LIVE: Amy Helm @ Caffe Lena, 12/28/17

January 17th, 2018, 4:00 pm by Greg
(from left) Connor Kennedy, Amy Helm and Zach Djanikian

(from left) Connor Kennedy, Amy Helm and Zach Djanikian

Photographs by Glenn Kaplowitz

WHO: Amy Helm
WHERE: Caffe Lena, Saratoga Springs
WHEN: Thursday, December 28, 2017

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SEEN/HEARD: Playlist, 1/8-14/18

January 17th, 2018, 3:00 pm by Greg

Here’s what we’ve been watching/listening to during the past week:

“The Seventh Seal” (1957)
“The Mission” (1986)
“Hired Gun” (2016)
“Personal Shopper” (2016)
“Enough Said” (2013)
“Dawn of the Planet of the Apes” (2014)
“American History X” (1998)

Various artists: Mahler: 150th Anniversary Edition: The Complete Works (EMI Classics, 2010)
Typhoon: Offerings (Roll Call, 2018)
Markus Klinko: Musique de Chambre Francaise pour Harpe (EMI Classics, 1993)
Nathan Kolosko: Sonatas & Sonatinas (Corda Vuota, 2003)
Tod Machover: Flora (Bridge, 1990)
Alvin Lucier: Crossings (Lovely Music, 1990)
Jesse Terry: Stargazer (Jackson Beach, 2017)
The Maggie Valley Band: The Hardest Thing (Maggie Valley Band, 2018)
Toru Takemitsu: Toward the Sea (Naxos, 2003)
Ominous Seapods: The Super Man Curse (Palm, 2000)
Chris Smither: Still on the Levee (Signature Sounds, 2014)
Julien Baker: Turn Out the Light (Matador, 2017)
Veda Hille: This Riot Life (Ape House, 2008)
Grant-Lee Phillips: Mobilize (Rounder, 2001)
Amstel Saxphone Quartet: One Gram of Time (Amstel, 2005)
Lara St. John: Re:Bach (Sony Classical, 2003)
Tinsley Ellis: Winning Hand (Alligator, 2017)
The Magnetic Fields: i (Nonesuch, 2004)
Los Angeles Philharmonic: Lutoslawski: Piano Concerto/Symphony No. 2 (Sony, 1996)
Polish National Radio Symphony Orchestra: Best of Lutoslawski (Naxos. 2001)
The Go! Team: Semicircle (Memphis Industries, 2018)
The Bad Plus: Never Stop II (2018)

SLCA One-Act Play Festival Takes the Chill Off of Winter [Berkshire on Stage]

January 17th, 2018, 2:00 pm by Sara

Come on out to Sand Lake Center for the Arts in Averill Park for the “One Act Play Festival 2018,” coming to the stage Thursday-Sunday (January 18-21). Enjoy eight short plays about “COLD” that will chill your soul with fear, will tickle your sense of humor with laughter and warm your hearts with love. All plays are original works by local playwrights, and performed by our own Circle Theatre Players and Matinee Theater Players. Don’t miss this opportunity to see eight great plays for the price of one. Tickets $18; under age 18 $10.

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NEW CONCERTS: New Concert Announcements

January 17th, 2018, 12:00 pm by Greg

By Greg Haymes

The Upstate Concert Hall in Clifton Park has added a handful of big new shows, including rapper Fetty Wap at 8pm on Friday, February 23 ($30 in advance; $35 at the door; on sale now); KFC-lovin’ former Guns ‘N Roses guitarist Buckethead at 8pm on Thursday, April 5 ($20 in advance; $25 at the door; on sale Friday); and The Neighbourhood at 8pm on Saturday, June 23 ($30 in advance; $33 at the door; on sale Friday).

IN CASE YOU MISSED IT: In support of his upcoming album Boarding House Reach, 12-time Grammy Award winner Jack White kicks of the outdoor summer concert season at Brewery Ommegang in Cooperstown. Tickets go on sale to the general public at 10am on Friday, January 26.

The Cock ‘n Bull continues to ramp up its musical offerings witrh a new line-up that includes Ramblin Jug Stompers at 7:30pm on Friday, January 19 ($10); Rochester funky jazz trio Paradigm Shift at 7pm Sunday, January 28 ($10), Peggy & the Delivery Boys at 7:30pm. Thursday, February 1 ($10), Joe K. Walsh & Friends at 7:30pm on Wednesday, February 7 ($10), Allison deGroot & Tatiana Hargraves at 7:30pm on Wednesday, March 7 and the Honey Dewdrops at 7:30pm on Thursday, March 15 ($TBA), Tony Monaco on Sunday, March 18 ($TBA); Scott Sharrard on Thursday, March 22 ($TBA), the Lonely Heartstring Band on Thursday, April 5 ($TBA) and Melissa Greener on Thursday, April 19 ($TBA).

IN CASE YOU MISSED IT: After taking last year off, the Dave Matthews Band is heading back out on the road again this summer, and of course, they’ll be making their regular two-night stand at the Saratoga Performing Arts Center. Tickets go on sale at 10am on Friday, February 2.

Matt & Kim return to the Hollow Bar + Kitchen in Albany at 8pm on Thursday, March 8. Priced at $25 in advance; $28 at the door, tickets go on sale to the general public at 10am on Friday (January 19). Other new shows at the Hollow include Cousin Earth with Ampevene at 9:30pm on Friday, February 9 ($12 in advance; $15 at the door); The Werks at 8pm on Sunday, February 11 ($15); Lespecial at 9pm on Friday, February 16 ($12 in advance; $15 at the door); The Academic at 9pm on Sunday, February 18 ($10.27 in advance; $15 at the door); moe. after party featuring Floodwood with Space Carnival at 11pm on Friday, February 23 ($12 in advance; $15 at the door); moe. after party with Electric Beethoven at 11pm on Saturday, February 24 ($15 in advance; $20 at the door; $15 with moe. ticket); and Phish tribute band The Lizards at 9:30pm on Friday, March 2 ($12 in advance; $15 at the door).

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Regional Music Industry Panel Discussion @ Overit

January 17th, 2018, 11:00 am by Greg

The next installment of the Overit & the Creative Economy discussion series will take place at 5:30pm on Thursday, January 18, focusing of the music industry. The panel discussion will be held at Overit in Albany, featuring experts in the regional music industry, who will talk about the education, business and artistry in this growing sector of Greater Nippertown’s creative economy.

Admission is free, but advance registration is required. Doors open at 5:30pm. The panel discussion begins at 6pm, followed by a Q&A session.

Moderated by Overit studio manager Adam Clairmont, participants in the panel discussion will include:

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FEST: Taste of Country Music Festival Announces 10 More Performers

January 17th, 2018, 10:00 am by Greg

Way back in October, Florida Georgia Line, Eric Church and Sam Hunt were previously announced as headliners for the 2018 Taste of Country Music Festival at Hunter Mountain in Hunter.

Now the fest – which is slated to take place from Thursday-Sunday, June 8-10 – has announced 10 more performers:

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JANUARY 17: The Daily Flashback

January 17th, 2018, 9:00 am by Greg

1926: George Burns and Gracie Allen are married.
1972: Highway 51 South in Memphis, Tennessee, is renamed “Elvis Presley Blvd.”
2008: Gene Simmons is the third contestant fired by Donald Trump on Season 7 of “The Celebrity Apprentice.”

1927: Eartha Kitt
1943: Chris Montez
1944: Françoise Hardy
1949: Andy Kaufman
1949: Mick Taylor (of the Rolling Stones)
1955: Steve Earle
1956: Paul Young
1959: Susanna Hoffs (of The Bangles)
1966: Rexton Gordon (aka Shabba Ranks
1971: Robert James Ritchie (aka Kid Rock)
1980: Zooey Deschanel

1970: Billy Stewart
2011: Don Kirshner
2012: Johnny Otis

1/17/18: Today’s Top Tips: Wednesday

January 17th, 2018, 7:00 am by Greg

MUSIC: Walk the Moon @ Upstate Concert Hall, Clifton Park. A tour stop in support of the band’s new album, What If Nothing. With Company of Thieves. 8pm. $33.

TALK: David Brooks @ Proctors, Schenectady. The political/cultural/social analyst is a bi-weekly Op-Ed columnist for The New York Times and a regular contributor to “PBS NewsHour” and NPR’s “All Things Considered.” His newest book, “The Road to Character,” examines why selflessness leads to greater success. 7:30pm. $35–$100.

MUSIC: Hamell on Trial @ the Low Beat, Albany. The one-man folk-punk explosion continues his month-long Wednesday happy hour residency. 7pm.

MUSIC: Mike Kelley @ Lanie’s Cafe, Loudonville. 6pm. FREE.

MUSIC: Ramblers Home Jug Band @ One Caroline Street Bistro, Saratoga Springs. 8pm.

MUSIC: The Jeanne O’Connor Jazz Trio @ the Mouzon House, Saratoga Springs. 6pm.

MUSIC: The Deadbeats @ the Low Beat, Albany. If it’s Wednesday, it must be the Deadbeats… 10pm.

COMEDY: Chicks Are Funny @ the Funny Bone, Guilderland. An evening of female comedians hosted by Erin Harkes. 7:30pm. $7.

MUSIC: Crushed @ Pauly’s Hotel, Albany. Experimental post-hardcore band from New Mexico. With Post Nothing. 8:30pm. $7.

MUSIC: Josh Deutsch’s Pannonia @ The Falcon, Marlboro. Performing “traditional folk music from an imaginary place” the quintet features Deutsch’s trumpet and compositions, violinist Zach Brock, trombonist Ryan Keberle, Gary Wang’s bass and Ronen Itzik’s eclectic collection of percussion instruments. 8pm. Donations encouraged.

JAM SESSION: Bluegrass Jam @ Caffe Lena, Saratoga Springs. Hosted by the Schroon River String Band. 7pm. $5.

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