Photo by Bill Dhalle
As it turns out, there are more than a few good reasons to party-down with the Last Conspirators on Friday night at Valentine’s Music Hall in Albany. Friday marks the fifth anniversary of the Last Cons first performance, and in celebration, frontman Tim Livingston and the rest of the boys will be digging out some rarely played, tasty old nuggets from their early days.
Vocalist-songwriter Livingston has also announced that the band will unleashing their third album later this year, “A Celebration of Fury,” and they’ll be unveiling a number of the new tunes at Valentine’s for the first time.
And the band’s line-up has shifted slightly, as well. Nick Bisanz was manning the bass as a last-minute substitute with the Last Cons when they opened for Shonen Knife at Valentine’s back in November, but now he’s come on as a full-time member, and he’ll be anchoring the band on Friday in his official debut.
And finally, opening the show at Valentine’s will be garage-rockers the Knyghts of Fuzz, whose set is slated to include a special tribute to the Morons, the Albany punk faves who played their final performance exactly 30 years ago at the long-ago-demolished Chateau Lounge. Joining the Knyghts for the tribute portion of their show will be ex-Morons TL Stone and Max “The Sax” Media.
Now that sounds like on serious party…
The Last Conspirators fifth anniversary bash is scheduled for Friday (March 23) at Valentine’s Music Hall in Albany. The night will kick off at 9pm with an opening set by the Knyghts of Fuzz, who will also offer up a special tribute to the Morons.