well said. SPAC is great, as are all the other venues mentioned. another great thing is the smaller venues - red square gets shows like skerik, giant panda guerilla dub squad and soja, great intimate venue. also lark tavern gets some good jams. one good thing about rev hall is its connected to the brew pub. hard to beat good tunes and good beer. great scene in albany though!
as close as i am to albany (poughkeepsie), i still have only been up there for 1 show...LOTUS at the red square (really great little venue..bar in the front, stage/dancing area in back). for some reason i've been absent whenever my friends go see bands up there (i've missed moe., sts9, and particle...argh). most of my concert forays are into the city - however i'm definitely going to see LOTUS in albany 4/4...hope to see you there!
Sounds Good to me!