos first up and then Oobleck.
Casual food (pizza, wings, sliders, etc), cash bar, silent auction.  $20 adult ticket, $10 for kids under 12.  Come support a good cause that will help out Cole!
More details will be posted on our FB events page as we get closer to the event.
Thursday, Nov 5
Oobleck & Ladies Drink Free @ Fuze Box
12 Central Ave, Albany
9pm, more info tba.
I know, it’s a Thursday, but we’re really excited to play with this 10-piece funk band from LI. Oobleck will be hitting first, followed by Ladies Drink Free.  Come out and dance with us!  We all need your support more than ever!
You can check out their music here: http://ladiesdrinkfree.net/
Unrelated to Oobleck playing, Skerik’s Bandalabra will be playing this Sunday at the Parish Public House and we encourage you to go!  His band is top notch and Skerik is an incredible tenor sax player.
Sunday, September 27
Parish Public House, Albany
$15, doors at 8

In Skerik’s words, “I’ve always been inspired by Fela Kuti and Steve Reich, which sparked the idea to start a band built around rhythmic and minimalist concepts. It’s not about soloing so much as creating a polyrhythmic weave with the four instruments. Music that is danceable but also interesting to listen to.”

A bold assertion, but one for which the music bears witness. Together, the quartet syncopates and snakes, floats free and snaps tight with hypnotic afrobeat rhythms, minimalist canons and improvised harmonics. There’s a duality that demands listeners both dance and get lost in the sound.

See you soon!