Reunion Fever: Conehead Buddha, the Staynz, Blacksmith, Star Spangled Washboard Band, Fear of Strangers, the Penny Knight Band, Blotto…

March 15th, 2012, 4:00 pm by Greg

Ah, spring…

It’s the time of renewal and re-birth – when things that have been laying dormant suddenly spring back to life.

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And musically speaking, it’s apparently also the time of reunion, when Nippertown bands crawl out of hiatus (or worse) and step back into the spotlight. Some are one-night-only, if-you-miss-it-they’re-gone affairs and some plan on sticking around for a while…

Here’s where you can see a few old favorite Nippertown bands who are gearing up for a return to spotlight this season. Catch ’em while you can:

CONEHEAD BUDDHA
WHO: Chris Fisher, Shannon Lynch, Terry Lynch, Ben Carle, Mike Dunn, Tom Goss
WHEN: Friday, April 6
WHERE: Valentine’s Music Hall, Albany
WHY: The 20th anniversary of the first shows produced by Greg Bell (of Guthrie/Bell Productions)
WITH: The Sunny Side of the Street Band
HOW MUCH: $12 in advance; $15 at the door
STICKING AROUND?: Yes

THE STAYNZ
WHO: Buck Malen, Million $ Dollar Bill, Brian Goodman
WHEN: Saturday, March 24, 9pm
WHERE: Bat Shea’s, Troy
WHY: Why not?
STICKING AROUND?: Yes

BLACKSMITH
WHO: David Smith, Malcolm Lovergrove, Chris Caglione, John Dodge
WHEN: Saturday, March 24, 9pm
WHERE: Trick Shot Billiards, Clifton Park
WHY: Celebrating the recent CD/DVD release of “Strike While the Iron’s Hot”
WITH: Blase DeBris, Beastgod
HOW MUCH: $10
STICKING AROUND?: Yes, indeed

THE STAR SPANGLED WASHBOARD BAND
WHO: Broadway Harris, Bowtie Johnson, Wild Bill Hayes, Cousin Clyde Davies
WHEN: Saturday, April 21, 8pm
WHERE: Steamer No. 10 Theater, Albany
WHY: They need the money.
WITH: Lonesome Val Haynes & Todd Nelson (of the Units/Fear of Strangers)
HOW MUCH: $13 in advance; $15 at the door
STICKING AROUND?: Nope, it’s now or never.

THE UNITS/FEAR OF STRANGERS
WHO: Val Haynes, Al Kash, Todd Nelson, Steve Cohen, Jeff Doctorow
WHEN: Saturday, May 5, 6:30pm
WHERE: Michael’s Banquet House, Latham
WHY: As part of the J.B. Scott’s Reunion celebration
WITH: Blotto, the Last Conspirators, the Penny Knight Band, the Lazers, the Ernie Williams Band, Alison Jacobs & Matt Mirabile
HOW MUCH: $33 in advance; $40 at the door (including dinner)
STICKING AROUND?: Not likely

THE PENNY KNIGHT BAND
WHO: Penny Knight, Richard Parks, Tony Jones, Bob Boyer, Tony Genevive
WHEN: Saturday, May 5, 6:30pm
WHERE: Michael’s Banquet House, Latham
WHY: As part of the J.B. Scott’s Reunion celebration
WITH: Blotto, the Last Conspirators, the Units/Fear of Strangers, the Lazers, the Ernie Williams Band, Alison Jacobs & Matt Mirabile
HOW MUCH: $33 in advance; $40 at the door (including dinner)
STICKING AROUND?: Yes, at least occasionally

BLOTTO
WHO: Broadway Blotto, Bowtie Blotto, F. Lee Harvey Blotto, Sarge Blotto, Clyde Blotto, Hammerhead Blotto
WHEN: Saturday, May 5, 6:30pm
WHERE: Michael’s Banquet House, Latham
WHY: As part of the J.B. Scott’s Reunion celebration
WITH: The Units/Fear of Strangers, the Last Conspirators, the Penny Knight Band, the Lazers, the Ernie Williams Band, Alison Jacobs & Matt Mirabile
HOW MUCH: $33 in advance; $40 at the door (including dinner)
STICKING AROUND?: Oh hell, these guys will never quit…

2 thoughts on “Reunion Fever: Conehead Buddha, the Staynz, Blacksmith, Star Spangled Washboard Band, Fear of Strangers, the Penny Knight Band, Blotto…”

  1. ted hennessy says:

    But waitm there is more!! Scotty Mac and the Rockin Bonnevilles reunion, Pauly’s Hotel – May 11 9:00PM

  2. CB Fan says:

    Thanks for showing CB some love! I think ya’ll should review the show!

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