The Hudson River Coffee House in Albany marks its first anniversary in business later this month, and a big anniversary bash is slated to take place on Friday, December 2 featuring the Lucky Jukebox Brigade, the Sunny Side of the Street Band and Olivia Quillio. Admission is free. It’s no easy feat to keep a new venue in operation for a year – especially in the current economic climate. So congratulations go out to owner-operator Anton Pasquill and everybody else who has made HRCH such a cool new venue for live music. Happy birthday, and here’s to many more!
Jermaine Wells – the dynamic front man for the undeniably danceable Ill Funk Ensemble – is stepping out on his own with his solo debut EP, “For Dancing Girls and Admirers.” According to Wells, “This five-song opus is all songs for the clubs and is a celebration of dancing girls and those that admire them.” The CD release party is slated for Savannah’s/Dublin Underground in Albany at 8:30pm on Saturday, December 3.
Looking ahead to 2012, Timbre Coup is planning a month-long residency at Jillian’s in Albany, performing every Thursday evening throughout the month of February. They’ll be joined each week by different support bands and special musical guests. And topping off the Thursday night run on February 23, the band will celebrate the release of their upcoming album, “Knuckles and Valleys.” More details to come…
Mike Hotter of Swamp Baby has pumped up his solo Bandcamp page with a half dozen tasty old demos, including a cover of Cat Power’s Peking Saint” and a nifty duet with Mitch Elrod on “Indelible Ink.” All are available for streaming and free download.