Hand Habits: Wildly Idle (Humble Before The Void)

Hand Habits‘s new album Wildly Idle (Humble Before The Void) was released earlier this month on Woodsist Records. Noisey has done a great interview with Meg, and Pitchfork had some great things to say about the album.

Give a few of the tracks a listen above, and seek out the whole album from your distribution channel of choice.

Photo: Shannon Straney

Quality events for this weekend

Friday February 17

August Burns Red at Upstate Concert Hall: Messengers 10-year anniversary tour. With Protest The Hero, In Hearts Wake, ’68.

Artist Showcase at Albany Barn: An evening of musical performances.

4th Anniversary Party at Half Moon: With Last Good Tooth
She Keeps Bees, Annie Bielski, Sam Regal, Jennifer Vanilla, House Band Arthur and Dj Lunar Moss.

Particle and Space Carnival at The Hollow: Progressive jam bands.

Pop Culture Provocateurs Burlesque Revue at Fuze Box: Burlesque show before the dance party. Get inspired for..

Cretin Hop at Fuze Box: Rock and roll dance party.

Saturday February 18

Scandinavian Saturday at SMCo: Rare coffees, this time featuring The Coffee Collective from Denmark.

Yoga at The Pride Center: Sliding scale, all welcome.

Gem, Mineral and Fossil Show & Sale at NYS Museum: Rock out.

North Adams 20th Annual WinterFest: Celebrating the winter.

Gathering of the Farm Cideries at Nine Pin: Sold out.

Albany Devils vs. Bridgeport Sound Tigers at TU Center: AHL hockey.

Step Show at The Palace: Celebrating Black History Month.

TDF Choreo Ball at The Arts Center: Dance show.

Jo Firestone with Joe Pera at MASS MoCA: Comedy show.

Charlies Getting Wonkered at Fuze: Hard dance music.

DJ Jonathan Toubin and Daddy Long Legs at BSP: Soul Clap. $100 dance off at midnight.

Sunday February 19

Christopher Lloyd Goes Back to the Future at Proctors: Doc Brown himself talking about Back to the Future.

North Adams 20th Annual WinterFest: Celebrating the winter.

All weekend

Flurry in Saratoga: Saratoga’s winter festival, featuring international music, dance, song, storytelling, and more.

Art Omi: The sculpture fields are awesome.

Day trip to MASS MoCA: Pretty drive and a great museum.

The NYS Museum: Bunch of great exhibits and it’s right in your backyard.

Second-run movies at the Madison Theater: Only five bucks!

Movies at The Spectrum: First run, independent movies at a small centrally located theater.

Farmer’s Markets: Troy, Delmar, and Saratoga on Saturday, and Schenectady and Saratoga on Sunday.

Girl Blue ‘Drunk’

Girl Blue recently released her new music video for Drunk, featuring students from the Purchase Conservatory of Dance. Drunk was featured on Girl Blue’s debut EP “I Am Not A Star,” released in October of last year.

You can stay up to date with Girl Blue on Facebook, or catch her live at Caffe Lena in Saratoga Sunday, February 12 at 7PM.

Quality events for this weekend

Friday February 10

Downswing & Degrader at Fuze Box: Hardcore show. With Ascensions, Somewhere To Call Home, Toxic Crew, and Breathe The Skyline.

PechaKucha Night at Opalka Gallery: Series of short talks. 20 slides for 20 seconds each.

28th Annual National College Comedy Festival at Skidmore: Students and pros.

jPhelpz, Cyberoptics, Sewer Sessions at River Street Pub: Bass music. Part of the Raging on the River series.

Storytime Time at Mopco Theater: True and funny story telling.

Big Mean Sound Machine at The Hollow: Experimental/dance/funk. With Hartley’s Encore.

Saratoga Sixteen Hip Hop Showcase at The Tang: Rap night.

Saturday February 11

Yoga at The Pride Center: Sliding scale, all welcome.

28th Annual National College Comedy Festival at Skidmore: Students and pros.

Sip + Shop w/ Glen Edith Coffee Roasters at SMCo.: Free tasting from a local roaster.

The Sound of Music at Madison Theater: 35¢ matinee.

Heartbreaker’s Ball with Hot Cousin at Takk House: Rock and roll dance party.

Evan Williams at Steamer 10: Comedy show.

That 1 Guy at Parish Public House: One man band, playing an instrument he made.

Delicate Steve and Slow Collins at The Half Moon: Noodly guitar jams.

Early Grabs, Savage Randys, Rescott Renegade at Pauly’s: Food Not Bombs benefit.

Palberta, WILT, Landline at SMOG: Art in music form.

Sunday February 12

Less Than Jake and Pepper at Upstate Concert Hall: Relive the awkward formative years.

All weekend

Art Omi: The sculpture fields are awesome.

Day trip to MASS MoCA: Pretty drive and a great museum.

The NYS Museum: Bunch of great exhibits and it’s right in your backyard.

Second-run movies at the Madison Theater: Only five bucks!

Movies at The Spectrum: First run, independent movies at a small centrally located theater.

Farmer’s Markets: Troy, Delmar, and Saratoga on Saturday, and Schenectady and Saratoga on Sunday.