Albany’s late, great nightclub, J.B. Scott’s was a former S&H Green Stamp store at 321 Central Avenue in Albany. But despite the lack of ambiance, the club hosted everyone from U2 (yes, Bono can be seen wearing a J.B. Scott’s t-shirt in U2’s video for “Gloria”) to Count Basie, from the Go-Go’s to Buddy Rich, from Iggy Pop to John Fahey, from the Ramones to Manhattan Transfer, from the pre-Eurythmics Annie Lenox to the post “Rocky Horror Picture Show” Tim Curry.
And then following an early-morning fire on July 22, 1982, the club closed.
As we announced back in October, the nightclub’s former co-owners Doug Jacobs and Vinnie Birbiglia are organizing a J.B Scott’s reunion at Michael’s Banquet House in Latham at 6:30pm on Saturday, May 5.
Tix for the event went on sale in November, priced at $33, which includes food as well as the music… despite the fact that none of the bands scheduled to perform at the reunion had been announced yet.
Now finally, the first band has been revealed – the Last Conspirators, which features two J.B. Scott’s regulars – vocalist Tim Livingston (formerly of the Morons) and drummer Al Kash (of the Units/Fear of Strangers). The Last Conspirators are rounded out by guitarist Terry Plunkett and newly recruited bassist Nick Bisanz.
Additional bands for the J.B. Scott’s reunion are TBA.