JED DAVIS: The restless and seemingly tireless Jed Davis – prolific Nippertown musician who also runs the Fake Coffeehouse at UAlbany’s Campus Center – is getting ready to embark upon yet another new musical adventure. Here’s what he had to say about it on his blog:
“Now I want to do something new, completely new. Brand new songs; musicians I’ve never played with before; new audience, even, building from scratch. Maybe I’m just caught up in the college energy… dunno, don’t care. I’m going with it.
“If I had to start a band from zero, and I could fantasy-draft any musicians I know, my first-round choice would be Avi Buffalo’s Sheridan Riley on drums. And then I would pick Avi Buffalo’s Avi Buffalo on guitar. They inspire me and restore my faith in things… and they can play their asses off! Lucky for me, they’re both game. So in December, we’re going to SugarHill Studios in Houston, TX, to record our first batch of songs as Sevendys. Why Houston? Why Sevendys? A more important question would be: who’s playing bass?”
DAVID SCHULMAN: Singer-songwriter (and UAlbany freshman) David Schulman has become a regular at UAlbany’s Fake Coffeehouse, where he’ll perform a free show at 7pm on Tuesday. Read all about him at The Albany Student Press.
LITTLEFOOT: “Rock and Roll Car Wash E.P.” is now available for free download. Songs include “Trucks I Have Rode In,” “Blush” and “Cornish,” as well as “Joints Give Way,” which is also included on the new “B3nson Family Funsgiving Compilation, 2010.”
WHAT SHE SAID: Guitarist-vocalist Joel Marshall made his farewell appearance with What She Said last month at Pinhead Susan’s in Schenectady. At 9pm on Friday, What She Said are back at Pinhead Susan’s with their new, revamped line-up, which now includes newcomer-keyboardist Linda Boppert.
BAILIWICK: Check out this fine young band out of Skidmore College in Saratoga Springs. The acoustic quartet has a trio of tunes – “The Garden,” “Austerlitz” and “Pagan Boy” – available for free download. Read more about the band at Skidmore News.