Ralph Renna – local rocker and one of the most tireless promoters of the Nippertown music scene – is thinking big these days.
For some time now, he’s been regularly producing his weekly Capital Underground Live shows at Savannah’s in Albany on Wednesday nights, as well as his weekly acoustic music-meets-comedy Monday Night Madness evenings at the Villa Valenti Pub in Troy.
But this winter Renna is upping the ante considerably by invading a considerably larger venue for some headbanging showcases – the Washington Avenue Armory in Albany.
The Capital Underground Live Local Music Concert Series is scheduled to take place monthly on Saturday afternoons at the FYE Theatre at the Washington Avenue Armory. Doors will open for the all-ages shows at 1:30pm with the music beginning at 2pm. Tix are $10 in advance; $12 at the door.
The concert series will kick off on Saturday, December 11 with a whopping, 10-band line-up that includes performances by Bulletproof Messenger, Nidus, Cletus, the Garden Variety, Heroes and Martyrs, the Dirty Stayouts, Letchworth, Prospect Exit, Fort Rooster and the Museum Guards.
On Saturday, January 15, the roster of bands will include Heal These Wounds, Street Sweeper, the Power, Nephalum, In the Casket, Distopic, Maggot Brain, Armor Column, Accusations of the Insane and the Harrowing.
And on Saturday, February 26, the armory will be rattling to the sounds of Dead-Lift, Sofa Kingz, Purifier, Lunic, Vomlette, the Broken, Skeletons in the Piano, the Ameros, Scharling and Dolabra.
Advance tix are available at the armory box office and FYE stores, as well as from the participating bands.