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Monday, June 27, 2011

We are fam-ish

Hello MIRKins

We have completed another very busy weekend in the land of MIRK. On Friday we kicked off our 3 day gig run at The Best Damn Sports Bar on Broadway in Albany NY. Needless to say, there is not much to say about this one... Gigs like these are always good to knock us down a couple of pegs and reinforce that we are just fam-ish (hence the title of the blog).

On Saturday, we ventured back to Pearl Street to The R Bar. If you haven't been here yet, it is where The Envy Lounge used to be, but this place it waaaay nicer. It is definitely worth a trip!

If you know Pearl Street, you know it only comes alive after midnight, so we chilled on their outdoor seating before the show. But since we had been there since 7ish, we were starting to go a little crazy (evidence below).

On Saturday we returned to Elda's on Lark Street for the first time since...well...I am not entirely sure how long it's been but it definetly has been awhile. It always feels good to return to Elda's and the vibe that the crowd gives us there.
The crowd there always has the fucking feeling they were MIRKin around (evidence below)

Inbetween and around all these gigs, we have been working very hard at fixing up our rehearsal space and recording studio. We gotta give Josh props for the studio because it is AMAZING. Check out the pic below as the view from the vocal booth.

PS-If you see Josh, please wish him a Happy Birthday!

The last time we were in a studio, it was at St. Rose. We were helping out a group friend slash lady friend of Steve Struss with a class project. Not only was it a nice studio, but the boys had a super fun time doing back-up vocals.

Oh silly boys...

So this weekend, we are gracing the Red Square with our presence for The Third Annual Beat*Shot Music Festival. If you have never been/heard of this event, it is a three day event to celebrate independent musicians and artists.

Each day has a different theme. Thursday is "Djs and Dancers," Friday is "The Away Team," and Saturday (when we are playing) is labeled "Homecoming." Below is a description of what "Homecoming" means:
This is the reason why the festival was started, to showcase our local talent. "Homecoming" encourages the area’s, emcees, singers, bands, poets, DJs and axe jugglers, to come give their all to the best crowd in Albany. This is the 3rd Annual Beat*Shot Music Festival finale and we are proud to present, Hip Hop Icon and Juice Crew All-Star, Masta-Ace & Marco Polo as the headliner! Beat*Shots own, Lo-Fi Lobo will host w/ Albany legend Nate Da Great spinning!
The list of performers for the three day show is waaaay too long so check out the facebook event page for more info.

Everything has been recorded! We are in the mixing/mastering phase of the process. Here is Josh and Mike hard at work at this tedious project

But really, we have to give a shot out to Andy, our amazing keyboardist, who has done the most work with mixing this album (evidence below).

So 'Thank You' Andy, how would we get anything done without you?

That's all we have for you this week. Don't forget to comment and share this with your friends. Much LOVE from the whole MIRK Family.

MIRK signing out

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